Arnel Pineda

  • Birth Place: Philippines
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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  • Started participating in singing contests at the age of 5.
  • Lost his mother at the age of 13; started doing odd jobs to help his family financially.
  • Joined a Filipino band Ijos at the age of 15.
  • Became a father at the age of 20, but did not get married. 
  • In 1988, won the Philippines leg of the Yamaha World Band Explosion.
  • The rock band Journey's lead guitarist Neal Schon handpicked him to be the band's lead singer in 2007.
  • Founded the Arnel Pineda Foundation Inc. in 2010. The organization caters to the needs of underprivileged children.
  • Gave his voice to an animated music video in 2014 to garner support for Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts.
  • Together with Journey, has also helped donate more than two million meals to the United Nations' World Food Programme.


  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee


  • Angelo Pineda — Son
  • Thea Chenelle Pineda — Daughter
  • Cherub Pineda — Son
  • Cherry Pineda — Wife
  • Rusmon Pineda — Brother
  • Matthew Pineda — Son
  • Resty Pineda — Father
  • Erik Pineda — Brother
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