Lani Bayot Misalucha is a Filipino singer who performs pop, rock, jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, and operatic arias. Her ability to sing across several genres gave her the title “Asia’s Nightingale” by MTV Southeast Asia. She was also nominated for an Aliw Award for playing Sita in the 1999 Filipino musical Rama at Sita – The Musical.
Clarita Crisostomo Dela Fuente-De Guzman (born December 28, 1958), better known as Claire de la Fuente, is a Filipino singer who achieved celebrity status in the late 1970s with the jukebox hit “Sayang”. She was given the title “Asia’s Sweetest Voice” because of her sweet voice. She was dubbed “the Karen Carpenter of the Philippines” as her voice has a striking resemblance to that of the late singer. Her first album in 1977 was then the Philippines’ biggest ever seller. She went on to record seven more albums. Besides “Sayang”, she is also known for hits like “Minsan-Minsan” and “Nakaw Na Pag-ibig”.
She was given the title “Queen of Tagalog Songs” alongside Rico J. Puno as her counterpart. She was also named “Jukebox Queen” together with her contemporaries Imelda Papin, Eva Eugenio and the late Didith Reyes, and was also dubbed as “Asia’s Sweetest Voice”.
In 2008, she teamed up with Richard Carpenter for her international album Something In Your Eyes.
Maria Socorro Ledesma (born March 16, 1955), better known as Kuh Ledesma, is a Filipino pop and jazz singer.
She has been performing for 35 years in the music industry which encompasses more than 1,000 concerts all over the world, numerous awards in the Philippines, and 20 albums in the Philippine recording industry.
Ledesma is the first Filipino singer to become a recipient of the Salem Music Awards in London in March 1989. In 1997, she released her international debut album Precious in collaboration with American and Filipino songwriters, arrangers and musicians.