"Nagre-record ako ngayon for my second album and we'll be featuring young songwriters," says Charice about her upcoming album.
"Ang dami ko nang na-record na songs pero right now, naghahanap pa kami ng single na talagang papatok sa Top 40 sa U.S.
"Ang gusto namin na song mas mabilis pa kaysa sa 'Pyramid.' Alam ko po maraming magko-comment na ibang Charice na [ito] pero kailangan po minsan, mag-change," said the international singer when she was interviewed by members of the press last January 30.
If her life story would be made into a movie, whom would she pick to play Charice? "Noong bata po ako, dream ko po talaga na ang gumanap sa akin, si Dindin Llanera (a child singer who was discovered in the 'Little Miss Philippines' portion of Eat Bulaga!)," she said.
This Sunday, February 13, the international singer's long-overdue TV special titled Charice: Home for Valentine's will air at 8:30 p.m. on GMA-7.
FITNESS ROUTINE. When asked why she has a much slimmer figure these days, Charice said she was advised to undergo a fitness routine in preparation for her solo concert series in Japan.
"Pinag-start nila akong mag-work out kasi magkakaroon ako ng Japan tour. Lahat ng set list puro dance like Beyoncé songs. Dun po ako mahina kasi madali akong hingalin. Kaya nag-start na ako mag-work out, may dance rehearsals at band rehearsals."
Last October, Charice performed with her mentor, David Foster, in a two-night concert series at the Tokyo International Forum. The sold-out concert also featured performances from Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, American Idol Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, and the Canadian Tenors.
In the same month, Charice's album reached Gold Record status in Japan after being out in the market for three months. The album contains the single "Crescent Moon," an English rendition of the hit Nihongo song "Mikazuki" by popular Japanese pop singer Ayaka.
Here is the schedule of Charice's solo concerts in Japan this year:
February 21 - Nagoya
February 22 - Tokyo
February 23 - Tokyo
February 25 - Osaka