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Jeremiah


  In April of 1998, an audition was held at Greenhills Sound Studios for an all-male vocal group. Larry Hermoso, who apparently managed the group in their first year, conducted the audition. Among the two hundred that auditioned, six of which were selected, namely, Olan Crizaldo, Al Nievera, Piwee Polintan, Froi Calixto, Chris Gomez and Glenn Gonzales. "Soul Of Jeremiah" was the name given to the group.     

     By May, the group signed a recording contract with Star Records, Inc. Apparently at this point, one of the members resigned (Chris Gomez). The group's name was then shortened to just "Jeremiah". They then recorded a single for the soundtrack of the movie "Labs Kita, Okey ka Lang?" entitled "Nanghihinayang". Fortunately, this song topped the charts in an overwhelming two weeks and stayed on top for 6 months.

     In November of 1998, their much awaited debut album was released. Their carrier single was "Di ko Kaya". The album consists of eleven songs including "Nanghihinayang" as a bonus track. This album reached a gold record status in less than a month. Their second single, "Hindi Ako katulad Niya" was released by early 1999. This song also topped the charts nationwide.

     By this time, problems arose between the group and their manager. In February of that year, the group left their manager and by April, one of the members (Al Nievera) decided to leave the group. With only four members, the group decided to find a replacement. They then got Symon Soler, a former child actor who apparently was the best friend of Piwee Polintan. Piwee and Symon were both from "That's Entertainment".

     At this point, they recorded a single for the soundtrack of the movie "Hey Babe". The song entitled "Oh Babe", which was a revival originally done by the group Singsing in the seventies, became another huge hit. It topped the charts in several weeks.

     That same year, the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation awarded the group as the Most Popular Group Singer / Entertainer for the year 1999. An award given by Awit Awards for Best New Group Recording Artist then followed it.

     Numerous singles for soundtracks and Christmas albums then followed the group's success. By January of 2000, the group recorded an entry for the Metropop 2000 Song festival. Fortunately, this song entered into the Finals and bagged the third place. By March, the group concentrated on doing their second album and it was released in July. This self-titled album consists of fourteen heart-warming songs, three of which were revivals. Their carrier single is entitled "Bakit ka Iiyak?"

     In June, the group acquired the services of their new manager, June Rufino. She intends to maintain the group and further bring them to greater heights.


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Bakit Ka Iiyak?"
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Jeremiah
JEREMIAH

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FROI

FROI

 

OLAN

OLAN

 

PIWEE

PIWEE

 

GLENN

GLENN

(former member)