Biography Of Billy CrawfordThe Filipino American recording artist, known for his screen name Billy Crawford, has made his own name as a popular Filipino artist in the Philippines. With an origin coming from New York, France, Texas and Manila, William Ledesma Crawford was born in the Philippines on May 16, 1982 from his Filipino mother Mayette and American father Jack.
As early as 3 years old, his talent in singing became prominent when he was discovered in a bowling alley where her mother frequently hangs out. He loves to sing at a very young age and he became a regular singer in an afternoon show That’s Entertainment in GMA Network. He became known as Billy Joe and this break gave him more opportunity to develop his talent and ability in singing.
At the age of 11, Billy Joe needs to leave the country to go to the United States where he pursued his singing career and education at the same time. He was given good opportunity to build his own professional singing career in the US and extended his shows and performance across Europe, Asia and France. His budding international singing career all started in Dallas, Texas and he moved to New York where bigger breaks await him for his singing career. He studies in New York at the Professional Performing Arts School side by side with the other famous singers like Mandy Moore and Nina Sky.
He was also blessed to have the chance to dance with Michael Jackson in one of the latter’s on stage performance in the 1995 MTV Video Musical Awards. Billy Joe was only 14 years old then and was performing as one of the backup dancers of the legendary Michael Jackson.
Billy Joe is currently juggling varieties of performance careers as a dancer, singer, song writer, choreographer, actor, businessman and a philanthropist. He is under contract with ABS-CBN as one of the main hosts of the Pilipinas Got Talent together with Luis Manzano. Crawford made series of music albums which were released in various countries like the Philippines, Europe and Asia. This made him one of the most popular international Filipino artists. Crawford has dated Mandy Moore in the past but he is currently happy with his girlfriend Nikki Gil, a Filipino singer artist.