Alden Richards

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Alden Richards
AldenOnlyWayIsUp.jpg
Alden Richards in his Upsurge Concert in 2017
Born Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr.
(1992-01-02) January 2, 1992 (age 25)
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Education
Occupation
Years active 2010 – present[1]
Agent GMA Artist Center (2010 - Present)
Known for Other half of AlDub in "Kalyeserye" segments of Eat Bulaga!
Notable work Alakdana
One True Love
Mundo Mo'y Akin
Ilustrado
My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore
Imagine You and Me
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels

Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. (born January 2, 1992), popularly known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino actor, host, model and recording artist. He is best known as the other half of the AlDub love team opposite Maine Mendoza. The couple regularly appear in the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga! and now starring in their first Teleserye Destined to Be Yours. His other notable works include Alakdana, Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore and Imagine You and Me. He is also known for his role as Lakan in the reboot series of Encantadia. During the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2015, Richards won his first Best Actor award for his portrayal of José Rizal in Ilustrado.[2]

As a recording artist, Richards released two albums, a self-titled album in 2013 under Universal Records and Wish I May in 2015 under GMA Records. His eponymous album reached Platinum status[3] while Wish I May reached Diamond status. He has released his third album, Say It Again and is doing well in record and iTunes sales. Richards who started as a model joined various male beauty pageants, appeared in various magazines and endorsed a number of products. He is also known for his philanthropy and took part in charitable works. His life story is featured in an episode of Magpakailanman and Richards released an autobiographical book entitled In My Own Words in July 2015 under Summit Media.[4][5][6] The BBC described AlDub as a "phenomenal television and social media success in the Philippines".[7]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Alden Richards was born Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. on January 2, 1992 in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines.[8] He is the second child of Richard Peralta Faulkerson, Sr. of Ermita, Manila[9] and Rosario Reyes, a native of Pampanga. He has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister.[10] Richards is of American descent through his paternal grandfather,[11] whom he has never met personally.[12]

Growing up, Richards wanted to be a pilot but his mother urged him to pursue acting instead.[13][14]

After his mother died, to support his family financially and to fulfill his mother's wish for him to be an actor, Richards decided to join various male beauty pageants in Laguna and worked as a part-time commercial model.[15] He holds the titles Ginoong Sta Rosa 2009 and Ginoong Laguna 2010.[13] He also tried to be in the reality television shows StarStruck and Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010 but both auditions failed.[16][17] He also appeared on a television commercial for a multivitamins product.[18] He studied high school at Paco Catholic School in Paco, Manila[19] and Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima High School where he graduated.[20] He studied but failed to finish a business administration degree at De La Salle Canlubang in Biñan City, Laguna.[21]

2010-2011: Breakthrough, The Road and recognition[edit]

After doing modelling stints, Richards auditioned for an acting role on the GMA Network's afternoon soap, Alakdana. He passed the audition and played the role of Joma.[22] In Alakdana, he was paired with the lead actress Louise delos Reyes.[22] When he became an actor, he used the stage name Alden Richards.[13] In 2011, he was included in the teenage series, Tween Hearts and also starred in its film adaptation Tween Hearts: Class of 2012.[23] He also performed on GMA Network's Sunday variety shows Party Pilipinas and Sunday All Stars.[13] He also appeared in the comedy-horror show Spooky Nights.[24] Richards was praised with his performance as a psychopath in the film The Road.[25] By the end of 2011, he replaced Aljur Abrenica's role as Gobi in Ang Panday 2, which is an entry at the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival.[26] Abrenica was pulled out of the film due to conflict of schedules and Richards re-shoots scenes made by Abrenica.[26] Richards was also praised by some entertainment writers for his performances, predicting that he would be the next big star of GMA Network.[27]

Richards was awarded as the 1st Filipino Amazing Male Newcomer in the first Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards in 2011.[28] He also won as Best New Actor in the Golden Screen Awards in the same year.[29] He invited FHM Sexiest of 2011 Sam Pinto for a date on national TV.[30] The latter did accept the invite and went on a cruise date with Richards in the Manila Bay, but the actress revealed that it was just a friendly date.[30] On Valentine's Day of 2012, A Date with Alden Richards, a GMA Network promo, was held on national television and the micro-blogging site Twitter where it trended.[31]

