Josephine "Yeng" Constantino (born December 4, 1988) is a popular reality TV winner of Pinoy Dream Academy, a Philippine edition of Endemol's Star Academy, a reality TV singing search in the Philippines. Yeng is one of the rising female artist in Philippine music industry.
Yeng Constantino is the youngest child of Susan Constantino and
Joselito Constantino and was born in Rodriguez, Rizal.
Grand Star Dreamer
As the "Grand Star Dreamer", Yeng received a brand-new
Suzuki Swift, a condominium unit at G.A. Towers, a 60-inch SXRD
Sony Bravia TV, a Touch music video unit, a Belgian Waffle
dine-in franchise, a recording contract with Star Records, and 1
million pesos from Fitrum.
2006–07: Pinoy Dream Academy, career beginnings and Hawak Kamay
On August 27, 2006, Yeng Constantino auditioned for the inaugural season
of the singing competition Pinoy Dream Academy. In December, Constantino
won the competition after garnering 697,648 votes (37.32%), becoming the
first "Grand Star Dreamer", followed by Jay-R Siaboc as the first runner-up.
After winning, Star Records launched Constantino's debut album entitled Salamat
(album), containing 10 songs, seven of which were original compositions by Constantino.
Her album reached Gold Record status two weeks after its release and then later went
Platinum after a month, followed by a "3x Platinum Record" certification several months later.
After the success of her multi-platinum debut album, Star Records produced
Constantino's second album. On February 28, 2008, her second album, Journey
was launched. The carrier single is "Ikaw Lang Talaga". The album contains 12
tracks, some of which were written by Yeng herself. The album reached Gold
status after several months.
2009–12: Lapit and Yeng Versions Live
Lapit, her third studio album, was released digitally via Star Records'
official website on October 9, 2009, then later released in physical format
in music stores in the Philippines; a week later, the album was pulled due to
some technical errors in the album track listing and was re-released before
its grand album launch on November 1, 2009. Lapit went on to receive Platinum status.
In March 2010, Constantino began her first regular television hosting stint
as co-host of Music Uplate Live, a late-night musical variety show, along
with Tutti Caringal, Gee Canlas, and Martin Concio. The show aired on ABS-CBN until September 2011.
On October 5, 2011, Star Records released her first live album, entitled Yeng
Versions Live, on which she sings 80's and 90's OPM hits. It was commercially
successful and achieved Platinum status shortly after its release.
2013: Transformation and Metamorphosis
She released her fourth studio album entitled Metamorphosis on January 28, 2013.
Its first single, "B.A.B.A.Y", was released to radio stations on January 9.
The music video for the second single, "Chinito", premiered on May 24 on Myx Channel.
It features Filipino actor Enchong Dee as Constatino's love interest. The third single,
"Sandata", was released on July 3, 2013.
In November 2013, Yeng released her international single “Better Than Yesterday,”
a pop song featuring prominent drums and rap courtesy of Singaporean rapper,
actor and radio personality, Sheikh Haikel. The track was produced by Shorya Sharma.
The album reached Gold in December 2014.
2014–15: All About Love and The Voice Kids
She released her fifth album, All About Love, which was her attempt to
tackle new genres beyond her pop-rock image. It was released on iTunes
on October 30, 2014, and on CD on November 27, 2014. The music video
for the first single,quot;Ikaw", premiered on August 30 on Myx Channel,
which also served as a prenuptial with her then-fiancé Yan Asuncion.
On December 13, 2015, the album was awarded with Gold and Platinum
awards on ASAP for reaching 15,000 sold copies.
In May 2015, Constantino announced that she would co-host the second
season of The Voice Kids, alongside Luis Manzano and her cousin Robi Domingo,
replacing Alex Gonzaga. The season aired on ABS-CBN from June 6 to August 30, 2015.
2016: Tenth year celebrations
In May 2015, Constantino announced plans to release a musical in 2016 that
would feature her discography from the past years to celebrate her tenth year
in the music industry.
Pinoy Boyband Superstar (2016)
It's Showtime (2016)
The Voice Kids (2015)
Aquino and Abunda Tonight (2015)
Music Uplate Live (2010/2011)
Pinoy Dream Academy: Season 2 - Special Primer (2008)
Your Song: "Pangarap Lang" (2007)
ABS-CBN Christmas Special (2006)
Pinoy Dream Academy (2006)
MYX Music Awards 2016: Favorite Mellow Video - Dance Without the Music - Yeng Constantino
Wish 107.5 Music Awards 2015 - Best Wishclusive Performance by a Female Artist: Ikaw - Yeng Constantino
Alta Media Icon Awards 2015 - Best Music Video: Ikaw - Yeng Constantino
28th Awit Awards 2015 - Song of the Year: Ikaw – Yeng Constantino/Star Music
2015 PMPC Star Awards for Music - Song of the Year: Ikaw – Yeng Constantino/Star Music
Star Cinema Online Awards 2014 "Favorite Star Cinema Movie Themesong: Chinito"
Internet Gateway's Most Downloaded Artist for 2013
Internet Gateway's Most Downloaded Song 2013: Chinito
MYX Music Awards 2014: "Favorite Female Artist"
MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2014: "Song of the Year: Chinito"
MYX Music Awards 2012: "Favorite Female Artist"
PMPC Star Awards for Music 2012: "Female Rock Artist of the Year"
MYX Music Awards 2011: "Favorite Music Video" - "Jeepney Love Story"
MYX Music Awards 2011: "Favorite Song" - "Jeepney Love Story"
MYX Music Awards 2011: "Favorite Female Artist"
MYX Music Awards 2011: "Favorite Collaboration" - "Kung Wala Na Nga –
6cyclemind Feat. Kean Cipriano & Yeng Constantino"
MYX Music Awards 2011: "Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ"
ASAP 24K Gold Award - "Yeng Versions Live"
Tambayan 101.9 OPM Awards 2010: "Female Artist of the Year"
Awit Awards 2010: "Texters' Choice Song of the Year" - "Lapit"
PMPC Star Awards for Music 2010: "Album of the Year" - "Lapit"
Philippine Digital Music Awards 2009: "Best Female Artist"
1st Waki OPM Awards 2009 - "Album of the Year"
Star Magic 3rd Annual Ball 2009 - "Most Fashion Forward"
ASAP 24K Gold Award - "Journey" Album
Pop Music Video ("Himig ng Pag-Ibig"): ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2008
Awit Awards 2008: "Best Album of the year" - "Salamat"
Awit Awards 2008: "Best inspirational/religious song" - "Salamat"
Awit Awards 2008: "Best-selling album of the year" - "Salamat"
Awit Awards 2008: "People's Choice Favorite Song of the Year" - "Salamat"
Awit Awards 2008: "People's Choice FAvorite Music Video" - "Time-In"
Best Theme Song: 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival Hawak Kamay
("Hand in hand") for the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (Star
Cinema). Words, music and vocals by Yeng.
Most Promising Female Recording/Concert Artist: 2006 Box Office
Favorite New Artist Nominee: Myx Music Awards 2007