‘The Prince of Ballad’ Gerald Santos Releases New Album; Stars In ‘San Pedro Calungsod: The Musical’

Gerald Santos hailed as one of the best voices in the industry today, releases his brand new album entitled “The Prince of Ballad” distributed under Ivory Music and Video.

Gerald Santos is a multi-awarded singer and actor who was named the grand champion of GMA’s Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 2 in 2006 hosted by Regine Velasquez.

He signed a four-year contract with GMA including a record deal with GMA Records. He became a regular on the TV series SOP Rules which earned him a nomination for a PMPC Star Awards. He was a cast for the primetime TV series “I Luv New York” and was a co-host of QTV’s Popstar Kids in 2006. He had 11 major solo concerts from the time he won in 2006 up to the present and has been part of major concerts sharing top-billing with other major artists. He’s is now a non-exclusive contract artist of TV5.

Last September 28, Gerald Santos launched his latest album “GERALD SANTOS: THE PRINCE OF BALLAD” under his new record label Prinstar Music Philippines and distributed by IVORY Music and Video, Inc. His first single “Ikaw Lang” originally recorded by Chad Borja will be played on radio soon and will also be available for purchase on iTunes and on mymusicstore.com.ph and on all digital music providers for mobile.

Full Album Tracklisting: Ikaw Lang, Paminsan-minsan, Hindi Magbabago, Maghintay Ka Lamang, Ikaw Pa Rin Ang Mahal Ko, Ikaw Lang (minus one), Paminsan-minsan (minus one)

OTHER SIGNIFICANT and LATEST PROJECTS

Gerald played the lead role of Jose Rizal in Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s staging of the musical play “Sino Ka Ba Jose Rizal”. Music and libretto by Nonoy Gallardo and under the helm of renowned stage director Tony Espejo, this musical play emphatically showed Gerald’s brilliance both as a singer and actor, earning for him several standing ovations during its run. This musical earned for him a nomination as Best Actor in the prestigious ALIW Awards (24th edition).

During the latest staging of this musical at the Meralco Theater last December 28,2011, Gerald’s intense portrayal of our national hero earned for him another standing ovation from the discriminate audience!

In September, 2011, TV5 entrusted him with his biggest project yet in the network! He sang the theme song of Ms. Nora Aunor’s miniserye, ‘Sa Ngalan Ng Ina”. Composed by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, his version stands tall alongside the version of another great, Basil Valdez, who was also tasked to sing the theme song of the miniserye, for the more mature audience.

Gerald Santos was the personal choice of the Living Legend Sonny Jaworski to sing for him during the Big J’s jersey retirement at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum last July 8, 2012. Gerald’s rendition of Jaworski’s favorite “WINNERS” ( originally by Frank Sinatra ) brought the icon to tears and gave Gerald a standing ovation and warm congratulations.

Gerald is currently rehearsing for his FIRST English musical play “SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD, THE MUSICAL” which will be staged at the PETA Theater on October 21 and 27, 2012 with matinee shows. This under MAT-PIL Production He was handpicked for the role of St. Pedro Calungsod after rave reviews of his portrayal of Dr. Jose Rizal’ in “SINO KA BA JOSE RIZAL”. There will also be provincial tour for this play.

On November 23 of this year 2012, Gerald Santos will team up with the soul-siren Nina for an exciting concert at the Metro Bar.

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