Longing for Asia’s Queen of Song

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Pilita Corrales

Pilita Corrales

In the entertainment world, there are artists that are truly stellar and Pilita Corrales is one of them. Still Asia’s Queen of Song after many years and countless accolades, her fans—and even the new generation—can enjoy her music live once again with A Million Thanks To You, a concert and fundraising event for Mare Foundation Inc. on November 13 at the Fiesta Pavilion of Manila Hotel.

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Directed by Calvin Neria with Louie Ocampo as musical director, the concert will feature songs from Corrales’ latest album, Duets, and will have her daughter Jackielou Blanco, the Wing Duo as special guests.

Duets the album has Asia’s Queen of Song in memorable recordings with the countries top artists. She sings “Kapantay Ay Langit” with Basil Valdez; “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” with Sharon Cuneta; “Forever’s Not Enough” with Sarah Geronimo; “Ipagpatawad Mo” with Vic Sotto; “Pagdating Ng Panahon” with The Company; “Tell Me” with Joey Albert; “Usahay” with Chad Borja; “Ikaw Lang Mamahalin” with Martin Nievera; and “You Are My Song” with Regine Velasquez.

Viva’s big boss Vic del Rosario came up with the idea for Duets, which he believed to be a long overdue recording for Corrales, just like her upcoming concert.

The Spanish-Filipina singer started her career in a Spanish radio program where she would sometimes sing songs and accompany herself on the guitar. She was soon asked to perform in the best venues across the country, and later on around Asia, Australia and the US.

Her hit recordings include phenomenal sellers like “A Million Thanks To You,” “Kapantay ay Langit” and the Philippine Love Songs series of albums. She was also a top-rater on television with the long-running musical show Your Evening With Pilita.

Corrales remains very active in her career to this day, even acting the comedy TV series, Vampire Ang Daddy Ko on GMA Network.

Excited for her return to the concert scene, Corrales is happy that part of the show’s proceeds will go to the Mare Foundation Inc., a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization run by women to help underprivileged Filipinos. Former senator Dr. Luisa Loi Ejercito-Estrada is the foundation’s chairman.

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