Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo (born July 25, 1988) is an immensely popular Filipina singer, actress and model She is the dubbed as the "Philippines' Pop Princess"
As a child, she actively participated in school programs and joined many singing contests throughout her childhood. At age three, she was casted in the kiddie show "Pen pen de Sarapen." She also took part in "For Kids Only" and "Hiraya Manawari." She became part of the first batch of stars in the hit kiddie afternoon program "Ang TV." Yet it was Sarah's talent for singing that would cause her father to focus on developing it by enrolling her at the "Center for Pop Music, Philippines" at six years of age. Her father also encouraged little Sarah to train at home for two hours each day.
At fourteen years old, Sarah bested 10 other finalists in the nationwide search for Star For a Night (Philippine Edition) aired at IBC 13 with singer Regine Velasquez as program host. With her outstanding performance of Celine Dion's To Love You More, she won the Grand Prize winning 1 million Philippine Pesos and a 10-year recording contract from Viva Records.
In September 2003, she released her debut album entitled "Popstar: A Dream Come True". The album was awarded an astounding sixtuple (6x) platinum award, selling more than 180,000 copies. She also staged a highly successful first solo concert at the Music Museum in the same year.
Aside from singing, she also acted in supporting role for the films Filipinas, Captain Barbell, and Annie B.. After winning in Star for a Night, she appeared in several GMA Network shows until she finally landed a contract for several programs in ABS-CBN that became her home studio up to now.
Sarah signed an exclusive contract with TV giant ABS-CBN and ceased guesting in its rival networks. She starred in teen drama soap entitled Sarah, The Teen Princess in allusion to her cameo role as a child in Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa (The Little Princess) wherein she played the role of the main character's (Camille Prats) playmate. She also became a mainstay in the Sunday noontime variety show, ASAP.
She also obtained a multi-million peso advertising endorsement contracts with Jollibee, Charmee, and Talk 'n' Text for Smart Communications.
In November 2004, Sarah released her second album entitled Sweet Sixteen which achieved gold status in one week. The album has since reached double-platinum status, selling more than 60,000 copies.
Sarah with her co-champions Rachelle Ann Go, and Erik Santos (succeeding singing competition champions) staged a concert at the Araneta Coliseum entitled Night of the Champions, which also went on a highly successful tour in the US.
In the field of acting, Sarah played the leading lady opposite singer Mark Bautista, in the fantasy film Lastikman.
Sarah sang the theme of ABS-CBN's reality show Star Circle Quest winners Hero Angeles and Sandara Park's launching movie Can This Be Love, which was released as a maxi-single and achieved gold record status in one month's time.
Sarah also became a mainstay in the fourth season of the teen-oriented show, SCQ Reload, Kilig Ako.
In summer of 2005, Sarah reunited with her fellow champions for a United States Tour of Pinoy Idols: Return Of The Champions, which was staged in selected cities in the U.S. for a two-month period.
Sarah went on to perform in her first major solo concert, The Other Side at the renowned Araneta Coliseum. Viva Records released a live album of said concert that in turn reached a Platinum status.
Sarah was given the lead role in ABS-CBN's top and highest rating primetime soap opera, Bituing Walang Ningning (Lackluster Star), an adaptation of the 1985 Philippine hit movie classic. Here, she starred as aspiring singer Dorina Pineda, a role originally played by Sharon Cuneta.
Her third solo album entitled Becoming released in August 2006, reached gold status in just one week, and Platinum for about a month after.
Sarah continued to spread her wings globally as concerts were successfully staged in Taiwan, Canada, Alaska, and Dubai. The Other Side US Tour had her visit San Diego, Hanford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, Maui, Anaheim, Washington DC and Atlantic City.
While in the US on November 18, 2006, she was given the honor to sing the Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang) at a global boxing event, the third encounter between super featherweight champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines and Erik "El Terrible" Morales of Mexico at the UNLV Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Sarah continues to enthrall Filipino audiences locally and abroad. In 2007 alone, Sarah has toured major cities in the US, Australia, Canada, Europe and UAE.
Sarah is currently a mainstay of ASAP '07, a once-a-week, noontime musical variety show, and also hosts Little Big Superstar, a reality star search program for aspiring child performers that has recently concluded its third season. She is also currently filming episodes for a new primetime soap opera entitled Pangarap Na Bituin, in which she holds the female lead role.
Sarah staged a sold-out second major solo concert last July 14, 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum entitled Sarah Geronimo In Motion. This is also set to go on a 2-month US tour from August to September and will soon be brought to Canada come 2008. Read more...