Regis performing in U.K in 2009
|Birth name||Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis|
|Also known as||Crystal Voice of Asia/Shining Diva/ The Modern Jukebox Queen/Queen of Teleserye Theme Song/Power Belter|
November 26, 1979 |
Carcar City, Cebu, Philippines
|Genres||Pop, Ballad, P-pop, OPM|
|Occupation(s)||Actress, singer-songwriter, Host|
|Labels||Star Records (2003–present)|
Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis (pronounced reh-his) better known as simply Sheryn Regis, is a Filipino pop singer-songwriter, host, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She rose to fame in popular singing competition Star in a Million where placed runner-up to Erik Santos in 2003.
Regis was as well known for singing theme songs from ABS-CBN's Marina, Krystala, Kampanerang Kuba, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna, Prinsesa ng Banyera and many more. She has released studio albums and collaboration albums where are many are certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awardees.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Early career and Star in a Million
- 3 After Star in a Million
- 4 Albums
- 5 Media appearances
- 6 Live Performances
- 7 Artistry
- 8 Media Soundtracks/Theme Songs
- 9 Albums' sales
- 10 Awards and nominations
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Sheryn was born in Carcar City, Cebu, to Bernardo and Daisy Regis. She is the eldest of three children, with brothers Elton and Joseph. Sheryn's mother guided her in singing, and at the age of two, she was able to hum and sing simple tunes. Her first and favorite contest piece was Kuh Ledesma’s Dito Ba? which she learned at age 5. At seven, Regis started joining amateur singing contests. Her winnings were used to buy tapes of Shirley Bassey’s cassette tapes for her next contest piece. And at the age of eight, Regis won her first grand prize by singing Tillie Moreno’s Saan Ako Nagkamali.
Aside from singing in contests, Sheryn earned income by offering voice lessons to children while in high school. She was able to finish her B.S. Secondary Education, with a major in English at Cebu Normal University. It was during her college years that she was exposed to theater acting and chorale singing which eventually gave her the chance to travel and perform for Filipino communities in Canada and in the USA. Both Leo Martinez and Gina Alajar served as her workshop mentors. In 1999, she was awarded "Best Interpreter" at the Cebu Metro Pop Music Festival, (a songwriting festival), when she sang Among Gabayan, a Cebuano tribute song to Cebu's patron Sto. Niño written by Fr. Jed Ponce Billones. Their entry was also hailed as the Grand Prize winner.
Sheryn worked as a lounge singer at the Cebu Plaza Hotel where she met Earl Echiverri (cousin of Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri). They married in 2002 and had their first child Lourdes the following year.
Early career and Star in a Million
Regis first appeared in television running noontime show Eat Bulaga's Birit Baby in 2002 where she became a grand finalist.
In 2003, Regis secured a place as grand finalist in ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition Star in a Million after advancing from the elimination rounds with Teresa Garcia. Dubbed as the Power Belter, Regis was a judge favorite and placed consistently in the top performances every week, eventually reaching the Grand Champion Night on January 3, 2004 with Marinel Santos and Erik Santos. Regis won the Texter’s Choice Award but placed only as a runner-up after singing Wendy Moten's Come In Out Of The Rain. Disheartened by not winning the 1-million peso and house and lot prizes, Regis returned to Cebu thinking she will have to start over again, but was instead offered a recording contract with Star Records and released a recording of Come In Out Of The Rain, which became an instant hit and Regis' signature song.
