It was a solid year for pop sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose.
Early in 2018, Julie Anne welcomed her loyal fans in an intimate and heartfelt solo concert, #Julie, where she sang about the stages of love. The trending show at the Music Museum was a sold-out success that marked the start of what was bound to be a memorable year for the 24-year-old singer, TV host and actress.
Apart from being on the cover of multiple magazines and publications, Julie Anne returned to acting in the well-loved musical series My Guitar Princess as Celina, the aspiring singer who relentlessly chased her dreams. She is also the voice of Vicky in the first-ever Filipino anime series, Barangay 143, and brings show-stopping numbers to GMA Network’s top-rating musical variety show, Studio 7, every week.
She remains a mainstay in Sunday PinaSaya, the country’s number one comedy-musical variety program and award-winning weekend comedy sitcom, Pepito Manaloto, as well.
More than these, Julie Anne received the German Moreno Youth Achievement Award in the 2018 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) and was hailed as the Female Pop Artist of the Year in the 9th PMPC Star Awards for Music.
But the highlight of Julie Anne’s year was inarguably her music.
Julie Anne’s first single under Universal Records entitled “Nothing Left” soared to the top of music charts just minutes after its release. The same went for her OPM single “Tayong Dalawa,” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes PH charts after only 30 minutes.
The Kapuso singer then launched her much-awaited Breakthrough album which again, climbed and remained on the top of iTunes Philippines All-Genre Chart for an entire week—a rare feat for OPM albums.
Last October, Julie Anne took part in the Awit At Laro album, a collaboration of the country’s top recording artists and musical composers produced by Gary Valenciano and Manila Genesis for the benefit of UNICEF, Shining Light Foundation Inc., and Tukod Foundation Inc. Their advocacy celebrates the spirit of Filipino games through music and arts to make both children and adults to let go of their gadgets and play.
Julie Anne also showcased her talent in a series of successful local and international concerts, including the 3 Stars, 1 Heart concerts in Cebu, Dagupan, and Dubai, and the early Christmas treat to Kapuso Abroad in Kapusong Pinoy: Paskuhan at Kantawanan sa Anaheim at The Grove of Anaheim in Los Angeles, California last Oct. 7.
But it doesn’t stop there. This New Year, Julie continues to make waves as she is set to headline the first leg of the Kapuso concerts called The Sweetheart and the Balladeer: Fun Night Only with balladeer Christian Bautista. The concert tour kicks off on Jan. 27 at the Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, with a next show lined up this Feb. 10 at The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro.
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