Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

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Sarah Geronimo
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Sarah Geronimo in Dubai, 2011
Born Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo
(1988-07-25) July 25, 1988 (age 29)
Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Other names Inday Sarah
  • Singer
  • actress
  • record producer
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Years active 2002–present
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Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo (born July 25, 1988), also known as Sarah G, is a Filipino singer, actress, and record producer.

Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Manila, Geronimo started a career in music at the age of 14 after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night. She then signed with music label Viva Records and rose to fame with the release of her debut album Popstar: A Dream Come True (2003), which yielded the success of her most recognized single “Forever’s Not Enough”. The album became a multi-platinum record and won two Awit Awards. Her music was consistently categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions (2013), when she added R&B and dance into her style. Subsequently, she was nominated for the major awards in the 27th Awit Awards including Album of the Year and Song of the Year where she won the Best R&B Recording for the single “Ikot-Ikot”. Following a crossover success, Geronimo continued on the same musical form and eventually achieved two consecutive Album of the Year prize from Awit Awards: Perfectly Imperfect (2014) and “The Great Unknown” (2015).

Geronimo began working with television network ABS-CBN in 2004. She appeared in projects such as ASAP (2004–present), Bituing Walang Ningning (2006) and Sarah G. Live! (2012-2013). She was also a coach in The Voice of the Philippines and The Voice Kids for two seasons from 2013 to 2015. She also stars in her own reality show through Pinoy Box Office and Viva TV channels called Popstar Diaries since 2009.

Geronimo then ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films: A Very Special Love (2008), You Changed My Life (2009) and It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013). All of which are in the list of highest-grossing films in the Philippines that earned her three Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. She also received two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress for these films respectively. Geronimo has a collective box-office receipt of over PHP 1 billion[citation needed]; with at least 6 films that have grossed in excess of PHP 100 million[citation needed]. In 2015, FAMAS named her as one of the six “Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema”.[citation needed]

Throughout her career, Geronimo has received 12 Awit Awards, 8 Aliw Awards, 26 Myx Music Awards (the most in the awards history) and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. She has also won the Best Asian Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012[citation needed], Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2014, Best Selling Filipino Artist at the 22nd World Music Awards[citation needed] and Best Asian Performer at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in 2016.[citation needed] She was inducted into the Anak TV Hall of Fame in 2013.[citation needed] Geronimo is a Goodwill Ambassador for Music of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and a recipient of their Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” state recognition for multi-disciplinary arts.[citation needed]

Life and career[edit]

1988–2003: Early beginnings and Star for a Night[edit]

Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines to Delfin Geronimo, a retired PLDT employee, and Divina Tua Geronimo, who ran a beauty salon in their house. She is the third of four children.[1] She started singing publicly at age two. At the age of four, she was accompanied by her mother to join auditions for different television programs. Geronimo became part of the shows Penpen De Sarapen (4–6 years old), Ang TV (7–8 years old) and NEXT (8–9 years old).[2] She has also played as an extra in the movie Sarah… Ang Munting Prinsesa (1995).[3] In between auditions, Geronimo would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges. Geronimo, then age 7, was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II. Geronimo at an early age joined different singing contests the first of which was Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

In 2002, Geronimo competed on the television singing contest Star for a Night aired in IBC. At the age of fourteen, she won the grand prize that included PHP 1 million and a managerial contract from Viva Entertainment. Geronimo released her first album Popstar: A Dream Come True in 2003. Her acting debut was a supporting role in the film Filipinas (2003). She had another supporting role in Captain Barbell (2003).

2004–2007: The Other Side and In Motion[edit]

Still managed by VIVA, Geronimo signed a TV contract with ABS-CBN network in 2004.[4] She starred in her first television series, Sarah the Teen Princess (2004) and became a regular host and performer on the variety show ASAP (2004–present).[5][6] Geronimo again had supporting roles in the films Masikip sa Dibdib (2004), Annie B. (2004) and Lastikman: Unang Banat (2004). Geronimo sang the Philippine National Anthem at the pre-inaugural ceremonies of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30, 2004. In November 2004, Geronimo released her second album, Sweet Sixteen that included the single “How Could You Say You Love Me“. Geronimo performed in the Night of the Champions concert at the Araneta Coliseum with other singing competition winners Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos.

In 2005, Geronimo joined the cast of the teen-oriented television program SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako and hosted two seasons of the singing competition show Little Big Star (2005-2007). On September 30, 2005, Geronimo staged a solo concert at Araneta Coliseum entitled The Other Side.

