Aicelle Anne Santos is a Filipino Soul, R&B, Pop, and Jazz singer-songwriter and pianist, who first emerged in the Philippine Music scene as a contestant in a nationwide search for the next best singer in ABS-CBN’s Star In A Million Season one. She has been known as the First Undefeated Pinoy Pop Superstar for achieving eight-straight wins in GMA 7’s Pinoy Pop Superstar and as the Philippines’ "Ballad Pricess."
Aicelle took advantage of the little popularity "Star In A Million" gave her and showcased her well-received talents on popular and top performers’ settings with a new acoustic group "Dream Sequence." Dream Sequence proved to be a success on its own right, and brought all of its three members to many cities around the Philippines.
In 2005, Aicelle once again decided to aim for a solo singing career, by joining the second season of the Philippine’s TV hit, singing competition, Pinoy Pop Superstar. An eight-straight win during preliminaries put Aicelle on top and on the show’s history, as the first ‘Undefeated Superstar.’ Singing her unforgettable versions of All The Man That I Need – Week 1, I Need You – Week 2, Natural Woman – Week 3, A House Is Not A Home – Week 4, Respect – Week 5, Summertime – Week 6, A Song For You – Week 7, Man In The Mirror – Week 8. Aicelle got into the finals as everyone’s favourite to win. At PPS’s season finale, Aicelle Santos claimed 1st Runner-up and signed a Record Deal and an exclusive management contract under GMA Artist Centre.
Once again, Aicelle proved her vocal competence when she won Best Performance of Own Country Song representing the Philippines in Astana Music Festival in Kazakhstan. Aicelle bested delegates from 13 countries around the world, including Mexico, Peru, Finland, Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Tajikistan, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malta, and China. Her winning-piece entitled Bakit Di Subukan a Vehnee Saturno composition is a Tagalog-English song with an English title "If We Just Hold On." Following this triumph is Aicelle’s recognition for People’s Choice Best New Female Artist in Awit Awards 2007.
Today, Aicelle is conquering the Philippine’s recording scene with her debut album Make Me Believe a 14-cut album under GMA Records. Ikaw Pa Rin is her carrier hit single in the charts.
- Birth name : Aicelle Anne Santos
- Born : February 24, 1985
- Origin : Manila, Philippines
- Genres : Pop, soul, R’n’B, OPM
- Occupations : Singer-Songwriter, Pianist
- Years active : 2003 – present
- Associated acts : La Diva
- Labels : GMA Records
- 2007 : Make Me Believe
- 2007 : Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 2: Contenders’ Album