Sarah Geronimo (/dʒəˈrɒnᵻmoʊ/; born Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo; July 25, 1988) is a Filipino singer, actress and television personality. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Manila, Geronimo started a career in music after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night in 2003. She signed with music label Viva Records and rose to fame with the release of her first album Popstar: A Dream Come True (2003); it became a commercial success and won two Awit Awards. Geronimo’s music was for a time categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions (2013), when she diverted into R&B and dance. In 2013, her single “Ikot-Ikot” has won the Awit Award for Best R&B Recording. In 2015, Geronimo has won the Awit Award for Album of the Year for her eleventh studio record Perfectly Imperfect. In the 2014 report of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, she is the highest paid musician in the country. Called the Popstar Princess, her contributions to music, along with her film and television work, made her a local figure in popular culture of the 2000s to 2010s in thePhilippines.
Geronimo began working with television network ABS-CBN in 2004. She appeared in projects such as ASAP (2004–present), Bituing Walang Ningning (2006), Pangarap na Bituin (2007) and Sarah G. Live! (2012-2013). Geronimo then ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films: A Very Special Love (2008), You Changed My Life (2009) and It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013). All of which are in the list of highest grossing films in the Philippines that earned her three Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. She also received two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress for these films respectively. Geronimo has a collective box-office gross receipt of at least PHP 1 billion.
Throughout her career, Geronimo has received ten Awit Awards, six Aliw Awards, 23 Myx Music Awards (the most in the awards history) and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. She has received as well a Best Asian Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012, Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2014 and Best Selling Filipino Artist at the 22nd World Music Awards. In 2015, FAMAS named her as one of the six “Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema”. Geronimo is a Goodwill Ambassador for Music of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and a recipient of their Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” state recognition for multi-disciplinary arts.