Gary Valenciano Singing in Toronto 2014
|Birth name||Edgardo Jose Santiago Valenciano|
|Also known as||Gary V., Mr. Pure Energy|
August 6, 1964 |
Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines
|Genres||Inspirational, pop, OPM|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, dancer|
|Labels||Former : WEA,
Universal Records (Philippines)
|Sennheiser Microphone Gary V Edition|
Edgardo Jose "Gary" Santiago Valenciano (born August 6, 1964), also known Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy, is a Filipino musician. Valenciano has released 26 albums, and won the Awit Awards for "Best Male Performer" eleven times. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines first National Ambassador. His most notable songs include "'Di Bale Na Lang" ("Never mind"), "Eto Na Naman" ("Here we go again"), "Sana Maulit Muli" ("I wish it happens again"), "Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?" ("Is God sleeping?"), "Gaya ng Dati" ("Just like before"), "Pasko Na, Sinta Ko" ("It's Christmas, my love"), and "Narito" ("Here").
Gary Valenciano was given the ASAP Elite Platinum Circle Award for 2008 for his extraordinary achievements in the local music industry. In his 25 years in the music industry, he has been awarded five Platinum albums, four double Platinum albums, three triple Platinum albums, and two sextuple Platinum albums.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Career
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Awards and accolades
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Gary Valenciano was born in Santa Mesa district of City of Manila on 6 August 1964. He is the sixth of seven children of Vicente Calacas Valenciano, a Bicolano from Camalig, Albay and Grimilda Santiago y Olmo, a Puerto Rican from Arecibo. His parents met in New York, married, and settled in Manila. His father is from Bicol, while his mother is a Puerto Rican of Italian descent  who sang opera in Manila during the 1960s. Valenciano attended primary and secondary school in La Salle Green Hills.
Valenciano is married to María Anna Elizabeth "Angeli" Pangilinan, with whom he has three children: Paolo Valenciano (vocalist of the band Salamin, and is married to Samantha Godinez), José Angelo Gabriel Valenciano (singer, keyboardist, dancer, and is married to Tricia Centenera) and Kristiana María Mikaela (model-turned-singer).
In 1978, at 14 years old, Valenciano made his first television appearance in an advertisement for local soft-drink, Fress Gusto. He started as a choir singer then launched his career in singing and show business on 13 May 1983. He first appeared as a solo artist in 1982 in the television programme, The Pilita and Jackie Show, and later in Germspesyal and Penthouse Live. He had his first solo concert in April 1984 at the Araneta Coliseum, followed by a number of albums. Three of his albums were released internationally, including the Christian-inspired album Out of the Dark. He won the Awit Award twelve times for "Best Male Recording" category alone. He has been called "Mr. Pure Energy" due to his high energy dance performances in concerts.
In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines' first National Ambassador. In 2008, he marked his tenth year as a UNICEF Ambassador with a visit to Sitio Avocado, a former war zone in Negros Oriental. Valenciano returned to acting in 2008 by appearing in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya, where he portrayed a prisoner who finds religion and becomes a Born Again Christian. That same year, he was nominated for "Best Single Performance By An Actor" in the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV. In 2009, Valenciano released a collaborative album with Martin Nievera called "As 1", with the carrier single of the same title. In 2010, Valenciano was in a Holy Week drama special, Gulong ("Wheel"), a CBN Asia Production shown on GMA. This was his third GMA Holy Week special since 2006. He also released his 25th full-length album, and his fourth compilation album, "Replay", was recently released with the carrier single, "Did It Ever".