|GRAND FINALS||"Come In Out of the Rain"||Wendy Moten||9.50||1st Runner-up|
|Top 4||"Let's Get Loud"||Jennifer Lopez||9.60||1st Place|
|Top 4||"Run To You"||Whitney Houston||9.73||1st Place|
|Top 5||"It's Christmas (All Over The World)"||Sheena Easton||9.50||1st Place|
|Top 6||"Go the Distance"||Michael Bolton||9.60||1st Place|
|Top 7||"I Have Nothing"||Whitney Houston||9.60||1st Place|
|Top 8||"On The Wings Of Love"||Jeffrey Osborne||9.33||1st Place|
|Top 9||"Bituing Walang Ningning"||Sharon Cuneta||9.00||1st Place|
|Top 10||"Through the Fire"||Chaka Khan||9.43||1st Place|
After Star in a Million
In 2004, Regis was chosen by popular songwriter Vehnee Saturno to represent the Philippines in Voice of Asia in Kazakhstan where she sang "Isang Lahi", "Sana'y 'Di Pangarap", "Now More Than Ever" and Saturno's original song "Follow your Dreams". She became the third Filipino to win the 2 Prize Silver Trophy after Jed Madela and Arnee Hidalgo. Upon returning, Regis was given a title, Crystal Voice of Asia by the local media, a common tradition among Filipino singers.
She had her first concert, "Higher Note," at the Music Museum, followed by several concerts in the Philippines and abroad.
She has also performed together with fellow singers Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go, Frenchie Dy, Jerome Sala, Mark Bautista, and Christian Bautista, and has garnered fame in The Philippines, and internationally, as part of the group dubbed "The Champions."
Come In Out of the Rain
Even before its album's release, Come In Out of the Rain became a radio hit in the Philippines. It stayed for 12 consecutive weeks as number one on MYX OPM Countdown. Regis also released other singles like Maybe and Kailan Kaya, written by Raul Mitra and Cacai Velasquez which served as theme song of ABS-CBN's fantaserye Marina.
On May 2004, Regis officially launched her debut album under Star Records entitled Come In Out of the Rain, produced by Jonathan Manahan. The album included her previous pieces Follow Your Dream and Among Gabayan.
What I Do Best
Regis was awarded by the 21st Year-Ender Excellence Awards as Top Entertainer International Achievement Awardee and Best Female Performer in Asia Pacific and highly nominated in the 18th Awit Awards. She was also nominated in four other categories for her debut album, Best Inspirational Song ("Follow Your Dream"), Best Regional Recording ("Among Gabayan"), Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play ("Kailan Kaya") and Best Concert Performer in an Intimate Venue Female.
In July 2005, Sheryn launched her second album, "Sheryn Regis, What I Do Best."
After the success of her carrier single, she launched her second single by late 2005, Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka. It was chosen as a love theme song of ABS-CBN remake teleserye, Gulong ng Palad. Aside from this, her love song, Sa Piling Mo was aired as a wedding song on the same show.
Two songs from this album received recognition. The carrier single, What I do Best, won as Best Song Performed by a Female Artist given by iFM Pinoy Music Awards. Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, which is actually the most popular song from this album received a prestigious award. It was named by S Magazine as song of the year. At that time, she was dubbed the Crystal Voice of Asia, a title contested by the camp of another Filipino singer Mari Nallos, who held the title much earlier when she was under contract with Star Records.
What I do Best received Gold Record Award by PARI.
The Modern Jukebox Collection
On October 2006, Sheryn began recording for her third album under Star Records. The album was set to release on November 20, 2006. Her first single off the album was a cover of a Leah Navarro original, Ang Pag-Ibig Kong Ito.
Sheryn's remake of Joey Albert's I Remember the Boy was chosen as Jasmine's Theme Song for ABS-CBN's teleserye featuring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, Sana Maulit Muli. She also sang the theme song of the teleserye, Maria Flordeluna. She also revived the popular Kuh Ledesma hit Dito Ba from the Hit Afternoon Drama Prinsesa ng Banyera which served as the theme song.
She later launched her second official single from the album, a song penned by Ricky Sanchez, Ang Lahat Para Sa 'Yo, while her self-composition, Pusong Lito, enjoyed frequent airplay in provincial radio stations and was able to reach the Number 1 spot in the MOR Top Hits of MOR Cebu 97.1 Lupig Sila. It was chosen as the theme song of ABS-CBN Cebu's cebuanovela Summer Sunshine.
