Jamie Rivera

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Jamie Rivera
Singer Jamie Rivera.jpg
Background information
Birth name Mary Jane Cruz Mendoza
Also known as Jamie Rivera
Born (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966 (age 50)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Gospel, pop, OPM
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Years active 1987–present
Labels

OctoArts-EMI Philippines (now PolyEast Records-EMI Music) (1987–1994)
Star Music (1997–present)

Manila Genesis Entertainment
Website jamierivera.com.ph

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] She 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. Today, 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 in the Philippines last January 15–19, 2015.

Education[edit]

She graduated from University of Santo Tomas.

Family[edit]

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

Albums[edit]

  • Hey It's Me (debut album)[3]
  • Once More (1997)[2]
  • Sa Araw ng Pasko (1998)[2]
  • Feels So Right (1999)[2] Gold award[4]
  • Heal Our Land (2001) Gold award[4]
  • The Reason I Exist (2004) Gold award[4]
  • The Purpose Driven Life(2004) Gold & Platinum awards[4]
  • Inspirations (2012) Gold award[4]
  • My Christmas Gift (2013) Gold award[4]
  • We Are All God's Children (2014) Gold & Platinum awards[4]

Singles[edit]

  • Heal Our Land[5] (the video version of this song is directed by Mark Meily, associated with Star Music)
  • Only Selfless Love (performed during the 4th World Meeting of Families) [5]
  • O Hesus, Hilumin Mo
  • Tanging Yaman
  • Aking Dasal - Tagalog version of the song entitled The Prayer.
  • I've Fallen For You
  • Totoo Ba?
  • Hey It's Me
  • Pangarap Ka Na Lang Ba? (Mahal Naman Kita)
  • Paniwalaan Mo
  • Paano Na
  • I'm Sorry
  • Kung Maghihintay Ka Lamang
  • People Alone
  • Hiram sa Diyos (Sino Ako?)
  • Awit Para Sa 'yo
  • Sige Na Naman (Crush Din Kita)
  • Will of the Wind
  • Love Is All That Matters
  • Jubilee Song
  • Tell the World of His Love (composition and theme for World Youth Day 1995)[6]
  • Sa 'yo Lamang
  • Panalangin sa Pagiging Bukas Palad
  • Kuya Pedro (theme for the Canonization of Pedro Calungsod), composed by Rivera in 2012[7]
  • Purpose Driven Life
  • Stella Maris
  • My First and Last Love
  • I'll Be There
  • We Are All God's Children, composition approved by the Vatican to be performed during the Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines,[7][8]
  • Our Dearest Pope
  • Papa Francisco, Mabuhay po kayo!
  • A Smile In Your Heart
  • Sana Minsan
  • Bakit Ikaw Pa?
  • Second Thoughts (duet with Rannie Raymundo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rañoa-Bismark, Maridol (10 February 2017). "Not easy being Jamie Rivera". philstar.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. ^ a b Dumaual, Jose Miguel (17 January 2015). "7 times Jamie Rivera inspired with music". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ BMI Online Editor (29 September 2014). "Jamie Rivera’s song picked for Papal visit". Balita.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 

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