Carol Banawa bio: Husband, songs, age, net worth, latest news

Carol Banawa bio: Husband, songs, age, net worth, latest news

Carol Banawa is an award-winning musician and actress popularly known for her triple-platinum album Carol: Repackaged which is a follow up to her debut album Carol. She has also starred in films such as Tanging Yaman and Hiling.

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Carol is also a member of the prestigious World Music Singer and an alumnus of the Star Magic Batch 4. She joined the Philippine show business at a tender age after she was included in the child-oriented show dubbed Ang TV.

Carol Banawa profile summary

  • Full name: Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa
  • Celebrated name: Carol Banawa
  • Date of birth: 4th March 1981
  • Place of birth: Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Carol Banawa age: 39 years
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Ethnicity: Mixed-race
  • Marital status: Married
  • Profession: Singer, actress, comedian
  • Net worth: $8 million

Early life

Carol was born on 4th March 1981 in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Her real names are Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa. She is the daughter of Cirila Banawa and Albino Banawa. Carol was brought up by her parents in Batangas together with her two siblings.

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The singer has been in and out of the Philippine music industry for different reasons. Her first hiatus was in August 2003 when she had to attend to her sick father who had been exposed to fatal levels of carbon monoxide.


She undertook nursing at the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield, Virginia and graduated in 2018.

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Carol Banawa husband

Carol is married to Ryan Crisostomo who serves as a military man. The pair is blessed with two lovely kids.


Here is a breakdown of her career:


  • 1994 - Ang TV as starring as herself
  • 1997 to 2003 - ASAP starring as herself, co-host, and a performer.
  • 1997 - Keybol: Ang Bagong TV
  • 2000 - Tabing Ilog starring as Andoy
  • 2001 - Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan starring as Minerva
  • 2002 - Bituin Starring as Melody Sandoval
  • 2006 - American Idol starring as herself
  • 2006 - Wowowee starring as a guest and herself
  • 2006 - Little Big Star starring as a guest and herself
  • 2010 - Music Uplate Live starring as a performer, herself, and a guest.

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  • 1996 - Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure as King’s niece
  • 1997 - Calvento Files: The Movie starring as Cindy
  • 1998 - Nagbibinata starring as Carol
  • 1998 - Hiling starring as Rowena
  • 2000 - Tanging Yaman starring as Chona


  • 2000 - Little Mermaid starring as Jewel

Carol Banawa songs

Here is a list of her songs:

  • 1997 - Lingatan Ka
  • 1997 - Bakit ‘Di Totohanin
  • 2000 - Panunumpa
  • 2016 - Awit Kay Inay
  • 2001 - Muntik Na Kitang Minahal
  • 2006 - Star Ng Pasko
  • 2003 - Hanggang May Kailanman
  • 2010 - Till My Heartaches End
  • 2001 - Stay
  • 1997 - Saan Ka Man Naroroon
  • 2003 - Ocean Deep
  • 1997 - Only World
  • 1997 - Till It’s Time
  • 1997 - Kanino Ba
  • 2011 - Mara Clara
  • 1997 - Watch This Song
  • 1997 - What Life Is All About
  • 2010 - When You Say Nothing At All
  • 2001 - Itanong Mo Sa Puso Ko
  • 2010 - Mahal Kita Walang Iba
  • 2010 - Baby Now That I Found You
  • 2010 - Sakaling Malimutan Ka
  • 2018 - We Are One
  • 2003 - Heaven Knows
  • 1997 - Sana’y Di Ko Na Nakita
  • 1997 - Pag Puso’y Nakialam
  • 1997 - Wait And Understand
  • 1997 - Kailan Nga Ba
  • 2010 - I Honestly Love You
  • 2011 - Nakaraang Pasko
  • 2003 - If I Believed

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Carol Banawa album

She has produced both studio albums and compilation appearances.

Studio albums

Here is a list of her studio albums:

1997 - Carol

  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: Cassette, CD, digital download

2000 - Carol: Repackaged

  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: Cassette, CD

2001 - Transition

  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: CD

2003 - Follow Your Heart

  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: CD

2010 - My Music, My Life

  • Label: Star Records/ Black Bird Music
  • Format: Cassette, CD, digital download

Compilation appearances

  • 2000 - Anak
  • 2000 - Tanging Yaman (Inspirational album)
  • 2002 - Only Selfless Love
  • 2003 - Mysterica Lucis: Mysteries of Light
  • 2003 - The Brightest Stars of Christmas

Nominations and awards

Carol has had a successful career which has seen her attain several nominations and awards to her name. Here is a breakdown of these nominations and awards:

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  • Finalist for Munting Mutya
  • Champion for the Tanghalan ng Kampeon


  • 3rd prize winner in the Metro pop Song Festival


  • Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in the 5th Katha Music Awards
  • Silver winner for Asia New Singer Competition at the Shanghai Song Festival
  • Gold record for the self-titled album, Carol


  • Special citation for her participation in the 1999 Asian Songfest in which she represented the Philippines
  • AWIT Awards' record of the year - "Iingatan Ka" from the Tanging Yaman - Inspirational Album
  • People's Choice Awards 2001 - Most Promising Host Entertainer Awardee


  • The repackaged self-titled album, Carol garnered multi-platinum status
  • Transition album garnered gold record award


  • AWIT Awards 2003 - Nominated Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "Stay."
  • Follow Your Heart album received gold record certification after three weeks from its release date
  • "Special Award" New York Music Festival
  • Transition album garnered platinum record award
  • MTV Filipinas Awards 2003 - nominated for Favorite Female Artist

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  • AWIT Awards Nomination for Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo.
  • Follow Your Heart album received platinum record award


  • Winner in ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice 2011 for Pop Movie Theme song.
  • Nominated in 3rd Star Awards for Female Pop Artist Of The Year.

Carol Banawa net worth

Over the years, Carol has been nothing short of a successful singer with several singles and albums to her name. Similarly, she has starred in numerous filmography projects, and all these have helped in boosting her value. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to stand at $8 million.

Social media

The award-winning singer is active on social media platforms. Here are her handles:

  • Carol Banawa Facebook: @iamcarolbanawa
  • Carol Banawa Twitter: @iamcarolbanawa
  • Carol Banawa Instagram: @iamcarolbanawa

Latest news

Carol Banawa is set to help patients infected with COVID-19 pandemic. On 11th April 2020, she received new medical equipment and protective gear to protect her while offering these services.

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Here is the caption she had on her Instagram handle in regard to the offer.

Just got word that I will be floating out of my home unit starting next week to train and help out other units in the next few weeks, wrote the singer-nurse.

Carol Banawa started her career at a young age, and she has been doing great both in music and acting. She is an inspiration to many young individuals.

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