Richard Yap "Sir Chief" Launched his First Album Under Star Records

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Richard Yap or more popular to everyone with "Sir Chief" or "Papa Chen" is considered nowadays as ABS CBN'S most bankable leading man. Almost everyone is looking forward to watch him with the top ranking teleserye "Please Be Careful with my Heart".

According to Richard, "It is a dream-come-true because I've always wanted to sing since I was a kid, I am thankful to our teleserye because through our official soundtrack, people discovered that I can sing."

He was also asked what musical genres he likes, He said that he is into ballad songs and acoustic music. However, Sir Chief is not new to singing. He was a member of his high school Glee Club. Star Music head Roxy Liquigan  were present at the star's album launch as well and he told us that he was impressed on how Richard put all his hard work with this album plus he said that Richard really has a good voice. He also sung live during the album launch.

The actor shared that his self-titled debut album is just like their TV series—a feel-good, easy listening collection of tracks composed of nine revivals that were all chosen 
by 'Ser Chief himself. The carrier single of the album is "Don't Know What To Do, Don't Know What To Say."

Amazingly, the 46 year old singer-actor who doesn't really look like his age, also include a Chinese song in his album, since according to Richard and also to Star Records, Richard also hold a number of Chinese fans. He was also candidly asked since mthere are a lot of women who has a cruish on him if there will ever be a chance that will do a ramp on Cosmo Bachelor Bash and he said "Kailangan muna mag work out baka kasi mag alisan mga tao pag ako na naglakad dun." Simling while answering. 

"It covers all genres, from pop to ballad to alternative, appealing not only to music fans in my age group but also to the teens and in-betweens," said Richard, who stressed that his album is entirely different from "Be Careful With My Heart" album. "This is very special for me because I put a lot of hard work in it so that we could come up with something that's really worth paying for. I'm hoping that all of my supporters will love it too."

Richard, who grew up listening to the music of Queen, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins, and Mike Francis, feels no pressure getting compared with other talented singers in the country.

"I don't think there's a need to compare because we have different musical choices and different target audiences," he explained.

Featured in Richard's solo debut album under Star Records are revivals of "Promise Ain't Enough," "Think I'm In Love Again," "Can Find No Reason," "You Take My Breath Away," "Chasing Cars," "High," "Afterglow," and the Chinese version of "Oh Babe." The album also carries the bonus tracks "Please Be Careful With My Heart" and "Salamat."

Richard's first album is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via, and iTunes.

For more information visit Star Records' Facebook fan page at or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

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