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|Birth name||Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari|
|Born||March 22, 1981|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, Soul|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Song writer, Actress, TV host, Theater performer|
|Labels||Universal Records (2001-2008)
EMI Philippines (PolyEast Records) (2009-present)
|Associated acts||Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Zia Quizon, Spongecola, Yael Yuzon, Gary Valenciano, Jerome John Hughes, Jay R, Kris Lawrence and Christian Bautista|
Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari-Yuzon (born March 22, 1981), commonly known by her stage mononym Karylle, is a Filipino singer, song writer, actress, TV host, model, theater performer, writer, blogger and entrepreneur.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Music
- 3 Acting career
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Theatre
- 6 Concerts/Tours
- 7 Writing career
- 8 Personal life
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Karylle was born on March 22, 1981 in Manila to Zsazsa Padilla, a singer-actress and Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari. Her parents separated when she was only six years old. She has two younger half-sisters, Nicole and Zia Quizon, from her mother's relationship to actor and comedian Dolphy a.k.a. Rodolfo Vera Quizon. She completed her elementary and secondary education, notably in O.B. Montessori Center, Greenhills during grade school (where she was class valedictorian), and Poveda where she finished high school with a Service Medal for extra-curricular and volunteer works. She began taking formal ballet lessons at the age of three and continued until she was fifteen. While she was preparing for her debut album, Karylle had started rehearsals for her first stage musical Little Mermaid where she played Princess Sapphire. In college, Karylle took up B.S. Management major in Communications Technology Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she made to the Dean’s list and graduated in year 2002. Karylle is also an entrepreneur. She is part owner of the family KTV and resto-bar Centerstage at Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Jupiter in Makati City and Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City and Mey Lin Restaurant.
Karylle can sing pop, rock, inspirational and Broadway songs in a way that sounds natural and convincing. World class talent. She's indeed a versatile singer who keeps on evolving and giving her very best. Her vocal acrobatics are amazing. Her range is wide, her music genre is vast. Her songs are quality. She never ceases to surprise us with what more she can offer. From a very timid girl, she's grown to be a total and fierce performer now. She's an inspiration and definitely a role model to the youth.
She entered the music scene with her first album Time to Shine from Universal Records with the dance single "Can't Live Without You" and winning awards from different award giving bodies.
Her second album, showcased her songwriting skill which was released on 2005 entitled You Make Me Sing. She wrote the songs “Coz, I Love You” and “Hiling”. Also included in the album is the theme song, "Mahiwagang Puso", for her hit fantaserye Encantadia, in which she starred as Sang'gre Alena.
Three years later, she released her third album Time for Letting Go under a new recording company Polyeast Records. With this album, Karylle's gifts as a distinctive powerhouse vocalist is showcased in the single, "I'll Never get Over You Getting Over Me". It is a collection of songs that give the definition of moving on and at the same time divides grief in five different stages. The album also features duet with her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla -- "I Live for Your Love" and three of Karylle’s original compositions, “Minamahal Kita”, "Hulog ng Langit” and the soulful piano-driven “Wala Na Bang Lahat”.
Her 4th album 'Roadtrip' was released in 2011, in which she ventured out of her comfort zone and produced the album by herself. She wrote eleven tracks in this album which “narrates her personal journey”. She had worked on this album for the past four years and according to one of her interviews this album represents who she is, as- the artist, singer, songwriter.
Aside from her albums Karylle also did theme songs for the movies that she starred in. She, together with Jerome John Hughes did "Pagbigyan ang Puso", for Mano Po 3 and a cover of "Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan" for the movie Moments of Love.
Another album of Karylle, her 5th which is simply entitled K was launched in November 2013. This one features her dabbling into different genres. She shows her fun side in the catchy pop tune and carrier single Kiss You, goes edgy in the modern upbeat tune Bad Boys turns sentimental in the ballad Kapiling Kita, and pays tribute to her musical roots in In My Own Little Corner (from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), among others. The album also includes Karylle’s 2013 Philpop entry Sa’yo Na Lang Ako. In 2015, Universai Records released Karylle Songbook containing her first two albums in one CD.
|Year||Album Title and Singles Released||Recording Company||PARI Certification|
|2001||Time to Shine
|2005||You Make Me Sing
|2009||Time for Letting Go
|Year||Song||Recording Company||TV series/Film|
|2004||"Pagbigyan ang Puso"||Universal Records||Mano Po III: My Love|
|2005||"Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan"||GMA Records||Moments of Love|
|Year||Album Title||Song/s||Recording Company|
|2011||The Kitchen Musical Soundtrack||Boom Boom Pow/
Free Your Mind
Every Breath You Take
Hot N Cold
|Sony Music Entertainment|
|2012||Doin' It Big||Hurt so Bad
duet with Young JV
duet with Christian Bautista
Karylle's first appearance on a movie was for a cameo role in Imus Productions' Metro Manila Filmfest entry in 2002 Ang Agimat as Maria Makiling. She also did three movies under Regal Entertainment. Mano Po 2: My Home and Mano Po 3: My Love where she played a Chinese. Her Mano Po films gave her a chance to work with the biggest and best actors in show business. Bahay ni Lola 2, a horror film, was her first lead role in a movie. Karylle scored another significant career feat in GMA films' box office hit Moments of Love, which was also a finalist in the New York Film Festival. She also did indie films such as Ligaw Liham and Litsonero. Aside from playing the lead character in "Ligaw Liham", she was also one of the producers of the said film. In the filmfest movie, “Dalaw,” Karylle turns in a reputable performance in which she had to submit to a rigid audition to get the role.