2012-2014: One True Love, Ilustrado and music career[edit]

In 2012, Richards played the supporting role of a thief named Rico on the prime time series, My Beloved headlined by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.[32] He also acted on the episode "UNOS" (Calamity) of the fourth season of a Holy Week special, Tanikala, presented by Christian Broadcasting Network.[33] Richards starred in his first lead role on a prime time TV series with One True Love, which premiered on June 11, 2012,[34][35] and was paired again with Louise delos Reyes.[36] In the series, Richards who played "Tisoy" is a poor guy who is in love with a rich girl. According to him, the series was his biggest break in the show business industry.[37] Richard's earned his first Best Actor nomination for One True Love in the 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards.[38] It took a while before he had a new television or film project until he was cast as young Simeon (the character played by Bong Revilla) in the historical drama Indio in 2013.[39] According to Richards, he is proud to play the role as young Simeon.[39]

The story of Richards' life was featured on drama anthology, Magpakailanman aired in March 2013 (re-aired on September 12, 2015) wherein he portrayed himself.[40][41] In the same year, Richards and delos Reyes was paired again in the GMA Network melodrama series entitled Mundo Mo'y Akin with actresses Sunshine Dizon and Angelika dela Cruz.[42][43][44] Richards' portrayal on the show earned him another nomination at the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards.[45] On October 25, 2013, Richards signed an exclusive contract with GMA Network.[46]

Richards debuted as a singer through the #SummerCrush episode of the Sunday noontime show, Party Pilipinas in April 2013.[47] He launched his first single, "Haplos", a revival of Shamrock's hit song, which surfaced in My Music Store[48][49] and iTunes on April 5, 2013.[47][50] The self-titled debut album, Alden Richards, under Universal Records, was released on May 26, 2013.[51] The track "Haplos" was used as soundtrack on his prime time show Mundo Mo'y Akin.[48] Meanwhile, "Di Na Mababawi" and "Sa Aking Tabi" were used as theme songs for the Filipino-dubbed version koreanovela My Daughter, Seoyoung and morning drama With a Smile respectively.[52] He was featured as Myx Celebrity VJ for the month of June 2013.[53] For his song "Haplos," Richards was nominated in the "Best Performance by a New Recording Artist" category in the 27th Awit Awards.[54] On the 6th Star Awards for Music, Richards was nominated for "New Male Recording Artist for the Year" while his self-titled album was nominated for "Album Cover Design and Concept of the Year".[55]

In 2014, Richards was paired with Marian Rivera in the television series Carmela.[56][57] The song "Naaalala Ka" from his self-titled album, served as the ending theme for Carmela. He also starred in a short film entitled Kinabukasan with veteran Filipina actress Nora Aunor.[58][59] He hosted Bet ng Bayan, a talent search television program of GMA Network, together with Regine Velasquez.[60] Close to the end of 2014, he had another television series produced by GMA News and Public Affairs entitled Ilustrado.[61] He played the role of Filipino patriot José Rizal that gave Richards his first Best Actor award from the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television.[62] He was the only nominee from his home network against a field of respected actors from the rival television network.[63]

2015-present: Eat Bulaga!, AlDub and second album[edit]

In 2015, Richards became part of the Philippines' longest running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga!. He appeared as a host in the segment "That's My Bae."[64] On July 16, 2015, Richards was accidentally paired to his Eat Bulaga! co-host Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza during an episode of the "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment.[65] They instantly became a love team, dubbed as AlDub.[66] Because of their popularity, Eat Bulaga! created a mini-series for AlDub labeled by Joey de Leon as Kalyeserye within the segment "Juan for All, All for Juan."[67] In Kalyeserye, Richards plays different roles including fictionalized version of himself and as Anselmo.[68][69]

