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Melanie Hernandez Calumpad, better known by her stage name Kyla is a Filipino singer dubbed as the "R&B Princess of the Philippines". She is only female local artist won as the 2001 MTV's Southeast Asian Viewers Choice Award in New York City along with Eraserheads and Parokya ni Edgar. She collaborated with few international artist such as Fra Lippo Lippi, Blue and etc...
Kyla was born on January 5, 1981 in Tondo, Manila. Her first experience of singing contests was through Tanghalan ng Kampeon but got her first victory in the DZRH Hamon sa Kampeon in 1991. In 1993, she was champion for seven weeks in Tanghalan ng Kampeon and became the Grand Chanmpion on November of that year with the song "I Am Changing".
She then joined the Wednesday group of That's Entertainment, a late night variety show on GMA Network.
She graduated from the Philippine Christian University in 2002, with a degree in Mass Communications. She hosts and performs in a weekly variety show, SOP aired on GMA Network, and a kiddie talent search Popstar Kids aired on QTV.
Kyla currently have a relationship with PBA player Ric...
|Born||January 5, 1981|
|Years active||2000 - present|