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Sarah Geronimo, born as Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo on July 25, 1988, is a famous Filipina singer and actress.

At the age of 14, she won a reality singing contest, entitled "Star for a Night"(2003) of IBC Channel 13. After winning, she signed a 10-year recording contract with Viva Records and released her debut album, "Popstar: A Dream Come True" on September of 2003, and reached 7x platinum. She also staged her first solo concert at the Music Museum in the same year. In 2004, she signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN, the Philippines Largest TV Network and starred on several television programs, such as the "Sarah, The Teen Princess" and became a mainstay until now in ASAP, the most popular noontime musical variety show in the Philippines. She also released her new album, "Sweet Sixteen" and together with other singers, they staged a successful concert in Araneta Coliseum, that also did well in abroad.


In 2005, Sarah appeared on more television shows, performed on concert tours and sang theme songs for movies. Then in the same year she staged a sold-out major solo concert in Araneta Coliseum, entitled "The Other Side". And in 2006, she casted as the lead actress of a top-rating soap opera, "Bituing Walang Ningning", that was considered another milestone in her career. She also relased her third album, Becoming, and had successful concert tours outside the country.


2007 was another great year for Sarah, as she hosted a reality singing contest for children, the "Little Big Superstar" and took another lead role on a top-rating soap opera, "Pangarap na Bituin". In the same year, she staged another sold-out major solo concert in Araneta Coliseum, entitled "Sarah Geronimo in Motion" and went again abroad to have concert tours. Then after the great event, she released her fourth album, "Taking Flight" that reached platinum in a short period of time. She also stayed in L.A.(US), to record with Howie D. of Backstreet Boys for a duet on her 5th album.


Sarah Geronimo had closed numerous multi-million peso endorsement contracts with the biggest corporations and brands in the country, including Jollibee, Skechers, Hapee Toothpaste, AMA University, Talk n' Text, Belo Medical Group, Ladies' Choice Mayonnaise, Islander Slippers, Surf Detergent, Charmee, Rajo Laurel Apparel, Surf Max Internet Card, Startec, Cebuana Lhuillier, Extreme Magic Sing Videoke Microphone, HerBench and many others. She also endorsed a campaign for a running senator, Edgardo Angara, who eventually won the race. As a result, Sarah was considered one of the most in-demand and effective product endorser of the Philippines.


Sarah Geronimo has received several awards, most were appreciation for her being a good example to the Filipino youth, this includes an Anak TV Seal Award, People of the Year of People Asia Magazine, Asian Magazine People of the Year, some were from the government and others were from respected institutions. As a singer, she won several recording awards from the most prominent award-giving bodies in the country. Recently, she was the biggest winner in the MYX Music Awards 2008, as she bagged four awards including, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ.


Recently, VIVA Records confirmed that Sarah Geronimo's The Other Side and In Motion Concert DVD sold a platinum status each, making her the very first artist to receive a platinum record not only for one but for two of her DVD copies of a concert, despite of the very expensive price of original DVDs.


At present, after another sold out major valentines concert in Araneta Coliseum with other singing stars and successful concert tours abroad and the 200 million-peso grossing movie, A Very Special Love. September 12,2008, she released her 5th album entitled, "Just Me" and she about stage another solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum this Novemeber 2008, entitled, The Next One. And come next year her follow-up movie with John Lloyd Cruz will be released as Star Cinema's first offering.

Biography
Sarah Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 to parents Delfin Geronimo and Divine Geronimo. The third of four children, her siblings are Joanna Rizzie, Sunshine Grace and Ezekiel Gabriel. Sarah grew up in a rented house in Sta. Cruz, Manila. She is also the niece of the TV host of "Ating Alamin" and owner of the TV production company, Gerry Geronimo.


 Career
Sarah Geronimo is one of the most famous and highest-paid Filipino supertars at present.

At fourteen years old, Sarah bested 10 other finalists in the nationwide search for Star For a Night (Philippine Edition) aired over IBC Channel 13 with Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez as host. Her performance of Celine Dion's To Love You More won her the Grand Prize, winning 1 Million Philippine Pesos and a 10-year recording contract with Viva Records.

In September 2003, Geronimo released her debut album entitled "Popstar: A Dream Come True". The album was awarded 7x platinum, selling more than 350,000 copies. She also staged a highly successful first solo concert at the Music Museum in the same year. The album produced popular hit singles including "Forever's Not Enough" as well as "Sa Iyo".

