with New Album
"To Reach You," a love song composed by Lisa Dy and Chat Zamora,
is the first hit from Regine Velasquez's new Viva Records album.
The single is swiftly taking "Reigne," the Songbird's first studio
recorded collection in almost two years, to platinum status,
a mark enjoyed by all of Regine's past albums.
(July 2002 update- All of Regine's albums under Viva Records
passed at least quadplatinum! Maybe a new unsurpassed feat.)
"I feel so proud that I was given the chance to record all these new
songs for my album," says Regine, who is also the producer of
"Reigne." "In fact, I was able to get so may beautiful compositions
that we had a very difficult time choosing which ones to include."
Because of this, "Reigne" ended up as not only a showcase for
Regine's sweet soaring style, it also became a tribute to the
country's talented pop songwriters with 17 originals.
There are 18 songs in the album and the only one to come from a
foreign songwriter is "Love on the Airwaves," by Chris Thompson
and Robert Watson. The others are "This Time" by Yman Panaligan;
"Nasa Puso" by Moy Ortiz and Edith Gallardo; "Dadalhin" by
Tats Faustino; "Free Spirits" by Noel Mendez; "Long for Him" also
by Lisa Dy; "Sa Aking Pag-iisa" by Janno Gibbs; "Perry's Will" by
Jingle Buena and Arnold Reyes; "Know" by Babsie Molina and
Edith Gallardo; "My Destiny" by Toto Sorioso; "Bukas Sana" by
Mario Borje and Raymund Marcaida; "Nang Makita Ka" by Viktoria;
"Let You Be" also by Sorioso; "Could It Be" again by Lisa and Chat;
"What You Are to Me" by Reuben Laurente and Markel Luna;
"Tayong Dalawa" by Trina Belamide; and "Sand Castle"
by Patty Mayoralgo and Babsie Molina.
"We made sure we had a varied line-up," shares Regine.
"Ibang-iba type ang mga kanta. We just made sure that the
song is pop. So I have the usual slow ballads, mayroong
konting rock, mayroong medyo sexy mayroong puwedeng
movie theme song. All the time we were working on the album,
what I was thinking of was what the listeners will like because
this is my way of thanking everybody for all the support
they have given me these past years."
After nearly twenty years in the entertainment business, Regine
continues to enjoy large success as a singer and actress. She
is a star of films, television, concerts and recording. Her two
recent films, "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" and "Pangako Ikaw Lang,"
were box-office hits. She is a regular in the Sunday variety show
"SOP" and occasionally appears in drama anthologies on TV.
Her concerts are always sold-out events. And she makes one
hit album after another.
Regine's last studio album before "Reigne" was was the multi-
paltinum-selling "R2K." This was followed by the soundtrack
of the film "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw," which starred Regine and Robin
Padilla, the live recording, "Songbird Sings the Classics" and the
soundtrack of another huge box-office hit, "Pangako Ikaw Lang,"
which starred Regine with Aga Muhlach.
( Regine's "R2K" is Regine's biggest selling album under Viva.
Under Polycosmic Regine's best selling album was "Retro" )
Regine is at present working on the film "Hanggang Ngayon,"
directed by Yam Laranas. This is her first team-up with matinee
idol Richard Gomez. The movie's theme song is expected to be
another big hit. It is a composition by Ogie Alcasid, who also did
"Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" and "Pangako Ikaw Lang." It is a duet
recorded by Regine and Ogie for his album, "A Better Man."
Fans of the Songbird will be glad to know that the album comes
in a special package containing lots of new photos of Regine.
Those who buy a "Reigne" CD might get the chance to win a
limited edition "Reigne" 14-karat gold necklace. Five necklaces
shall be given away.
The "Reigne" mall tour continues this Dec. 19 at SM Pampanga
and Dec. 20 at SM Southmall.
Malaya, Dec.17, 2001
The Music Inside Buzz
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