Angeline Quinto Biography, Music, Family, Net Worth and Awards
Angeline Quinto was born on November 26, 1989 as the only daughter of Pop Quiros and Rosemarie Susan Mabao. Mabao initially wanted an abortion as she felt that she could no longer continue to be a mother while being in an abusive relationship with her father. Her father’s aunt, Sylvia Quinto, however convinced her not to and instead offered to raise Angeline. After Mabao gave birth to Quinto, she gave up her parental rights to Mama Bob and fled while her father left for another family.
Growing up in Sampaloc, Manila, Quinto was already aware that she was adopted and often kept in touch with her biological father however she never met her mother. She was eventually reunited with her mother twenty three years later in 2012. She participated in several singing competitions in her town, but lost most of them. Despite her failures she still pursued her dreams and continued to compete in singing competitions. She would even sneak out of the house to join competitions.
Then came a night of a very special night where she won 3 different competitions in just one night. Her grand mother was so proud when she won Php7,000 (US$165) and she even cooked a delicious dinner for her grandmother.
Angeline Quinto Career
Star for a Night
Angeline Quinto was a finalist where she competed with the grand winner Sarah Geronimo in a singing competition Star For A Night hosted by the Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez. She also competed with Mark Bautista now recording star, and Mau Marcelo later won as first Philippine Idol and became Philippine Diamond Diva. Sharon Cuneta was one of the judges that night and the host of Star Power: Sharon’s Search For the Next Female Pop Superstar.
MTB: Teen PopStar
Angeline Quinto was the grand winner (tied with Sherilyn Flores) of MTB: Teen PopStar, where she competed with Jona during the pre-finals. Charice became a champion in Bulilit PopStar division.
Angeline Quinto Diz Iz It
Angeline Quinto also joined GMA’s Diz Iz It segment Diz Iz Kantahan: Challenge the Champion in 2010. She failed to win during her first try, but she was given the chance to become a wildcard finalist. She won the wildcard edition that gave her way to the Battle of the Champions. She then dubbed by the show as the Rising Star. Her contest pieces used in the show are I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, On The Wings of Love, What Kind of Fool Am I?, and On My Own.
Star Power: Sharon Search For the Next Female Superstar
After three rounds of competition, with the final round singing an original composition from Star Records, Quinto emerged as the winner of Star Power: Sharon Search For the Next Female Superstar, earning a cash prize of 1 million pesos, a Great Wall Hover SUV, and an entertainment showcase from Sony Philippines, diamond jewellery from JMK Jewelry and an exclusive recording contract from Star Records.
On July 15, 2011, Quinto staged her first solo concert. Angeline Quinto also toured and opened for Sharon Cuneta in her United States concert tour. She has sung several soundtracks for ABS-CBN television dramas and films. She is currently a co-host and performer on ASAP. Her album received a Double Platinum certification from PARI.
Angeline Quinto Concerts
In February, 2013, Angeline staged her first Valentines concert in SMX, Mall of Asia titled Angeline Quinto In Love. After doing various shows abroad, she went back to the concert scene last August 15, 2015 for KQ at the Araneta held in one of the biggest concert venues in the Philippines with her rumored boyfriend Erik Santos. Her performance with Santos was a hit that they staged another concert with their respective icons, Regine Velasquez and Martin Nievera. The concert titled Royals, was held at Mall of Asia Arena on February 15, 2016.
Having her performed in two of the largest concert venues in the Philippines and has sung numerous theme songs of top rated drama programs made her as one of the top concert artists in the Philippines and sealed her as the country’s Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs. On November 11, 2016, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, she will be having a concert with Yeng Constantino, KZ and Kyla titled Divas Live in Manila. On March 31, 2017, she will be having a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena with Jona, Klarisse de Guzman and Morissette as part of the ASAP Birit Queens group.
Angeline Quinto Influences
Angeline Quinto has cited various artists as influences to her musical style. She grew up listening to songs of Regine Velasquez and says she is the main reason she does music. Quinto credits Velasquez’s singing and her song “What Kind Of Fool Am I” as influencing her to begin practicing vocal “runs” as a child, as well as helping her pursue a career as a musician.