Charice to meet Justin Bieber; defends self from critics


Posted at Apr 25 2010 07:24 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2010 02:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine singing sensation Charice on Sunday defended herself from criticisms that surfaced following her recent appearance in a popular gay bar in the United States to promote her current international single "Pyramid."

Charice, 17, told “The Buzz” in a live interview that she was surprised that some people made a big deal out of her appearance at Club 57. She said it was not the first time that she went to clubs in order to promote the remix version of Pyramid.

“Hindi lang ako ‘yong nagpro-promote sa mga club. Ganoon talaga sila sa US…. umaalis na po ako [after ng performance ko]. Nagpe-perform lang po talaga ako," she said.

Amid the issue, Charice was happy that Pyramid placed 4th on the US Billboard pop/dance club chart.

Charice also confirmed that her self-titled international album will be launched on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on May 11, with Justin Bieber as a special guest. She said it will be her first time to meet Bieber.

She will also make a special appearance on “Good Morning America,” said Charice.

The launching of her debut album will take place a day after she celebrates her 18th birthday.

When asked about her birthday plans, Charice said: “Nasa New York [kami]. Baka pumunta sa amusement park with friends lang po and family po.”