Barbie Forteza is one of the Philippines’ top teen stars whose popularity started with lead roles in GMA-7 soap operas such as First Time, Pilyang Kerubin, Nita Negrita, Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa and the newly launched Anna KareNina.
She has also appeared in movies such as Ang Darling Kong Aswang, Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote, Tween Academy: Class of 2012, The Road, Ang Panday 2 and Sossy Problems.
Now Barbie Forteza adds another facet to her young entertainment career: singing. She finally released her debut album under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), which can be described as fun and wholesome.
It includes the carrier single “Meron Ba,” which is about having a crush on someone but not being able to tell anyone, including the person she admires. Its music video is now out on MYX, uner the direction of by J Pacena. Fellow GMA artist Jeric Gonzales appears in this music video as Barbie’s love interest.
The album, produced by Francis Guevarra, also features Barbie's version of Jolina Magdangal’s “Laging Tapat,” which is about young love.
Barbie's album also features the bouncy track “Upside Down” (originally from the A-Teens) and an original song “Wala Lang,” which is written by Jude Gitamondoc. “Wala Lang” also comes with a dance version for those who want to groove to Barbie’s music. All tracks have minus one versions for those who want to sing-along to Barbie’s songs.
“I am so thankful to MCA Music for trusting me and giving me a chance to share my talents. I can’t wait to share it to my fans who support me all the way,” Barbie was quoted as saying in a release provided by MCA Music.
Barbie Forteza, the debut album, is now out on record stores nationwide under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). It is also available via iTunes and features the iTunes exclusive track “Wala Lang” (Pop Version).