Aside from singing, Geronimo also acted in supporting roles for films Filipinas, Captain Barbell, and Annie B.. After winning in Star for a Night, she appeared in several GMA Network shows until she finally landed a contract for several programs in ABS-CBN that became her home studio until now and sky-rocketed her fame on top of the music, television and movie industry.


2004: Sweet Sixteen
In 2004, Geronimo signed an exclusive contract with TV giant ABS-CBN, where she had her first major break in acting field through starring in teen drama soap entitled Sarah, The Teen Princess in allusion to her cameo role as a child in Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa (The Little Princess) where she played the role of the main character's (Camille Prats) playmate. She also became a mainstay until now, in the Sunday noontime variety show, ASAP.

She also obtained a multi-million peso advertising endorsement contracts with Jollibee, Charmee, Talk 'n' Text of Smart Communications and many others.

In November 2004, Geronimo released her second album entitled Sweet Sixteen which achieved gold status in one week. The album has since reached triple-platinum status, selling more than 150,000 copies. "How Could You Say You Love Me" was released as the first single having it's music video featuring co-Champions Mark Bautista. "Lumigon Ka Lang", "Hanggang Kailan", "Love Can't Lie" and a cover of "I Want To Know What Love Is". The album also includes Charmee Theme Song and "Bulletin Song"

Sarah along with other reality star search winners Rachelle Ann Go, and Erik Santos staged the Night of the Champions concert at the Araneta Coliseum, which also went on a highly successful tour in the US.

She also played the leading lady opposite singer Mark Bautista, in the fantasy film Lastikman.


2005: The Other Side
In 2005, Geronimo sang the theme of ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest winners Hero Angeles and Sandara Park's launching movie Can This Be Love, which was released as a maxi-single and achieved gold record status in one month time.

She also became a mainstay in the fourth season of the weekly teen-oriented show, SCQ Reload, Kilig Ako, replacing Sandara Park as Hero Angeles' love team partner.

In summer of 2005, Sarah reunited with her fellow champions for a United States Tour of Pinoy Idols: Return Of The Champions, which was staged in selected cities in the U.S. for a two-month period.

Sarah went on to perform in her sold-out first major solo concert, "The Other Side" at the renowned Araneta Coliseum. Viva Records released a live DVD album of the filmed tour in Araneta Coliseum named as "The Other Side: Live Album", and achieved platinum.


 2006: Becoming
This year marks another milestone in her career as she lead the cast of one of ABS-CBN's top rating primetime soap opera, Bituing Walang Ningning (Lackluster Star), an adaptation of the 1985 Philippine hit movie classic. Here, she starred as an aspiring singer Dorina Pineda, a role originally played by Philippine's Megastar Sharon Cuneta. She released a soundtrack of the series and achieved gold status.

Her third solo album entitled "Becoming" was released in August 2006, reaching Gold status in just one week and Platinum a month after its release date. The album yielded three commercial singles: "I Still Believe In Loving You", "Carry My Love" and "Iingatan Ko Ang Pag-ibig Mo".

Geronimo continued to spread her wings globally as she staged concerts in Taiwan, Canada, Alaska, and Dubai. She also held a The Other Side US Tour" in San Diego, Hanford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, Maui, Washington DC and Atlantic City.

While in the US in November 18, 2006, she was chosen by Philippines' boxing champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao to sing the Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang) preceding his third super featherweight fight encounter against Mexico's Erik "El Terrible" Morales at the UNLV Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


2007: Taking Flight
In 2007, Geronimo has toured major cities in the US, Australia, Canada, Europe and UAE.

She is currently a mainstay of ASAP '07, a once-a-week, noontime musical variety show, and also hosts Little Big Superstar, a reality star search program for aspiring child performers that has recently concluded its third season. Geronimo released a new single "Reach For The Sky" which was included on the soundtrack for "Little Big Superstar" along with co-host Makisig Morales. She also took the female lead role in ABS-CBN's primetime drama Pangarap Na Bituin opposite Jericho Rosales along with Maja Salvador and Nikki Gil as the trio, The Jewel Sisters also with Rica Peralejo.

Also, she staged a sold-out second major solo concert on July 14, 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum entitled Sarah Geronimo In Motion. Sarah also concluded Sarah Geronimo In Motion US tour last August-September 2007 with an astounding reception from Filipino communities in the US.