In 2006, Geronimo starred in ABS-CBN’s primetime soap opera, Bituing Walang Ningning, a remake of the 1985 movie. She played the role of an aspiring singer named Dorina Pineda, originally played by Sharon Cuneta in the movie,[7][8] and released a soundtrack of the series. In July 2006, Geronimo release her third studio album, Becoming, produced by Christian De Walden. The album yielded three singles: “I Still Believe In Loving You“, “Carry My Love” and “Iingatan Ko Ang Pag-ibig Mo”. On November 18, 2006, Manny Pacquiao chose Geronimo to sing Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine national anthem, before his match against Mexico’s Erik Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.[9][10]

Geronimo staged her second major solo concert “In Motion” on July 14, 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum. Unlike her first solo concert, this concert went off with no technical glitches.[11] She spent the rest of 2007 performing concerts in the Philippines and the U.S.[5][12] and recording her fourth studio album, Taking Flight,[13] which sold more than 60,000 units and achieved double platinum status. In the latter half of 2007, Geronimo appeared in her third television series for ABS-CBN, Pangarap Na Bituin.[5]

2008–2010: The Next One and Record Breaker[edit]

Sarah Geronimo performing in Londing in 2009

In early 2008, Geronimo reunited with Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go, and Christian Bautista in a Valentine’s Day concert at the Araneta Coliseum, entitled “OL4LUV”.[14] Before Geronimo released her fifth studio album, she released I’ll Be There as the fourth single from Taking Flight. On July 30, 2008, Geronimo starred with Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz in A Very Special Love which was produced by Star Cinema and VIVA films and grossed almost 180 million.[15][16][16][17] The movie opened with 14 million pesos and Isah V. Red of The Manila Standard Today said, “This only proves that the new generation of Filipino movie audience is ready for their own screen heroine, not someone passed on to them by their parents or grandparents.[18] Geronimo included a track from the film, “A Very Special Love”, on her album Taking Flight. Geronimo’s fifth studio album, Just Me, included a duet with Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough entitled, “I’ll Be There”. De Walden again produced this album.[19][20] Like her previous albums, Just Me achieved platinum status in December 2008. She was recognized for this accomplishment on the 2008 ASAP Platinum Circle Awards show.[21] On November 8, 2008, Geronimo staged her third major solo concert in Araneta Coliseum, entitled The Next One, which marked the first time she accompanied herself on the piano while on stage.[22] Geronimo’s Just Me album, was re-released, adding You Changed My Life.[16] She was also recognized by ASAP for attaining platinum status for her albums Taking Flight and Just Me and for her two concert DVDs (The Other Side and Sarah In Motion).[21]

In February 2009, Geronimo made a movie again with John Lloyd Cruz in You Changed My Life, the sequel of A Very Special Love.[23] The film’s total theatrical earnings earned over ₱230 million, and holds the record for the highest grossing Filipino movie made.[24] Geronimo traveled to the US in March to April 2009 for her The Next One tour, where she received positive reviews about her performances.[25] In June 2009, she re-staged the Sarah Geronimo: The Next One Philippine concert tour.[26][27] On August 5, 2009 Geronimo was given the honor to sing the Virna Lisa’s 1986 People Power anthem, “Magkaisa” during the funeral of former President Corazon Aquino.[28] Geronimo released a solo Christmas album, Your Christmas Girl in October 2009. In November 2009, she staged her fourth solo sold-out concert, Record Breaker, in the Araneta Coliseum.[29][30] The Philippine Daily Inquirer called the concert “a qualified success”.[24] During the concert, Geronimo became emotional while talking about her struggles trying to succeed in a music industry inundated by aspiring singers.[29] At the same day of her concert, she released her sixth studio album, Music and Me. [31][32][33] In December 2009, Your Christmas Girl and Music and Me both reached platinum status after a month of their release.[34]

On December 1, 2009, Sarah Geronimo received a star on the Philippines Walk of Fame at Libis, Eastwood.[35] Geronimo released the DVD Record Breaker, filmed at the Araneta Coliseum, on March 16, 2010 and eventually achieved triple Platinum status in December 2010.

