Filipino star Jake Zyrus has had an absolutely tremendous year!
The artist formerly known as Charice had come out in June as transgender. He now identifies himself as a man. The Glee star quietly changed his social media to his new name hoping it wouldn't be noticed, however, it shocked fans from all over the world.
"When... everyone was talking about it, I was like, ‘I guess this is the perfect time.’ It was Pride Month and I just saw that everything was happening in the right place, right time and I started talking about it.”
Zyrus's new single Hiling (which means "wish" in English) dropped on July 5, his first track under his new name, which he describes as a cheesy love song. The song is an iconic Filipino ballad originally by Jay-r Siaboc.
We love the new single by Jake Cyrus here at Asian Pop Radio and can't wait for more!
Below: Jake Zyrus - Hiling (Official Lyric Video)