Melanie Hernandez Alvarez, better known by her stage name Kyla, is a critically acclaimed Filipino R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional actress and presenter. Known as "The Philippines' R&B and Soul Princess", Kyla is one of the most awarded singers in the Philippines. Her hit music video "Hanggang Ngayon" won Kyla the MTV Viewers' Choice at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, making her the only Filipina and one of only three Filipino artists to ever win an award at the MTV Video Music Awards. She has collaborated with many international artists such as American R&B singers Brian McKnight and Keith Martin, British boy band Blue, Irish musician Ronan Keating, Norwegian band Fra Lippo Lippi, Indonesian R&B singer Joeniar Arief, and Malaysian artists Too Phat, Noryn Aziz, Ferhad, and Hazami. The RX 93.1 Awards also recognized her as the "OPM Female Artist of the Decade". Kyla Alvarez began her career in 2000 with OctoArts EMI Philippines. She rose to prominence with the release of her second single "Hannggang Ngayon". The song went on to win at MTV Video Music Awards. She has released a total of eight albums to date, all of which were certified Platinum albums. Kyla is currently managed by EMI Philippines, ALV Talent Circuit, and Tarra Group.