In April 2010, Sarah Geronimo was chosen to endorse an online game called Superstar which was launched by X-Play as an online singing star search. Geronimo also lent her voice in singing its theme song “This Is My Dream.”[36]

In September 2010, Geronimo starred in a musical series entitled 1DOL which was aired in ABS-CBN and she appeared in the film Hating Kapatid under Viva Films.

2011–2012: Catch Me, I’m in Love, Sarah G. Live! and concerts[edit]

In February 2011, she had a Valentine concert with Martin Nievera titled “What Love Is” at the Araneta Coliseum.[37] Geronimo worked with Gerald Anderson in the film collaboration of Star Cinema and Viva Films entitled Catch Me, I’m in Love which was shown on March 23, 2011 in theaters nationwide and shown as a summer release in the Philippines. Raymond Lo, U.S. correspondent for The Philippine Star said:

In November 2011, Geronimo made a movie again with Gerald Anderson in Won’t Last A Day Without You which earned ₱20 Million on its opening day. Geronimo signed an exclusive one-year contract with ABS-CBN, it states her future projects and commitments such as having a weekly solo show, an extension as a performer in ASAP Rocks, and a movie with John Lloyd Cruz for the third time.[39] Also this year, Geronimo is declared as the Princess of Philippine Movies by the Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards for her movie, Catch Me, I’m In Love together with Gerald Anderson.

Geronimo had her solo weekly musical-variety show every Sunday night titled Sarah G. Live! and her movie with John Lloyd Cruz is in production.[40]

In July 2012, Geronimo staged her fifth major solo concert in the “Big Dome” entitled 24/SG.[41] In November 2012, Geronimo was chosen as the “Bayanihan Ambassadress” of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

In December 2012, Geronimo won a string of awards one of which is the Best Asian Artist Award (Philippines) at the recently concluded Mnet Asian Music Awards.[42] Geronimo also bagged major awards in Awit Awards, Aliw Awards and PMPC Star Awards for Music.[43]

2013–2015: The Voice of The Philippines and international activities[edit]

In 2013, Geronimo will have her own drama anthology entitled Sarah G. Presents.[44][45][46] Geronimo is also set to be a coach and judge in The Voice of the Philippines.

In February 2013, Sarah Geronimo is among the nominees in the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA). She is nominated in the Favorite Asian Act category, along with Chinese singer-actor Han Geng, South Korean rapper Psy, and Malaysian singer Shila Amzah. In the official website of the 2013 KCA, Geronimo is described as the Philippines’ “Popstar Princess.”

“She got her big break at age 14 when she won a TV singing competition. Smash albums such as ‘Popstar: A Dream Come True’ and ‘Just Me’ followed, along with film roles. Now, at age 24, she is already a multi-awarded, multi-platinum recording artist, a movie star, a TV personality with her own musical variety show, and an inspiration to young people and adults alike. She’s a true Philippine superstar for the 21st century!” KCA’s description of Geronimo said.

In March 2013, Geronimo received two Presidential Awards, Ani ng Dangal for Multi-Disciplinary Arts and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippines) Goodwill Ambassadress for Music [47] Geronimo is nominated for three categories at the 2013 World Music Awards (WMA): best entertainer of the year, best live act, and best female artist. This year’s list of WMA nominees include Adele, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Psy, and many others.[48] Also her movie which is shown on March 30, 2013 It Takes a Man and a Woman broke box office records and became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.

In April 2013, Geronimo was chosen as the new brand ambassadress of SM Development Corporation.[49]

In June 2013, Viva Records announced that she will be releasing her tenth studio album on July before her birthday. The album’s title was later revealed to be Expressions, which will contain mainly original songs that she co-produced herself.[50] It was released on July 22.[51] To promote the album’s release, Geronimo held launch events at various shopping malls across Quezon City from August 3.[52] On August 8, Geronimo became the brand endorser of KakaoTalk together with K-pop boyband Big Bang.[53]

In December 2013, she was elevated into Anak TV Seal Hall of Famer for being a “credible, wholesome and worth emulating by the youth”.[54] Geronimo was also nominated for the Best Southeast Asian Act category in the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.

In February 2014, she was chosen as newest product endorser of Toyota.[55] Geronimo joined the coaching panel for the Philippine version of The Voice Kids and confirmed her return for the second season of The Voice of the Philippines.

