Charmaine “Charice” Clarice-Relucio Bio
Charice, born Charmaine Clarice-Relucio Pempengco on 10 May 10 1992 in Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.
During Charice’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” at 4 years of age, her mother (also a singer) realized her potential and decided to teach her proper vocal technique. By age 7, Charice was competing in local contests – from town fiestas in various provinces to singing competitions on TV – and winning most of them.
Her rise to fame began when a fan of hers, David Dueñas (a.k.a. FalseVoice), began videotaping her performances and posting them on YouTube in 2007. She instantly became an internet sensation, and gained popularity in American audiences.
Her celebrity sprouted after appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show in December 2007. Charice sang “And I Am Telling You” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, and received a standing ovation. In May 2008, Charice appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show for a themed show called World’s Smartest Kids. She sang “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston and received yet another standing ovation.
Opera was so moved by the singer’s performance, that she introduced her to legendary producer David Foster. As David Foster’s protégé, Charice suddenly found herself singing duets with Andrea Bocelli in Italy, and with her idol Celine Dion in Madison Square Garden, and her career was cemented.
Between 2009 and 2016 Charice released five studio albums, and two extended plays. She also landed a recurring guest role on the hit TV series Glee in 2010 – playing the character of Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino foreign exchange student.
“Charice” Personal Details
- Born Name: Charmaine Clarice-Relucio Pempengco
- Age (in 2017): 25
- Date of Birth: May 10, 1992
- Birthplace: abuyao City, Laguna, Philippines
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Occupation: Singer
- Net worth: 17 Million
- Official Website: http://www.charicemusic.com/
- Official Twitter: @OfficialCharice
Charmaine Clarice-Relucio Family Tree
- Wife/Husband name: Not married
- Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Alyssa Quijano
- No children
- Father name: Ricky Pempengco (Deceased)
- Mother name: Raquel Pempengco
- Brother: Carl Pempengco
Charice Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Charmaine “Charice” Clarice-relucio with her past and current boyfriend details.
Charmaine Clarice-Relucio dated:
- Courtney Blooding (Unknown date) – It is rumored that Charice dated her personal assistant/road manager Courtney Blooding.
- Alyssa Quijano (June 2013-PRESENT) – Charice is currently dating Alyssa Quijano. The couple made their relationship public shortly after Charice admitted to being gay in 2013.
Charice Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Charice Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 1″
- Height in Centimeters: 155 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 99 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 45 kg
- Body Measurements in Inches: 34-25-32 inches
- Body Measurements in Centimeters: 86-64-81 cm
- Bra Size: 32B
- Cup Size: B
Charice Fun Facts
Charice Career Highlights
- 2007 – She has a memorable appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (USA).
- 2008 – She appears on The Opera Winfrey Show for the first time (USA).
- 2008 – Mayor Ivo Opstelten gives her the Key to the City of Rotterdam (Netherlands).
- 2008 – She gets a standing ovation on The Paul O’Grady Show (England).
- 2009 – She receives the Best Selling Album of the Year award at the 22nd Awit Awards (Philippines).
- 2011 – She receives the Best New Artist award at the J-Wave Tokio Hot 100 Awards (Japan).
- 2011 – At the 42nd Box Office Entertainment Awards, the 24th Aliw Awards and the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards she receives the Female Concert Performer of the Year awards (Philippines).
- 2012 – She receives the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Asian Act (USA).
“Not exactly transitioning to like a ‘male-male’ but basically like…my soul is male, but I’m not going to change everything.”
- Her mom nicknamed her Ming – the Filipino colloquial term for cat – due to the fact that she loves cats, but is allergic to them.
- Her musical idols include: She Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion and Beyoncé Knowles.
- She sings the theme song for the game Final Fantasy XIII-2 for Xbox 360 and North American PlayStation 3, called “New World”.