Julie Ann San Jose – she selfies while singing with her fans!

As a showbiz media cover who wrote some articles for Wazzup.PH and Astig.PH, I mostly covered Abs Cbn blogcons but I was so happy when I found out I will be able to see LeaSalonga and Janina Vela at the I dare to dream Press Conference. This was also the first time I saw Japs aka Julie Ann San Jose.

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She seemed like an ordinary star to me though she sang really well.

So after I witnessed a special trait she had, I researched more about her before I go into that.

Here are some information about her from Wikipedia.

Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose (born May 17, 1994) is a Filipino singeractressmodel composer and television personality. San Jose is a recipient of the “Diamond Record Award” from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry for her album Julie Anne San Jose which sold more than 150,000 units in the Philippines[2] Her second album entitled “Deeper” also gave her a Triple Platinum Award for reaching sales of more than 45,000 units in the Philippines.

Simply referred to as MYJAPS, made a significant mark in the online world with uStream sessions and YouTube covers that exceeded millions in views. Her cover of Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass views are more than 20 million.


Early career: 2005–2009

At the age of three years, San Jose had her first TV experience when she joined Eat Bulaga!“Little Miss Philippines”.[3] She also competed in Magandang Tanghali Bayan,’s Munting Miss U where she won third runner-up.[4] She also appeared in a TV advertisement with Sharon Cuneta.

Popstar Kids / Sugarpop

San Jose did not pursue show business until 2005, when she joined Popstar Kids, a singing competition in QTV 11 (now GMA News TV) hosted by R&B singer-songwriter Kyla. Although San Jose did not win the grand prize, she became part of Sugarpop, the show’s spin-off child singing group composed of her co-finalists Rita De Guzman (then known as Rita Iringan), Pocholo Bismonte, Renzo Almario, and Vanessa Rangadhol. Sugarpop released two studio albums, Sugar Pop and Sugar Pop Repackaged. The group also had a show on QTV 11 entitled Planet Q, where a young San Jose and her group mates showcased their hosting abilities. Sugarpop also performed weekly on the GMA-7’s variety show, SOP.[5]

In 2008, San Jose made her acting on GMA‘s afternoon soap Gaano Kadalas and Minsan? where she played a supporting character to Camille Prats and Marvin Agustin.

Rise to stardom: 2010–2011

When SOP ended in 2010, San Jose joined its replacement show Party Pilipinas as a solo artist. As she evolved as a performer, San Jose was able to showcase her singing, dancing, and acting abilities onstage. San Jose was also paired with a then-budding artist and son of rapper, Elmo Magalona. Collectively, they were known as the musical tandem JuliElmo.[6] While in Party Pilipinas, JuliElmo starred in five short films, the Red Mask Trilogy and Yellow Note 1 and 2, and the short musicals, Blue Jeans The Musical (2011), Elmo and Julie Anne: A Wazak Love Story (2012), and Status: It’s Complicated (2013).[7]

San Jose became more visible on the television scene. She was included as one of the support casts in the GMA Network shows’ Andres de Saya and Daldalita.[8][9]

Multimedia artist: 2012–present

In February 2012, San Jose signed an exclusive recording contract with GMA Records.[10] Six months later, in August 2012, she released her eponymous debut album, Julie Anne San Jose, which later received numerous awards and is now a certified Diamond Record awardee. Her single, “I’ll Be There”, remains the only single certified quadruple platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).[5] Currently, San Jose has released four singles from her album.[11]

After having multiple support roles, in 2012 San Jose finally landed a lead role through the youth oriented weekly show Together Forever. She played the role of Antoinette Escueta, more popularly known as Toyang, a boyish daddy’s girl who fell in love with her best friend.[12]

In 2012, Julie Anne debuted as a movie actress through GMA Films‘ romantic summer film Just One Summer opposite her JuliElmo partner Elmo Magalona. She played the role of Maria Bettina “Beto” Reyes Salazar also sang the movie theme song “Bakit Ba Ganyan?” which was originally popularized by Dina Bonnevie. The film was directed by Mac Alejandre.[13]

In 2013, San Jose had her first major solo concert at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan City. This birthday concert entitled Julie Anne: It’s My Time was a success with tickets sold out just five days after going on sale. Guests include the dance crew Addlib, Fliptop star AbraElmo Magalona and multi-faceted performer and good friend, Frencheska Farr. Musical direction was by Marc Lopez and concert director was Rico Gutierrez.[14][15]

San Jose landed more television projects in GMA Network in the following years. She played the lead role in primetime drama series Kahit Nasaan Ka Man where she played a visually impaired but musically talented girl named Pauline Gomez. She was paired with Kristofer Martin who played her love interest. She was also part of the now defunct Sunday musical variety show Sunday All Stars as one of the lead performers. Her hosting skills were also showcased in her stint in the self-titled weekly dance show of Marian RiveraMarian, alongside her co-host Christian Bautista. She also plays a recurring character named Nikki in Pepito Manaloto who is the love interest of Chito played by Jake Vargas.

