Fast Facts

  • Became famous through YouTube, after one of her song videos got more than 15 million views.
  • Sang her debut North American single "Note to God" in 2009.
  • Released her first self-titled album internationally in 2010.
  • Right after, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah called her the most talented girl in the world. She asked Oprah to be her godmother, to which the latter happily agreed.
  • Garnered worldwide recognition after playing the role of an exchange student in the television musical Glee's second season in 2010.


  • Raquel Pempengco — Mother
  • Ricky Pempengco — Father
  • Carl Pempengco — Brother
  • Alyssa Qujano — Significant Other


  • Birth Name: Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco
  • Birth Place: Philippines
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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