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EXCLUSIVE: Annie Lux dreams of winning a Grammy for the Philippines

Young Viva artist Annie Lux also shares she’s ‘indebted’ to Darren Espanto.

BY
Leo Bukas

Twitter: @leobukas

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09/19/2017 10:01 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Annie Lux dreams of winning a Grammy for the Philippines
Photo credits to annieluxmusic IG

 

Parehong Pinoy–both from Bicol–ang parents ng Viva artist na si Annie Lux pero sa Calgary, Canada siya ipinanganak at lumaki.

Nadiskubre si Annie ng Viva nang mag-front act ito sa concert ni Sarah Geronimo sa Canada taong 2015. Nang umuwi ng Pilipinas a few weeks ago ay saka lang siya pumirma ng kontrata sa Viva.


 I grew up in Calgary, Canada, I was born and raised there pero I would always visit the Philippines every other year to visit my grand parents in Bicol, Albay,” kuwento ng dalaga sa PUSH.

Six years old si Annie nu’ng nagkainteres kumanta sa church nang mapanood ang Sister Act movie. Classically-trained for piano and voice din siya.

“The producers there in Calgary started to get me for front act for bigger shows. When they come to Calgary, they would usually ask me to sing as front act for Wency Cornejo, True Faith, Lolita Carbon, Joey Albert, David Pomeranz, and Sarah Geronimo.

“Sarah Geronimo was the big one kasi when I sing for Sarah Geronimo, that was also when I started singing my originals to a crowd.

“I really love her performances and her voice. I think she is definitely the Philippines queen of pop right now. I really admire how kind she is. She was really nice when I met her,” tuluy-tuloy pa niyang kuwento.

Natatawang nai-share din ni Annie na malaki ang utang na loob niya kay Darren Espanto dahil nung sumali raw ito ng The Voice sa Pinas ay saka siya nagkaroon ng maraming gig sa Canada.

 “This is just a theory lang, ha,  and I don’t know if it’s true, pero when he left Canada that’s when I started getting gigs. He was really in demand, when he left kasi to join The Voice here, that was when there was no more singers, I guess (laughs),” she revealed.

Dagdag pa niya, “There were a lot of singers but they were all older na. So, I owe him a lot. I was in the right place at the right time lang, parang ganun.”

Kasalukuyang nag-aaral sa Berklee College of Music in Boston si Annie.

“Right now I’m taking Contemporary Writing and Production. It’s mostly writing, arranging and production,” sabi pa niya.

Nakaka-amaze ang dahilan ni Annie kung kung bakit niya pinu-pursue ang music.

“If I’m going to be frank, there hasn’t been a Filipino artist who has internationally won a Grammy or who has internationally represented as an artist, represented the Philippines internationally.

“It’s always been half-Filipino artist representing America, parang ganun. And I’m hoping, if I work really hard which I do, I can win the Philippines a Grammy. That’s my goal now,” she said.

Nag-release na rin ng solo album si Annie titled Lux kung saan nakapaloob ang mga kantang “Honey”, “Yesterday”, “A-Side” at marami pang iba na available sa Spotify and iTunes.

Sa November, magpo-front act naman si Annie sa concert ni Patti Austin sa Toronto, Canada.