Jamie Rivera

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Jamie Rivera
Singer Jamie Rivera (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth nameMary Jane Cruz Mendoza
Also known asJamie Rivera
Born (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966 (age 52)
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresGospel, pop, OPM
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer, actress
Years active1987–present
LabelsOctoArts-EMI Philippines (now PolyEast Records-EMI Music) (1987–1994)

Star Music (1997–present)

Manila Genesis Entertainment

Mary Jane Cruz Mendoza (born August 29, 1966), known professionally as Jamie Rivera, is a pop singer from the Philippines and also known as the Inspirational Diva.[1]

Since her debut album Hey It's Me, Rivera has had five gold and two platinum-selling albums issued by PARI. Rivera has sung to Pope John Paul II, and played the role of Kim in the Miss Saigon musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the West End of London, England. Most recently, she is known for singing the theme song of the Papal Visit 2015 We Are All God's Children. She also met Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to the Philippines on 15–19 January 2015.

Family and education[edit]

She is married to JB Mendoza[2] and has a daughter named Reine Mendoza,[1] who was born on December 12, 1996.

She graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Economics.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Hey It's Me (debut album) (OctoArts International, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1987)[3]
  • All Out for Love (OctoArts International, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1988)
  • We Can Show The World (OctoArts International, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1990)
  • Pangako (OctoArts International, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1993)
  • Second Thoughts (OctoArts International “now PolyEast Records” Inc., 1994)
  • Once More (Star Music, 1996)[2]
  • Feels So Right (Star Music, 1999)[2] Gold award[4]
  • Heal Our Land (Star Music, 2001) Gold award[4]
  • The Reason I Exist (Star Music, 2004) Gold award[4]
  • The Purpose Driven Life (Star Music, 2004) Gold & Platinum awards[4]
  • Inspirations (Star Music, 2012) Gold award[4]
  • My Christmas Gift (Star Music, 2013) Gold award[4]
  • We Are All God's Children (Star Music, 2015) Gold & Platinum awards[4]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Greatest Hits (OctoArts International, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1991)
  • OPM Timeless Collection (OctoArts-EMI Music, Inc. “now PolyEast Records”, 1997)
  • The Story of Jamie Rivera: Ultimate OPM Collection (EMI Philippines, Inc., “now PolyEast Records”, 2001)
  • Best of Jamie Rivera (Star Music, 2013)



  1. ^ a b Rañoa-Bismark, Maridol (10 February 2017). "Not easy being Jamie Rivera". philstar.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ariete, Joan (18 October 2006). "Jamie Rivera: New year, New home". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Performers Rights Society of the Philippines". philmusicregistry.net. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "List of PARI Gold, Platinum & Diamond Awardees". www.pari.com.ph. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ "15-19 January 2015 – Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in 2015". cbcp-ecy.ph. CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b Policarpio, Allan (14 January 2015). "Jamie Rivera to sing own composition at 2 papal visit events". entertainment.inquirer.net. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  7. ^ BMI Online Editor (29 September 2014). "Jamie Rivera's song picked for Papal visit". Balita.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b Dumaual, Jose Miguel (17 January 2015). "7 times Jamie Rivera inspired with music". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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