For this album, Velasquez pointed that she would like to work with young composers and assemble it with entirely new OPM materials than covering songs which done from her previous albums, Covers, Vol. 1, Covers, Vol. 2 and Low Key. And throughout the project, she worked with her now husband singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, with whom she had collaborated most of her hit songs from her previous albums. Though the second disc of the album contains mostly cover songs talking about being in love and marriage, the songs were mainly chosen by Velasquez herself going through her own wedding preparations at that time with Alcasid. The album also includes a song called S.M.I.L.E. written by Noel Mendez that became the theme song for Operation Smile after Velasquez became one of the ambassador to the foundation together with the main theme song of TV musical series Diva called Walang Iba and the love theme of TV romantic comedy series I ♥ You Pare! penned by Janno Gibbs called True Romance, both which Velasquez starred aired over GMA-7.
Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez (born April 22, 1970) is a Filipino singer, actor, and record producer who came to prominence after winning the 1984 Ang Bagong Kampeon and the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest. Velasquez signed with OctoArts International under the name Chona in 1986 and released the single “Love Me Again”, which was commercially unsuccessful. After adopting the stage name Regine Velasquez, she signed a recording contract with VIVA Records in 1987 and released her eponymous debut album containing the singles “Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang” and “Urong Sulong”.
Hulog Ka ng Langit is the 16th studio album by Filipina singer Regine Velasquez, released in the Philippines on November 28, 2013 by Universal Records and is her 3rd and final full-length studio album under the record label following “Fantasy” from the year 2010. It is an album that consists of original songs and remakes that centers on motherhood and unconditional love. This album was deducated to her only son Nathaniel James Alcasid. The album debuted at number one in all record bars in the Philippines and was certified Platinum in two weeks after its official release.
Velasquez married long-time partner, the Filipino singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid in 2010 and eventually got pregnant causing her to cancel all existing professional commitments. She took a year-long hiatus for her sensitive pregnancy and thus, it took a few years before she could go back to the studio to record a full-length album. The making of the album had to be delayed due to the preparations for her 25th anniversary concert Silver on November 2012. Velasquez was also having difficulties coming back to singing after pregnancy due to the weight she gained during pregnancy and the problems she encountered with her singing voice which was later attributed to acid reflux. Sometime in early 2013, Velasquez began recording some of the songs for the new album.
Low Key is the 14th studio album, and fifth cover album, by Filipina singer-actress Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, released on November 14, 2008 in physical format (cassette & CDs) and digital. The album was Velasquez’s first album with Universal Records. It was certified gold a week after its release with sales of over 12,500 units on its first day and achieves platinum certification after a month. It became one of the best selling albums for year 2008-2009.
The album also includes a minus-one CD of all the tracks. An Asian edition of the album was released on December 16, 2008 and a Philippine re-release which feature a Christmas song bonus track original by Jim Brickman with a different cover album art. The album cover art is taken by Filipino photographer Mark Nicdao at Velasquez’s home.
Covers, Volume 2 is the 13th studio album by Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez, released on January 30, 2006 by Viva Records in the Philippines in CD format and in digital download. The album contains different music genres including jazz and blues which is new to Velasquez’ repertoire. It is her third cover album from Viva after R2K (1999) and Covers, Vol. 1 (2004), and includes covers of songs by Al Green, Paul McCartney and Wings, Blondie and Alanis Morissette among others. The first single released is Hold Me In Your Arms originally done by the Southern Sons. The album was certified platinum a month after its release.
Covers (also known as Covers, Vol. 1) is the twelfth studio album by Filipino singer Regine Velasquez, released in the Philippines on October 20, 2004 by Viva Records. It is a cover album that consists of love songs, originally recorded by male OPM acts from the 80’s and 90’s. It turned Platinum three days after its official release.
The album was released on digital download through iTunes on August 1, 2004, with a slightly different cover. To date, the album has sold over 160,000 copies in the country, certified Quadruple Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.