Early 2008, Sheryn released her third and final single from the album, Sayang na Sayang, a cover of the Manilyn Reynes original. By end of February, the music video for the single was shot with her Love Spell costar and Be Bench finalist, John James Uy, as the leading man.
Starting Over Again
During the release of her third single from her jukebox album, Sheryn started hinting the public of an upcoming fourth album with a tentative June release. It was also during the planning stages of her fourth album that Sheryn became part of Star Magic, the talent management arm of her mother station, ABS-CBN.
The album, aptly titled Starting Over Again, released its first single bearing the same title, which is based on the Natalie Cole version (the song was originally sung by Dionne Warwick with different lyrics), during the final week of May. The album contains seven revivals and three originals. Sheryn, along with her husband, penned an English original, My Heart Beats for You. Anabelle Regalado, managing director of Star Records, also contributed a Tagalog original, Sana Nandito Ka. Vehnee Saturno, who is also one of the composers on the album with his song Patunayan Mo, was also its producer. This is the first time that one of Sheryn's albums was produced by somebody other than producer Jonathan Manalo.
Sheryn has the become part of different variety shows, Most Requested Show and ASAP.
Sheryn hosted the now-defunct Search for the Star in a Million Season 2 with fellow champs Erik, Rachelle Ann, and Mark. She is also the host of Little Big Star Cebu, which was reportedly ranked as the fourth top-rating show in ABS-CBN's Nationwide Charts.
In October 2007, Sheryn was given her first major dual acting role as a fairy godmother and an evil witch who are twin sisters in Love Spell's Cindyrella, starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. Sheryn expressed her excitement as she is given the opportunity to dabble into acting and use her past experience in theater. The series ran through early January 2008.
On June of the same year, she was reported to be part of the final cast of I Love Betty La Fea, ABS-CBN's remake of Betty La Fea, which stars Bea Alonzo on the lead role. Sheryn played the role of Kylie in the series.
When Sheryn came back in the Philippines in January 2013, she appeared in Bandila under the segment Ikaw Na! of Boy Abunda. Further, she became a consistent guest singer in the TV5 show, Wowowillie. It was also in 2013 when Sheryn released a digital single entitled "Sinungaling Mong Puso" which was composed by Mr. Vehnee Saturno.
In January 2014, she again visited the Philippines. Sheryn was invited as guest to several TV shows like Sunday All Stars, Unang Hirit and Banana Nite and as a guest judge in It's Showtime. In her interview in Umagang Kay Ganda, she mentioned that she will only stay up to May.
In November 2004, Sheryn became part of Viva Concerts' Pinoy Idols: Battle of the Popstars which was held at the Araneta Collesium. Along with her was Raymond Manalo, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Frenchie Dy and Sarah Geronimo. In her solo performance, she performed a medley of her hits, Kailan Kaya, Maybe and Come on in ouf of the Rain. It was said that the concert was sold out.
In May 2008, she was part of Erik Santos' US Tour. John Prats, Liza Manalo, Denise Laurel, and Pooh were also guests in the concert.
Sheryn as well as Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 winner Laarni Lozada became part of Ronnie Liang's concert, My Ballad, My Music where it was reported that Ronnie's talent fee will proceed to the Aeta people in Angeles, Pampanga. It was held November 2009 the Metro Bar.
Sheryn was also invited as a guest performer in Rachelle Ann Go's send-off concert in February 2014. Rachelle together with Sheryn and Jimmy Marquez sang Lady Marmalade. Other guests include Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos and Regine Velasquez.
In celebration of Solaire Resort & Casino's first anniversary, A Celebration with the Champions was held in March 2014. Sheryn was part of the concert together with Mark Bautista, fellow Star in a Million contestants Erik Santos and Christian Bautista, The Voice of the Philippines finalists Morissette Amon and Klarisse de Guzman, and finally American Idol (Season 11) finalists Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh. Sheryn sang a medley of her hits during her solo performance. Moreover, she was part of a trio performance along with Klarisse and Morissette.