On August 6, 2015, Richards signed a four-year film contract with APT Entertainment,[70] the film outfit of Eat Bulaga! producer TAPE Inc. In the same month, Richards signed a recording contract with GMA Records.[71] Richards' second album, Wish I May, was launched on October 17, 2015 in SM City North EDSA Cinema 11.[72] The album contains two original songs and the rest are renditions.[73] The first single, "Wish I May," is an original composition by Agat Obar-Morallo and was released earlier for online downloading and streaming in September 2015.[74][75] The music video of "Wish I May" premiered on October 18, 2015 on GMA Network's Sunday noontime show Sunday PinaSaya,[76] where Richards is also a co-host. The single landed on the top spot of iTunes Philippines song charts.[77] The song "Wish I May" is used as the theme song for the series with the same name.[78] The sophomore album earned a gold record award from Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) prior to being officially launched.[79]

In September 2015, Richards' self-titled debut album earned a gold record award recognition from PARI and ranked number 10 on Billboard's World Albums Charts (Billboard).[80] In October 2015, Universal Records released a special edition of the debut album which included AlDub theme song "God Gave Me You" by Bryan White.[81] In the same month, the album Wish I May received a platinum record award from PARI for selling more than 15,000 copies.[82] In November 2015, his debut album Alden Richards has been certified platinum.[83] As for the album Wish I May, it went on to earn a number of recognition from PARI as it received double platinum in December 2015,[84] triple platinum award on January 21, 2016,[85] quadruple platinum award on February 28, 2016,[86] five times platinum record in March 2016,[87] seven times platinum in July 2016[88] and eight times platinum in September 2016.[89]

The theme song for GMA Network's Christmas station ID entitled "MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko" was performed by Richards in 2015.[90] Aside from singing the theme song, Richards also appeared on the station ID music video with Maine Mendoza and the Kalyeserye's lolas (Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros).[91] In December 2015, Richards and Mendoza starred in the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry My Bebe Love#KiligPaMore.[92] The film headlined by Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas and was directed by Jose Javier Reyes.[93] Also in December 2015, Richards together with Mendoza were also given a German Moreno Power Tandem Award.[94] Richards received a star at the Philippine Walk of Fame on December 1, 2015 at Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City along with his "Kalyeserye" co-stars.[95]

In March 2016, Richards and Mendoza starred in God Gave Me You, a Lenten season drama special of Eat Bulaga!.[96] In July 2016, Imagine You and Me was shown in cinemas as AlDub's first year anniversary offering to fans.[97] In the said film, Richards and Mendoza played as star-crossed lovers and were lead actors for the first time.[98] In the same month, Richards released a book entitled Alden Richards: In My Own Words under Summit Media.[99][100] Aside from being a regular host in Eat Bulaga! and Sunday PinaSaya, Richards' television appearances in 2016 include his participation as a contestant in Lip Sync Battle Philippines[101] and as a guest in the television series That's My Amboy, which he portrayed himself.[102]

In September 2016, Richards was included in the reboot series of Encantadia as Lakan (a Mulawin character).[103] His first appearance in said fantasy series generated public interest and became a trending topic in a social media website.[104] In the same month, Richards renewed his contract with GMA Network.[105]

Other ventures[edit]

Modeling and endorsements[edit]

Aside from being an actor, Alden Richards also do modeling stints. In 2010, he was 4th on the list of Candy Magazine's "Celebrity Cuties" and had his earliest modeling gig at the Candy Fair held in Pasig City.[106][107] Richards is a brand ambassador for a clothing brand along with co-actors JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil.[108][109] In July 2012, Richards, along with Bela Padilla, Kris Bernal and Sarah Lahbati, graced the cover of MEGA Magazine dubbed as "GMA's new breed of rising talents."[110] Since then he has continued to appear in a number of magazines,[111] while featuring in several endorsements.[112]

Charitable works[edit]

Attendees of the Eat Bulaga! Sa Tamang Panahon benefit concert where Richards was one of the main performers.

