Marion (singer)

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Marion Aunor
Birth name Marion Louise Aunor
Born (1992-04-10) April 10, 1992 (age 25)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, pianist
Instruments vocals. piano
Years active 1994-2011, 2013–present
Labels Star Music (1994-2011, 2013–present)

Marion Louise Aunor (born April 10, 1992) is a Filipino singer-songwriter and pianist. She began her career after winning third place in the 2013 Himig Handog.[1][2] Aunor is a contract recording artist for Star Music.[3] She is also the niece of actress and singer Nora Aunor.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Aunor made her debut on February 2013 with an original song called "If You Ever Change Your Mind", which was also written by herself. Her song was one of the twelve finalists selected from the 2,500 songs from the auditions.[5][6] The song won as the third place in the 2013 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs. On March 7, 2013, Aunor signed a contract with Star Records as its recording artist.[4] Vehnee Saturno became her manager.[3][7][8][9] Aunor was part of the Middle East Leg of the World Tour of the Philippine daytime television series Be Careful With My Heart.[3][7] On May 3, 2013, her song entry "Do, Do, Do" was chosen as one of the twelve finalists for the second Philippine Popular Music Festival.[10] However she later decided to withdraw from the competition due to her talent management's decision.[11] Her self-titled album was eventually released on July 4.[12] In 2014, Aunor became one of the finalists in the Myx VJ Search. Aunor was chosen to interpret one of the finalist song at the 2014 Himig Handog. The song was entitled 'Pumapag-ibig' and was written by Jungee Marcelo. She performed the song with Rizza Cabrera and Seed Bunye at the finals night of the Himig Handog on September 28, 2014.[13]

On September 3, 2015, it was announced that she would be performing under the stage name of Marion, dropping her surname.[14] She then released her second studio album, MARION, on August 31. The album tracks "Wanna Be Bad" and the cover song "I Love You Always Forever" were featured on the movie Ex with Benefits. She also wrote the carrier-single "You Don't Know Me" for the debut album of actress Kathryn Bernardo.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
2013 Marion Aunor
Year Album details
2015 MARION

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2013 ASAP Herself ABS-CBN
2016 We Love OPM Contestant Member of "Power Chords" with Marlo Mortel and Kaye Cal

Film[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Policarpio, Allan (25 February 2013). "Director-composer wins Himig Handog". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Aiza Seguerra-interpreted song wins P1M". ABS-CBN News. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Marion Aunor signs contract with Star Records". ABS-CBN. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Nora Aunor's niece signs up with Star Records". ABS-CBN News. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Benavides, Kathleen (4 February 2013). "Nora Aunor's niece Marion Aunor is one of Himig Handog 2013's twelve finalists". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Aunor's niece a finalist at Star Records song tilt". ABS-CBN News. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Swarding, Tita (11 March 2013). "Marion Aunor, binigyan agad ng break ng Dos!". Pinoy Parazzi. Retrieved 11 March 2013.  (in Tagalog)
  8. ^ "MARION AUNOR INKS DEAL WITH STAR RECORDS". ABS-CBN. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Umbao, Ed (7 March 2013). "Marion Aunor Signed with Star Records to Release Debut Album". Philippine News. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Philpop unveils 2013 finalists". 3 May 2013. SOUNDS FAMILIAR By Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star). Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Marion Aunor drops out of Philpop 2013 Final 12 race". 7 May 2013. Tessa A. Castillo. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marion Aunor - iTunes". 4 July 2013. iTunes. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/music/14406/marion-aunor-does-not-see-herself-competing-with-her-famous-aunt-nora-aunor
  14. ^ "Marion's songs and new look". ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Why Marion Aunor is dropping surname". ABS CBN News. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2017.