Filipino singer, songwriter and businessman in the sugar industry, Jose Mari Chan is not dead. Contrary to the reports that engulfed all over the social media that Jose Mari Chan died today. The Whole story is not true, Jose Mari Chan Is alive and well.
Born On March 11, 1945 in lloilo City, Jose Mari Chan first appeared on the local scene as the host and singer of a television show called 9 Teeners of ABS-CBN 3 (now ABS-CBN 2) which aired on weekdays and Saturday in 1966. Since he was a junior student at that time at Ateneo and he was being encouraged to become a businessman, his father only consented his involvement if he was not paid salary for the stint.
His first single “Afterglow” was released in 1967. He would released his first album two years later. after he was approached by an independent record producer. His first long playing album Deep in My Heart was issued in 1969.
Jose Mari Chan is currently chairman and CEO of Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Inc. (BISCOM) and A. Chan Sugar Corporation. He is also the chairman and president of Signature Music, Inc. Awarded in 1974 as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines.
He received a Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry and The Metro Pop Foundation. Recipient of the first ever ABS-CBN “ELITE Platinum Award” in 2005 and a recipient of the 2006 Dr. Jose P Rizal Award For Excellence.
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