Sarah Geronimo is a Filipino recording artist, songwriter, producer and actress. Born and raised in Sampaloc, Manila she rose to fame after winning the Star for a Night singing competition in 2003. Her debut album, Popstar: A Dream Come True, reached quintuple platinum status and made her, at age 16, the youngest multi-platinum recording artist. Following the success of her debut album, she had her first major-solo concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum at the age of 17, making her the youngest solo performer to have filled the Big Dome.
In 2012, she was the first Filipino to win the Mnet Asian Music Awards as Best Asian Artist.The year after, she snagged three nominations at the World Music Awards. In 2013, her movie It Takes a Man and a Woman broke box office records and became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.
Sarah Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines, to Delfin Geronimo, a retired Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) employee, and Divina Geronimo, who ran a beauty parlor from the family home. She studied at Dominican School Manila. Geronimo’s first performance was in a mall show when she was two years old. At the age of four, she made her first appearance on national television and was a member of the children’s television show Pen-Pen de Sarapen for two years. At age six, she performed at a short concert at Isetann Cinerama on Recto Avenue in Manila. She sang for Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines in 1995, when she was six. At the age of eight, her father enrolled Geronimo at the Center for Pop Music Philippines, where she received her first formal music and voice lessons. Geronimo performed in hotel lounges, on campuses, in shopping malls, and on a few TV shows. Around this time, she was part of the cast of the ABS-CBN children’s show Ang TV. At the age of nine, she joined the cast of the TV show NEXT. She also played an extra in Star Cinema’s Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa.
Geronimo’s music is generally pop and sings songs mostly about love. Geronimo’s voice is premier and her music encompasses all genres. International producer Christian de Walden praised Geronimo’s voice and said “The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across with in the last ten years…”.
Geronimo is widely known for her musical versatility and effortlessly singing while dancing. Rito P. Asilo of Philippine Daily Inquirer stated in a review of her album “it’s hard to resist the rich and lush quality of her melodies when they fall smoothly and squarely on her confident middle registers” and has praised her transition saying “her phrasing style to her interchanging shifts in vocal placement, from deep chest tones to heady soft trills, and back which isn’t really a bad thing: In fact, it could represent growth, because Sarah used to win her admirers solely with the lung-busting high notes.”
I never failed to choose an idol. I was her no. 1 fan since I was 2 years old and I started singing her songs at that age too. ♥ I love her until this very moment and she never failed to amaze me in her splendid performances. She’s my inspiration when it comes to my admiration in music. I hope I could sing with her personally. That’s my greatest dream.