On May 27, 2014, Sarah Geronimo are among acts that won accolades in the 2014 World Music Awards held in Monaco, winning the Best Selling Philippines Artist award. She became the first Filipino music artist who received an award in the World Music Awards history.[56]

On August 26, 2014, Spotify Philippines revealed that Sarah Geronimo was one of the most streamed artists within the country alongside band Eraserheads.[57]

Geronimo release her eleventh studio album titled Perfectly Imperfect on October 4, 2014. The album also included songs which were written by international music producer Adam Hurstfield and Canadian singer Elise Estrada. The album’s lead single, “Kilometro“, premiered on September 17, 2014 and was written by Thyro & Yumi.[58][59]

Sarah Geronimo was voted as the Best Southeast Asia Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards and was also nominated as Best Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese Act.[60][61]

She was included in BuzzFeed‘s 2014 list of The 20 Filipino Music Artists You Need To Listen Right Now.[62]

Sarah Geronimo has been chosen by Disney to re-interpret the theme song of its Princess franchise. In a teaser aired on Disney Channel, Geronimo revealed that she did her own version of “The Glow” and that its music video will premiere on December 6, 2014.[63]

In July 2015, Sarah Geronimo with her song “Kilometro” represented the Philippines in the 10th International Song Contest:The Global Sound hosted by Australian jury, as one of the 70 semi-finalists from different countries all over the world and later on advanced as one of the top 25 finalists. At the final round, Geronimo was adjudged as the winner and received the Gold Global Sound award. ISC:The Global Sound confirmed on their Facebook page that this is the first Asian country to win the contest.[64][65]

Sarah Geronimo was photographed by international photographer Nigel Barker, along with celebrity endorsers of Belo Medical Group, for July 2015 Philippine Tatler magazine The Glam Issue.[66]

Geronimo also starred in the blockbuster movie The Breakup Playlist, together with Filipino actor Piolo Pascual, which was shown in cinemas on July 1. The movie grossed PHP 200 million.[67]

In August 2015, Geronimo was chosen by OPPO Philippines to became their first brand ambassador in the country.[68]

“We chose Sarah as our first ambassador because we think she’s an ideal fit for Oppo. She brings an unmatched combination of freshness and elegance to the table, and that’s what we want in an endorser.”

— Oppo Philippines CEO.

On September 16, 2015, Manulife Philippines launched “Start Your Story,” a new brand campaign that aims to encourage Filipinos to take the first step in making their dreams come true. Sarah Geronimo, together with Filipino actor Richard Yap, became Manulife’s brand ambassador for this campaign.[69]

In October 2015, Geronimo was chosen to record Felix Manalo‘s theme song “Ang Sugo ng Diyos Sa Mga Huling Araw” and later won Best Movie Theme Song on both PMPC Star Awards for Movies and FAMAS Awards in 2016.

Geronimo is the biggest pop star in the Philippines. Xeleb Inc., the first celebrity mobile games company in the Philippines, tapped Geronimo for its newest gaming app, Sarah G Popsters.[70] The app officially launched on November 24, 2015 and is already available for download in Google Play for free.

In December 2015, for the second consecutive year, Spotify Philippines hailed Sarah Geronimo as one of the most streamed Filipino artists alongside bands Eraserheads and Up Dharma Down.[71][72]

On December 9, 2015, Sarah Geronimo bagged her 10th Awit Award. At the 28th Awit Awards, “Perfectly Imperfect” was awarded “Album of the Year”.[73]

On December 18, 2015, Sarah Geronimo was voted as the Asian Artist of the Year at the Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards 2015.[74]

2016–present: Endorsements, film career and accolades[edit]

On February 29, 2016, Big Apple Music Awards announced on their official Twitter account that Geronimo has been nominated as “Best Filipino Female Artist”.[75]

In March 2016, Philippine Airlines officials, led by Chairman Dr. Lucio C. Tan and President Jaime J. Bautista, celebrated the airline’s 75th anniversary during a gala dinner for PAL employees at the SMX-MOA in Pasay City, where the flag carrier also unveiled its new advertising campaign – The Heart of the Filipino: Shining Through – with top Filipino singers Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga as endorsers.[76]

On September 21, 2016, Sarah Geronimo was announced as one of the nominees in the Best Southeast Asian Act for the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards set on November 6, 2016 at the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.[77]

On October 12, 2016, Sarah Geronimo’s The Great Unknown won Best Secular Album in the 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards.[78] This is the second time Sarah received the award, the first was for Perfectly Imperfect album.

