Top 10 Most Iconic Pinay Singers

The all-time most influential female movers and shakers in the local music industry.

Not many local artists can pull off the same one-name status international pop stars like Madonna, Mariah, and Beyonce can, but mention the name "Lea" in a conversation about music and people unintentionally think of child-star-turned-Broadway-bigwig Lea Salonga, the Tony-award winning singer who has wowed the world many times over with her role as Kim in Miss Saigon or Eponine in Les Miserables.

Then, there are trailblazers like folksinger and Asin frontwoman Lolita Carbon, rock ’n roll Hall of Famer Sampaguita, and Asia’s one and only "Queen of Song," the ever-graceful Pilita Corrales, who not only made their mark in their respective genres, but paved the way for today’s new breed of singers and whose names have become intrinsic to the evolution of Pinoy music.

In this list, pays tribute to the local music scene’s most influential female movers and shakers whose sheer talent have scored hit records, sold-out concerts, and a shelf-full of trophies in their name-stars whose music have not only moved many but changed their lives.’s Iconic Women Who Warble. Click for more photos.




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