Erik Santos

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Erik Santos
Erik Santos - Chicago Concert 2008.jpg
Erik Santos during a Chicago concert in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Rhoderick Ramos Santos
Born (1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2003–present
Labels Star Records (2003—present)
Website eriksantos.com.ph

Rhoderick Ramos Santos (born October 10, 1983), more commonly known as simply Erik Santos, is a Filipino singer, actor, TV host, commercial model, and the first Grand Champion of the ABS-CBN singing competition Star In A Million Season 1 in 2003.

Erik Santos was ABS-CBN’s Star In A Million Grand Champion last January 2004. A young balladeer known for his soulful voice, Erik made his way to stardom through the music scene owing the title Prince of Pop . His much-awaited debut album aptly titled "This Is The Moment"shows that Erik’s moment has indeed come. His passion for music started during his childhood years. He participated in various singing competitions. His Platinum debut album and succeeding albums, sold-out concerts and a demand for corporate shows, accolades from Awit Awards, Star Awards and Aliw Awards, endorsements for a bank (Bank of the Philippine Island's Express Remit), theme songs for radio stations, and even movies earned him an unusual popularity. His first single, Pagbigyang Muli, remained number one of WRR’s hit chart for more than 20 weeks together with his other songs filling up the chart simultaneously. Amidst all these, Erik still remains charming and this "realness" becomes one of the biggest factors why Erik has won audiences nationwide.

Early life[edit]

Santos was born on October 10, 1983 in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. When he was four, his passion for singing started. He participated in numerous small-town singing competitions.[1] He graduated in high school at Immaculate Conception Parochial School - Malabon He studied at the Centro Escolar University and took up dentistry, but later shifted to Psychology. As soon as he won the singing competition Star in a Million in 2003, he temporarily stopped studying, because of his busy schedule. Eventually, he came back to school and finished college. He graduated in March 2010.[1]

Star in a Million[edit]

In 2003, Santos joined Star In A Million singing contest, and became part of the wildcard entry to the Final 10 of the show.[1] He had a good start in the competition, but got eliminated during the third week of the show, when it was still a part of the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP. Nevertheless, his second chance came, and his rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", won him the tenth and final slot for the semi-finals round. Eventually he became one of the three grand finalists along with Sheryn Regis (first runner up) and Marinel Santos (2nd runner up) in the showdown for the title of Star in a Million. "This is the Moment", a song from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, popularized by Martin Nievera, won him the title.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2004, Santos released his debut album This is the Moment, and it went platinum after three months of its release. After his debut, he released an extended play, quickly followed by his second album, Loving You Now. The album was released with the hit single "Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka", composed by Ogie Alcasid, and sung as a duet with Asia's Songbird & the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time, Regine Velasquez. In December 2005, he held his first major solo concert at the Marikina Riverbanks. On October 19, 2007, he staged another major concert at the Araneta Coliseum, entitled Erik Santos... Solo at the Coliseum, with Sam Milby, The Company, Nyoy Volante, Danita Paner, and Ai-Ai de las Alas as guests.

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Star in a Million Himself Grand champion
2004 ASAP Himself 2004—present
2005 Search for the Star in a Million Himself Host
2009 Kimmy Dora Waiter Feature film, cameo
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Clifford Episode "Bus"
Star Power Himself Host
2011 Catch Me, I'm In Love Himself Feature film, cameo (in final sequence)
2011 Star Power: Search for the Next Male Singing Heartthrob Himself Host
2012 Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Dancing Waiter Feature film, cameo
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Young Roque Episode "Puntod"

Concerts[edit]

Headlining[edit]

Local

  • 2004, Night Of The Champions Araneta Coliseum

with Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista and Christian Bautista

  • 2004, The Prince of Pop and The Comedy Araneta Colieseum

Concert Queen Two Solos, 1 concert

  • 2007, Pamaskong Handog ni Erik Santos Marikina Riverbanks
  • 2008, OL4LUV Araneta Coliseum

with Sarah Geronimo, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go

  • 2009, SOLO Araneta Coliseum first major solo concert

2009, Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum with Christian Bautista, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista

  • 2010, Heartsongs Teatrino

Two-Nights; Valentine Concert

  • 2010, Power of One Meralco Theater

Two-Nights;Solo Concert

  • 2010, Extra Ordinary Songs Aliw Theater

with Sitti

  • 2011, PowER IKons Music Museum

Two Nights; Solo Concert

  • 2012, Greatest Themesongs Meralco Theater

Two Nights; Solo Concert

International

  • Canada Tour with Toni Gonzaga
  • The Prince of Pop and The Ultimate Performer (US Tour with Vina Morales)
  • Queens on Fire with Regine Velasquez and Pops Fernandez (ULTRA)
  • Queens on Fire US Tour
  • Champion Philippine and US tour
  • The Prince of Pop US Tour
  • Champions of the Heart Europe Tour
  • Christmas Is @ Marikina Riverbanks
  • Casino Filipino Shows
  • PAGCOR Shows
  • Center For Pop Events

Awards[edit]

  • 2004 Aliw Awards - Best New Male Artist
  • 2004 Awit Awards - Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
  • 2004 Star Awards for TV - Best New Male TV Personality
  • 2004 People's Choice Award - Most Promising Balladeer
  • Outlook Magazine's Top 10 Most Influential Youth of 2004
  • Dangal Ng Malabon - Gintong Parangal for the Performing Arts
  • Chalk Magazine - Top 50 Philippine Heartthrobs
  • 2005 Aliw Awards - Best Major Concert (Collaboration) "Night of the Champions"
  • 2005 Star Awards For Television - Best Talent Search Program "Search For A Star In A Million"
  • 2005 ASAP Platinum Circle - Platinum Male Artist for the album "This is the Moment" (Double Platinum)
  • 2006 IFM Pinoy Music Awards - Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
  • ASAP Top 10 OPM Ballad - I'll Never Go
  • Homeboy #1 Awards - Favorite Singer
  • 2006 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Male Artist
  • 2006 ASAP Platinum Circle - Platinum Male Artist for the album "Loving You Now"
  • 2006 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards - Pop Male Artist
  • 2006 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards - Pop Male Performance (Bakit ba Iniibig Ka?)
  • 2006 Yes! Readers' Choice Awards - Celebrity Home of the Year
  • 2006 Pinoy Music Chart - Artist of the Year
  • 2007 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Male Artist
  • 2007 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Remake (Your Love)
  • 2007 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Collaboration with Regine Velasquez (Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka)
  • 2007 Aliw Awards - Best Male Performance in a Concert
  • 2007 iFM Pinoy Music Awards - Most Popular Song by a Male Performer (Your Love)[2]
  • 2008 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Male Artist
  • 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards - Best Music Video for the song Balik Sa Bayan
  • 2008 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards - Pop Male Artist
  • 2008 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards - Pop Male Performance in a Music Video for the song "Here I Am"
  • 2009 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Male Artist
  • 2009 WAKI OPM Music Awards - Listener's Choice (Male)
  • 2009 1st Malabon Music Festival - Malabon Musicians Alliance Awardee
  • 2009 Awit Awards - Best Inspirational/Religious Song "Never Give Up" duet with Christian Bautista
  • 2009 ASAP 24K Gold Awards - Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook
  • 2010 Star Awards For Music - Male Pop Artist of the Year
  • 2010 Star Awards For Music - Pop Male Recording Artist of the Year
  • 2010 Star Awards For Music - Pop Album of the Year (Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook)
  • 2010 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards - Pop Song (My Love Is Here)
  • 2012 PMPC Song of the Year for his song Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka

Academic and other awards

  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Leadership Award
  • Liturgical Service Award
  • Subject Proficiency in Filipino (1st to 4th year high school)
  • Mr. CEU 2000 First Runner -up
  • Mr. School of Science 2000
  • Mr. Dentistry 2001
  • Mr. Philippine Dental Student Association 2001

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