Jay R is a Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, record producer and model. In 2003, he released his debut album, Gameface, under Universal Records. The album containted the number one single, "Bakit Pa Ba", received numerous awards, and was certified Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry. He made his big screen debut in the 2004 feature film Happy Together, and later, released his self-titled second album in 2005. Jay R was dubbed as "R&B Prince" in his early career and was often partnered with the Kyla (then known as the "R&B Princess"). Collectively known to their fans as "JayLa," they are known in the music industry as the R&B Royalties (R&B King and Queen, respectively) .