Shortly after staging her second solo major concert, she released her fourth studio album entitled Taking Flight which has sales of over 50,000 copies, achieving Platinum status in a short period of time after its release. Taking Flight's lead single "I'll Be Alright" tops different charts in the Philippines as well as the second single "Ikaw". Unlike the music video for "Ikaw", "I'll Be Alright" has its live video taken from her "In Motion" Tour recorded live in the Araneta Coliseum.

Sarah Geronimo is the youngest concert performer to have filled up the big dome four times over.

Sarah Geronimo is also the first artist in the history of the Philippine music industry to receive a platinum award for a concert DVD.


 2008: Just Me
Sarah once again reunited with her co-champions Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista in a sold-out Valentines Concert at the Araneta Colesium, entitled "OL4LUV".

Geronimo released "In Motion" DVD on February 27, 2008 filmed at the Araneta Coliseum and reached platinum. Before Geronimo release her 5th studio album, she released "I'll Be Here" as the 4th and final single of Taking Flight. She collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough in the song "I'll Be There" produced by Christian de Walden and it will be included in her album entitled "Just Me". She was currently promoting her album since September 12, 2008.


Last July 30, 2008, her debut movie under Star Cinema and Viva Films with Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz entitled "A Very Special Love" was released, making her one of the box-office superstars of Philippine Cinema as her movie grossed more than P200 million and toppled Sukob at No.1. She also recorded her own version of the song "Very Special Love" for the movie which was then included in the repackaged edition of "Taking Flight".


By November, she will stage another major solo concert in Araneta Coliseum entitled, The Next One. And later this year, Geronimo will release her first ever Christmas Album and it will be produced and arranged by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and she will have her Special Christmas Concert at the Araneta Coliseum. And early next year, her follow-up movie with John Lloyd Cruz will be released as Star Cinema's first offering for 2009.


Discography

Studio Albums
2003: Popstar: A Dream Come True (Certified 7x Platinum)
2004: Sweet Sixteen (Certified 3x Platinum)
2006: Becoming (Certified Platinum)
2007: Taking Flight (Certified Platinum)
2008: Just Me
2008: Untitled Christmas Album

Other albums
2005: The Other Side: Live Album (Certified Platinum)
2006: Bituing Walang Ningning
2007: Little Big Superstar
2007: Pangarap Na Bituin

DVDs
2005: The Other Side (Certified Platinum)
2008: In Motion (Certified Platinum)

Concerts
2003: Popstar: A Dream Come True Concert
2003: Popstar: A Dream Come True Concert (Repeat)
2004: Night of the Champions
2004: Pinoy Idols
2005: The Other Side of Sarah Geronimo
2006: Bituin Walang Ningning "The Pasasalamat Concert"
2007: Sarah Geronimo in Motion
2008: OL4LUV (All For Love)
2008: The Next One
2008: Special Christmas Concert

 Tours
2002: Popstar: A Dream Come True Concert
2004: Night of the Champions
2005 - 2007: The Other Side Tour
2007: In Motion Tour
2008: Return of the Champions 2

Filmography

year Title of Program
1991 Penpen De Sarapen
1993 Ang TV
2002 Star For A Night
2003 Search For A Star
2003 Magpakailanman
2003 Filipinas
2003 Sarah: The Teen Princess
2003 Captain Barbell
2004 Annie B.
2004 Masikip sa dibdib
2004 SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako
2004 Lastikman
2004-present ASAP
2005 Wansapanataym
2005 Search For The Star In A Million
2006 Your Song: Forever's Not Enough
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning
2006 Little Big Star
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuwintas as Rose with John Lloyd Cruz
2007 Your Song: Pers Lab
2007 Your Song: Carry My Love
2007 Little Big Superstar
2007 Love Spell: Sweet Sixty
2007 Pangarap Na Bituin
2008 A Very Special Love, a film with John Lloyd Cruz
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: NPA with Cherry Pie Picache
2009 Untitled film with John Lloyd Cruz
2009 Little Big Superstar Season 2
2009 The Sarah Geronimo Show

Singles Released

Song Title Album
"To Love You More" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"Forever's Not Enough" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"Broken Vow" (featuring Mark Bautista) Popstar: A Dream Come True
"Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"Sa Iyo" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"If Only" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"Ibulong Sa Hangin" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"When I Met You" Popstar: A Dream Come True
"I Finally Found Someone" The Other Side Live Album
"How Could You Say You Love Me" Sweet Sixteen
"Lumingon Ka Lang" Sweet Sixteen
"I Wanna Know What Love Is" Sweet Sixteen
"Love Can't Lie" Sweet Sixteen
"Bituing Walang Ningning" Bituing Walang Ningning Soundtrack
"I Still Believe in Loving You" Becoming
"Carry My Love" Becoming
"Iingatan Ko Ang Pag-ibig Mo" Becoming
"Reach for the Sky" Little Big Superstar
"I'll Be Alright" Taking Flight
"Ikaw" Taking Flight
"Pangarap Na Bituin" Pangarap Na Bituin Soundtrack
"Kahit Na"1 Taking Flight
"I'll Be Here" Taking Flight
"Tanging Ikaw" Cebuana Lhuiller
"Very Special Love" Taking Flight Repackaged Edition


