Bituin Escalante

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Bituin Escalante
Birth name Bituin Escalante Aguilos
Born (1977-04-23) 23 April 1977 (age 40)
Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2000–present
Labels Viva Records

Bituin Escalante (born April 23, 1977), better known as Bituin, is a Filipina singer and host. She is a well-known Philippine Diva and a power-belter.

She first gained popularity during the 2000 Metropop Song Festival with her interpretation of the song "Paano Na" written by Arnold Reyes making the song the festival's second prize winner. With a wowed audience on her first singing appearance, Bituin made rose to diva stardom and secured her spot as one of Philippines' best female vocals during the 2002 Himig Handog Music Love Song Festival with her interpretation of "Kung Ako na Lang Sana", the grand prize winner.

Personal life[edit]

Bituin Escalante was born on April 23, 1977 in San Juan, Metro Manila and is the daughter of former Ambivalent Crowd soloist and visual artist Gigi Escalante.

Career[edit]

Discovery[edit]

Bituin rose to popularity after her first appearance in the 2000 Metropop Song Festival with her interpretation of "Paano Na", written by Arnold Reyes where she received the festival's second prize. In the following year, Bituin won awards as a new artist in the Philippine music industry.

Her 2002 song, "Kung Ako na Lang Sana", written by Soc Villanueva is the 2002 ABS-CBN Himig Handog Music Love Song Festival grand prize winner. She was also awarded Best Interpreter for this song and was later on given a platinum award for said album. She is one of the singers in ASAP.

Discography[edit]

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Producer
2008 Dreamgirls Effie White
Once on this Island Asaka
Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar
Alice in Wonderland Queen Hearts

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 ALIW Awards: Most Promising Female Artist
  • 2001 Who's Who in the Philippines: Best Female Performer
  • 2002 ABS-CBN Himig Handog Love Song Competition: Best Interpreter (song "Kung Ako na Lang Sana")
  • 2003 Awit Awards: Song of the Year (Kung Ako Na Lang Sana
  • 2003 Awit Awards: Best Performance by a Female Artist
  • 2007 Awit Awards: Best Performance by a Duo or Group (with Mon David)

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