Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pilita Corrales- Asia's Queen Of Song

Pilita Corrales in her signature singing  style

She was half-Spanish-half Filipino but considered herself "tunay na Babaing Pilipina". This woman is no toher than Miss Pilita Corrales dubbed as Asia's Queen of Songs, a title that until now belongs to her and only hers.

Pilita was the a young Cebuana who's begun her singing career to support her family after her father. She sung her way into stardom and made her self the first International Pinay singer.

Pilita's early career was purely singing until she was invited to show showbiz and made movies with the then currently matinee idols like Efren reyes Sr., Eddie Rodriquez and even the late Fernando Poe Jr. She was thwe original Miss Wow-Wow, whose broken tagalog endeared her to the Pinoy Masa and movie fans. She was the first Pinay singer to sing along side famous international singers and became the favorite of Bob Hope, the lagendary American-host-comedian. Her " A Million Thanks To You" was a big  hit not only in local airwaves but also in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and other Asian Countries.She was the first Singing Ambassador of the Philippines singing her sog to entertain Filipinos abroad.

Pilita Corrales has some shares of controversies in her career. She was one of the ladies who have been involved with the matinee idol Eddie Guiterrez. She had a lovechild with Eddie (Ramon Christopher) who has followed his celebrities parent in pursuing a showbiz career. Pilita's other child is Jackie-lou Blanco who is one of the lovely faces that has graced Philippine Movies.

Pilita has not yet retired and still continues to sing. She's busy with hotels and private parties shows. Her new album will soon be released bearing new compositions showcasing the reason why she's dubbed as Queen of Songs. She also busied herself with some TV sitcoms and comedy movies when she's not too busy singing.

Pilita Corrales, still gorgeous as she is, is still the iconic Miss Wow-Wow of the Philippine Music and Movies.