Martin Nievera

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Martin Nievera
Birth name Martin Ramon Razon Nievera
Born (1962-02-05) February 5, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop, soft rock, adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actor
Years active 1982–present
Labels Vicor (1982—1991)
Dyna (1991—1994)
PolyCosmic (1994—1998)
MCA Universal (1999—2003)
EMI Philippines (2003—2007)
PolyEast (2007—Present)
Website www.martinnievera.net

Martin Ramon Razon Nievera (born February 5, 1962, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino singer, songwriter, and actor. He is one of the main hosts of musical variety show ASAP on ABS-CBN.

In March 2012, he was announced as one of the four celebrity judges of The X Factor Philippines, which aired on ABS-CBN by the 2nd quarter of 2012.[1]

In terms of albums, Martin Nieverra garnered 18 platinum, 5 double platinum, 3 triple platinum and 1 quadruple platinum albums in his entire career.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nievera was born on February 5, 1962, in Manila, Philippines to Bert Nievera and Conchita Razon. He has a twin sister, Vicky. Nievera spent most of his childhood in Hawaii with his mother and father, as his father sang for the group Society of Seven. The Nievera family also took up residence in the Bay Area in California for a short time in the late '70s. He graduated from Clayton Valley High School (Concord, California) in 1980.

Personal life[edit]

He was previously married to singer-actress Pops Fernandez and had two children with her.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Inspired by his father, Nievera returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career and by June 1982 he released his first LP, Martin...Take One. Nievera began co-hosting the TV variety show Penthouse Live! with Pops Fernandez, who would later become his wife. Nievera's second LP was 1984's The Best Gift. In 1987, Penthouse Live! was changed to Martin and Pops Twogether, in celebration of their marriage. His recording Forever led to two sequels, Forever Forever and Return to Forever.

As an actor, Nievera has appeared in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. Nievera's film credits include dramas, romance, science fiction, comedy and action.

He appeared with Hawaii's Society of Seven and Lani Misalucha at the Flamingo Las Vegas from February 13 through April 13, 2008. He performed a pre-Valentine/post-birthday concert with Pops Fernandez titled "Missing You" on February 6, 2009, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. He co-hosts the weekly music show called ASAP XV.

In July 2010, Nievera's album, As Always was released.

In May 2011, his album, Himig Ng Damdamin was launched and contains all of his covers.

In May 2012, Martin's new album was launched.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • 1986 Always and Forever
  • 1986 Si Mister at Si Misis (Mister and Misis)
  • 1986 Payaso (Clown)
  • 1987 Shoot That Ball
  • 1987 Stupid Cupid
  • 1988 Maria Went to Town
  • 1988 Sa Puso Ko Hahalik Ang Mundo (The World Shall Kiss My Heart)
  • 1989 Magic To Love - Zerox
  • 1997 Adarna: The Mythical Bird - voice
  • 1998 Alyas Boy Tigas: Ang Probinsyanong Wais - James Bond
  • 2004 Masikip sa Dibdib (Tight to the Chest)
  • 2006 Wrinkles

Discography[edit]