Ask Filipinos who the top two divas in the Philippines are and they will absolutely answer these iconic singer-actresses: Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and Asia's Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo!
Regine and Sarah G are currently the PH's standard-setter for a Filipina dreaming to be a singing superstar. The former started to dominate the music industry in 1984 after she won in "Ang Bagong Kampeon" while the latter rose to fame when she was hailed grand champion in "Star for a Night" in 2003.
Fact: Regine Velasquez is the host at the singing-reality show where Sarah Geronimo won.
Artistry and longevity at their finest, the reign of these two queens remains regal and unstoppable until today. They set records and remarkable contributions to the Asian entertainment industry. Velasquez won the 1989 Asia Pacific Song Contest in Hong Kong. She released megahit albums including "R2K" and "Listen Without Prejudice", making her the "Best Selling Artist of All Time in the Philippines" according to Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI). The music video of her single "In Love With You" was hailed as MTV Asia's "Video of the Decade". She also staged various sold-out concert and turned a renowned movie actress.
The Popstar, on the other hand, reaped various local and international awards including from MTV Europe Music Awards, Big Apple Music Awards, Daf Bama Music Awards and Golden Panther Music Awards. She is the first Filipino to win at World Music Awards, Classic Rock Awards and MNET Asian Music Awards, and first Asian winner at International Song Contest: The Global Sound. She was the title-holder of "Best Selling Debut Album" for her 2x Diamond "Popstar: A Dream Come True" album and "Best Selling Local Concert in Philippine History" for her 15th showbiz anniversary concert.
Regine Velasquez and Sarah Geronimo are both playing on Asian Pop Radio - streaming Asia-wide hits 24/7. Listen here.
Both under VIVA Records, Regine and Sarah had already worked with each other in various projects like concerts, recordings, corporate events and entertainment campaigns. However, Filipinos had long been waiting to see them together on one stage in one television network.
On November 18, 2018, the dream collaboration of the two legendary divas happened on Filipino TV network ABS-CBN that set the world's long-time running musical variety show "ASAP Natin To!" on fire. They sang together on Geronimo's internationally featured and chart-topping "Isa Pang Araw" and Velasquez' hit and powerful song "Hugot".
Regine recently signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN after several years of being apart of it's rival network GMA. Sarah has been a loyal "Kapamilya" artist on ABS-CBN. Pinoy fans are now expecting more projects together. Who knows? The two legends could be the judges on "Idol Philippines" or they perhaps they could work together in "The Voice of the Philippines"?
Written by Daryl Basmayor
Edited by Jhube Veradio