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Occupation(s)  Singer, actress

Name  Carol Banawa
Spouse  Ryan Crisostomo (m. 2006)
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Birth name  Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa
Born  March 4, 1981 (age 34) (1981-03-04)
Origin  Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Labels  Star Records (1994–2003, 2006, 2010)Star Magic (1994–2003, 2006, 2010)
Albums  Carol, Follow Your Heart, Platinum - Follow Your Heart, My Music, My Life Carol Banawa, Transition
TV shows  ASAP, Bituin, Ang TV

Years active  1994-2003, 2006, 2010

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Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa (born March 4, 1981), better known in the Philippines as Carol Banawa, is a US-based Filipino singer and actress. She is a Star Magic Batch 4 alumni.


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Early life and career

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Raised in Batangas, she has two siblings, Alexander and Cherry. Banawa started singing when she was a little girl when her family lived in Saudi Arabia. Her family then moved back to the Philippines. There, she was invited to join the new roster of ABS-CBN stars through the children oriented show Ang TV.

She has performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York at the 2003 New York Music Festival. She is currently signed to Star Music.

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In 2010, she made her comeback in the music industry, and starred in the hit Philippine TV series, Mara Clara, where she sang the opening song of the said TV series.

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In 2016, her song "Bakit Di Totohanin" was featured in one of the scenes of the U.S. drama series The Vampire Diaries.


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  1. Nominated in 3rd Star Awards For Music for "Female Pop Artist Of The Year"
  2. Winner in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2011 for "Pop Movie Themesong"


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  1. Follow Your Heart album received platinum record award
  2. Awit Awards Nomination for "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"


  1. "Special Award" New York Music Festival
  2. Follow Your Heart album received gold record certification after three weeks from its release date
  3. Transition album garnered platinum record award
  4. Awit Awards 2003 - nominated Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "Stay"
  5. MTV Pilipinas Awards 2003 - nominated for Favorite Female Artist


  1. Transition album garnered gold record award
  2. Repackaged self-titled album, Carol garnered multi-platinum status


  1. Awit Awards' record of the year - "Iingatan Ka" from the Tanging Yaman - Inspirational Album
  2. Self-titled album, Carol garnered platinum award
  3. Special citation for her participation in the 1999 Asian Songfest in which she represented the Philippines
  4. People's Choice Awards 2001 - Most Promising Host Entertainer Awardee


  1. Silver winner for Asia New Singer Competition at the Shanghai Song Festival
  2. Gold record for self-titled album, Carol
  3. Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in the 5th Katha Music Awards


  • 3rd prize winner in the Metropop Song Festival
  • 1989

    1. Champion for the Tanghalan ng Kampeon
    2. Finalist for Munting Mutya


    Banawa took a break from the Philippine music scene in August 2003 to attend to the treatment of her father who was exposed to lethal levels of carbon monoxide. She is now married to a military man, Ryan Crisostomo, and has a daughter, Chelsea Crisostomo. Banawa is currently studying on her nursing degree.

    In 2004, Pinoyvision Records released her Platinum Hits Collection album, a compilation of her songs. The album also comes with a VCD of Banawa's hit music videos such as "Stay", "Ocean Deep" and "Noon at Ngayon".


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