On April 2014, she had a concert in Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai with the Star Power grand champion, Angeline Quinto. The concert is named as "A Night with the Ultimate Divas" which was produced by Prolife Events: Concert Producers & Promoters and was presented by Power Horse Energy Drink.
In celebration of Mother's Day, Sheryn as well as Jon "Prince of Broadway" Joven had a concert entitled "A Mother's Day to Remember: Concert of World Class Performers" at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa, May 9, 2014.
In June 2014, PLDT US Mobility sponsored a concert for Filipinos in California entitled Freedom Concert Tour as part of the 116th Philippine Independence Day. Part of the concert was Sheryn as well as other Filipino artists and celebrities namely Marian Rivera, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Alden Richards, Jonalyn Viray, Sheryn Regis, Allan K, Giselle Sanchez and Jannelle So. Part of the proceeds were donated for the relief and rehabilitation efforts of the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation.
Music and Voice
Sheryn's music is generally pop and ballad and sings more songs mostly about love and heartbreak with low to high notes. She also sing RnB, Pop rock/Rock, Acoustic, Adult Contemporary/soul. Sheryn's voice is premier versatile where she can shift into high to low notes and can sing all genres. Her voice is classified as lyric/dramatic coloratura soprano. Her voice somewhat similar to foreign divas like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion or Whitney Houston.
Sheryn has cited Whitney Houston as her major influence and she grew up singing Houston Hits. She also cited Regine Velasquez and Lea Salonga as her musical influence in the Philippines. Some of her musical influence are Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Kuh Ledesma, Lani Misalucha, and Jaya.
Philanthropy and other venture
Sheryn launched The Little Voice Foundation during Sheryn's birthday concert on November 26, 2005, at the SM Megamall Cinema 10. It aims is to provide education to poor children between 5-12.She also engaged in clothing line business which located in different malls in the Philippines. Some of earnings were put on her business.
Media Soundtracks/Theme Songs
Sheryn is also prominently known for singing a lot of themesongs for ABS-CBN teleseryes.
- Now that I Have You- Now that I Have You Theme Song (with Erik Santos)
- Silver Swan- Silver Swan (Commercial) Theme Song
- Sabay Tayo Pilipinas- ID of ABS-CBN’s Regional Division
- Star Circle Quest- Star Circle Quest Theme Song (with Marinel Santos)
- Nginiiig!- Nginiiig! Theme Song (with Gloc 9)
- Kailan Kaya- Marina Theme Song
- Among Gabayan- Sinulog Festival
- Sabihin Mo Sa Akin- Kampanerang Kuba Theme Song
- Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka- Gulong ng Palad Love Theme Song
- Sa Piling Mo- Gulong ng Palad Wedding Theme Song
- Dahil Nagmamahal- Nagmamahal, Kapamilya Theme Song
- Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito- Your Song Zanjoe Marudo and Nikki Gil later Temptation of Wife Theme Song
- I Remember The Boy- Sana Maulit Muli Jasmine Theme Song
- Maria Flordeluna- Maria Flordeluna Theme Song
- Krystala- Krystala Theme Song
- Shoo Bee Doo Wop- Krystala Love Theme Song
- Pusong Lito- Summer Sunshine Theme Song
- Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw- Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Soundtrack
- Dito Ba- Prinsesa ng Banyera Theme Song
- Ang Lahat Para Sa ‘Yo- El Cuerpo del Deseo
- Sayang Na Sayang- Your Song Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks Theme Song
- Starting Over Again- Three Dads with One Mommy Theme Song
- Always- Nasaan Ka Maruja? Soundtrack
- Eden Cheese Jingle- Eden Cheese
|Come In Out of the Rain||May 2004
|What I Do Best||July 2005
|The Modern Jukebox Collection||November 2006
|Starting Over Again||May 2008
|Star in a Million (Compilation)||Star in a Million Finalists||3xPlatinum
|Now That I Have You (OST)||Various Artists||Gold
|Krystala (OST)||Various Artists|
|Nagmamahal Kapamilya (Compilation)||Various Artists||6xPlatimun
|Hotsilog: Hotdog Song's (Compilation)||ASAP Artists||2xPlatimun
