Popularly known as Charice, Charice Pempengco is one of the most popular singing sensations to have ever come out of the Philippines. Starting from a very young age, Charice loved to sing and was already entering numerous singing competitions by the age of seven. YouTube eventually would become the means to which she first gained international notice as videos of her incredibly talented singing soon became viral.
Charice has always viewed Celine Dion as an inspiration, and on September 15, 2008, she got a chance to perform alongside Celine at Madison Square Garden, New York. Fulfilling her lifelong dream, their duet made waves around the world and Charice's life was changed forever.