Jennylyn: "Hindi ko kayang sumayaw habang kumakanta, hindi katulad ni Maja."

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Jennylyn Mercado hopes she will get her own concert in 2017.

She revealed this during the recent album launch for her sixth studio album titled Ultimate, Jennylyn Mercado. Released under Ivory Music, this album reached the No. 1 spot on its first day of release on iTunes--the only OPM album to achieve this feat so far.

Her seven-track album features the carrier single 'Hagdan' and collaborations with Christian Bautista for a remake of 'Suddenly' and 'Bulalakaw' with Silent Sanctuary. Other tracks include 'Nakaw-tingin,' 'Huling Paalam,' 'Lampara,' and 'Magkaibang Mundo.'

When asked if there are plans for her to have her own concert, Jennylyn said, "Wala pa. Hopefully next year sana."

For her Ultimate album, Jennylyn said she had an international artist as a peg but she did disclose the identity.

The Kapuso actress differentiated herself from ABS-CBN actress Maja Salvador.

"Ang main goal ko dito sa album, gusto ko something different. Ayoko ng mga kinakanta ko noon. Hindi man ako sumasayaw, ayoko ng danceable [songs] kasi hindi talaga ako sumasayaw.

"Hindi sumusunod ang katawan ko sa sayaw. Saka hindi ko kayang kumanta habang sumayaw, hindi katulad ni Maja [Salvador], kaya niyang sumayaw at kumanta.

"Kasi ako, hindi, e."

This year, Jennylyn will topbill GMA-7's remake of the Koreanovela My Love From the Star.

She says management has already chosen her leading man but she could not yet disclose his identity.

(Read: Jennylyn Mercado reveals details about My Love From the Star leading man)

Jennylyn also explained why her supposed movie with Coco Martin did not materialize this year.

(Read: Why did the Jennylyn Mercado-Coco Martin movie not push through?)


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