Early Life

Angeline Quinto was born on November 26, 1989 in Sampaloc, Manila. Her biological mother tried to abort Angeline but her grandmother stopped it, and Angeline was raised by her grandmother. She participated in several singing competitions in her town, but lost most of them. Despite her failures, her distance from her mother and abandonment by her father for another family, she still pursued her dreams and continued to compete in singing competitions. She would even sneak out of the house to join competitions. Then came a night of a very special night where she won 3 different competitions in just one night. Her grand mother was so proud when she won Php7,000 (US$165) and she even cooked a delicious dinner for her grandmother. Angeline Quinto has cited various artists as influences to her musical style. She grew up listening to songs of Regine Velasquez and says she is the main reason she does music. Quinto credits Velasquez's singing and her song "What Kind Of Fool Am I" as influencing her to begin practicing vocal "runs" as a child, as well as helping her pursue a career as a musician. Quinto also cites influences from American artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Beyonce Knowles.

Career

In 2002, Angeline joined a prestigious singing competition on IBC 13 called, Star for a Night. She was then joined by, now Sarah Geronimo and Mark Bautista. In 2004, Angeline was a finalist in MTB Teen Popstar when she tied with Sherilyn Flores for the title and where she competed with Jonalyn Viray. In 2010, she joined a now defunct variety show, Diz Iz It, and became a wildcard finalist. In 2011, Angeline also joined a prestigious singing competition of ABS-CBN, Star Power: Sharon's Search for the next Female Pop Superstar where she emerged as a winner and now the title as First female Pop Superstar for gaining a combined score from judges, online voting and text of 90.88%.[1] The final showdown of the competition was held at the Ynares Sports Arena in Antipolo, Rizal. Quinto also triumph one million cash, a car, and an entertainment showcase from Sony Philippines, diamond jewelry from JMK Jewelry and an exclusive recording contract from Star Records. She has released her debut/self-titled album under Star Records, Angeline Quinto. The album has 14 tracks including the original, alternate, radio, extended remix and minus-one versions of "Patuloy Ang Pangarap", her winning contest piece in the 1st Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar. Her debut album tops the list of selling albums for both local and foreign artists. It is considered the best-selling album of the first quarter of 2011. After a weeks her debut album received a gold certification from PARI. On July 15, 2011 Angeline Quinto staged her first solo concert. She also toured and opened for Sharon Cuneta in her United States concert tour. She has sung several soundtracks for ABS-CBN television dramas and films. She is currently a performer on ASAP Rocks. Her album received a platinum certification from PARI. She is planning to release her second album this March 2012 and may feature duets with Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcacid. She is currently finishing her first movie entitled You Light Up My Life with Coco Martin.