Charice (album)

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Charice - Charice - 2010 - Album cover.jpg
Studio album by Charice
Released May 7, 2010 (NZ)
May 11, 2010 (US)
Recorded 2009–10
Genre R&B, pop, rock
Length 46:03
Label Reprise/143 Warner Bros. Records
Charice chronology
My Inspiration
Grown-Up Christmas List
Alternative cover
Japan digital/CD edition cover[1]
Japan digital/CD edition cover[1]
Singles from Charice
  1. "Note to God"
    Released: May 15, 2009
  2. "Pyramid"
    Released: March 2, 2010
  3. "Crescent Moon"
    Released: June 23, 2010

Charice is the first international studio album (third overall release) by Filipino pop singer Jake Zyrus (credited as Charice). It was released on May 11, 2010, under Reprise Records, making her the third Filipino singer to be signed on an international record label,[citation needed] the first being Lea Salonga (on Atlantic Records in 1993) and Regine Velasquez (on Mercury Records in 1994). It was released prior to Zyrus' gender transition thus the eponymous album is credited under his former name, Charice.

It was launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show during the World's Most Talented Kids episode with Iyaz on the same day. The album, immediately upon release in the United States, debuted at number-eight on the Billboard 200, making Zyrus the first Asian artist to reach the top 10 on the chart solo.[citation needed]

The lead single, "Pyramid", featuring Iyaz, was released as the second and last single from the album on March 2, 2010. The single reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart, making Zyrus the first Filipino singer to have a top 20 single in the UK.[2] In Japan, this album is the 81st best selling album of 2010 according to Oricon, selling over 98,000 copies.[citation needed]


Upon the release of the album, Zyrus appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she performed, "Pyramid" and "In This Song". She also performed it on QVC with her other songs from her self-titled album, Zyrus, such as "I Love You", "Note to God" and "In This Song". She also sang "In This Song" on Live with Regis and Kelly.


  • "Note to God" was released as the album's first North American single on May 15, 2009.
  • "Pyramid", featuring Iyaz was released as the album's lead international and second US single on March 2, 2010.
  • "Crescent Moon" was released as third single in Japan.

Critical reception[edit]

Mikael Wood from the Los Angeles Times gave the album a mixed review, saying that it "darts somewhat haphazardly from sleek dance-pop tunes ... to schmaltzy slow jams" but also that "it also feels like an honest showcase of the singer's voice ... its strength lives up to that of her collaborators."[3]

Allmusic's Andy Kellman gave it 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "As a showcase for a teenage powerhouse vocalist, Charice (Zyrus' former name) does succeed, but a more balanced mix of heart-heavy and upbeat material would have made the desired Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey comparisons more accurate".[4]

Billboard gave the album a generally positive review, noting that "the set's stylistic shifts--from teen-oriented pop to a touch of rock ("In Love So Deep") to anthemic ballads—ultimately leaves you wondering just which audience Charice is eyeing: her teen peers or their moms," before concluding that "Though it doesn't hit on all cylinders, the album leaves no doubt as to Charice's talent--and promising future."[5]

Track listing[edit]

North American edition[edit]

1."Pyramid" (featuring Iyaz)
  • Peter Habib
  • Adam Nierow
  • Johannes R. Joergensen
3."In This Song"
  • Kiriakou
  • Foster
4."Nobody's Singin' to Me"
5."Thank You"
Klaus D4:16
6."I Love You"
  • Kate Akhurst
  • Vince Pizzinga
  • Oak
  • Papa Justifi
7."In Love So Deep"
  • Steinberg
  • Alexander
8."All That I Need to Survive"Jochen van der Saag4:05
  • Didrik Thott
  • Sebastian Thott
  • Steve Diamond
  • S. Thott
  • Diamond
10."The Truth Is"
  • Alex James
  • Jud Friedman
  • Allan Rich
  • Carsten Lindberg
  • Chris Judge
  • Ty Knox (add. production)
11."I Did It for You"
  • Twin
  • Alke
12."Note to God"Diane Warren
  • Foster
  • Jochen van der Saag
Total length:46:03

Japan edition[edit]

UK edition[edit]

Additional notes

  • "Reset" (which is track #2) contains Filipino lines in the bridge part of the song.

Charts and sales[edit]

The album debuted at the number-eight spot on the Billboard 200 chart (issue of May 29, 2010), with sales of 43,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States.[8]