Guji Lorenzana

Gregory Lorenzana, Jr.,[fn 1] who is better known as Guji (pronounced "Goo-G") Lorenzana, or simply GUJI, (born May 11, 1980, in Long Beach, California, U.S.), is a singer-songwriter, actor, theater actor, host, club DJ,[1] former radio DJ for Mellow 94.7 (2008-2010), commercial model, and a Filipino alternative rock, pop rock singer.

Guji Lorenzana
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Background information
Birth nameGregory Lorenzana, Jr.[fn 1]
Also known asGUJI
Born (1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 40)
OriginLong Beach, California
GenresPop, Alternative rock, Pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Host, Commercial Model, Recording Artist, Theater Actor, DJ
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005–present
LabelsLuKas Music Philippines (2006–2008)
Star Records / Quantum Music (2010–2011)
Warner Music Philippines (2017-present)
Websitehttp://www.officialguji.com

Guji embarked on his music career in 2006, releasing two independent albums in the Philippines.[2]

As a talent of ABS-CBN's Star Magic (aka Star Circle) Batch 16, he was officially launched as a singer on ASAP 08 on August 17, 2008[3]

Guji's first major project was with ABS-CBN as an ACTOR, starring him alongside Kaye Abad in the TV adaptation of popular Tagalog pocketbook, Precious Hearts Romances Presents: The Bud Brothers, where Guji played the role of Rei, loveteam of Pepper (Kaye Abad), gaining him initial acting notoriety in 2009.[4]

On August 17, 2017, Guji signed an exclusive 5-year management contract with Viva Entertainment's Viva Artists Agency, after being managed by Star Magic for the past 9 years.[5]

Guji continuously works on music and is often seen in Metro Manila's live music scene,[6] singing with his project bands.

On September 27, 2017, Guji signed with Warner Music Philippines, as his music label. His first single under Warner Music is scheduled for release in October 2017.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Network
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Himself / Ecomodel ABS-CBN
2009 Midnight DJ Paul TV5
Precious Hearts Presents: The Bud Brothers Series Reynaldo "Rei' Arambulo ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Storybook Lauro
Your Song Presents: Someone To Love Troy
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Somewhere In My Heart Aaron
2009-2011 ASAP 09 Himself/Performer
2010 Your Song Presents: My Last Romance Raul
Hair Is Your Moment Jason Abad
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? James
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Joseph
Imortal Philemon
Your Song Presents: Kim Jess
I Dare You Himself/Kapamilya Challenger
Regal Shocker: Salamin Raymond TV5
Cityscapes Guest Co-Host ANC
Wansapanataym: Christmas Caroline Charles Andrews ABS-CBN
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin Neil
Wansapanataym: Witchy Mitch Arthur
Cityscapes Guest Co-Host ANC
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Eric Gonzales ABS-CBN
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Mario
May Isang Pangarap Himself
The Voice of the Philippines Himself/Contestant (together with his sister Grace)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Walis
2014 Moon of Desire Philip
Wansapanataym: Perfecto Mr. Santos
2015 Dear MOR: The Macy and Alex Story Alex ABS-CBN Mobile
Dream Dad Francis ABS-CBN
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gitara Jason
The Wives Of House Number 2 Travis Sari-Sari Channel
The Greatest Love Gerald Samonte ABS-CBN
2017 My Dear Heart Young Albertus
The Better Half Dindo Domingo
2018 Kalye Wars Cocoy Sari-Sari Channel
One Song Theo Viva TV (Philippines)
Film
Year Film Role Producer
2010 Paano Na Kaya Louie Star Cinema
Babe, I Love You[8] Jet Star Cinema
Viva Films
Till My Heartaches End John Star Cinema
2011 Segunda Mano
2012 Guni-Guni Javier Regal Films
Suddenly It's Magic Marvin Star Cinema
24/7 In Love Stefan
2013 It Takes A Man And A Woman Carlo Star Cinema
Viva Films
She's The One Mike Star Cinema
2014 Filemon Mamon
Bitukang Manok Benji Cinema One Originals Festival 2014, Winner of Best Cinematography. Directed By Alec Figuracion
2015 Silong Gib Directed by Jeffrey Hidalgo. Also starring Piolo Pascual, Rhian Ramos.
Just The Way You Are Professor Parker Star Cinema
2018 Squad Goals Professor Mandy Daluyong Viva Films
2019 Maria Bert Viva Films
Music Video
Year Music Video Artist
2011 Kapitan Paraluman
Halik by Kamikazee
2012 Tagpuan
Huling Sayaw Kamikazee featuring Kyla
For You Paraluman

