Martin Ramon Razon Nievera, simply known as Martin Nievera is a singer, songwriter, and actor from the Philippines. He is currently working as one of the mainhost of musical variety show ASAP in ABS-CBN.
Nievera spent most of his childhood in Hawaii with his father as his father sang for the group Society of Seven. The Nievera family also took up residence in the Bay Area in California for a short time in the late ’70s. Martin attended high school in Walnut Creek, California. Inspired by his father’s talent and success, Nievera returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career and by June 1982 he released his first LP, Martin…Take One, with the album reaching platinum in just five months. He began co-hosting the TV variety show.
As an actor, Nievera has an extensive acting career and has appeared or starred in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. Nievera’s film credits include dramas, romance, science fiction, comedy and action.
Nievera is temporarily based in Las Vegas, Nevada with Katrina Ojeda with whom he has a son named Santino (born October 7, 2006). He had his 25th anniversary concert on September 14 and 15, 2007 at the Captain’s Bar of the Mandarin Hotel in Makati.
On May 2, 2009, Nievera was chosen to sing the Philippine national anthem during the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton. Although he was criticized by the National Historical Institute because of his peculiar style in performing the anthem, many of those who watched the event, including Pacquiao, defended him.
In August 2009, Martin Nievera has a concert together with Gary Valenciano for the first time in "As 1". They also both have a new album in one collaboration album.
- Birth name : Martin Ramon Razon Nievera
- Born : February 5, 1962
- Origin : Manila, Philippines
- Genres : OPM, pop
- Occupations : Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Years active : 1982-present
- Martin…Take One (1982)
- The Best Gift (1984)
- Martin (1985)
- Miracle (1987)
- Dream (1989)
- A New Start (1991)
- Roads (1994)
- Journeys (1997)
- Forever (1999)
- Forever Forever (2000)
- Return to Forever (2001)
- Chasing Time (2002)
- Chasing Time Vol. 2 (2003)
- Unforgettable (2004)
- When Love is Gone (2005)
- Awit ng Puso (2006)
- Milestones (2007)
- Ikaw Ang Pangarap (2008)
- For Always (2009)
- Greatest Hits (1992)
- Be My Lady (1994)
- Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (1994)
- My Souvenirs (2001)
- More Souvenirs (2002)
- Best Wishes (A Wedding Love Song Collection) (2004)
- As 1 (with Gary Valenciano) (2009)
- Martin Live: with the Phil. Harmonic Orchestra (2000)
- A Martin Nievera Christmas (1989)
- Martin Nievera’s Christmas List (2008)