Meet The Woman Behind The Latest Issue Of StarCentral Magazine: Sharon Cuneta

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Regarded as one of the most successful and highest-earning individuals in the Philippine entertainment industry, Sharon Cuneta has grown into a household name and has been referred to as the “Megastar.” She has starred in over 60 films, hosted over ten television shows, and recorded over 40 albums. She has held numerous accolades as an actress, host, and recording artist, including multiple FAMAS, MMFF, and Awit Awards.

In the ’70s, Vicor Records asked Cuneta to record “Tawag Ng Pag-Ibig.” This was followed up with a song by Rey Valera entitled “Mr. DJ.” This song became a popular hit. She received her first Gold Record for this song and her music label Vicor Records came out with succeeding albums like “Sharon” and “Sharon Cuneta” and then “High School” with the same level of success. She released other popular singles, including “Naaalala Ka,” “I-Swing Mo Ako,” “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko,” and “High School Life.”

In the ’80s, she starred in her first feature film, Dear Heart, with then 1980s heartthrob Gabby Concepcion. Dear Heart was a resounding success and paved the way for successful movies such as PS I Love You and My Only Love. She was also paired with other leading men, with the likes of William Martinez (in Forgive and Forget), Rowell Santiago (in Cross My Heart and Friends in Love), and Miguel Rodriguez (in To Love Again). Furthermore, she top-billed three blockbuster melodramas: Sa Hirap at Ginhawa, Bukas, Luluhod And Mga Tala, and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin Ragudo? which led to her eventual crowning as 1984’s Box Office Queen of RP Movies. She staged a two-night sold-out major concert at the Araneta Coliseum and was cited as the year’s Most Outstanding Female Concert Hall Act by Aliw Awards.

In the ’90s, Cuneta’s box office success continued with roles alongside famous action stars like Fernando Poe Jr. (Kahit Konting Pagtingin), Robin Padilla,(Maging Sino Ka Man), Ramon’ Bong’ Revilla Jr. (Pangako Sa ‘Yo), Rudy Fernandez (Kung Kailangan Mo Ako). All these movies were certified blockbusters which led to her being crowned Box-Office Queen in 1990 and crowned again in 1991 through 1993 because of the success of her movies. She also starred in three more films with Gabby Concepcion, Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin?, Una Kang Naging Akin, and Tayong Dalawa, the latter giving her a grandslam Best Actress nomination from PMPC Star Awards for Movies, FAMAS, Film Academy of the Philippines and Gawad Urian. Cuneta won a Platinum award in 1992, a Double Platinum award in 1991 and 1992, and a Triple Platinum award in 1992.

In 2000, Cuneta starred in Minsan Minahal Kita alongside Richard Gomez, which earned P10 million on its opening day. She was named Best Actress during the 2002 Manila Film Festival in June for her role in Viva Films’ Magkapatid. She also starred in movies such as Caregiver, BFF: Best Friends Forever, and Mano Po 6 (which later gave her another Best Actress citation at the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival). Her long-running musical talk show, Sharon, eventually ended in 2010 and was replaced by a talent show (which she also hosted), Star Power, with singers Christian Bautista and Erik Santos as her co-hosts. After Star Power, Cuneta hosted the Philippine franchise of the popular US reality show, The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition.

In 2011, Cuneta left ABS-CBN and signed a five-year contract with TV5. She started her first talk show under her new network, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid. The show ran for eight months. She also became a co-host of the musical variety talk show The Mega and the Songwriter alongside Ogie Alcasid. Cuneta’s comedy series, Madam Chairman, premiered on October 14. It was her first TV series in 35 years.

In 2015, she signed a contract with ABS-CBN, marking her return to her home network of 23 years. Upon returning, her first project was being a judge in Your Face Sounds Familiar. She also became one of the three coaches (judges) for the third season of The Voice Kids and one of the coaches for the first season of The Voice Teens.

Next month, Sharon Cuneta will be the first Filipino singer to perform in the iconic, world-class Sydney Coliseum Theatre at West HQ Rooty Hill. She will be performing on Friday, October 28, 2022. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketek, or you can get them in person at West HQ Box Office, which is open from 10 AM until 5 PM, Monday to Sunday.

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