|1987||Di bale na lang||Nelson|
|1987||Maria Went to Town||Fernando|
|1988||Ibulong mo sa Diyos|
|1988||Rock-a-Bye Baby||Mike|
|1988||Natutulog Pa Ang Diyos||Mark Vilchez|
|1990||Kung tapos na ang kailanman|
|1991||Kaputol Ng Isang Awit|
|1995||Hataw na||Robbie Mallorca|
|1996||SPO1 Don Juan: Da Dancing Policeman||Bicycle Cop|
|2005||Gary V: Music Video Collection"||Himself||Gary Valenciano's Music Video Collection|
|2011||Subject: I Love You||Choy||Based on the "I Love You" computer virus of 2000.|
|2012||I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila!||Nick Fuentebella||Won Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)|
|2016||Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros||Sir Efren de Villa|
|1995||CBN Asia Holy Week Special||GMA Network|
|2002||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||cameo appearance||GMA Network|
|2006||Sa Ngalan Ng Anak: A CBN Asia Holy Week Special||GMA Network|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||ABS-CBN|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Guest|
|2010||Gulong: A CBN Asia Holy Week Special||GMA Network|
|2010||Twist and Shout||Himself||Host||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Himself||guest/singer|
|2012||The X Factor Philippines||Himself||judge|
|2013||The Voice of the Philippines||Himself||trust adviser of Sarah Geronimo|
|2015||Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 1||Himself||Jury|
|2015||Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2||Himself||Jury|
Awards and accolades
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|1996||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Total Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|1998||Best Male Singer||Won|
|2002||MTV Pilipinas Music Award||Favorite Male Video||"Can’t We Just Stop and Talk Awhile"||Won|
|2003||Aliw Awards||Best Male Concert Performer||"XXTREME"||Won|
|2004||17th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Duet (with Kyla)||"Sana Maulit Muli"||Won|
|2005||19th Aliw Awards||Best Male Performer in a Major Concert||"Thankful"||Won|
|Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|Hall of Fame||Won|
|2007||20th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"In Another Lifetime"||Won|
|2007||21st Awit Awards ||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"Sana Maulit Muli"||Won|
|Best Performance by a Duet||"Hard Habit To Break" with Jed Madela||Won|
|2008||22nd Awit Awards||Best Ballad Recording||"When I Hear You Call"||Won|
|Best Collaboration||"Letting Go" with Powerplay feat. Mon Faustino||Won|
|Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"When I Hear You Call"||Nominated|
|Best Dance Recording||"Shout For Joy Gabriel Valenciano Mix)"||Nominated|
|Best Inspirational/Religious Recording||"When I Hear You Call"||Nominated|
|Best Musical Arrangement||"When I Hear You Call"||Nominated|
|Music Video of the Year||"When I Hear You Call"||Nominated|
|2009||23rd Awit Awards ||Best Ballad Recording||"Tayong Dalawa"||Won|
|Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"How Can I"||Nominated|
|Best Collaboration||"As 1" with Martin Nievera||Nominated|
|Album of the Year||"As 1" with Martin Nievera||Nominated|
|Best Rock/Alternative Recording||"AYT" with Sponge Cola||Nominated|
|2009||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Male Concert Performer of the Year||Gary Live@25||Won|
|2010||24th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"Did It Ever" & "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo"||Nominated|
|Best Ballad Recording Artist||"Kung Tayo' Magkakalayo"||Nominated|
|Best Christmas Recording||"Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino" with Toni Gonzaga & University of Santo Tomas Singers||Nominated|
|2010||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Male Recording Artist of the Year||Won|
|2011||25th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin"||Nominated|
|2012||26th Awit Awards ||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan"||Won|
|Best Ballad Recording||"Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan"||Won|
|Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"In Your Eyes" ||Nominated|
|2014||6th PMPC Star Awards For Music||Male Recording Artist of the Year||Won|
|2014||Concert of the Year||Arise 3.0||Won|
|2015||46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Male Concert Performer of the Year||Arise 3.0||Won|
|2015||28th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||"Saytay," "Kapalaran"||Nominated|
|2015||Album of the Year||"With You"||Nominated|
|2015||Best Inspirational/Religious Recording||"Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino" ||Won|
|2015||Best Dance Recording, Best Inspirational/Religious Recording||"Saytay" ||Nominated|
|2015||Best Song Written For Movie/TV/Stage Play||"Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino" ||Won|
Film and television
|1988||Ibulong mo sa Diyos||Best Theme Song||Won|
|1995||Sana Maulit Muli||Best Theme Song||Won|
|2000||Dr. Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award||Won|
|2006||"Ikaw Lamang" for the movie Dubai (2005 film)||Best Theme Song||Won|
Golden Screen TV Awards | Golden Screen Awards
|2006||Ikaw Lamang||Best Theme Song||Won|
|2011||ASAP Rocks||Outstanding Male Host in a Musical or Variety Program ||Nominated|
|2013||I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila!||Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
Accolades from organizations | career highlights
- First artist in the world to have a Sennheiser Special Edition microphone named after him - Sennheiser Evolution Series 2001 
- First & current UNICEF National Ambassador of Goodwill in the Philippines from 1998–present.
- "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 Image Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984; ark:/61903/3:1:939F-VPSH-YS — FamilySearch.org". Retrieved October 30, 2015.
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- "Gary Valenciano: A Winning Lifestyle". Cbn.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- Gary Valenciano currently living with diabetes.
- "Fress Gusto Classic Philipine TVC 1975 ( with Gary V )". YouTube. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- Video 48 (2009-07-05). "Video 48: GARY V.'S "FRESS GUSTO" Circa 1978". Video48.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "Gary V unleashing pure energy in Araneta". ABS-CBN News. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
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- "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Who won at the 6th PMPC Star Awards for Music". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-15-09.
- "Kapamilya stars dominate 46th Box Office Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
- "28th Awit Awards". 28th Awit Awards Full List. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
- "Gary V Microphone". "Gary V Microphone"