Sarah Geronimo was recognized as this year’s Best Asian Performer during the Classic Rock Awards 2016 held in Tokyo, Japan on November 11, 2016. Geronimo attended the awarding ceremony at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo, where she performed the song “Anak” by Freddie Aguilar. Other performers at the Classic Rock Awards include Jeff Beck, Joe Perry, Rudolf Schenker, Richie Sambora and Orianthi, Tesla, and Cheap Trick.[79]

On November 29, 2016, Geronimo successfully held her album show entitled The Great Unknown: Unplugged in Kia Theatre in promotion of her platinum-selling album The Great Unknown. Due to its success, Geronimo bring the show in different provinces in the country including Albay, Pampanga and Iloilo.[80]

In March 2017, Sarah Geronimo confirmed that she will be returning as one of the coaches of The Voice Teens Philippines making it the second The Voice Teens franchise in the world and the first in Asia. Geronimo will return to the teens edition along with coaches Bamboo, Sharon Cuneta, and Lea Salonga.[81][82][83][84]

In July 2017, Geronimo starred in another blockbuster movie Finally Found Someone with John Lloyd Cruz. The movie served as a reunion movie of Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz tandem after four years.[85]

In January 2018, Geronimo released the single called “Sandata” and topped the iTunes Philippines chart for 4 consecutive days. The song also landed on Spotify Philippines Viral Chart. The official lyric video of the song was published on Viva Records’ official channel a week later.[86][87] On February 1, 2018, Viva Entertainment announced Geronimo’s 15th year anniversary concert called “This Is Me” stylized as “This 15 Me”, the said concert will be held at the Big Dome on April 4, 2018.[88]


Music and voice[edit]

Geronimo’s music is generally pop and sings songs mostly about love. International producer Christian de Walden praised Geronimo’s voice and said “The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across within the last ten years…”.[89] Her voice is very clean and neat but powerful and mid-belt.

Geronimo is widely known for her musical versatility and effortless singing while dancing.[90] Rito P. Asilo of Philippine Daily Inquirer stated in a review of her album: “it’s hard to resist the rich and lush quality of her melodies when they fall smoothly and squarely on her confident middle registers” and has praised her transition saying, “her phrasing style to her interchanging shifts in vocal placement, from deep chest tones to heady soft trills, and back which isn’t really a bad thing: In fact, it could represent growth, because Sarah used to win her admirers solely with the lung-busting high notes.”[91]


Geronimo has cited Michael Jackson as her major influence and she grew up singing and dancing to his music.[92] Geronimo said: “As a child my dream was to be hugely popular like Michael Jackson. I wanted to have that kind of worldwide fame,” added, “I want to be like him, while performing, everyone gets so wild and emotional. Besides that, I see him as not only a performer, he’s an inspiration to many people, and that’s what I also want to become.” Geronimo also cited American pop star, Beyoncé as one of her influences in singing and dancing live.[93]


Geronimo has received acclaim for her live stage performances.[94] After Geronimo’s concert in Araneta Coliseum dubbed as “The Other Side”, The Manila Bulletin said:

“Sarah’s very successful concert showcased the various facets of her personality. She’s an old soul who can sing Celine Dion’s “If I Could” and Mariah Carey’s “Through the Rain” with such emotion. She’s an 80’s baby who can moonwalk to “Billie Jean” ala Michael Jackson. She’s a budding belter who can hit the high notes of Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” with Regine Velasquez.”

In 2009, Geronimo said in a press conference for her concert “Record Breaker” that she hopes to break new records as a concert artist and was quoted as saying, “This is to showcase my new standards as a total performer. Hopefully I’ll give this show justice, entertain my audience and even make them dance with my performances all throughout the night.”

Geronimo’s participation in the “What Love Is…” with Martin Nievera concert was described by Baby A. Gil of the Philippine Star with the comment, “Who needs a dancing Martin anyway when you have the long-limbed Sarah there, who is a daring, enthusiastic dancer? I like watching her dance and finding her moving even better now than the last time is a treat. Of course, she has also become an even better singer. To those who are wont to ask, has she gotten rid of her Celine Dion tendencies? Well, she still sings a good To Love You More, but she has obviously come to her own with fuller tones, nice, sexy low notes.”[37]

In her 24/SG concert People’s Journal commented, “Sarah has reached a new level in her career as a concert artist. In fact, she has earned the right to be called the Concert Queen of the New Generation.” Aside from her singing prowess, Geronimo’s dancing skills has improved greatly.[95]

