Last Saturday, March 22, in an event of her endorsement at SM North EDSA, Maja Salvador reveals that her dream to release an album came true as she releases her debut album “Believe” this month.
This album features her carrier single, “Dahan-Dahan,” with other seven songs, "Kilig," "Halika Na," "Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig," "Urong Sulong," "Buong Gabi," and minus one of "Kilig," and "Dahan-Dahan."
Released under Ivory Music & Video, the actress admits that her album is inspired by the music of pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce.
She also adds that the songs were tailor-made to fit her voice.
"Kung ano 'yung kayang ibigay ng boses ko, swinak nila,” Maja shares. “Kung ano 'yung babagay sa boses ko, iyon 'yung mga kantang binigay nila sa akin.”
The actress also shares that having a debut album has been one of her dreams.
When asked how she became a recording artist, Maja recalls that she was discovered by Ivory producers through a YouTube video where she sang during one of her tours.
She further adds, "Ta's iyon, sabi, 'Si Maja Salvador, kumakanta pala.' So iyon, hanggang sa nag-offer sila ng kontrata. At bakit ka tatanggi, 'di ba? So sabi ko, 'Sige, game! Gawin natin!' Kasi siyempre pangarap ko. Bihira lang nabibigyan ng album!"
Meanwhile, Maja expressed gratitude for gaining confidence after going through voice lessons under the tutelage of The Company’s Annie Quintos.
Aside from her dream of releasing an album, Maja reveals that she dreams of being a total performer. Will she dethrone Sarah Geronimo?
“Ang dami ko pang kakaining bigas, ang dami ko pang kailangan pag-aralan para makarating kung nasaan man si Sarah ngayon," she quips. "Kasi si Sarah, sobrang total performer naman talaga."
But for now, Maja shares that she is contented as she is able to share her love for singing.
“Kunwari, nag-ko-commute sila o may ginagawa sila, naririnig nila 'yung boses ko,” Maja explains. “Yung hindi nalang nila ako napapanood. This time, sa radyo maririnig naman nila.”
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