Charice Pempengco

A series of YouTube videos in 2007 brought Charice to the attention of Ten Songs Productions, a record company based in Sweden. On June 2007, she traveled to Stockholm, Sweden and recorded seven songs which were released digitally.

Another YouTube video performance of Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" brought Charice to the attention of South Korea's Seoul Broadcasting System to perform on a talent show called Star King on October 2007. Her performances were well-received, and she earned standing ovations in all of them.

On November 28, Charice' performance on Star King was featured on a The Ellen DeGeneres Show segment in which DeGeneres showed web videos of different people she wished would guest on the show. She later personally invited the young singer to perform. On December 19, Charice appeared on the show, performing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "I Will Always Love You." She received her first standing ovation from the American audience.

On April 8, 2008, Charice' first European appearance was in London's The Paul O'Grady Show where she performed the same two songs. She earned two standing ovations, the first one to receive since the show premiered according to O'Grady.

On April 26, Charice performed on the 36th Anniversary Awards Benefit Dinner of SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) "The Future of Our Community" in Los Angeles, California.

On May 12, Charice appeared on Oprah and was featured on the episode entitled [[World's Smartest Kids]]. She performed Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" and received a standing ovation from Oprah and the audience. After her performance, an emotional Charice told Oprah, "I'm always dreaming that someday I can be a part of your show. I can’t believe I'm here standing with you. This is my dream come true."

On May 17, Charice performed on the grand opening of MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut with David Foster, Alicia Keys, Jamia Simone Nash, Nick Cannon, John Mayer, and Josh Groban among others. Charice received a standing ovation, the only performer to receive one that night, and therefore the first performer at the MGM Foxwoods to receive a standing ovation.

On May 23, Charice again performed this time on David Foster and Friends, a one-night tribute concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her performances of "I Have Nothing", "I Will Always Love You", and "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" earned her again two standing ovations. The performers also included Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, and former American Idol finalists Katharine McPhee and Michael Johns. During the concert, David Foster praised Charice by saying, "A star is born tonight!".

Currently, Charice is in negotiations with Clive Davis for a contract and record deal.