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, former radio DJ for Mellow 94.7 (2008-2010), commercial model, and a Filipino alternative rock, pop rock singer.
|Birth name||Gregory Lorenzana, Jr.[fn 1]|
|Also known as||GUJI|
|Born||May 11, 1980|
|Origin||Long Beach, California|
|Genres||Pop, Alternative rock, Pop rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Host, Commercial Model, Recording Artist, Theater Actor, DJ|
|Labels||LuKas Music Philippines (2006–2008)|
Star Records / Quantum Music (2010–2011)
Warner Music Philippines (2017-present)
Guji embarked on his music career in 2006, releasing two independent albums in the Philippines.
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.
Guji continuously works on music and is often seen in Metro Manila's live music scene, singing with his project bands.
|2010||Paano Na Kaya||Louie||Star Cinema|
|Babe, I Love You||Jet||Star Cinema|
|Till My Heartaches End||John||Star Cinema|
|Suddenly It's Magic||Marvin||Star Cinema|
|24/7 In Love||Stefan|
|2013||It Takes A Man And A Woman||Carlo||Star Cinema|
|She's The One||Mike||Star Cinema|
|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|
|Huling Sayaw||Kamikazee featuring Kyla|
|2008||West Side Story||Snowboy||Stages Productions. Starring Christian Bautista, Karylle|
|Believe The Pop Musical Manila||Starring Keith Martin, Rahda, Isabelle Gonzales|
|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|
|GUJI - We Are (Single)||October 20, 2017||Warner Music Philippines||We Are|
|Guji x Moophs - Paralyzed (Single)||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
- Guji Lorenzana was born in the United States. Thus, he does not possess his mother's maiden name which is Mangindin.
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- "Paralyzed - Single by Guji & Moophs on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-13.