In 2014, Richards became an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines.[113] In January 2015, Richards celebrated his birthday by building homes alongside other volunteers and families involved with the non-profit organization in Payatas, Quezon City.[114] While in February 2016, as part of his post-birthday celebration, Richards visits Aeta community in Tarlac for an outreach program.[115] After the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Richards had been part of relief efforts initiated by GMA Network.[116] Richards was also part GMA Network's 2014 Christmas campaign, #ShareTheLove, where he chose children with cancer as his beneficiaries.[117]

Richards became Boardwalk's ambassador for Young Emerging Sociopreneurs (YES) in September 2015. The campaign is focused on encouraging students to earn money while still in school.[118] Richards also participated in Boardwalk's Share Campaign where part of the proceeds goes to charity.[119] Richards was part of Eat Bulaga! Sa Tamang Panahon concert on October 24, 2015 held at the Philippine Arena where 14 million pesos was raised for the program's AlDub Library Project.[120]

The GMA Network Christmas station ID theme song "MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko" performed by Richards, was released for online downloads. All proceeds went to the beneficiaries of GMA Kapuso Foundation's relief efforts for Typhoon Lando victims.[121] Richards also appeared on a charity event for chilldren with serious diseases[122] and a benefit concert entitled For The Love Of Mama on November 23, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena where proceeds were used for building Kristong Hari Parish Church in Quezon City.[123] On April 3, 2016, Richards joined other artists in a worship concert entitled Reborn: 1 Walker Worship Concert at the Mall of Asia Arena.[124] Organized by 1Walker Band headed by Regine Velasquez, the worship concert's proceeds were given to the Anawim Lay Missions Foundation, Inc.[124][125]

In August 2016, Richards announced that he plans to setup his own foundation to reach out more people who are in need.[126]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Film performances

Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 StarStruck V Himself As a contestant
2011 Alakdana Joma Perez Main cast
2011 Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts Dennis Supporting cast
2011 Spooky Nights Various roles Appeared in 4 episodes
2011—2013 Party Pilipinas Himself As a performer
2012 Tanikala: "Ang Ikaapat na Yugto - Unos" Angelo Anthology special
2012 My Beloved Rico Castor Main cast
2012 One True Love Tisoy Bulaong Main cast
2013—2016 Tonight with Arnold Clavio Himself Guest in three episodes[127][128][129]
2013 Indio Young Simeon Special participation
2013 Bingit Symon Jhon Riego Appeared in the episode "Unahan sa hukay"[130]
2013 Magpakailanman: "The Alden Richards Story" Himself Re-aired in 2015
2013 Magpakailanman: "The Louise delos Reyes Story" Himself
2013 Mundo Mo'y Akin Jerome Alvarez Main cast
2013 Teen Gen Iñigo Bermudez Recurring character[131]
2013 Celebrity Bluff Himself As a contestant together with his father, Richard Faulkerson Sr.[132]
2013—2015 Magpakailanman Various roles Appeared in 4 episodes excluding portrayal of himself
2013—2015 Sunday All Stars Himself As a performer
2013—2014 Wagas Various roles Appeared in 7 episodes
2014 Carmela Santiago "Yago" Torres Flores Main cast
2014 Bet ng Bayan Himself As a host with Regine Velasquez
2014 Ilustrado José Rizal Lead role
2015 Juan Tamad José Rizal Special participation, footage from Ilustrado
2015 Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento Andrew Guest role
2015 Maynila: Unexpected Love Boarder Ambo
2015 Wish Ko Lang: "Bayani ang Tunay kong Pag-Ibig" General
2015 Pag-uwi Sam Carbonnel APT Entertainment Lenten special[133]
2015 Karelasyon: "Talent" Adrian
2015 Pari 'Koy Young Kokoy Special participation
2015-2016 Bubble Gang Himself Guest role[134][135]
2015—present Eat Bulaga! Himself Co-host and as Alden (fictional version of himself) and various roles for the Kalyeserye segment
2015—present Sunday PinaSaya Himself Regular cast
2015 StarStruck (season 6) Himself Guest[136]
2015 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko DenDen Guest role, episodes 144[137][138][139] and 145[140]
2016 That's My Amboy Himself Special participation
2016 God Gave Me You James Esteban Lenten special of Eat Bulaga!
2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines Himself As a contestant
2016 CelebriTV Himself Guest co-host[141]
2016 Yan Ang Morning! Himself Guest, 2 episodes
2016 Sarap Diva Himself Guest
2016 Laff, Camera, Action! Himself Guest
2016 Real Talk Himself Guest[142]
2016 Encantadia Lakan Recurring role
2017 Destined to be Yours Benjamin "Benjie" Rosales Main cast[143]
2017 Kapatid Franco Lenten special of Eat Bulaga!
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Ang Panday 2 Gubli 37th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2011 The Road Teenage Luis
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Christian
2012 Sosy Problems Iñaki 38th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2012 Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako Fino 38th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2013 10,000 Hours Young Gabriel Molino Alcaraz 39th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2014 Kinabukasan (The Day After) Niles[144] Short film by Adolfo Alix Jr.
2015 My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore Dondi Talatala 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry[145]
2016 Imagine You and Me Andrew Garcia Lead actor[146]
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Richard Cameo role[147]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Certifications Sales
Alden Richards PARI: Platinum Record[148][149] PHI: 15,000+
  • Released: November 28, 2015
  • Label: Universal Records
  • Formats: Special edition CD
N/A N/A
Wish I May
  • Released: October 17, 2015
  • Label: GMA Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
PARI: Diamond Record[150] PHI: 150,000+
Say It Again
  • Released: September 9, 2016 (digital pre-order),[151] October 2016
  • Label: GMA Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
PARI: Gold Record[152] PHI: 7,500+

