kids encyclopedia robot

Carol Banawa facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Carol Banawa
Birth name Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa
Born (1981-03-04) March 4, 1981 (age 43)
Origin Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, nurse
Years active 1994–2010
Labels Star Music (1994–2010)

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

Early life and career

Raised in Batangas, she has two siblings, Alexander and Cherry. Banawa started singing when she was a little girl while 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 City at the 2003 New York Music Festival.

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. She also covered Till My Heartaches End, the theme song of the 2010 film of the same name.

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


Studio albums

Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 Carol Record label (Star Records): Gold
2000 Carol: Repackaged
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Music
  • Format: CD, cassette
PARI: 3× Platinum
2001 Transition
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Music
  • Format: CD, cassette
PARI: Platinum
2003 Follow Your Heart
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Music
  • Format: CD, cassette,
PARI: Platinum
2010 My Music, My Life
  • Released: November 14, 2010
  • Label: Star Music/Black Bird Music
  • Format: CD digital download

Other appearances

Compilation appearances

Year Album Song(s) Label(s)
1998 Sa Araw ng Pasko "Soon It's Christmas" Star Music
2000 Anak "Awit Kay Inay" Star Music
2000 Tanging Yaman (Inspirational album) "Iingatan Ka" Star Music
2002 Only Selfless Love "We Are One" Star Music
2003 Mysteria Lucis: Mysteries of Light "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo" Star Music
2003 The Brightest Stars of Christmas "Nakaraang Pasko" Star Music



Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 Ang TV Herself
1995–2003 ASAP Herself / Performer / Co-host Later became a guest performer in 2006 and again in 2010.
1996 Calvento Files Rosalie Episode: "Rosalie"
1996 Calvento Files Cindy Episode: "33 Feet Under"
1997 Kaybol: Ang Bagong TV Herself
2000 Tabing Ilog Andoy
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Minerva
2002 Bituin Melody Sandoval
2002 Wansapanataym Episode: "Rapunzel"
2006 American Idol Herself Auditioned for the 5th season.
2006 Wowowee Herself, Guest
2006 Little Big Star Herself, Guest
2010 Music Uplate Live Herself, Performer, Guest


Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure King's niece
1997 Calvento Files: The Movie Cindy
1998 Nagbibinata Carol
1998 Hiling Rowena
2000 Tanging Yaman Chona


Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 Little Mermaid Jewel

Awards and nominations


  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"


  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
  1. 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 married to Ryan Crisostomo and has three children together. She obtained an associate degree in nursing and graduated summa cum laude from the Northern Virginia Community College, Washington, D.C. in 2018. She later obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2020. Presently, she is an OR registered nurse based in the United States.

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".

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Carol Banawa para niños

kids search engine
Carol Banawa Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.