John Edward Madela Tajanlangit (born July 14, 1977), 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.
|Birth name||John Edward Madela Tajanlangit|
|Also known as||The Voice, The Singer's Singer|
|Born||July 14, 1977|
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, TV host, entertainer, occasional actor|
|Labels||Universal Records (2003–2012)|
Star Music (2012–present)
Star Magic (2003–present)
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". 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.
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.
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.” 
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.
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.
As a way of giving back, Jed Madela has also spent this time mentoring aspiring artists.[cite sources]
|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)|
|Year||Film||Role||Film Production||Notes and Awards|
|2006||All About Love||Singer||segment "About Anna"|
|2010||Shake, Rattle and Roll 12||Garbage man||segment "Mamanyika"|
- Solo concerts
|2008||Music of the Night||
|2009||Jed Madela : The Voice||
|Jed Madela : One Voice||
|Jed Madela : The Greatest Gift||
|2010||The Greatest Love||
|The Voice of Love in Lucena||
|Jed Madela Live in Toronto||
|A Classic Christmas||
|2011||Jed Madela: What I Did For Love||
|2012||Back to Basics||
|2013||Jed Madela The 10th Anniversary Concert||
|All Requests 2||
|All Requests 3||
|2015||All Requests 4||
|2016||The Iconic Concert Series: Jed Madela Sings... Mariah||
|Heart of the Filipino Benefit Concert||
|All Requests Chicago||
|The Iconic Concert Series: Jed Madela Sings... Celine||
|La Voce A Dinner Concert||
|2018||All About Love||
|Jed Madela Higher Than High: The 15th Anniversary Concert||
|2018||Love Always Tour||Shane Filan||SMX Convention Center, Davao|
- 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
- "Jed Madela reveals real age". ABS-CBN News.com.
- "Way to go Jed!". Titik Pilipino.
- "Jed Madela "Songs Rediscovered"". titikpilipino.com.
- "Jed Madela to be inducted into WCOPA Hall of Fame". ABS-CBN News.
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- "Jed Madela Releases "Iconic" Album Under Star Music". May 25, 2015.
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- "More covers from Jed Madela". philSTAR.com.