2001- 2004: Debut as TV actress
After releasing her first album, Karylle became a co-host and performer in GMA-7's now defunct program SOP. She also ventured into TV acting. Her first acting stint was in GMA 7's primetime television drama Twin Hearts as Iris. Her character would appear only for a week but then the production asked her to come back on the show to play another character Jade who looks exactly like Iris due to the chemistry that they have seen between her and actor Dingdong Dantes. It was followed by Love to Love Season 4 where she played the role of an Ilonga from Guimaras thus requiring her to speak with an Ilongo accent earning her a best actress nomination from Enpress Awards.
Her big break in her acting career came when she did the role of Sang'gre Alena, the keeper of the water gem in the hit fantasy series Encantadia. Due to its success it was followed by a second season which was entitled Etheria and the last season Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas.
2008-2009: Change of Network
Karylle was one of the hosts of GMA7's Pinoy Idol' along with Rhian Ramos and Richard Gutierez in 2008. But during the last quarter of that year, she made the big changes regarding her career. She changed her management from Genesis to STAGES, her recording company from Universal Records to Polyeast EMI, from her home grown station, GMA to its rival station ABS-CBN. Also it came as a surprise to everyone when she became an endorser of Bench Body, with her billboards seen all over the metro for the ad "Single is Sexy!" indicating that she is also changing her image. Controversies over her break-up with former co-star and boyfriend Dingdong Dantes are speculated to be what had driven her to make the move. Her last stint in GMA is her appearance in the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar de la Hoya boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, singing the Philippine national anthem, held last December 6, 2008 in Las Vegas USA. After the event, she signed a contract with ABS-CBN and officially became a Kapamilya. The program ASAP '08 gave her a grand welcome on December 14, 2008. After joining the ABS-CBN family her star shone even brighter. In Tim Yap's column in The Philippine Star she was included in one of the 29 people to watch out for in 2009. She eventually guested in the Season 2 of top rating show Betty La Fea as Olivia. ABS-CBN has given her a show Nasaan ka Maruja? After her successful stint in the Saturday series, Karylle took on a challenging role as Denise Alferos in the 2010 International Emmy nominee for Telenovela category, Dahil May Isang Ikaw.
2010-present: International Breakthrough & Its Showtime
After being busy in the concert scene for a while, she returned on the small screen as she was introduced as the new character in the daily afternoon drama Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?. After months of absence in the local scene due to her international Asian TV series The Kitchen Musical which was aired in 19 territories via AXN. Her role as Maddie in the series, earned her a nomination for Best Actress for in the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival. The singer-actress is back. Karylle continues to host Showtime but due to her schedule she now only appears semi regularly on ASAP. She also said that there are offers for her to do local TV series but due to her schedule she decided to turn them down. As for her international career, she landed another role in the Singaporean action-drama series "Point of Entry". In 2013, she landed the role of Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella along with Christian Bautista as Prince Christopher. Cinderella is a musical play at the Resorts World Manila. It staged sixty shows from October 2013 until December 2013.
|2002||Ang Agimat||Maria Makiling||Cameo Role|
|2003||Mano Po II: My Home||Rose Chan|
|2004||Masikip sa Dibdib||Singer||Cameo Role|
|2004||Mano Po III: My Love||Judith Yang|
|2005||Bahay ni Lola 2||Nina|
|2005||Mulawin: The Movie||Sang’gre Alena|
|2006||Moments of Love||Lianne Santos|
|2012||My Cactus Heart||Cameo Role|
|2013||Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Cameo Role|
Karylle is also known to do theater acting. She made her debut in the Trumpets' production of Little Mermaid. Her performance in the Trumpets musical is known to be her breakthrough to show business. She also starred in the Atlantis Production Seussical. Karylle bagged the female lead role as Maria, alternating with Joanna Ampil for the Stages production of West Side Story. Her performance was acclaimed by the critics and the public garnering her an Aliw Award nomination for Best Actress.
|2000||Little Mermaid||Princess Sapphire|
|2007||Seussical||Cat in the Hat|
|2008||West Side Story||Maria|
Karylle also has time to do concerts or tours in different places nationwide/worldwide either it is Musical Related concert or not. She does love doing concerts together with some of her family and friends.
