Maria Aragon records her first album

By Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 26 2011 04:13 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2011 07:04 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Maria Aragon has set foot in the studio to record her first album.

Days after arriving from Canada, the 11-year-old YouTube sensation continues to live out her dream in the Philippines as she becomes the newest Kapamilya pop singer.

Among the songs in Aragon's new album is her rendition of Lady Gaga's “Born This Way,” which catapulted her to international recognition. It can be remembered that Lady Gaga herself invited Aragon to perform the song with her at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

The Filipino-Canadian also takes a crack at singing Original Pilipino Music or OPM in her album with "Kung Bubuksan Mo Puso Mo."

Aragon admitted that she is still in disbelief with the stardom that has welcomed her here in the Philippines, but said that she is inspired by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and his outlook on career and spirituality.

She added that she wants to stay grounded and be a normal kid despite all the attention she is getting.

Aragon has already shared a song number with Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo on "ASAP Rocks," ABS-CBN's musical variety show. She is set to perform with Concert King Martin Nievera on the same show this Sunday.

She will also be the voice of Star Cinema's upcoming movie with actresses Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes as she sings "Way Back Home," her first movie soundtrack.