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John Edward Madela Tajanlangit (born July 14, 1977),[1] better known by his stage name, Jed Madela, is a Filipino singer, recording artist, songwriter, TV host, entertainer, and occassional actor. He was the first Filipino to win the World Championships of Performing Arts title.

Jed Madela
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Background information
Birth nameJohn Edward Madela Tajanlangit
Also known asThe Voice, The Singer's Singer
Born (1977-07-14) July 14, 1977 (age 42)
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
GenresOPM, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, TV host, entertainer, occasional actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUniversal Records (2003–2012)
Star Music (2012–present)
Star Magic (2003–present)
Websitejedmadela.net

BiographyEdit

Jed Madela was born in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines, the son of JC Roy Tajanlangit, a church choirmaster, and Agnes Tajanlangit, an Administrative Assistant at Pepsi. He is the elder brother of Eric Tajanlangit and Joanne Christine Tajanlangit.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at University of San Agustin in Iloilo City .

In 2003, 16 Asian countries participated in the Voice of Asia consisting of 18 contestants. He became the first official male representative from the Philippines to participate in that aforementioned contest. He ranked 1st place consistently for 3 days in the internet poll survey and was given the "People's Choice Award" on the finals night for being the Grand Champion in the internet polls. He also won the Silver Trophy, judged by a panel of jury in the actual competition. He received a plaque for being the "Sponsor's Choice" in the competition. Five months later, Mainhill Awards of Kazakhstan awarded him as the "Best Voice of Asia Male Singer of the Year 2003". He shared the limelight with George Benson and Billy Joel who both received the Lifetime Achievement Awards in the same award-giving body. Madela's powerful voice was showcased at the competition, as he sang these three winning pieces: "I'll Be Around", "Labis Akong Umibig" (I Loved Too Much) and his showstopping festival version of Martin Nievera's classic hit "Be My Lady" wherein he managed to held the final high note for 18 seconds, eliciting a standing ovation. All songs were composed by Mr. Vehnee Saturno who was with him during the competition in Kazakhstan.

Often referred to as “The Voice” and “The Singer’s Singer” by the media, Jed Madela is one of the best male singers the country has ever produced. Jed made waves during the 2005 World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood California when he single-handedly won all major industry awards, 6 gold medals for all 6 categories he joined, the Champion Vocalist World Star Trophy and the most coveted and ultimate title “Grand Champion Performer of the World”, the first Filipino to win the title. He bested over 3,000 contestants from 52 countries to win the grand prize. There were six categories whereby Jed won gold. For the pop category, he sang "I'm Your Angel". For the original song category, meaning a composition from the singer's home country, he did Martin Nievera's old hit, "Be My Lady". For Broadway ("Home"), pop duet (with Risa Navales, they sang ("Last Night of the World"), gospel ("Take Me Out of the Dark"), and for the final song that made him as the grand champion, he sang Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing".[2] He also brought home two Champion of the World plaques, one star trophy for the award Grand Champion of the World in the singing division and the trophy for the Grand Champion Performer of the World.[3]

Jed Madela is the first Filipino artist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), ranking him alongside renowned actress-singer Liza Minnelli.[4]

World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) is a true International “Olympic” style event with over 55 licensed countries competing for both Junior and Senior Grand Champion of the World of Performing Arts. Singers, dancers, instrumentalist, actors, models and variety artist travel from around the World to participate in an opening ceremony, continue their education through boot camp training, network with Hollywood Industry professionals, be entertained at the Worldstars Village, as well as compete for the “Gold.” [5]

Jed has released 9 albums to date. Debut album “I’ll Be Around” includes the radio smash “Let Me Love You (From The Bottom Of My Heart)”. His second album “Songs Rediscovered” was certified double platinum, while his third album “Only Human” went GOLD. He also released a Christmas CD “The Voice Of Christmas” in 2007 which also went GOLD. He released “Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist”, the perfect follow-up to the Double Platinum-certified “Songs Rediscovered”. The new CD is a distinguished collection of timeless OPM songs from the ’80s and ’90s sung to perfection by a voice that is once heard, never forgotten. “The Classics Album” and “Breathe Again” followed. His album under Star Records is called All Original, a 10 track album of fresh original tracks, one of which was written by Jed himself.

