Julie Anne San Jose (born May 17, 1994 in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipinasinger and actress who is a contract artist of GMA Network. San Jose holds the distinction of being the second female artist, after Nina, to have had a Diamond-certified recording; her debut album Julie Anne San Jose sold more than 150,000 units in the Philippines. Her hit single "I'll Be There" holds the highest certification (4X Platinum) for a digital single in OPM history. Her second album "Deeper" is also certified Gold.
San Jose had her first TV experience on Eat Bulaga's Little Miss Philippines when she was three years old. She also competed on ABS-CBN’s Munting Miss U and was third runner-up. As a child, she appeared in a commercial with Sharon Cuneta, but did not pursue show business until 2005, when she joined Popstar Kids, a singing competition hosted by R&B singer-songwriter Kyla. Although San Jose did not win the grand prize, she became part of Sugarpop, the show's spin-off child singing group. Sugarpop released two studio albums, Sugar Pop and Sugar Pop Repackaged, and also had a show on QTV 11 entitled Planet Q, where a young San Jose and her group mates showcased their hosting abilities. Sugarpop also performed weekly on the GMA-7's variety show, SOP. She made her acting debut in 2008 on the afternoon soap Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan?
After SOP ended, San Jose was re-cast into the replacement show Party Pilipinas as a solo artist. As she evolved as a performer, San Jose was able to showcase her singing, dancing, and acting abilities onstage. She also had tandem performances with Elmo Magalona and Frencheska Farr. Aside from being known as a solo artist, she is also half of the musical tandem JuliElmo, with Elmo Magalona, a rapping-singing experiment of the Sunday variety show. She has acted in five short films, the Red Mask Trilogy and Yellow Note 1 and 2, and starred in the Party Pilipinas musicals, Blue Jeans The Musical (2011), Elmo and Julie Anne: A Wazak Love Story (2012), and Status: It's Complicated (2013).
In April 2011, San Jose started to do "UStreams" for her fans: webcasts where she performs songs based on a different theme each week. Her viral video "Super Bass", now with 18 million views, is from one of her UStreams. This video was a factor in her selection as David Archuleta's front act in July 2011. Julie Anne was then included as one of the support cast in the GMA-7 shows Andres de Sayas and Daldalita.
In February 2012, San Jose signed an exclusive recording contract with GMA Records. Six months later, in August 2012, she released her eponymous debut album, Julie Ann San Jose, which later received numerous awards and is now a certified diamond record. Her single I'll Be There remains the only single certified quadruple platinum by the PARI. Currently, San Jose has released four singles from her album.
After having multiple support roles, in 2012 San Jose finally landed a lead role through the youth oriented weekly show Together Forever. She played the role of Antoinette Escueta, more popularly known as Toyang, a boyish daddy's girl who fell in love with her best friend. In 2012, Julie Anne debuted as a movie star in the film Just One Summer with Elmo Magalona.
Although Julie Anne is not new in the concert scene, as she has already done numerous mini-concerts, she had her first major solo concert in May 2013 at the Music Museum in Greenhills. The concert, entitled Julie Anne: It's My Time was a success: tickets sold out just five days after going on sale.
Julie Anne is one of Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit's (OPM) active Junior Ambassadors. Her job as a Junior Ambassador is to represent and promote Filipino Music to the young.
Julie Anne is currently seen regularly as a performer in Sunday All Stars, and also played the lead role in the now finished primetime TV show Kahit Nasaan Ka Man as Pauline Gomez. She also plays a recurring character named Nikki on GMA-7's Pepito Manaloto and has released her second solo studio album, entitled Deeper, on June 1, 2014 via iTunes worldwide and spinnr.ph.