Charice breaks into US Billboard charts again

Charice Pempengco's new dance single "Pyramid" has made its way up the US Billboard Top 50 charts, surpassing even Lady Gaga's infectious "Bad Romance." Currently on its third week, the track has since climbed from #46 to #38 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club list, according to the Billboard.biz' March 13 issue. This is the second time she has broken into the Billboard Top 50, the first time being with her previous single "Note to God" peaking at #44 in 2009. Her entry into the list was due to several downloads and pre-orders of the track and album on both Amazon.com and iTunes, reports PinoyGigs.

"Pyramid" has four versions: the album version featuring Iyaz and three remixes by DJs Barry Harris, Jonathan Peters, and Dave Aude.

The 17-year-old singing sensation dropped by The Buzz yesterday, February 28, to dispel rumors that have been circling her family over the past few months. PEP reported that Charice's mother, Racquel Pempengco, and her grandmother, Tess Relucio, were fighting over several issues that all eventually boiled down to Mrs. Relucio wanting a share of Charice's money. Host Boy Abunda asked her about the alleged dispute to which she responded with "Wala po talaga akong alam [I really don't know a thing about it]." She explained that, as much as possible, she wanted to stay out of the argument and just wished her grandmother the best.

Charice also cleared rumors that she had been brushing off one of her loyal supporters, falsevoice a.k.a. Dave of Bacoor. "Kahit anong mangyari sa akin, involved si falsevoice," said Charice. Falsevoice, according to The Buzz, was responsible for the many youtube videos of Charice that brought her international acclaim.

At the end of the interview, with tears in her eyes and a bejeweled microphone in hand, Charice sang an emotional rendition of Ted Ito's "Maghintay Ka Lamang" to her mother. The song was said to be the one that she and her mother would sing every time she lost a competition.

"Pyramid," Charice's US debut album will be released on May 10, in time for her 18th birthday. She's set to go back to the US to promote the album. An unofficial music video for the single will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

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