IT has been 30 years since Regine Velasquez-Alcasid took her first uncertain steps towards stardom and she is celebrating in a big way. The Filipino Songbird is coming out with a new album and staging a grand solo concert, both of which are titled “P3.0.”
“R3.0,” the concert will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena and will feature a retrospective of her biggest hits, new recordings and popular oldies that are close to her heart. “P3.0,” the album will do likewise.
“R3.0” marks Regine’s return to Viva, which was the site of many of her successes as a singer and actress. It was at Viva where she recorded her first album in 1987, which included her first big hit “Urong Sulong” and her first movie theme song, “Isang Lahi” for “Gabi Na, Kumander.” This was followed by other hits like “On The Wings Of Love,” “Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang,” “Dadalhin Kita,” “Ikaw,” and many more.
She got her big break as an actress in the now classic Viva movie “Wanted Perfect Mother” opposite Christopher de Leon, which also gave her the big hit “You Are My Song.” This was followed by box-office blockbusters like “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” with Robin Padilla, “Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon” with Richard Gomez for which she was named Box-Office Queen by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation and “Of All The Things” opposite Aga Muhlach, for which she was named Best Actress in Comedy at the Entpress Awards.
Regine, who was born in Malabon began her career by joining amateur singing contests. Trained by her father Gerry Velasquez, she went on to win the Grand Prize at the “Ang Bagong Kampeon” talent show on television when she was 14 years old. Thirty years later, married to singer/composer Ogie Alcasid and mother of one, she has attained success beyond her wildest dreams.
Join Regine in celebrating this 30-year milestone with “R3.0” at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 21, 2017. For ticket inquiries call VIVA Live – Concerts at 687-7236.