During a tell-all interview with CNN’s ‘Talk Asia,’ Charice Pempengco, the international sensation revealed that her childhood was mired in poverty.
During her childhood years, life was not so kind to Charice but it motivated her to help her mother through her singing.
Charice joined all the singing contests and it was horrible. She started from 10 p.m. and finished at 7 a.m. and she had to go to school.
Charice’s father abandoned her family when she was only three years old but the events in her life molded her to become what she is today.
Pempengco is a force to be reckoned with and that voice comes from something bigger than herself, Oprah Winfrey said.
Charice is the first singer to have 77 million You Tube hits and she is the first Asian singer in history to rank in the Top 10 of ‘Billboard 200’ in 2010.
Charice started her career when a fan posted her videos via You Tube that was noticed by Ellen De Generes, who invited her to sing in her show live. Oprah Winfrey also took notice and got Charice also into her show.
David Foster, the Grammy-winning producer invited Charice to perform on his ‘David Foster and Friends PBS Show’ in Las Vegas.
Eventually, she was given the most-coveted opportunity to perform with other talents produced by Foster like Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.
Lately, Charice’s estranged father, Ricky Pempengco was stabbed to death in a drunken street fight in San Pedro, Laguna and it followed a heart-breaking reunion of the family.