Her performances gained industry attention and earned her a win at the 2016 Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo as “Best Asian Performer”.[96]

Public image[edit]

Geronimo in 2014

Camille Bersola of The Philippine Star described Geronimo as more than just a pop icon for being an inspiration especially to today’s youth. She stated: “In amateur singing competitions, there will be at least three contestants that will have their own rendition of ‘To Love You More‘ or ‘Forever’s Not Enough‘. When these little girls are asked who their favorite singer is, and whose path they’d like to follow someday, you can bet more or less 75 percent of them will have the same answer: Sarah Geronimo.”[97]

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte described Geronimo in The Philippine Star: “She’s wholesome on and off camera, untainted by unsavory rumors. She’s an ideal daughter and that makes her a good role model for the youth.”[98] Wilson Lee Flores of The Philippine Star said, “She is a breath of fresh air in terms of wholesome image, humility, real talent and source of good news for the Philippine entertainment industry”.[99] In 2005, Geronimo was awarded with “Pinoy Wannabe Awardee”, a prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards given to a celebrity whom kids consider as their role model.[100] In 2006, QTV 11‘s magazine show Ang Pinaka named her as “Ang Pinaka Idol na Singer ng mga Bata.”[101]

Geronimo however admitted it’s not always easy protecting that image, especially since everyone looks up to her as a role model for young people. She said, “It’s a bit hard although I’d like to become a role model. I rather take it as a big challenge because it is probably my purpose being here in this industry. This may also be the reason why I’m being trusted by companies to promote their products.”[97]

Media reception[edit]

In 2010, Geronimo was ranked as the top two in the list of Bureau of Internal Revenue (Philippines) top celebrity taxpayers. In 2011, she was ranked as the third in the top celebrity endorsers by the AGB Nielsen Philippines survey.[102] In 2013, she ranks as the sixth highest female taxpayer and as fourth top endorser.[103][104] In 2014, the entertainment publication YES! Magazine ranked Geronimo as the “Most Beautiful Star”, leading the list as the top 1 of the top 100 celebrities.[105][106][107]. She also ranks in 2014, as the fourth highest female celebrity taxpayer.[108]

Since 2014, Geronimo has been the most streamed solo Filipino artist in Spotify Philippines.[109][110][111]

Personal life and philanthropy[edit]

Sarah Geronimo attended Dominican School Manila for her primary education. She enrolled at UST Education High School but later completed her secondary education at Angelicum College. Geronimo studied Associate in Arts program in University of the Philippines Open University (UP Open University).[112][113]

Sarah Geronimo regularly holds benefit concerts for various charities for children and cancer patients and has been involved with several outreach programs and with Gawad Kalinga[114].


Concert tours[edit]

Solo Major Concerts[edit]

Year Title Venue
2003 Popstar: A Dream Come True Music Museum
2005 The Other Side Smart Araneta Coliseum
2007 In Motion
2008 The Next One
2009 Record Breaker
2012 24/SG
24/SG: The Repeat
2013 Perfect 10
Perfect 10: The Repeat Mall of Asia Arena
2015 From The Top Smart Araneta Coliseum
From The Top
2018 This 15 Me

Album Shows[edit]

Year Title Venue
2016 The Great Unknown: Unplugged Kia Theater

Provincial tours[edit]

Title Date Venue City
24/SG January 11, 2013[115] Waterfront Hotel and Casino Lahug, Cebu City
January 28, 2013 University of St. La Salle Coliseum Bacolod City
January 30, 2013 Isabela Sports Complex Ilagan, Isabela
Perfect 10 August 17, 2015[116] Bataan People’s Center Balanga City, Bataan
April 24, 2015 Divine Word College San Jose, Occidental, Mindoro
Sarah G. Live! August 7, 2015[117] CSI Stadia Dagupan, Pangasinan
September 26, 2015 Puerto Princesa City Coliseum Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
From The Top December 12, 2015[118] CSCS Ground Candon, Ilocos Sur
March 21, 2016 Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
April 9, 2016 SMX Convention Center Davao City
April 22, 2016 Island Cove Resort Concert Grounds Binakayan, Kawit
May 20, 2016 JMR Coliseum Naga City, Camarines Sur
May 27, 2016 Batangas City Sports Coliseum Batangas City
April 29, 2016 Alonte Arena Binan, Laguna
June 23, 2016 SMX Convention Center, Lanang Premier Davao City