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Notes
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 (Soundtrack)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: GMA Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Imagine You and Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Track 2: "Imagine You and Me (Version 2)" (Duet version with Maine Mendoza)

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Notes
One More Try: Favorite Teleserye Love Songs & Other OPM Hits
  • Track 4: "Haplos"
  • Track 11: "Di Na Mababawi"
  • Track 12: "Sa Aking Tabi"
#AldubIsForever
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Universal Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track 4: "Haplos"
  • Track 5: "Naaalala Ka"
  • Track 6: "Akin Ka Na Lang"

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Haplos" 2013 Alden Richards
"Wish I May" 2015 Wish I May
"Rescue Me" 2016 Say It Again

Other singles[edit]

Title Year Album Notes
"Naaalala Ka" 2015 Alden Richards As promotional single
"MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko" 2015 N/A GMA Network Christmas SID Song
"Imagine You and Me (Version 2)" (Duet version with Maine Mendoza)" 2016 Imagine You and Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Imagine You and Me soundtrack

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album
"Haplos" 2013 Alden Richards
"Wish I May" 2015 Wish I May
"Rescue Me" 2016 Say It Again

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Artist(s) Album Year
"Basta't Nandito Ka" Jennylyn Mercado Never Alone 2014
"Kapangyarihan Ng Pag-Ibig" Aicelle Santos Liwanag 2015

Accolades[edit]

Aside from major award giving bodies, Richards was given recognition by other organizations and magazines. In the 1st Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards in 2011, he was recognized as the Amazing Male Newcomer, while in 2012 and 2013, the same award-giving body nominated him as the Breakthrough Actor of the Year but lost.[153][154] Richards together with Louise delos Reyes also got nominated in the Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards in 2013 as Love Team of the Year but they lost.[155]

During the MEG Top Choice Awards In 2012, the magazine MEG gave Richards the Top Fashion Forward Celeb (Male) award.[29] While in the Inquirer Bandera's 1st Bet ng Bandera Awards, he was given the title Male Celebrity of the Year.[156] As for the PUSH Awards 2015 by ABS-CBN Interactive, he was nominated Awesome OOTD King but did not win.[157][158][159] Stargate PeopleAsia magazine granted the title People of the Year (People's Choice Award) to Richards and Mendoza in 2016.[160][161][162]