In January 2015, he quietly launched his latest album “Iconic” without notice, making him the first Filipino artist to release an album unannounced. Living up to its album title, “Iconic” features Jed Madela’s unique versions of tracks by music icons such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. He is the only male Filipino artist to release an album featuring the said divas’ hits. He also experiments with new sound and sumptuous beats with EDM-laced tracks such as his remake of Christina Aguilera’s pop ballad “Beautiful,” “Like A Prayer (Brian Cua Sunset Remix),” “Beautiful (Moophs Remix),” and his original composition “Welcome To My World,” which acts as the album’s opening and closing tracks served up in two versions. Also included on the 14-track list are Jed’s remakes of Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan, Tiffany, and Toni Braxton. “Iconic,” produced by Jonathan Manalo and Jed Madela.[6]

He is currently enjoying sell-out concerts in the Philippines and around the world. He is also a mainstay of ABS CBN’s Sunday noontime show ASAP, a mentor on Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids and a regular judge on Tawag Ng Tanghalan, an amateur singing competition currently aired as a segment of the noontime show It's Showtime.[7]

As a way of giving back, Jed Madela has also spent this time mentoring aspiring artists.[cite sources]

VoiceEdit

Madela possesses the vocal range of a countertenor.[8]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Program Title Role Network Notes and Awards
2005–present ASAP Co-host / performer ABS-CBN
2010 May Bukas Pa Choir episode "Santino surprises everyone"
2015 Your Face Sounds Familiar (season 1) Jury
Your Face Sounds Familiar (season 2)
2017 Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids Judge
Tawag ng Tanghalan (season 2)
2018 Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids (season 2) Celebrity mentor (vocals)

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Film Production Notes and Awards
2006 All About Love Singer
Star Cinema
segment "About Anna"
2010 Shake, Rattle and Roll 12 Garbage man
Regal Films
segment "Mamanyika"

ConcertsEdit

Solo concerts
Solo concerts
Year Title Details
2008 Music of the Night
  • July 11, 2008
  • Philamlife Theater
2009 Jed Madela : The Voice
  • August 15, 2009
  • Waterfront Hotel Lahug Cebu City
Jed Madela : One Voice
  • November 27, 2009
  • Philamlife Theater
Jed Madela : The Greatest Gift
  • December 8, 2009
  • Mandarin Oriental Ballroom
2010 The Greatest Love
  • February 10, 2010
  • Mandarin Oriental Ballroom
The Voice of Love in Lucena
  • February 27, 2010
  • Quezon Convention Center
Jed Madela Live in Toronto
  • October 16, 2010
  • Imperial Oil Auditorium
A Classic Christmas
  • November 28, 2010
  • Newport Performing Arts Theater
2011 Jed Madela: What I Did For Love
  • May 13, 2011
  • Hotel del Rio Iloilo
2012 Back to Basics
  • May 18, 2012
  • Music Museum
2013 Jed Madela The 10th Anniversary Concert
  • November 15, 2013
  • PICC Plenary Hall
Romancing Ivory
  • December 18, 2013
  • Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
2014 Perfect Combination
  • May 31, 2014
  • Pala Casino Spa Resort
All Requests 2
  • September 12, 2014
  • Music Museum
All Requests 3
  • November 21, 2014
  • Music Museum
2015 All Requests 4
  • February 12, 2015
  • Music Museum
2016 The Iconic Concert Series: Jed Madela Sings... Mariah
  • May 28, 2016
  • Music Museum
Heart of the Filipino Benefit Concert
  • June 11, 2016
  • Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place
All Requests Chicago
  • July 24, 2016
  • Copernicus Center
The Iconic Concert Series: Jed Madela Sings... Celine
  • August 19, 2016
  • Music Museum
2017 Unlimited Voices
  • June 16, 2017
  • Macias Sports Center
La Voce A Dinner Concert
  • November 17, 2017
  • Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
2018 All About Love
  • February 14, 2018
  • KIA Theatre
Jed Madela Higher Than High: The 15th Anniversary Concert
  • November 16, 2018
  • Araneta Coliseum
Supporting acts
Year Concert Title Artist Venue
2018 Love Always Tour Shane Filan SMX Convention Center, Davao

DiscographyEdit

  • I'll Be Around (2003)
  • Songs Rediscovered (2004)
  • The Voice of Christmas (2007)
  • Only Human (2007)
  • Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist (2009)
  • The Classics Album (2010)
  • Breathe Again (2011)
  • All Original (2013)
  • Iconic (2015)
  • Superhero (2019)

Awards and recognitionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jed Madela reveals real age". ABS-CBN News.com.
  2. ^ "Way to go Jed!". Titik Pilipino.
  3. ^ "Jed Madela "Songs Rediscovered"". titikpilipino.com.
  4. ^ "Jed Madela to be inducted into WCOPA Hall of Fame". ABS-CBN News.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Jed Madela Releases "Iconic" Album Under Star Music". May 25, 2015.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "More covers from Jed Madela". philSTAR.com.

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