Sarah Geronimo (Tagalog: [ˈsɑɹə hɛroˈnimo]; born Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo; July 25, 1988) is a Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, brand ambassador 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, the beginning of her creative control, 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 won Album of the Year at the 28th Awit Awards for her eleventh studio record Perfectly Imperfect. In the 2014 report of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, she was the highest paid musician in the country when she accumulated an estimated income of PHP 63 million. Widely known as 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 the Philippines. 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 receipt of over PHP 1 billion; with at least 6 films that have grossed in excess of PHP 100 million. Throughout her career, Geronimo has received 11 Awit Awards, 8 Aliw Awards, 23 Myx Music Awards (the most in the awards history) and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. She has received as well as Best Asian Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012, Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2014, Best Selling Filipino Artist at the 22nd World Music Awards and in 2015 Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards for Asian Artist Of The Year. In 2015, FAMAS named and awarded 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.