Julie Anne San Jose

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Julie Anne San Jose
Julie Anne San Jose (left), alongside Elmo Magalona (right)
Background information
Birth name Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose
Born (1994-05-17) May 17, 1994 (age 21)
Origin Quezon City, Philippines
Genres OPM, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Performer, Actress,
Years active 2005–present
Labels GMA Records
Associated acts Elmo Magalona
Jhake Vargas
Kylie Padilla
Kristofer Martin
Website Official website

Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose (born May 17, 1994 in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipina singer, actress, and host who is a contract artist of GMA Network. San Jose is a recipient of the Diamond Record Award from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry for her album Julie Anne San Jose which sold more than 150,000 units in the Philippines[1] She is only the third OPM artist to receive such accolade.[2] Her second album entitled "Deeper" also gave her a double platinum award for reaching sales of more than 30,000 units in the Philippines.


Early career: 2005–2009[edit]

At three years old, San Jose had her first TV experience when she joined Eat Bulaga!'s "Little Miss Philippines".[3] She also competed in Magandang Tanghali Bayan,'s Munting Miss U where she won third runner-up.[4] She also appeared in a TV advertisement with Sharon Cuneta.

Popstar Kids / Sugarpop[edit]

San Jose did not pursue show business until 2005, when she joined Popstar Kids, a singing competition in QTV 11 (now GMA News TV) hosted by R&B singer-songwriter Kyla. Although San Jose did not win the grand prize, she became part of Sugarpop, the show's spin-off child singing group composed of her co-finalists Rita De Guzman (then known as Rita Iringan), Pocholo Bismonte, Renzo Almario, and Vanessa Rangadhol. Sugarpop released two studio albums, Sugar Pop and Sugar Pop Repackaged. The group also had a show on QTV 11 entitled Planet Q, where a young San Jose and her group mates showcased their hosting abilities. Sugarpop also performed weekly on the GMA-7's variety show, SOP.[5]

In 2008, San Jose made her acting debut via GMA's afternoon soap Gaano Kadalas and Minsan? where she played a supporting character to Camille Prats and Marvin Agustin.

Rise to stardom: 2010–2011[edit]

When SOP ended in 2010, San Jose joined its replacement show Party Pilipinas as a solo artist. As she evolved as a performer, San Jose was able to showcase her singing, dancing, and acting abilities onstage. San Jose was also paired with a then-budding artist and son of the Master Rapper, Elmo Magalona. Together they were known as the musical tandem JuliElmo.[6] While in Party Pilipinas, JuliElmo starred in five short films, the Red Mask Trilogy and Yellow Note 1 and 2, and the short musicals, Blue Jeans The Musical (2011), Elmo and Julie Anne: A Wazak Love Story (2012), and Status: It's Complicated (2013).[7]

San Jose became more visible on the television scene. She was included as one of the support casts in the GMA Network shows' Andres de Saya and Daldalita.[8][9]

Multimedia artist: 2012–present[edit]

In February 2012, San Jose signed an exclusive recording contract with GMA Records.[10] Six months later, in August 2012, she released her eponymous debut album, Julie Anne San Jose, which later received numerous awards and is now a certified Diamond Record awardee. Her single, "I'll Be There", remains the only single certified quadruple platinum by the PARI.[5] Currently, San Jose has released four singles from her album.[11]

After having multiple support roles, in 2012 San Jose finally landed a lead role through the youth oriented weekly show Together Forever. She played the role of Antoinette Escueta, more popularly known as Toyang, a boyish daddy's girl who fell in love with her best friend.[12]

In 2012, Julie Anne debuted as a movie actress through GMA Films's romantic summer flick Just One Summer opposite her JuliElmo partner Elmo Magalona. She played the role of Maria Bettina "Beto" Reyes Salazar. She also sang the movie theme song Bakit Ba Ganyan? which was originally popularized by Dina Bonnevie. The movie was directed by Mac Alejandre.[13]

In 2013, San Jose had her first major solo concert at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan City. This birthday concert entitled Julie Anne: It's My Time was a success with tickets sold out just five days after going on sale. Guests include the dance crew Addlib, Fliptop stars Abra, Elmo Magalona and multi-faceted performer and good friend, Frencheska Farr. Musical direction was by Marc Lopez and concert director was Rico Gutierrez.[14][15]

San Jose landed more television projects in GMA Network in the following years. She played the lead role in primetime drama series Kahit Nasaan Ka Man where she played a visually impaired but musically talented girl named Pauline Gomez. She was paired with Kristofer Martin who played her love interest. She was also part of the now defunct Sunday musical variety show Sunday All Stars as one of the lead performers. Her hosting skills were also showcased in her stint in the self-titled weekly dance show of Marian Rivera, Marian (variety show), alongside her co-host Christian Bautista. She also plays a recurring character named Nikki in Pepito Manaloto who is the love interest of Chito played by Jake Vargas.

