In 2006, Yeng Constantino realized her dreams were within reach after becoming Pinoy Dream Academy’s first grand Star Dreamer and releasing the no. 1 hit “Hawak Kamay.”
After four albums and a long list of chart-toppers, Yeng soon enough earned the title the Philippines’ Rock Princess.
One thing was clear, with her passion for song-writing and performing, Yeng wishes to bring back OPM back to the mainstream and give Filipino musicians international recognition.
And in 2012, Yeng again saw herself achieving these goals when she performed at the launch of the Academy of Rock (AOR) in Manila.
AOR is a music institution based in Singapore dedicated to teaching only rock and pop music. It has a unique teaching setup that goes beyond traditional music schools in order to raise musicality, nurture individuality and inspire creativity to its students.
After the performance her 2012 hit “Salamat,” AOR founders Jeremy Ward of Rockschool UK, Charles Lim and Priscilla Teo of AOR Singapore chose to honor Yeng with an Honorary Licentiate Diploma. And “Salamat” was included in the syllabus of AOR.
What’s more was that Yeng was only the seventh person to be given this award among artists from all over the world.
In March, Yeng finally went to Singapore to receive the prestigious award. There, she also performed, and despite a technical glitch, Yeng sang “Salamat” live without any hesitation.
Impressing once more the school management, Yeng is now Academy of Rock’s ambassadress.
She finally signed the official contract as ambassadress on May 2 at the Academy of Rock School in Rockwell, Makati City.
A first collaboration of its kind, between an educational service provider and an international star, the award-winning brand from Singapore will count on Yeng’s appeal as the Philippines’ Rock Princess to be an example for all budding music stars from their academy to follow.