Tuesday, December 22, 2009
He began his musical career when he was 10 years old helping his father entertain guests on his tour bus on the island of Kauai.
In 1987 when he was 17 years old, Glenn won a local radio contest in Hawaii when he performed a cover version of George Benson's song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You."
The song was heard by a visiting radio executive from the KZZP radio station in Phoenix, Arizona who took it back to Phoenix where through word of mouth, it became a national hit and later a worldwide hit.
It was moderately successful in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The song was certified Gold in the U.K., Canada, France and the Netherlands.
The last single from the album "Watching Over You" peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1988, French pop singer Elsa Lunghini was invited to perform her single "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" on a French television programme and the host, Jean-Pierre Foucalt made the surprise to invite Glenn whom Elsa was a fan. The two of them got together and decided to record two songs together.
The song topped the charts in France and was certified Gold. Both Glenn and Elsa promoted the song around the world.
Glenn re-recorded the song in a full English version with singer Ria Brieffles, who performed the song with him in the United States.
In 1989, he recorded the song "Under Any Moon" with music group The Jets which was featured on the "Karate Kid 3" soundtrack.
The song also peaked at #43 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #12 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1992, Glenn recorded the song "Standing Alone" which Modern Talking singer Thomas Anders. He also wrote songs for artists such as Sam Verlinden, Martin Nivera and Forte.
These days, Glenn is the Vice-Principal of the Maryknoll Grade School where he has been there for five years. He has taught grades Kindergarten through high school at various schools throughout Oahu.
He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii-West Oahu where he earned his B.A. in History and then earned his M.A. in Elementary Education. He is also married with two children.
To see the music video for "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," go to:
To see the music video for "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone," go to:
To see the music video for "Watching Over You," go to:
To see the music video for "Long and Lasting Love," go to:
To see the music video for "Never Get Enough Of You," go to:
To see the music video for "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me a Reason)," go to:
To see the music video for "She Ain't Worth It," go to:
To see the music video for "All I'm Missing Is You," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Me-U=Blue," go to:
[updated on 06/11/13]