Jed Madela

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Jed Madela
Birth nameJohn Edward Tajanlangit
Also known asThe Voice, The Singer's Singer
Born(1980-07-14) 14 July 1980 (age 32)
OriginIloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
GenresOPM, Pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, TV host, entertainer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUniversal Records (2003-present)
Websitejedtribe.blogdrive.com
 
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Jed Madela
Birth nameJohn Edward Tajanlangit
Also known asThe Voice, The Singer's Singer
Born(1980-07-14) 14 July 1980 (age 32)
OriginIloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
GenresOPM, Pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, TV host, entertainer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUniversal Records (2003-present)
Websitejedtribe.blogdrive.com

John Edward Tajanlangit (born July 14, 1980), better known by his stage name, Jed Madela, is a Filipino recording artist and TV host. His hit songs as a solo artist include How Can I Fall, The Past, The Search is Over, and Love Always Finds a Way.

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.He bested over 3,000 contestants from 52 countries to win the grand prize.[1]

There were six categories whereby Jed won the golds. 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 grand champion, it’s 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 a huge diamond trophy for the most coveted Grand Champion Performer of the World.[3]

He is a co-host and performer of ASAP Mania.

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Life and career

Early life and career beginnings

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

Because of his five-year training as the front man of the band Prime Council (Dyevest), Jed’s voice was honed to perfection. For long hours, he would sing all types of songs. He shared the stage with singer Aaliyah Parcs and Kulay’s former member Radha. The band’s gigs were mostly in Iloilo, where Jed comes from. The late Bella Tan caught one of the gigs of Jed and his band at a hotel in Manila one night. Jed made quite an impression on the record executive. And before Jed knew it, he was signing up a contract with Universal Records. As the saying goes, the rest is history. But Jed’s success story did not start there. He thrived and worked so hard to penetrate the local music scene. But his efforts were useless. He was tired and frustrated. Voice of Asia knocked on Jed’s door on 2003. He joined the singing contest and won the silver prize. But his big break came in the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA). He signed up for the international contest and found himself winning major awards including the 2005 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World. He bested some 3,000 contestants, and for any singer, that was no mean feat.[4]

Filmography

Television

YearProgram TitleRoleNetworkNotes and Awards
2005ASAP (variety show)co-host
ABS-CBN
2010May Bukas Pachoir
ABS-CBN
episode "Santino surprises everyone"

Films

YearFilmRoleFilm ProductionNotes and Awards
2006All About Love (2006 film)singer
Star Cinema
segment "About Anna"
2010Shake, Rattle and Roll 12garbage man
Regal Films
segment "Mamanyika"

Discography

  • I'll Be Around (2003)
  • Songs Rediscovered (2004)
  • Only Human (2007)
  • Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist (2009)
  • The Classics Album (2010)
  • Breathe Again (2011)

Awards and recognition

References

  1. ^ Jed Madela Live at The Library Manila Bulletin
  2. ^ Jed Madela to the world Titik Pilipino
  3. ^ Jed Madela to the world Titik Pilipino
  4. ^ Jed Madela is only human Manila Standard Today

External links