Awards/Recognition


2003
Star for a Night Grand Champion
Star Girl 2003
Most Promising Female Performer: 20th Annual Year Ender Excellence Awards 2003
Most Promising Female Singer: "Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards {34th Box Office Awards}"
Most Promising Female Entertainer "Aliw Awards"
Benavides Awardee (given to outstanding University of Sto. Thomas Alumni)

2004
Septiple (7x) Platinum record for the album "Popstar; A Dream Come True"
Outstanding Female Role Youth Model in the Field of Entertainment: Gawad KKK 2004
Outstanding Manilans of the Year Medal: Outstanding Manilans Award 2004
Outstanding Manilans Plaque for Contribution in the Field of Performing Arts: Outstanding Manilans Award 2004
Best Performance By a New Female Recording Artist: 17th Awit Awards 2004
Best Dance Video, Sa Iyo: "17th Awit Awards 2004"
Song of the Year, Forever's Not Enough: " Awit Awards 2004"
Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist: Aliw Awards 2004
Best Dance Song "Sa Iyo": Aliw Awards 2004
Favorite New Artist: "MTV Pilipinas 2004"
Favorite Female Artist: "MTV Pilipinas 2004"
Favorite Song, Forever's Not Enough: "MTV Pilipinas 2004"
Nickelodeons Kids Choice Award
People of the Year: People Asia Magazine

2005
Female Entertainer of the Year: Gawad America 2005
Female Recording Artist of the Year: Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2005
Best Female Young Artist "Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2005"
Female Awardee (Pop Star A Dream Come True, Sweet Sixteen, Star For A Night): 1st ASAP Platinum Circle Awards
Triple Platinum record for the album "Sweet Sixteen"

2006
Female Recording Artist of the Year: Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2006
Platinum record for the album "Becoming"
Best TV Show (Bituing Walang Ningning): ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2006
Best TV Theme Song (Bituing Walang Ningning: ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2006
Best TV Character (Bituing Walang Ningning: ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2006
Best TV Show (Bituing Walang Ningning): Anak TV Seal Awards 2006
Platinum record for the album "The Other Side: Live"
Kids Choice Award Ang Pinaka Idol Na Female Singer: Ang Pinaka QTV11 2006
Most Admired Female TV Personality: Anak TV Seal Awards 2006
Female Artist Awardee (Becoming, The Other Side: Live): 2nd ASAP Platinum Circle Awards
Best Variety Program "Little Big Star": 20th KBP Golden Dove Awards

2007
Female Artist Awardee (Taking Flight): 1st ASAP 24k Awards
Female Performer of the Year(Carry My Love): ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award 2007
Most Admired Female TV Personality: Anak TV Seal's 2007
Female Hitmaker of the Year: YES Magazine 2007
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Becoming): 1st OPM Song Hits Award 2007
American-Philippines Friendship Day Awardee for Entertainment Plaque 2007
Asian Magazine People of the Year 2007
Compilation Awardee (Hotsilog): 3rd ASAP Platinum Circle Awards
2nd Most Beautiful Filipina

2008
Female Concert Performer of the Year: Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2008
Favorite Artist of the Year: Myx Music Awards 2008
Favorite Female Artist: Myx Music Award 2008
Favorite Song of the Year (Ikaw): Myx Music Awards 2008
Favorite Celebrity Vj: Myx Music Awards 2008
Brightest Female PopStar S Magazines People's Choice Award
45th sexiest (FHM 100 sexiest)
Platinum record for the album "Taking Flight"
Platinum award for her DVD "Sarah Geronimo; The Other Side"
Platinum award for her DVD "Sarah Geronimo in Motion"
3rd Most Beautiful Filipina

Others
Republic Of The Philippines City of Manila-Singer and TV or Movie Actress
Most Promising Female Singer at 9th Tining Awards of the National Press Club
PLDT Plaque of Recognition (Consistent Winner of "Tuklas Talino" Musical Contest)