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Jose Marie Chan

He first appeared on the local scene as the host and singer of a television show called "9 Teeners" of ABS-CBN in 1966. His first single Afterglow was released in 1967.[2] His first long playing album Deep in My Heart was issued in 1969. In 1973, he represented the Philippines in the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo where his song Can We Just Stop and Talk A While went into the final entries.

In 1975, he moved to the United States for his sugar business and remained there for 11 years. In 1986, he went back to the music industry with the release of his album A Golden Change.

In 1989, he released his album Constant Change. It was named Album of the Year by the Awit Awards, the local equivalent of the American Grammy Awards and reached the Diamond Record in terms of sales. It also sold in other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

In 1990 his Christmas album, Christmas in Our Hearts was released. It reached triple platinum status that same year, eventually earning the Double Diamond Record Award. His 2001 album A Heart's Journey won Album of the year in the Awit Awards.

In 2005, he composed We're All Just One as the theme song of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.

In 2011, he released his 13th full length album, The Manhattan Connection: The Songs of Jose Mari Chan. The album, which was produced by Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer. The songs were reimagined by music producer Yaron Gershovsky.

In 2012, he released his 2nd Christmas album and his 14th over-all album Going Home To Christmas, his 2nd Christmas album after 22 years since Christmas In Our Hearts was released in 1990, his 1st Christmas album became one of the best selling albums in the Philippines until today.

Jose Mari Chan (born March 11, 1945) is a Chinese Filipino singer, songwriter and businessman in the sugar industry. He was born in Iloilo City on March 11, 1945. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1967. He is currently the chairman and CEO of BISCOM, Inc. and A. Chan Sugar Corporation. He is also the chairman and president of Signature Music Inc.


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