In June 2014, San Jose released her second solo studio album, entitled Deeper via iTunes worldwide and spinnr.ph. Her sophomore album under GMA Records received a “Triple Plantinum” award from PARI in January 2016.[2]

In December 2014, following the release of her sophomore album, San Jose had her second major concert entitled Julie Anne San Jose: Hologram at the Mall of Asia Arena. Guests include Sam ConcepcionChristian BautistaAbraJonalyn Viray, and Frencheska Farr.[16][17]

To cap her 2014, San Jose was part of the Metro Manila Film Festival film entry Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 where she played the role of Stacey. Her co-stars include Dingdong DantesIsabelle DazaLotlot De LeonAbra, among many other artists.[18]

San Jose released her digital single “Tidal Wave” which was arranged by Sidney Brown, better known as Omen, an American music producer from Harlem who has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Ludacris. San Jose filmed three music videos in New York City and California in collaboration with Los Angeles-based company, VIM Entertainment Inc. The videos will be distributed worldwide by GMA Records.[19][20]

Because of achieving a much sexier figure,[21][22] she landed in FHM Philippines “100 Sexiest Women” list, where she ranked #60. San Jose was considered by FHM to pose for their cover along with Coleen Garcia and Nadine Lustre. San Jose also became the cover girl for the August 2015 issue of Preview (an FHM sister magazine) as part of their 20th anniversary.[23][24][25]

In television, San Jose replaced Isabel Oli in GMA News TV‘s Day Off. She is joined by her co-hosts You’re My Foreignay finalist Dasuri Choi and Boobay. With Pia Guanio‘s departure from 24 Oras “Chika Minute” segment, San Jose was given a short stint as interim “Chika Minute” anchor. San Jose was part of the afternoon soap Buena Familiaalongside Kylie PadillaJulian Trono, and Jake Vargas who is her current on-screen partner.[26][27] She is also part of the newest Sunday variety show Sunday PINASaya together with Marian RiveraAi-Ai delas AlasAlden RichardsJose Manalo, and Wally Bayola, among many others[28]

On July 2016, she released her third solo studio album, entitled Chasing the Light under GMA Records.[29] Her album release event was held at SM Fairview Mall in the Philippines on July 17, 2016 with crowds of thousands in attendance.[30] The album has been well received and continues to hold the top spot on iTunes PH albums.[31] Chasing the Lightfeatures songwriting and a rap feature from Filipino-American hip hop artist and songwriter C-Tru on the tracks “Don’t Make Me Wait”, “Take Me To Nirvana” and “All About You”.[29][32][33]

Lately, she got the lead role in the afternoon soap Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa as Santina Marquez she was also with Benjamin AlvesLj Reyes, and Martin Del Rosario. The show ended after its 11th week and currently she is working on her new album under GMA Network.


Julie Anne is one of Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit’s (OPM) active Junior Ambassadors. Her job as a Junior Ambassador is to represent and promote Filipino Music to the young.[34]

San Jose is also the newest celebrity advocate of World Vision, an international child-focused non-government organization which mainly promotes children’s rights, well-being and education.[35]

Personal life

San Jose disclosed on January 7, 2017 that she has been dating model and actor Benjamin Alves since May 2016. The two had met in one of San Jose’s concerts.[36]

Miniso Ambassadors – Japs and Benxalves from Ben Xalves IG.

One of her latest posts at her IG: with 25,000 likes!

Waves don't die baby, let me crash here for a moment.

A post shared by Jules San Jose (@myjaps) on

But besides her singing, her being an inspiration to many, and here goes what I observed and many others is this: MyJaps is down to earth and approachable. I took a video of her singing at Megamall for an event which I was not assigned to cover but I covered as an audience at the Taiwan Excellence. I saw her sing 3-4 songs with no dead air. She was taking selfies with the fans while singing but not only that, she even took the extra mile by getting their cameras and taking the shots for them. After I uploaded the video, lots of fans took notice and retweeted it. This is the video where I had the most comments too as well at my Youtubechannel. Here are the comments and screenshots of the retweets and likes at my twitter as well.


The actual video which fans loved!

Comments from the Youtube Video:

Stellar4 weeks ago
She’s really a great performer and crowd pleaser 👏 thank you for uploading her complete performance and for the high quality video 👍👍

Bettyna Mendoza
Bettyna Mendoza3 weeks ago
Ang bait niya talaga sa mga fans. Ang daming naka pa picture sa kanya while singing.

