Sarah Geronimo, now dubbed as Asia’s Pop Star, was recently named one of the nominees in the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) which is happening in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 10.
In the official list released on September 17, the Voice of the Philippines coach was announced as finalist in the Best Southeast Asia Act category of the prestigious music award-giving body. Sarah is vying for this award against Malaysia’s Hafiz, Vietnam’s My Tam, Indonesia’s NOAH, Singapore’s Olivia Ong, and Thailand’s Slot Machine.
Here’s what the MTV Europe website has to say about the 24=year-old Kapamilya star:
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo, or simply Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G., is hailed as the Philippines’ Popstar Princess. Born in Manila, she turned 25 on July 25, 2013. Sarah’s showbiz career began at age 14 when she emerged as the champion of a singing contest called “Star For A Night” in 2002.
For a decade now, she has achieved multiplatinum albums, record-breaking concerts, blockbuster movies, and high-rating TV shows. Sarah’s phenomenal musical talent has earned her recognition not just in her homeland, but all over Asia. She won the title of Best Asian Artist (Philippines) at the 2012 MNet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong, making her the first Filipino to receive the award. In the Philippines, she has been honored by many prestigious award-giving bodies. She is a six-time Awit Awards winner, including the “Best Selling Album of the Year” for One Heart in 2012, which is a certified five-times platinum album. Sarah is the only female artist in history to win all the major Aliw Awards: the coveted Entertainer of The Year and Record Breaker in 2010, Best Female in Major Concert for 24/SG in 2012, Best in Collaboration For A Concert for What Love Is in 2011, and Most Promising Female Entertainer in 2003. In 2004, she won Nickelodeon Philippines’ Kids’ Choice Award.
This year, she makes another breakthrough with her new album ‘Expressions’, featuring a song she herself wrote entitled ‘Make Me Yours’.”
MTV Europe has several regional awards this year with one category per European country, and one each for US, Canada, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand; 3 categories for Latin America, one category for the whole African continent, one category each for Asian countries like China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and another one for Southeast Asia.
The Awards night on November 10 is expected to be broadcast to 700 million homes across Europe and Asia.