MANILA -- Young actress-singer Janella Salvador still can't believe that she is now a bona fide recording artist as she launched her self-titled debut album under Star Music on Friday.
"It all came just so fast. Parang minsan hindi ko ma-absorb na I achieved this already, 'yung may album. I don't know kung ano ang nagawa ko para ma-deserve ko ito. All I do is talagang ini-enjoy ko lang lahat. It's such an honor to be called the 'OPM Pop Sweetheart' kasi hindi lahat nabibigyan ng title tapos matawag ako noon, it's different talaga, it's overwhelming," Salvador told ABS-CBNNews.com at the press launch.
Salvador said she loved music since she was a little girl.
"All my life, my life has revolved around music. So 'yung fact na nabigyan ako ng album, it's really a big thing talaga. And nakuha ko siya this year. Hindi ko siya in-expect. Ini-expect ko siguro ay next year or next, next year pa. Hindi ko in-expect na magkaka-album ako. It's really a dream come true parang Disneyland lang," she added.
Salvador was recently chosen by Hong Kong Disneyland to represent the Philippines and perform its 10th anniversary theme song "Happily Ever After."
"I don't know what I did sa Disneyland at ako ang napili nila," she said on Friday.
The song, which also has a Tagalog version, will be part of the limited edition of Salvador's album which will be available soon. It can also be downloaded soon from online music stores such as iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph and Starmusic.ph..
What makes the album more special for Salvador is that her mother, theater actress Jenine Desiderio, served as its vocal supervisor.
"She was like my vocal coach sa mga recordings ko. Tinulungan niya ako. Since I was a kid, siya 'yung tumutulong sa akin how to enhance my voice, 'yung mga techniques, pero she gives me the freedom din to do my own thing," Salvador said.
The album's carrier single "Ganyan Talaga" is composed by Jamie Rivera. Other songs include "Harana Na Na Na Na," "Tick Tock Love," "Dear Heart," "Teka Muna Pag-Ibig....," "Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso," "I Can," and "Mahal Kita Pero."