Charice has come a long way since American talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres discovered her through YouTube. It paved the way for Charice to become an international recording artist, perform in different parts of the world and even bag a recurring role in the hit TV musical “Glee.”
Her debut international album called “Charice” was very successful. Upon its release in 2010, the album entered the Billboard 200 at number-eight, making Charice the first Asian singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
And now Charice is back for her second international studio album titled “Infinity.” The said album was actually released exclusively early in Japan on October 5, 2011 by Warner Records. And in preparation for its official worldwide release, Charice will be launching a seven-city tour across Asia. The tour will begin on March 2, 2012, in Dubai and then in Manila (Philippines), Hong Kong (China), Seoul (Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Singapore (Singapore) and Hawaii (USA.)
The Bruno Mars composition–“Before It Explodes”–was released as lead single of “Infinity” last April 18, 2011. “Louder” was released as the album’s second single bundled with another track titled “Lost the Best Thing” on May 20, 2011. “One Day,” on the other hand, was released as promotional single as a part of Acuvue’s “ACUVUE® 1•DAY Contest”. Both “Louder” and “One Day” have an accompanying music video released in later dates.
In the exclusive Japanese release of the album, “Far as the Sky” was released as a promotional single in Japan on July 27, 2011. The track was also the theme song of the popular Japanese drama series, “Bull Doctor.” “New World” was then released as the second promotional single in Japan and will be featured on the upcoming Square Enix RPG Final Fantasy XIII-2.
It’s interesting to note that Japan is the 2nd biggest market in music in the world next to the US. Charice‘s “Infinity” peaked at no. 8 on Billboard Japan album chart.
Here is the track listing for Charice’s “Infinity” album:
Daniel Jamas, Leah Haywood, Shelly Peiken
2. “New World”
3. “Bounce Back”
Lars Halvor Jensen, Kasia Livingston, Johannes “Josh” Joergensen & Daniel “Obi” Klein
4. “Far As the Sky”
5. “Lost the Best Thing”
Carsten Schack, Sean Hurley, Cathy Dennis
6. “Heartbreak Survivor”
Rico Love, Wayne Wilkins, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque
7. “Before It Explodes”
Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Phillip Lawrence
8. “Lesson For Life”
Jason Derulo, Kara DioGuardi, Alex Francis, Dinavon Bythwood, Jordan Kyle, Joseph Angel
9. “Never Always”
Frankie Storm, Warren “Oak” Felder
10. “One Day”
Nick Jonas, Dan Muckala, Jason Ingram
Natasha Bedingfield, Mike Elizondo, Danielle Brisebois