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More than the looks and the talent, Kyla is about being down-to-earth, loving her family, seeing obstacles as opportunities to improve herself, appreciating those who love her, being passionate about her craft, and being ambitious. "Kahit nung bata pa ako, gusto nang kumantain front of a crowd. (YES! November 2002 issue)

Photo: Jovel Lorenzo

The voice that launched two solo albums in two years—a decided feat for oldtimers, what more newcomerss—belongs to Kyla, certifiably the country's young diva. Thanks to her moving performance of "Hanggang Ngayon," the single not only became a hit but also won for her the coveted 2001 MTV Pilipinas Best New Artist and Best Music Video awards. The video likewise won the hearts of MTV addicts, bagging the 2001 MTV Southeast Asia Viewers Choice Award. And that's just for starters.


As Kyla's career continues to flourish, so does her image take on more aura. How could it not with the support of OctoArts EMI and GMA 7? The transformation is astounding: from a soulful R&B singer, she has
become a semi-rock pop star.