Artist Birtday : 06/08/1964 (Age 52)
Born In : Santa Mesa, Philippines
Genres : OPM, Inspirational, Pop
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Edgardo Jose “Gary” Santiago Valenciano (born August 6, 1964), also known Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy, is a Filipino musician. Valenciano has released 26 albums, and won the Awit Awards for “Best Male Performer” eleven times. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines first National Ambassador. His most notable songs include “‘Di Bale Na Lang” (“Never mind”), “Eto Na Naman” (“Here we go again”), “Sana Maulit Muli” (“I wish it happens again”), “Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?” (“Is God sleeping?”), “Gaya ng Dati” (“Just like before”), “Pasko Na, Sinta Ko” (“It’s Christmas, my love”), “Narito” (“Here”), “Babalik Ka Rin” (“You’ll return too”), “Di Na Natuto” (“Never learned”), “Shout for Joy”, and “Take Me Out of the Dark”.

He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors, and is frequently tapped to sing theme songs for the network’s soap operas and in-house film arm, Star Cinema.

Gary Valenciano was given the ASAP Elite Platinum Circle Award for 2008 for his extraordinary achievements in the local music industry. In his 25 years in the music industry, he has been awarded five Platinum albums, four double Platinum albums, three triple Platinum albums, and two sextuple Platinum albums.