|Birth name||Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa|
|Born||March 4, 1981|
|Origin||Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Labels||Star Records (1994–2010)|
Early life and careerEdit
Raised in Batangas, she has two siblings, Alexander and Cherry. Banawa started singing when she was a little girl when her family lived in Saudi Arabia. Her family then moved back to the Philippines. There, she was invited to join the new roster of ABS-CBN stars through the children oriented show Ang TV.
She has performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York at the 2003 New York Music Festival.
|1997||Carol||PARI: Gold|
||PARI: 3x Platinum|
||PARI: Platinum|
|2003||Follow Your Heart
|2010||My Music, My Life
|1998||Sa Araw ng Pasko||"Soon It's Christmas"||Star Records|
|2000||Anak||"Awit Kay Inay"||Star Records|
|2000||Tanging Yaman (Inspirational album)||"Iingatan Ka"||Star Records|
|2002||Only Selfless Love||"We Are One"||Star Records|
|2003||Mysteria Lucis: Mysteries of Light||"Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"||Star Records|
|2003||The Brightest Stars of Christmas||"Nakaraang Pasko"||Star Records|
|1997–2003||ASAP||Herself / Performer / Co-host||Later became a guest performer in 2006 and again in 2010.|
|1997||Kaybol: Ang Bagong TV||Herself|
|2001||Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan||Minerva|
|2006||American Idol||Herself||Auditioned for the 5th season.|
|2006||Little Big Star||Herself, Guest|
|2010||Music Uplate Live||Herself, Performer, Guest|
|1996||Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure||King's niece|
|1997||Calvento Files: The Movie||Cindy|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Nominated in 3rd Star Awards For Music for "Female Pop Artist Of The Year"
- Winner in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2011 for "Pop Movie Themesong"
- Follow Your Heart album received platinum record award
- Awit Awards Nomination for "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"
- "Special Award" New York Music Festival
- Follow Your Heart album received gold record certification after three weeks from its release date
- Transition album garnered platinum record award
- Awit Awards 2003 - nominated Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "Stay"
- MTV Pilipinas Awards 2003 - nominated for Favorite Female Artist
- Transition album garnered gold record award
- Repackaged self-titled album, Carol garnered multi-platinum status
- Awit Awards' record of the year - "Iingatan Ka" from the Tanging Yaman - Inspirational Album
- Self-titled album, Carol garnered platinum award
- Special citation for her participation in the 1999 Asian Songfest in which she represented the Philippines
- People's Choice Awards 2001 - Most Promising Host Entertainer Awardee
- Silver winner for Asia New Singer Competition at the Shanghai Song Festival
- Gold record for self-titled album, Carol
- Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in the 5th Katha Music Awards
- 3rd prize winner in the Metropop Song Festival
- Finalist for Munting Mutya
Banawa took a break from the Philippine music scene in August 2003 to attend to the treatment of her father who was exposed to lethal levels of carbon monoxide. She is now married and has two children. She is an OR registered nurse.
In 2004, Pinoyvision Records released her Platinum Hits Collection album, a compilation of her songs. The album also comes with a VCD of Banawa's hit music videos such as "Stay", "Ocean Deep" and "Noon at Ngayon".
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