|Maging Sino Ka Man (Compilation)||Various Artists|
|Gary V 25 (Compilation)||Various Artists||Gold
Awards and nominations
|1999||Cebu Pop Music Festival||Best Interpreter ("Among Gabayan")||Won|
|Cebu Pop Music Festival Champion ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|2000||Cebu Normal University||University Songbird of the Year ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|2002||Eat Bulaga Birit baby||Eat Bulaga Birit Baby Champion ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|2004||Star in a Million||1st Runner up ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Texter's Choice Awardee ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Voice of Asia||1st Runner up ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (2004)||Triple Platinum Awardee ("Star In A Million Album")||Won|
|Platinum Awardee ("Come In on Out Of The Rain")||Won|
|2005||21st Year-Ender Excellence Awards||Top Entertainer International Achievement Awardee ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Best Female Performer in Asia Pacific ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Yes Magazine||Best Female Performer-People's Choice Awardee ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (2005)||Gold Record Awardee ("What I Do Best")||Won|
|18th Awit Awards||Best Inspirational Song ("Follow Your Dream")||Nominated|
|Best Regional Recording ("Among Gabayan")||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play ("Kailan Kaya")||Nominated|
|18th Aliw Awards||Best Concert Performer in an Intimate Venue Female ("Sheryn Regis")||Nominated|
|2006||iFM Pinoy Music Awards||Best Song by a Female Performer ("What I Do Best")||Won|
|S-Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards||Song of the Year ("Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka")||Won|
|2007||1ST OPM Songhits Awards||Best Female Recording Artist ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Texter's Choice Awards ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|3rd ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Compilation Awardee ("Nagmamahal Kapamilya Album")||Won|
|Compilation Awardee ("Hotsilog")||Won|
|Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (2007)||Sextuple Platinum Awardee ("Nagmamahal Kapamilya Album")||Won|
|Platinum Awardee ("Hotsilog")||Won|
|S-Magazine's Peoples' Choice Awards||Brightest Female Popstar ("Sheryn Regis")||Nominated|
|20th Awit Awards||Best Dance Song ("Bongga Ka Day")||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play ("Maria Flordeluna")||Nominated|
|2008||Asian Star Entertainment Awards||Best Female Performing Artist ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Asian Golden Elephant Awards in Bangkok Thailand||Best Promising Female Entertainer ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|2009||Asia Pacific Excellence Awards||Outstanding Female Recording Artist ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|1st Sharon Videoke||Sharon Videoke Champion ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Shall We Dance?||Sayawoke Winner ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|22nd Awit Awards||Best Christmas Song Award ("Pasko Na Sinta Ko")||Nominated|
|2010||22nd Philippine Awit Awards||People's Choice Favorite Female Recording Artistr ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|2011||100th Years of Cebu Normal University||Service and honor Award ("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
|Hawaii State Recognition||Hawaii State Recognition Awardee("Sheryn Regis")||Won|
- "CRYSTAL VOICE OF ASIA – Info". Facebook. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
- Sanchez, Giselle (June 24, 2014). "Where on earth is Sheryn Regis?". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
- MARK PERE MADRONA (May 25, 2014). "Is Sheryn Regis lesbian?". The Filipino Scribe. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
- Lo, Ricky (June 2, 2014). "Sheryn: I thank the Lord for giving me a quiet and contented life". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
- Singer Sheryn Regis excited about her comic acting in "Love Spell" PEP.ph October 9, 2007
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