Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, known by her stage name of Charice Pempengco or Charice, is a Filipino singer, who rose to fame through YouTube. She started her career as a singer when she joined Little Big Star where she became a wildcard finalist and placed third overall. She also starred in Season 2 of Glee as a foreign exchange student, Sunshine Corazon. In 2013, she told in a interview that she is a lesbian and currently she is in a relationship with Alyssa Quijano.
She is known within the Final Fantasy series as the singer of "New World," the vocal theme of the Japanese Xbox 360 and Western releases of Final Fantasy XIII-2, which featured on her second studio album, released exclusively in Japan, Infinity.
- Jade Villalon, singing voice of Yuna and Lenne from Final Fantasy X-2, being of Filipino descent makes Charice the second Filipino to have ever provided vocals for a Final Fantasy theme song.
- Mai Fukui - singer of "Yakusoku no Basho", the Japanese version of "New World" for Japanese release of Final Fantasy XIII-2.