Ella May Saison

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Ella May Saison (Also credited as Ella Mae Saison) is a Filipino singer. She was Manila's "Queen of Soul" in the early 90s.

She is best known for the big hits "Till My Heartaches End" and "If The Feeling Is Gone", subsequently covered by Passage and Kyla respectively. She won the Katha Award for Best Female Performer and scored one Gold and one Platinum album. Prior to landing a recording contract, she used to be a soloist for Artstart Band specializing in jazz, gospel and blues.



Saison began her recording career at age 19. A year after her second album release, she signed a recording deal with Evander Holyfield's independent record label. Her songs "So In Love" and "Never Had The Chance" were released in 1997. She also worked with top producers like Umberto Garcia (producer of Celine Dio), Gerry Brown (producer of Vanessa Williams) and artists such as The Eagles, and 4-Example.

Saison released a single with CeCe Peniston entitled "Reminiscing", which made the Billboard Charts under the "Powerpick Club Play" category, hitting number 30. Ella May also performed at the Awards Dinner of the Republic of South Africa and the African Times in honor of President Nelson Mandela. [1]


  1. ^ Panaligan, Jojo P. (2005-02-16). Ella Mae Saison reclaims ?Queen of Soul? title. Manila Bulletin Online. Retrieved on October 12, 2006.

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