|Birth name||Jose Ariel Jimenez Rivera|
|Born||1 September 1966|
José Ariel Jiménez Rivera, professionally known as Ariel Rivera (born 1 September 1966), is a Filipino recording artist and actor.
Rivera was born in Manila, Philippines but has since migrated with his family to Canada. He has since become a successful singer-songwriter, actor, and Aliw award-winning artist. He is dubbed as "Kilabot ng Kolehiyala", a title formerly bestowed upon Hajji Alejandro, a popular Filipino singer in the 1970s.
Rivera was an undergraduate, studying to be an architect in Canada before his singing talent was accidentally discovered while he was on holiday in the Philippines. In 1989, Musiko Records & BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. (now known as Sony Music & BMG Rights Management) signed Rivera to their label. His self-titled debut album was released after two years. The first single, "Sana Kahit Minsan" was a No. 1 pop-r&b crossover hit. The album went 3x platinum. In 1991, he quickly released his second album, Simple Lang. This album also went 3x platinum.
In 1994, Rivera began recording new material for his next album, Photograph. Photograph was released in 1995. His album reached Gold status in the Philippines. In 1999, he played the title character of Rama in the staging of Rama at Sita – The Musical by SK Entertainment at the University Theatre.
In 1992, Rivera tried acting. His first starring role in the film Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal earned him a Best Supporting Actor award in the 1992 Metro Manila Film Festival. He landed a lead role opposite Sharon Cuneta in 1993's "Ikaw". He also co-starred in Isang Sulok Ng Mga Pangarap (1994); Anghel Na Walang Langit (1995); Minsan May Pangarap: The Guce Family Story (1995); May Nagmamahal Sa Iyo (1996), Ikaw Pala Ang Mahal Ko (1997) and Bata, bata ... Pa'no Ka Ginawa? (1998).
- 1992: Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor for "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal"
- 2005: 2nd Golden Screen [Entertainment TV] Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "Forever In My Heart" (GMA-7)
Rivera has four siblings and prefers to keep his personal life private.
He married actress Anna Gianelli de Belen, on 22 December 1997 in Santuario de San José, and both did a film released five months before their marriage entitled "Ikaw Pala Ang Mahal Ko". The couple has two sons: Joaquín Andrés (born 29 January 1999) and Julio Alessandro (born 6 November 2000).
- Ariel Rivera 3x platinum (300,000 copies)
- Simple Lang 3x platinum (300,000 copies)
- Photograph Gold (50,000 copies)
- Paskong Walang Katulad Gold (50,000 copies)
- Paskong Walang Katulad, the special Ariel Rivera Deluxe Christmas album (released in 2009)
- Getting to Know Platinum (100,000 copies)
- Aawitin Ko Na Lang Gold (50,000 copies)
- In My Life 2x platinum (200,000 copies)
- Platinum Hits 5x platinum (500,000 copies)
- Once Again (released in 2008)
- Ryan Cayabyab Silver Album (Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc., 1996)
- Something More (JesCom Foundation, Inc., 2001)
- Signature Hits OPM's Best Vol. 2 (Viva Records Corp. & Vicor Music Corp., 2009)
- Best New Male Artist- Awit Awards, 1991
- Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist- 1992
- Best Supporting Actor – Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal, Metro Manila Film Festival, 1992
- Music Video of the Year- Tunay Na Ligaya, 1997
- Best Vocal Performance of the Year by a Duet/Group- I Don't Love You Anymore with Lea Salonga, 1999
- Outstanding Lead Actor- Forever in my Heart, 2nd Golden Screen Awards, 2005
- Best Actor- Parola, Bahaghari Awards
|2021||Unloving U||Henry Acosta||iWantTFC|
|2020||Lunch Out Loud||Himself/Judge of Kantrabaho||TV5|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing||Rey||ABS-CBN|
|A Soldier's Heart||Gen. Victor Mondejar|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Caregiver||Mario Garcia|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jersey||Abner|
|2017||Hanggang Saan||Jacob Montecillo|
|Sunday PinaSaya||Himself/Guest Performer||GMA Network|
|Mulawin versus Ravena||Panabon|
|2016–17||Hahamakin ang Lahat||Nelson Solano / Alfred Benitez|
|2016||Born For You||Mike Sebastian||ABS-CBN|
|2015–16||Doble Kara||Ishmael Suarez|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sapatos||Roel|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Marriage Contract||Leo Bautista|
|2013–14||Maria Mercedes||Santiago Del Olmo|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saranggola||Eddy|
|2012–13||Ina, Kapatid, Anak||Julio Marasigan|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flash Cards||Fidel|
|Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin||Maurice Del Castillo|
|2011||Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig||Arnel|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tap Dancing Shoes||Luciano Mata|
|Mula Sa Puso||Don Fernando Pereira|
|2010||Inday Wanda||Daddy Lee||TV5|
|Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?||Daniel Bustamante||GMA Network|
|2009||Rosalinda||Alfredo Del Castillo|
|2008–09||Luna Mystika||Simon / Ybarra|
|2007–08||Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag||Abdon Serrano|
|2007||Fantastic Man||Danny/Tadtad (antagonist)|
|2005||Ang Mahiwagang Baul|
|2004–05||Forever in My Heart||Michael Bernabe|
|2004||Magpakailanman: The Willy Garte Story||Willy Garte|
|2003–04||Narito Ang Puso Ko||Amoroso San Victores|
|1999||Saan Ka Man Naroroon||Angelo||ABS-CBN|
|1997–99||Mula Sa Puso||Rafael Buencamino|
|1995–present||ASAP||Main Host / Performer|
|1990–95||Sa Linggo nAPO Sila||ABS-CBN|
|2019||Ang Sikerto Ng Piso||Ronnie|
|2017||Love You to the Stars and Back||Ricky|
|2015||Everyday I Love You||Dr. Rex "Anthony" Madrigal|
|2014||Shake, Rattle & Roll XV||Alberto|
|2009||Padre De Pamilya||Joselito Mirasol|
|2000||Café Olé||Band Leader|
|1998||Bata, Bata… Pa'no Ka Ginawa?||Raffy de Lara|
|1997||Ikaw Pala Ang Mahal Ko||Tonyboy Balmaceda|
|1996||May Nagmamahal Sa Iyo||Nestor|
|1995||Jessica Alfaro Story|
|Minsan May Pangarap: The Guce Family Story|
|1994||Anghel Na Walang Langit|
|Isang Sulok Ng Mga Pangarap||Homer Saavedra|
|1992||Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal||David|
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- "Ariel Rivera releases 16-track album Paskong Walang Katulad". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
- "A busy Christmas for Backroom artists". Philippine Star. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1992". Internet Movie Database.
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