|2008||Souls In Love
with Jay R and Kris Lawrence
|Teatrino, Promenade Mall, Greenhills, San Juan|
|2009||Karylle: That Magic Called Love||EDSA Shangri-La|
|2012||Love and Laughter
with Nanette Inventor and Christian Bautista
|Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila|
|2013||Mother's Day: Back to Back Concert
with Zsa Zsa Padilla and Zia Quizon
|The Evan Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Dallas Brooks Center, Melbourne, Australia
|It's Showtime Live in Hawaii!
with It's Showtime Hosts
|Neal Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|2014||Love in the City
with Christian Bautista
|Pulsar Hotel, Tuguegarao City|
|Making Beautiful Music with Karylle||Shangri-La Plaza East Wing|
|FAAE Pistahan Parade and Festival
with Gary Valenciano and Gab Valenciano
|San Francisco's Yerba Buenas Garden|
|It's Showtime Live in Canada!
with It's Showtime Hosts
|Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada
|Disney in Concert: Tale as Long as Time
with ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, Sam Concepcion
Morissette Amon and many more...
|CCP Main Theater|
|Rock That Love
with Sponge Cola, Rico Blanco, Sitti and many more...
|du Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi|
|2015||Boracay Blast Summer Beach Party 2015
with Kokoi Baldo and Spongecola
|Sealine Beach Resort Qatar|
|UniSilver Time 10th Year Anniversary Concert
with Sam Milby, Ejay Falcon and many more...
with Robin Nievera, Paolo Valenciano and Isabella
Other than acting, singing, and hosting, Karylle is also known to be a writer and blogger. She write some blog about her experiences in life or give tips for different events on Yahoo. Karylle had her poem published for the first time in the 2009 February issue of S Magazine where she was also the cover. The magazine was a hot seller. After it, she now dabbles in writing as contributor for S Magazine but before that she was already a contributor writer for Philippine Star’s Entertainment section where she shares tidbits from her travels and the events in her life.
|Date Published||Title of Articles|
|July 19, 2007||No, nobody can hold us down |
|December 16, 2007||From ‘business-business’ to real business |
|March 31, 2008||My other promdi province|
|May 18, 2008||Come out & play |
|August 3, 2008||From Manila to Mt. Everest and back… and back again |
|August 10, 2008||Taking you where it happens, as it happens |
|October 12, 2008||Things about West Side you don’t know|
|August 9, 2009||My 'fan' London diaries |
|October 30, 2009||ART-icle |
|February 1, 2010||Little Heroes, Big Hearts |
|August 2, 2010||Suma-sideline |
From year 2005 to 2008, Karylle dated her Encantadia co-star Dingdong Dantes. Their relationship ended controversially after Dantes allegedly cheated on her with his MariMar co-star Marian Rivera.
Since year 2010, Karylle has been dating musician Yael Yuzon. Yuzon is also a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University like Karylle. Both Yuzon and Karylle never confirmed their relationship and rather have been evasive when it comes to said topic. The two became more open about their relationship only in year 2013. On February 8, 2014, Karylle announced their engagement through her show It's Showtime. A few days later, Yuzon said in one interview on radio that his marriage proposal to Karylle happened in August 2013 when they celebrated their third year anniversary. Their catholic wedding occurred on March 21, 2014 at the San Antonio de Padua church in Silang Cavite, Philippines.
Awards and nominations
|2001||Aliw Award||Best New Female Artist||"Time to Shine"||Won|
|2002||Most Promising Female Artist||Won|
|Awit Award||Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist||Won|
|MTV Philippines||Best New Artist||Won|
|Best Female Artist for Music Video||"Can't Live Without You"||Won|
|2003||Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Duet
with Ogie Alcasid
|"Kung Mawawala Ka"||Won|
|2004||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Theme Song||"Pagbigyan ang Puso"
for Mano Po III: My Love
|Awit Award||Best Inspirational/Religious Song
with Bukas Palad
|"Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario"||Won|
|2005||2nd Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress||Love to Love||Nominated|
|2006||Awit Award||Best R&B Song||"You Make Me Sing"||Nominated|
|MTV Philippines||Favorite Female Artist||Nominated|
|2009||MYX Music Awards 2009||Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video||"Only Hope"
song by Gary Valenciano
|Aliw Award||Best Musical Stage Actress||"West Side Story"||Nominated|
|2010||MYX Music Awards 2010||Favorite Female Artist||"Time for Letting Go"||Nominated|
|2011||Awit Award||Special Recognition for their Successful Stint in a Pan-Asian series
with Christian Bautista, Arthur Acuña, Thou Reyes, Ikey Canoy and Juan Jackson
|"The Kitchen Musical"||Included|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Talent-Search Program Hosts
with It's Showtime hosts
|2012||MYX Music Awards||Favorite Female Artist||"Roadtrip"||Nominated|
|Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Best Actress||"The Kitchen Musical"||Nominated|
|Awit Award||Best Dance Recording||"OMG"||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Reality & Game Show Hosts
with It's Showtime hosts
|2013||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Female TV Host||Nominated|
|2014||Yahoo! OMG Awards 2014||Female TV Host||Nominated|
|Loveteam of the year
with Vice Ganda
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