TheaterEdit

Theater Philippines
Year Title Role Notes
2008 West Side Story Snowboy Stages Productions. Starring Christian Bautista, Karylle
Believe The Pop Musical Manila Starring Keith Martin, Rahda, Isabelle Gonzales
2009
Tales Of The Manuvu Oggasi Cultural Center of The Philippines, Ballet Philippines. Also starring Robert Seña.
2010 Legally Blonde The Musical Warner Huntington III Atlantis Productions. Also starring Nikki Gil, Nyoy Volante
2014 Grease The Musical Danny Zuko 9 Works Theatrical. Directed by Robbie Guevara. Also starring Tippy Dos Santos, Antoinette Taus

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 Awit Awards Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist (Performance Award) "Tagumpay" Nominated
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist (People's Choice Award) "Tagumpay" Nominated
2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male-New TV Personality Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Nominated
2011 Aliw Awards Best Male Live Performer 19 East Nominated
2016 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Silong Nominated

DiscographyEdit

Title Release Date Label Singles
GUJI - We Are (Single)[9] October 20, 2017 Warner Music Philippines We Are
Guji x Moophs - Paralyzed (Single)[10] February 3, 2017 Guji Lorenzana Paralyzed
Voices of Christmas Album November 2015 BMBX Records Around
Voizboys - Fusion LP (Guji Lorenzana, JayR Siaboc, Nico Antonio, Tom Rodriguez) May 2010 Quantum Music, Distributed by Star Records Philippines Todo Na, Sinta
Without Your Love - LP (Enhanced Compact Disc / AVCD) December 2007 LuKas Music Philippines (Independent), Distributed by Synergy Music Corp. Philippines Tagumpay, Kasalanan Ba?
Guji Lorenzana - EP (CD Lite) October 2006 Distributed by Ivory Records Philippines I'll Be Yours Forever*, Dahil Sa Iyo (Because of You)**
Not Another Christmas Album 3 (Compilation) December 2006 Jam 88.3 Promotional Album
Five Days More (CD Single)*** November 2005 Immij Records USA Five Days More

* Ogie Alcasid first wrote and released "I'll Be Yours Forever" on his "Better Man" album, yet never became a single
** Keith Martin's popular hit song, Because of You, which was re-made several times by other Filipino artist, was re-made into Tagalog for the first time by Guji (entitled - Dahil Sa Iyo).
*** Five Days More was released under the birth name of Guji, Gregory Lorenzana

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guji Lorenzana was born in the United States. Thus, he does not possess his mother's maiden name which is Mangindin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guji Lorenzana, marami pang gustong gawin sa showbiz! - Abante News Online". Abante News Online. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  2. ^ Almo, Nerisa. "Guji Lorenzana entered showbiz to pursue singing career". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. ^ Star Magic Batch 16 launched on ASAP ‘08 Archived October 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Rose Garcia (2009-04-05). "Precious Hearts Romances to be dramatized on television". News Blog. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "Guji Lorenzana, marami pang gustong gawin sa showbiz! - Abante News Online". Abante News Online. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  6. ^ spot. "Live at Izakaya". Entertainment. spot.ph. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10.
  7. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  8. ^ Orosa, Rosalinda L. (29 March 2010). "Sam, Anne Team up in Babe, I Love You". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  9. ^ We Are, 2017-10-20, retrieved 2017-10-21
  10. ^ "Paralyzed - Single by Guji & Moophs on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-13.

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