Yes, the artist formerly known as Charice Pempengco now goes by the name Jake Zyrus.
As a little girl, Charice was discovered on the ABS-CBN kiddie singing competition Little Big Star. The young singer rose to international fame after being featured on the U.S. television shows Ellen, Oprah and Glee.
In 2013, the Pinoy pride opened up about identifying as a man - debuting a more rugged look with short blonde hair and tattoos. But he continued using the name "Charice" in his projects including the 2016 album Catharsis . He performed the tracks from Catharsis including the lead single "Killing Myself To Sleep" on MYX Live!
After staying quiet about his breakup with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano last April, he returned on social media under the new name Jake Zyrus. He left a simple message to his supporters on Instagram saying, "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect. I love you back and I'm sending peace to everyone."
Overwhelmed by the support he received with his name change, Jake also expressed gratitude on Twitter.
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