Sarah Geronimo marks first decade as 'Pop Star Princess'

Posted at 03/01/2013 5:01 PM | Updated as of 03/01/2013 7:43 PM

MANILA -- It has been 10 years since Sarah Geronimo was given the title "Pop Star Princess," after emerging champion in a talent search hosted by veteran singer Regine Velasquez.

The 24-year-old Kapamilya star rose to fame in 2003 after winning "Star for A Night," a singing competition that secured its victor a record deal with local label Viva Records.

A decade and over 10 albums later, Viva Entertainment is celebrating Geronimo's longevity in showbiz via a web series chronicling Geronimo's career as an award-winning singer and as an actress.

On Friday, the first videos in "Sarah Geronimo: 1 Decade to Forever" were released online by the entertainment production company, making the title of the retrospective a top local trending topic on micro-bloggging site Twitter.

Since her "Star for A Night" win, Geronimo has achieved numerous firsts and milestones that have cemented her status as "Pop Star Princess."

Aside from releasing a string of best-selling albums, Geronimo as a concert performer has also proven to be a commercial hit. DVDs of her concerts have all achieved platinum status. In 2012, she headlined her own TV concert program, titled "Sarah G Live."

As an actress, Geronimo has appeared in numerous TV series. Since 2003, she has topbilled four Kapamilya soap operas. Currently, she is gearing up to star in her own drama anthology, "Sarah G Presents," which will start airing in March.

Geronimo is also finishing work on her latest film, "It Takes A Man and A Woman," the third in her series of romantic-comedy movies co-starring John Lloyd Cruz. To date, this romantic comedy is the actress' sixth where she appears in a leading role.

Outside the Philippines, Geronimo has also made waves as a performer, having earned nods from international award giving bodies. Most recently, she is nominated as Favorite Asian Act in the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.