In June 2014, San Jose released her second solo studio album, entitled Deeper via iTunes worldwide and spinnr.ph. Her sophomore album under GMA Records received a Double Plantinum award from PARI.[1] One of the hit singles Right Where You Belong was used as the theme song in the Koreanovela The Master's Sun.

In December 2014, following the release of her sophomore album, San Jose had her second major concert entitled Julie Anne San Jose: Hologram at the Mall of Asia Arena. Guests include Sam Concepcion, Christian Bautista, Abra, Jonalyn Viray, and Frencheska Farr[16][17]

To cap her 2014, San Jose was part of the Metro Manila Film Festival film entry Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 where she played the role of Stacey. Her co-stars include Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza, Lotlot De Leon, Abra, among many other artists.[18]

San Jose released her digital single "Tidal Wave" which was arranged by Sidney Brown, better known as Omen, an American music producer from Harlem who has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Ludacris. San Jose filmed three music videos in New York and California in collaboration with Los Angeles-based company, VIM Entertainment Inc. The videos will be distributed worldwide by GMA Records.[19][20]

Because of achieving a much sexier figure,[21][22] she landed FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women list, where she ranked #60. San Jose was considered by FHM to pose for their cover along with Coleen Garcia and Nadine Lustre. San Jose also became the cover girl for the August 2015 issue of Preview (an FHM sister magazine) as part of their 20th anniversary.[23][24][25]

In television, San Jose replaced Isabel Oli in GMA News TV's Day Off. She is joined by her co-hosts You're My Foreignay finalist Dasuri Choi and Boobay. With Pia Guanio's departure from 24 Oras' Chika Minute segment, San Jose was given a short stint as interim Chika Minute anchor. Currently, San Jose is part of the afternoon soap Buena Familia alongside Kylie Padilla, Julian Trono, and Jake Vargas who is her current on-screen partner.[26][27] She is also part of the newest Sunday variety show Sunday PINASaya together with Marian Rivera, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Alden Richards, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola, among many others[28]


Julie Anne is one of Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit's (OPM) active Junior Ambassadors. Her job as a Junior Ambassador is to represent and promote Filipino Music to the young.[29]

San Jose is also the newest celebrity advocate of World Vision, an international child-focused non-government organization which mainly promotes children’s rights, well-being and education.[30]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Certification
GMA Records PARI: 2x Platinum Record[32]
Julie Anne San Jose
PARI: Diamond Record[32]
SugarPop (Repackaged)
Sony BMG Philippines Gold

Extended Play albums[edit]

Year Title Label Certification
Forever - EP[33]
GMA Records


Title Year Certifications Album
"I'll Be There" 2012 4x Platinum Julie Anne San Jose
"Bakit Ngayon" 2013
"For Everything"
"Deeper" 2014 Deeper
"Right Where You Belong"
"Tulad Mo"
"Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang" 2015 Deeper
"Tidal Wave" Forever Extended Play
"Not Impressed"

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2013 GMA Records' #1 Hits GMA Records
PERS LAB : GMA Collection Series
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 (soundtrack)



Year Title Role Network
2015 Wish Ko Lang Bernadeth Corpuz GMA Network
Sunday PINASaya Herself / Host / Performer (as Molly, Shoning)
Buena Familia Darling Buena
24 Oras relief "Chika Minute" Anchor
Day Off Herself / Host GMA News TV
Wagas: Lala Roque and Ronnie Galongca Love Story Lala Roque
2014 Marian Herself / Segment Co-host GMA Network
2013 Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento Nicollete "Nikki" Villamil / SemiRegular
Kahit Nasaan Ka Man Pauline "Pau" Gomez
Maynila: Music and Miracles Saree
Maynila: Hate You, Love You Danica
Maynila: Tunay Na Pag-Ibig Paula
2012 Together Forever Antoinette "Toyang" Escueta
Tween Hearts Mira
2011 Daldalita Marga de Leon
Maynila: Takot na Puso Kim
Maynila: Kaninong Puso Jade
Andres de Saya Lizzy
Maynila: Victims of Love Tracy
2010/2013 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2008 Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan Claudette Medrano
2007/2008 Planet Q Herself / Host Q (TV network)
2006 Popstar Kids Finalist
2000 Magandang Tanghali Bayan (Munting Miss U) Herself/contestant/3rd runner-up ABS-CBN (Julie Anne's 1st ABS-CBN 2 Appearance)
1997 Eat Bulaga! (Little Miss Philippines) Herself/contestant/1st runner-up GMA Network