In the 5th OFW Gawad Parangal in 2014, Richards became the Favorite Young Actor.[163] Being an endorser, he was given the Trinitian Awardee for Most Valuable Male Advertising Endorser during Platinum Stallion Awards (Awards for Advertising) in 2016.[164] The actor was also given a Makabatang Alagad ng Telebisyon (Child-friendly Artist on Television) seal by Anak TV in February 2016. During the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies in 2016, he was nominated but lost the Darling of the Press award.[165] He also won Male TV Star of the Year and Male Stylish Star of the Year for 2016 and Best PEPTalk episode on PEPList Awards Year 3 given by Philippine Entertainment Portal.[166]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Alden Richards 59th FAMAS Awards - German Moreno Youth Achievement Award[167] Won
1st Yahoo! OMG Awards - Amazing Male Newcomer [168] Won
Alakdana Golden Screen TV Awards - Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[169][170][171] Won
Alakdana 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television - Best New Male TV Personality[172][173] Nominated
2012 The Road Golden Screen TV Awards - Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[174][175] Nominated
The Road 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies - New Movie Actor of the Year[176][177] Nominated
2013 One True Love Golden Screen TV Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series[178][179] Nominated
2014 Mundo Mo'y Akin Golden Screen TV Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series[180][181] Nominated
Alden Richards ("Haplos", Alden Album) 27th Awit Awards - Best Performance by a New Recording Artist[54] Nominated
Alden Richards (Alden Album) 6th Star Awards for Music - New Male Recording Artist of the Year[55] Nominated
Magpakailanman: "Kawalan ng Karapatan: The Dondon Lanuza Story" episode 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television - Best Single Performance by an Actor[182][183] Nominated
2015 Ilustrado 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television - Best Drama Actor[63][184] Won
Bet ng Bayan 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television - Best Talent Search Program Host (with Regine Velasquez)[63] Nominated
Alden Richards Catholic Social Media Awards - Catholic Social Media Achievement Awardee [185] Won
Eastwood City Walk of Fame Star [186] Inducted
My Bebe Love#KiligPaMore 41st Metro Manila Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor[145][187] Nominated
2016 Alden Richards People Choice Awards (People Asia Magazine) - "People of the Year" (with Maine Mendoza)[188] Won
Anak TV Seal Awards - Anak TV Makabata Star Awardee[189] Included
Eat Bulaga USTv Students' Choice Awards - Students' Choice of Variety Show Host [190] Nominated
Alden Richards Myx Music Awards 2016 - Favorite Male Artist[191][192] Nominated
"Wish I May" (Directed by Louie Ignacio) Myx Music Awards 2016 - Favorite Mellow Video[192] Nominated
"Kapangyarihan Ng Pag-Ibig" (by Aicelle Santos) Myx Music Awards 2016 - Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video[192] Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards - Breakthrough Recording/Performing Artist[193] Won
Alden Richards 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards - Breakthrough Male Star of Philippine Movies and TV[193] Won
Magpakailanman: "The Alden Richards Story" episode 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards - Best Performance by an Actor – (Single Performance)[194][195][196][197] Won
Alden Richards 3rd PEPList Awards - Editor's Choice: Male TV Star of the Year [198] Won
3rd PEPList Awards - Best PEPTalk episode[198] Won
3rd PEPList Awards - Male Stylish Star of the Year[198] Won
2nd Alta Media Icon Awards - Most Promising Male TV Star [199] Won
6th EdukCircle Awards - Most Influential Celebrity Endorsers of the Year [200] (with Maine Mendoza) Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 6th EdukCircle Awards - Male Music Artist of the Year [200] Won
Alden Richards (Eat Bulaga! Lenten Drama Special: "God Gave Me You") 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television - Best Single Performance by an Actor [201] Nominated
Wish I May - Alden Richards (GMA Records) 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music - Pop Album of the Year [202] Won
8th PMPC Star Awards for Music - Album of the Year [203] Won
8th PMPC Star Awards for Music - Song of the Year [204] Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music - Male Pop Artist of the Year [205] (tied with Darren Espanto) Won
Wish I May - Alden Richards (GMA Records) 29th Awit Awards - Best Selling Album of the Year[206][207] Won
29th Awit Awards - Most Downloaded Song 2015[206][207] Won
Alden Richards 29th Awit Awards - Most Downloaded Artist[206][207] Won
2017 Alden Richards Inside Showbiz People's Choice Awards - Male Trending Star of 2016[208] Won
Alden Richards (Say It Again) 12th Myx Music Awards - Favorite Male Artist[209] Nominated
Imagine You and Me 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Prince of Philippine Movies[210] Won
Alden Richards (Say It Again) 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Male Recording Artist of the Year[210] Won

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