Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez-Alcasid (born April 22, 1970), better known as Regine Velasquez, is a Filipino recording artist and actress, and is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range. (3.5 octaves C3-F6) She was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) as the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time, with more than 7 million albums sold in the Philippines and 1.5 million albums in Asia. She also holds the record for having the most numbers of hit songs in Philippines' airwaves. Velasquez won the Grand Prize at the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong. In 1994, Polygram Records produced her first Asia-released album, Listen Without Prejudice. It is considered as Velasquez's most successful album to date. At the age of 21, Velasquez is the first Asian artist to stage a solo concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York, as part of Carnegie Hall's centennial-year concert series. In 2002, she is the first Filipino to win in the MTV Asia Awards held in Singapore as Favorite Artist. The following year, she won the same award at the 2003 MTV Asia Awards.