Fanart Factory
Fanart Factory4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing!!! She is so accommodating to the crowd ❤

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Briton Feb
Briton Feb3 weeks ago
Happy RichTV …thank you po…god bless.ty po
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Alma Ponce
Alma Ponce3 weeks ago
kaw nah tlga ang Asia’s pop sweetheart my idol Julie..love it forever.. ang bait muh tlaga x smin mga fans muh..continue what your doing JAPS..ignore all the basher and hater..i know that your are a good person…love you Julie Anne San Jose
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Chinky McGee
Chinky McGee4 weeks ago
beautiful performances Julie 🙂
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Paul Joseph Vistal
Paul Joseph Vistal3 weeks ago
Excellent video and audio! Thank you for uploading this and sharing this with us. 🙂
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Paul Joseph Vistal
Paul Joseph Vistal3 weeks ago
Sure thing! 🙂
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janet Oirevilo
janet Oirevilo3 weeks ago
ikaw na po talaga ang the best para sakin ang galig mopong kumanta 🙂
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Carlizaisabel Alcala
Carlizaisabel Alcala3 weeks ago
gnda n julie super bait p pra xa c carla abellana.npka gnda mla at very down to earth.kya love n lve ko yang dalawang idol k n yan.god bless
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Kimly Goloran
Kimly Goloran3 weeks ago
so professional!
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Happy RichTV
Happy RichTV3 weeks ago
Thanks sa comment! She is! and very accomodating sa fans!
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tony y
tony y2 weeks ago
nice and accomodating girl. keep it up. hope you will go places
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Notes Hitter
Notes Hitter3 weeks ago
my japs!!! nandun ako mung birthday celeb mo sa Eastwood last month!!! ganda mo idol!! 🍤
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frischa go
frischa go3 weeks ago
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Spoon Feed
Spoon Feed3 weeks ago
nung pumunta kc dito sya sa SM cabanatuan di ako nakalapit dami tao sana next time makapagpapicture nako sayo JAPS
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darlingabbie3 weeks ago
Wasn’t able to see her live show. Thanks for posting! ♡♡♡
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darlingabbie3 weeks ago
+Happy RichTV
Sure! ☺
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Fishing Buddy 360
Fishing Buddy 3602 days ago
Julie…how refreshing to see a celebrity who is down to earth! I love how you interact with your fans. Continued success…God Bless!
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Danny Solis
Danny Solis1 week ago
galing mo talaga idol…😍😘😙😚
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Joan Pamplona
Joan Pamplona6 hours ago
yang ang idol hindi isnabera
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Renalyn Puod
Renalyn Puod2 days ago
adorable julie hehehehehe!!!!!
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Ainebixoxa 09
Ainebixoxa 093 days ago
Bait nman 😍😍 san kpa..xia pa kukuha ng selfie niu.. selfie while singing 😍😍😍😍 keep it up. Lovelots.
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Adeline [Elle]
Adeline [Elle]4 days ago
Japs…. kawahyy…🙌🙌lablab yan madami…😘😘
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Jeszern Manahan
Jeszern Manahan2 weeks ago
bihira lng ung mga sikat na katulad nya ..na tlgang iniisa isa ang mga fans nya pra mag selfie ..tpos sya pa tlga ung magcacapture ..kaya love na love kta japs ee ..
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Happy RichTV
Happy RichTV2 weeks ago
Jeszern Manahan thanks sa comment and for watching. please subscribe po sa channel. Thanks! Yup she is unique and awesome. I heard rumors she might transfer to channel 2.
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Jeszern Manahan
Jeszern Manahan2 weeks ago
Happy RichTV
ok ..i already subscribed na po ..
thank you din ..ahm kht sang channels pa sya magtransfer ..susuport ko prin lagi sya .. ganun ko sya kalove ..hehe
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Jeszern Manahan
Jeszern Manahan2 weeks ago
oh well that’s my idol ..ily Julie
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Lyn Dantes
Lyn Dantes2 weeks ago
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Here are more photos from the Taiwan Excellence event:

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Final words about her: She has a bright future not only because she has the making of a triple threat – Singer, actress, dancer but because she has a golden heart for her fans and that is the secret of most successful artists. More power to you Japs and I hope a lot of other celebrities will follow your wonderful example! – Rich Valor of Happy Rich TV

I wrote this for the fans and I hope they consume this blog as well: Let’s see.

As a return favor please subscribe to my channel. Link here:

I hope to see you miss Japs again soon! More power and continued success to you!



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