Year Title Role Production
2014 Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Stacey GMA Films
2012 Just One Summer Maria Bettina "Beto" Reyes Salazar
2012 My Kontrabida Girl Cameo role
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Herself

Awards/recognitions and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress Nominated
42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards Most Promising Loveteam of 2011 with Elmo Magalona[34] Won
24th Aliw Awards Best Teen Performer Won
2012 43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards Promising Female Singer/Performer[35] Won
4th Shorty Awards YouTube Star Nominated
2nd Yahoo OMG Awards Female Singer of the Year Nominated
Candy Style Awards 2012 Most Stylish Loveteam with Elmo Magalona Won
Globe Tatt Awards 2012 ThoughtMover Nominated
Trending Personality Won
People's Choice Award Won
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2012 Newbie Included
60th Famas Award German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
GMA Artist Center The Host Of The Most Award Won
Yes! Magazine Most Influential Celebrity on Social Media @MyJaps/Twitter Top 13
Meg Top Choice 2012 Twitter Trendsetter of the Year Won
ASAP 2012 24k Gold Award Female Artist Awardee Won
9th USTv Students Choice Awards Best Local Music Video Artist Won
MYX Music Awards 2013 Favorite Song for "I'll Be There" Nominated
Favorite Female Artist Nominated
Favorite Mellow Video for "I'll Be There" Won
Favorite Celebrity VJ Won
Favorite New Artist Nominated
Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards Female Performer of the Year Won
Fan Club of the Year as "JuliElmo" with Elmo Magalona Won
OPM OPM Junior Ambassador Included
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2013 Breakthrough Included
SAS Stand Out Awards Viewers Choice Best Artist Won
5th PMPC Star Awards for Music Song Of the Year for "Bakit Ngayon" Nominated
New Female Recording Artist of the Year Won
POP Album of the Year for "Julie Ann San Jose" Nominated
Female PP Artist of the Year Nominated
ASAP 9th Platinum Circle Award Female Artist Awardee Won
26th Aliw Awards Best Performance in a Concert (Female) Nominated
26th Awit Awards Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist Nominated
Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist Nominated
Best Ballad Nominated
Best R&B Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Myx Music Awards Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video Nominated
UE Gawad Lualhati Awards Inspiring Artist Of The Year Won
PEP List 2013 Female Teen Star Of The Year Won
Yahoo! Celebrity Awards Female Performer Of The Year Nominated
Song Of The Year Won
Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Secular Song (Pagbangon) Won
ASAP19 24k Gold Award Female Artist Awardee Won
ASAP 10th Platinum Circle Award Female Artist Awardee Won
27th Awit Awards Best Inspirational/ Religious Recording for "Pagbangon" Nominated
Spinnr Hitlist Award 2014 Best Indie Artist Won
MYX Music Awards Favorite Artist Nominated
Favorite Female Artist Nominated
Favorite Collaboration with Abra for "Deadma" Nominated
Favorite Mellow Video for "Right Where You Belong" Won
Favorite Urban Video with Abra for "Deadma" Nominated
Favorite Music Video with Abra for "Deadma" Nominated
FHM Philippines FHM 100 Sexiest Woman Rank # 60
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2015 Multi Hyphenated Included
28th Awit Awards Best Rap Recording with Abra for "Deadma" Nominated
Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play with Janno Gibbs and Jaya for Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real's "Ikaw, Ako at Siya" Nominated
7th PMPC Star Awards for Music Album of the Year for "Deeper" Nominated
Pop Album of the Year for "Deeper" Nominated
Female Pop Artist of the Year Nominated
Female Concert Performer of the Year for "Hologram" Nominated


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