BARBIE FORTEZA RELEASES SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
She is known as one of the Philippines’ top teen stars whose popularity started with lead roles in highly rated GMA Network soap operas like “First Time”, “Pilyang Kerubin”, “Nita Negirta”, “Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa” and the newly launched “Anna Karenina”. She has also appeared in top grossing movies such as “Ang Darling Kong Aswang”, “Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote”, “Tween Academy: Class of 2012”, “The Road”, “Ang Panday 2” and “Sossy Problems”. She is also one of today’s most in-demand young endorsers.
Now what used to be tween queen turned teen queen Barbie Forteza adds another facet to her young entertainment career—singing. She finally released her debut album under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Simply self-titled, the album fits Barbie’s personality perfectly- bubbly, fun and wholesome.
It includes the carrier single “Meron Ba” about having a crush on someone but could not tell anyone including the person she admires. Its music video is now out on MYX directed by J Pacena and also stars fellow GMA artist Jeric Gonzales as Barbie’s love interest. The album, produced by Francis Guevarra, also features her version of Jolina Magdangal’s “Laging Tapat”- another song about young love, the bouncy track “Upside Down” (originally from the A-Teens) and an original song “Wala Lang”- written by Jude Gitamondoc. “Wala Lang” also comes with a dance version for those who want to groove to Barbie’s music. All tracks have minus one versions for those who want to sing-along to Barbie’s songs.
“I am so thankful to MCA Music for trusting me and giving me a chance to share my talents. I can’t wait to share it to my fans who supports me all the way,” Barbie said.
Barbie Forteza, the debut album, is now out on record stores nationwide under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). It is also available via iTunes and features the iTunes exclusive track “Wala Lang” (Pop Version).