JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE or JAPS to fans and friends, received last weekend during the show SUNDAY ALL STARS a Quadruple Platinum Record Award from GMA Records. Her self-titled debut album exceeded the 60,000 mark for both physical CD sales and digital downloads. A first for both Julie Anne and GMA Records.
Her single, “I’ll Be There” was awarded triple platinum status.
Prior to the awarding, JULIE ANNE expressed her excitement and joy for the said awards in an interview held during the Shop In Style With JAPS Event of GET LAUD at SM City North EDSA.
“Talagang sobrang nakakatuwa! As a singer kasi, ok na yung magka-album ka e, pero yung makatanggap ka ng mga awards, ang sarap lang ng feeling. Di ko talaga ini-expect na aabot siya ng 4 platinum,” Julie said.
JULIE ANNE announced that she will be coming out with a second album this year and will start recording by next month.
“Right now, on-going po ang listening sessions. The next album will be a lot like the previous with a variety of songs from rock, pop, ballad and rnb but with a personal touch. It’s going to have more original songs and I already have one of my compositions included in the new album. Hopefully it’ll also include a collab (Collaboration) kahit isang song lang.”
JULIE ANNE said that she’d like to do a collaboration project with either Ogie Alcasid or Jay-R. When asked if she’d also want to do a collaboration with ELMO MAGALONA, the young kapuso artist said,
“Why not? Ok naman sa akin, kung papayag siya.”
The Quadruple Platinum Status is going to be a tough act to beat but JULIE ANNE has set her heart in making the next album even more successful than the first one. She said that probably she’ll need to double all efforts for the next album which means more mall shows, promotions and consistent airplay.
JULIE ANNE is also currently leading in the polls for Yahoo! OMG!’s Favorite Female Performer of 2013 with 51% against Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Anne Go, Aneline Quinto and Charice.
Aside from the new Album and her weekly stint at SUNDAY ALL STARS, JULIE ANNE also said that she’ll be having a new GMA soap (drama series) and an upcoming movie. Details are still sketchy but more or less both projects are going to push through sometime this year.
She’s also going to have a follow-up for her successful May 19 concert at the Music Museum plus some shows outside the country. Here’s a video of JULIE ANNE saying thank you to her fans for supporting her in all her endeavors:
With all of these projects, you might think that JULIE ANNE doesn’t have time for more activities, right? …Wrong. Because she’s also balancing career and school and she’s been doing this since she started in show business. Currently on her 3rd year as a Communication Arts student at Angelicum, the young kapuso actress-singer is doing pretty well in school and is still aiming to become a dean’s lister.
JULIE ANNE is already phenomenal! She’s got so much talent in her that all of us can only dream of. She already won a number of recognition and praises for both acting and singing. She’s got a fan base that are really overwhelming. So, is there anything more that JULIE ANNE dream of getting or achieving? Well, there’s still one thing that she’d really wanted to do. She said that she really admire MS. LEA SALONGGA and dream of doing broadway someday.
She revealed that she was supposed to audition for Ms. Saigon before but she got sick and was not able to sing. She’s still waiting for her chance to do that, but for the meantime she said, she’ll make most of whatever opportunities that will come her way.
“Timing is of course.. everything!” she said.
The only thing that JULIE ANNE will never do however is to degrade herself by going sexy.
“Ayaw ko lang magpa-sexy. Kahit may mag-offer pa ng 1 billion, hinding-hindi ko gagawin ang magpa-sexy.
JULIE ANNE is already 19 years old. Currently she has three (3) brand endorsement projects. UNISILVER, BLACK BEAUTY and GET LAUD!
Fans gathered up last Friday at the GET LAUD SM City North EDSA store as we were interviewing JULIE ANNE. Patiently waiting for their idol to come out for the meet and greet portion of the GET LAUD Shop In Style With JAPS Event.