Gary Valenciano, also known as Gary V. or Mr. Pure Energy, is a popular Filipino musician. In his 25-year career, he has released 26 albums, achieving five Platinum albums, four double Platinum albums, three triple Platinum albums, and two sextuple Platinum albums. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines first National Ambassador. His most notable songs include Never mind, Here we go again, I wish it happens again, Just like before, It's Christmas, and Here.
Gary Valenciano is the sixth among seven children born to Vicente Valenciano and Grimilda Santiago Ortíz. At the age of 14, he made his first television appearance in an advertisement for local soft-drink, Fress Gusto. In 1983, he began as a choir singer then launched his career in singing and show business.
Valenciano married María Anna Elizabeth Angeli Pangilinan and they have 3 children named Juan Paolo Martín Valenciano, José Angelo Gabriel Valenciano and Kristiana María Mikaela. All of them are active as singers. He is now suffering from diabetes, and has been an endorser for several wellness products.