Actress Maine Mendoza signs record deal

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Maine Mendoza is set to launch her singing career with Universal Records. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) — Television actress and social media star Maine Mendoza just added a new venture into her career with a record deal.

Mendoza officially signed with Universal Records, a Filipino record label, on Saturday, adding a new achievement for the multi-hyphenate. This came days after she was declared the "Top Female Celebrity" in the Philippines on Twitter for the first six months of 2018.

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Mendoza, who rose to fame with her various skits and quirks on social media via the dubsmash app, has escalated her ranks to become one of the most talked-about stars in the Philippines. She is continuously dominating Twitter trends nationwide and now one of the stars of GMA's noontime show Eat Bulaga. 

Universal Records first dropped hints of their partnership with Mendoza on Twitter in a teaser video of the star with her back turned to the camera.

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The record label revealed Mendoza as their "mystery girl" on June 22 through a Youtube video.

 

Mendoza now joins a wide array of top-tier talents as Universal Records' "prime artists", namely Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Parokya ni Edgar and Sponge Cola, among others. 

The record label said Mendoza's debut single will be released this year.