Get to know more about the Philippines’ newly crowned Prince of R&B (Jay-R was promoted as “King”) Kris Lawrence who recently launched his third studio album and first from GMA Records titled “Spread the Love.”
THREE THINGS YOU STILL DON’T KNOW ABOUT KRIS LAWRENCE
1. He tried to audition in American Idol
“Actually pumila ako pero sa sobrang dami ng pila sumuko ako. It’s so long, I swear the line is so long. Imagine here to E-Rod, the line like that punong puno ng tao. They’re camping out, doon ka matutulog sa labas naka-sleeping bag ka lang, tapos inisip ko na what if I get sick tapos sipunin ako, mapaos ako, tapos wala rin namang lalabas na boses…I give it up to those guys talaga,” he said.
Kris tried to audition for season 2 in the Pasadena leg of American Idol, the next year when Ruben Studdard won.
2. He is scared of cockroaches and ghosts
“Oh my God I’m scared of cockroaches. Ang pangit nila noh? Also, I’m scared of ghosts. I’m scared of the dark, my mind is the one who play tricks on me, let’s say bababa lang ako para kumuha ng tubig tapos sobrang dilim sa baba, tatakbo ako para lang kumuha ng tubig tapos tatakbo ulit paakyat,” he said.
3. It was his bestfriend Jay-R who convinced him to come home to the Philippines and join a singing contest
“I was so lucky that feeling ko sobrang swerte po ako nung dumating ako nung time na yun. Kasi there’s a lot of Fil-Ams trying to make it here. Ang dami, they came here to sing, they came here to act, but for some reasons they don’t catch their break.”
“Sobrang swerte ako na bestfriend ko si Jay-R kasi nung time na ‘yun. He went home (US) for vacation. Then he told me alam mo ‘yung mga uso ngayon ‘yung mga contests.’ He said ‘i-try mo kaya.’ In a matter of two weeks, I quit all my jobs, sumabay ako sa kanya umuwi dito. After 8 months I got in, the show started (Star in a Million) after 8 months, who would have thought na ako ang mananalo, so that’s when it all started,” he shared.
Kris is a mainstay of the GMA weekly musical variety show “Sunday All Stars.” He’s a contract artist of GMA Records and recently, he launched his new album called “Spread the Love.”
The album is now available in all branches of Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music and Video outlets nationwide. It is also available worldwide on digital format thru iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and OPM2GO.
Kris Lawrence, the new Prince of RnB, inviting you to grab his latest album “Spread the Love”: