Most people believe that life slows down as you get older, but Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is proving them wrong by reaching new career heights with each passing decade.

Her name needs no introduction, given the impact of her prolific influence and impressive discography for nearly four decades in the Philippine music scene. Yet throughout that period, “Asia’s Songbird” has attained numerous feats and achievements (including the distinguished title as the number one best-selling artist in the country) that have established her position as a powerhouse figure in the industry. Given that, there was no doubt about who Billboard Philippines decided to honor as the first-ever recipient of the Powerhouse Award for the forthcoming Billboard Philippines Women In Music event.

As a trailblazer in the Philippine music scene, her impact goes far beyond the dominance of her plethora of hits on the charts and radio play, but also with her status as a pop icon who encourages a new generation of artists to push boundaries and explore the limitless possibilities within the realm of music. Velasquez-Alcasid’s influence has inspired countless of today’s biggest acts –– and she continues to rock on by pursuing numerous musical ventures, such as the widely successful “Regine Rocks” concert series.

With Velasquez-Alcasid’s enduring impact on the Philippine music scene, it becomes evident that, despite the evolving landscape and personal transformations, her influence remains unwavering. She tells Billboard Philippines, “I’ve been in the industry for such a long time, I’d like to think I’ve already made my mark”. As one of the most iconic Filipino artists of our time, she holds a revered status in the Pop genre –– an example of a living legend who signifies her lasting contribution and positions her as a cornerstone of Filipino entertainment. 

As she continues her dominance on the charts, the airwaves, as well as the concert stage, her influence extends beyond her era, leaving an indelible mark that resonates with both current and future generations of music enthusiasts. No matter what other changes the future may hold, there’s no doubt that Regine Velasquez-Alcasid continues to cement her legacy as an artist who not only defined an era, but continues to inspire and captivate audiences across generations.