Culture — July 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

Julie Anne San Jose Hits Quadriple Platinum

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Julie Anne San Jose
’s latest self-titled album has been Certified Quadruple Platinum in the Philippines. The Filipina starlet celebrated the extraordinary feat on the variety show, Party Pilipinas amongst her fans and record label, RMGA. Julie Anne shares with us her favourite song on the record, which band she’s digging right now and how she manages to juggle it all and keep sane while maintaining her much deserved high profile.

The last time we spoke, you mentioned that you have celebrated each milestone of the album’s sales status with a production number on Party Pilipinas. Four-times platinum is huge! How will you celebrate this time?
I also had a production number for the quadruple platinum awarding, this time on Sunday All Stars. Since I don’t get a lot of free time, I just do my best to show my supporters that I appreciate their efforts. I tweet them or bond with them during meet-and-greets. They organized a surprise birthday party for me recently. I considered the party also as a celebration of the achievements that they helped me reach.

How do you manage to juggle your singing career, TV appearances and your studies?
I just get all my events (and tasks) for school and work, then prioritize and organize according to due dates and importance. I also adjust the load that I enroll for in school according to the workload that I have, and vice versa.

Your performance at The Music Museum to promote your album has been your biggest to date. How do you calm down the inevitable pre-show nerves?
I don’t usually get nervous before performances since I’ve been singing for a long time. Recently though, I’ve been going out of my comfort zone and trying new things to entertain my audience. To avoid the nerves, I just prepare as much as I can, take deep breaths then pray for His guidance.

What’s your favourite song on the album and why?
“I’ll Be There”. When I first heard it I knew that it would be one of my choices for my carrier single. I like its melody and lyrics.

Any up-and-coming Filipino artists you’re currently digging?
I really like Up Dharma Down. They’re not exactly “up-and-coming”, but I get inspired by their creativity and can’t help but feel that, still, more people need to know about their music.

We’re always excited to hear new material from you. What are you working on at the moment?
I have finished composing a new song for my next album with just the final arrangements in the works. I’m also trying to start another composition to add to my track list.

 

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