Gary Valenciano Cover PhotoGary Valenciano, also known Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy, is a Filipino musician born in Santa Mesa district of City of Manila on 6 August 1964. He is the sixth of seven children of Vicente Valenciano and Grimilda Santiago Ortíz. His parents met in New York, married, and settled in Manila. His father is from Bicol, while his mother is a Puerto Rican of Italian descent who sang opera in Manila during the 1960s. Valenciano attended primary and secondary school in La Salle Green Hills.

Valenciano has released 26 albums, and won the Awit Awards for “Best Male Performer” eleven times. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines first National Ambassador. His most notable songs include “‘Di Bale Na Lang” (“Never mind”), “Eto Na Naman” (“‘Ere we go again”), “Sana Maulit Muli” (“i wish it could happen again”), “Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?” (“Does God sleep?”), “Gaya ng Dati” (“Just like before”), “Pasko Na, Sinta Ko” (“It’s already Christmas, my love”), and “Narito” (“Here”).

He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors, and is frequently tapped to sing theme songs for the network’s soap operas and in-house film arm, Star Cinema.

Gary Valenciano was given the ASAP Elite Platinum Circle Award for 2008 for his extraordinary achievements in the local music industry. In his 25 years in the music industry, Gary has been awarded five Platinum albums, four double Platinum albums, three triple Platinum albums, and two sextuple Platinum albums.

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