|Artist Birtday :||31/08/1986 (Age 36)|
|Born In :||Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Actress, Model|
|Genres :||Pop, R&B, Broadway|
Rachelle Ann “Shin” Villalobos Go-Spies (born August 31, 1986) is a Filipino singer and international musical theater actress. Her single “First Burn” together with Lexi Lawson, Arianna Afsar, Julia Harriman and Shoba Narayan debuted and peaked at number 1 in iTunes U.S, number 64 in UK Official Charts, number 46 in iTunes worldwide and number 22 in Billboard Chart Digital Songs category, making her the first Philippine-based recording artist to reach number 1 the U.S. music chart.
She began her career by participating in and winning several singing competitions, the first of which was in the long-running Philippine variety show Eat Bulaga! at age eleven. She rose to fame when she emerged as the Grand Champion of the reality talent search Search for a Star in 2004. She was previously managed by VIVA Artist Agency and Viva Records. She is currently managed by Cornerstone Talent Management Center.
Go won the Silver Prize award for her song, “From The Start”, at the Shanghai Music Festival 2005 and Best Own song, “Isang Lahi”, at the Astana International Song Festival 2005 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Since then, she has headlined concerts locally and internationally, recorded seven albums, which became certified gold and double platinum records.
Go has also performed in various hit musicals in the Philippines, London’s West End and on Broadway. Her debut was in The Little Mermaid, playing the role of Ariel in 2011, for which she won a Best Actress award from Broadway World Philippine Awards; and another in 2013 for Tarzan, playing the role of Jane Porter. Go’s theater career continues as she was cast in the 2014 West End revival of the hit musical Miss Saigon, for the role of Gigi Van Tranh. Following this, she was cast in the 30th anniversary staging of Les Miserables in the role of Fantine. She then made her Broadway debut reprising the role of Gigi in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon in March 2017. Go is currently playing the role of Eliza Hamilton in the original West End production of Hamilton.
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