Charice Pempengco, a Filipino singer who gained huge popularity on YouTube in 2007, and then went on to appear in the second season of Glee, is now going by a new moniker. Jake
In his first tweet, as previously reported by People, Jake said, "My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I'm so happy. Finally. I love you,
Over on Instagram, Jake wrote, "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect. I love you back and I'm sending peace to everyone."
His 2010 album Charice debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart which was historically unprecedented as it made the young star the first Asian solo singer to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
It was appearances on Oprah and Ellen that helped further launch
Then, at just 16 years old,
In the second season of Glee,
Confronting rumors that he would have gender reassignment surgery,
He also opened up about when he knew how he identified, saying, " “I knew when I was 5. Then, when I was 10, I was like, 'Oh, that’s it, I’m gay.'"
At this time, Jake has not announced any official new music but it's anticipated he will in the near future.