International tours[edit]

Title Date Venue City
Night of the Champions September 18, 2004 New York, NY
September 24, 2004 San Francisco, CA
September 26, 2004 Chicago, IL
October 2, 2004 Los Angeles, CA
Return of the Champions May 21, 2005 New York, NY
May 22, 2005 Washington
May 28, 2005 Chicago, IL
June 4, 2005 San Francisco, CA
June 5, 2005 Seattle, WA
June 12, 2005 Las Vegas, NV
June 17, 2005 San Diego, CA
June 19, 2005 Hawaii
24/SG September 1–2, 2012 Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA
September 9, 2012 Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall Honolulu, HI
May 25, 2013 Nob Hill Masonic Center San Francisco, CA
May 26, 2013 Celebrity Theater Phoenix, AZ
June 1, 2013 Balboa Theater San Diego, CA
June 2, 2013 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA
August 10, 2013 Evan Theatre Sydney
August 11, 2013 St Laurence College Brisbane
August 16, 2013 Woodville Townhall Adelaide
August 17, 2013 Dallas Brooks Centre Melbourne
Perfect 10 April 24, 2014[119] du Forum Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
November 28, 2014[120][121] West End Park Amphitheater Doha, Qatar
December 1, 2014[122] World Trade Center Dubai, UAE
January 16–17, 2015[123] Pechanga Entertainment Center Temecula, CA
May 1, 2015[124] Massey Theater New Westminster, BC, Canada
May 3, 2015[116] Grey Eagle Resort and Casino Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 9, 2015 Roy Thomson Hall Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Year Title Role Notes Film Production
1995 Sarah… Ang Munting Prinsesa Sarah’s classmate Background only
Credited as “Sarah Asher Geronimo”[125]
Star Cinema
2003 Filipinas Kathleen Debut film Viva Films
Captain Barbell Mara
2004 Masikip Sa Dibdib Cameo role
Annie B. Patty
Lastikman: Unang Banat Lara Manuel
2008 A Very Special Love Laida Magtalas First movie in a lead roleGMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Box-Office Queen

2008 Highest Grossing Non-MMFF Filipino Film

2009 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards- nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Comedy/Musical)

Star Cinema and Viva Films
2009 You Changed My Life GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Box-Office Queen2010 FAMAS Awards– nominated for Best Actress

2009 Highest Grossing Non-MMFF Filipino Film

2010 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards- nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Comedy/Musical)

2010 Hating Kapatid Cecilia Viva Films
2011 Catch Me, I’m in Love Roanne Sanchez GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Princess of Philippine Movies Star Cinema and Viva Films
Won’t Last A Day Without You George Apostol/DJ Heidee
2013 It Takes a Man and a Woman Laida Magtalas GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Box-Office Queen2014 FAMAS Awards– nominated for Best Actress

2013 Highest Grossing Non-MMFF Filipino Film

2014 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards- Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Comedy/Musical)[126]

2014 Maybe This Time Stephanie Asuncion
2015 The Breakup Playlist Trixie David 2016 PMPC Star Awards for Movies- nominated for Movie Actress of the Year
2017 Finally Found Someone Aprilyn Esguerra Comeback Movie with John Lloyd Cruz
2018 Miss Granny Remake of the 2015 South Korean movie “Miss Granny Viva Films and CJ Entertainment


Year Title Role
1992-1994 Penpen De Sarapen Herself/Performer
1995-1996 Ang TV Herself/Performer
1996-1997 NEXT Herself
2002-2003 Star For A Night Herself/Grand Winner
2004 Sarah: The Teen Princess Sarah Alagao
2004–present ASAP Host/Performer
2005 SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako Sarah
2005-2007 Little Big Star Herself/Host
2005 Search For The Star In A Million Host
2006 MMK: Kwintas Episode Rose Erea
Bituing Walang Ningning Dorina Pineda
2007 Pangarap Na Bituin Emerald Gomez
2008 MMK: Dollhouse Episode Marie
2009–present Popstar Diaries Herself
2010 1DOL Belinda “Billie/Jean” Suarez
Hair Is Your Moment Jenny Raymundo
2012-2013 Sarah G. Live! Host/Performer
2013 The Voice of the Philippines (season 1) Coach
2014 The Voice Kids (season 1) Coach
2014-2015 The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) Coach
2015 The Voice Kids (season 2) Coach
2017 The Voice Teens (season 1) Coach

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