Magalona at the Candy Style Awards, Rockwell Tent in Makati, 10 May 2013
|Born||Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona
April 27, 1994
|Occupation||Rapper, singer, actor, model, product endorser|
|Agent||GMA Artist Center (2009-2015)
Star Magic (2015-present)
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
2009–2011: Early career
Magalona's first appearance in the Pinoy hip-hop/rock scene was when he was six months old being featured on the cover of his father's album FreeMan. He reappeared on an album cover five years later on FreeMan 2. Magalona also appeared in a noodle commercial called "Lucky Me Supreme" along with his father. He appeared as a young drummer in Kjwan's music video, "One Look". He also studied in College of Saint Benilde.
In 2011, the young actor-rapper, together with fellow artist Sam Concepcion, performed as the front act of Miley Cyrus' concert at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. In the same year, he was launched as a movie star in Tween Hearts: Class of 2012.
2012–2014: JuliElmo and breakthrough
In 2012, Magalona began appearing on Party Pilipinas as a regular performer and host. Aside from being known as the "Heir of Rap", he became known as the other half of the musical tandem JuliElmo with Julie Anne San Jose, with whom he collaborated in several YouTube videos. The same year, he was cast in Tweets For My Sweet. He also starred as the lead in the series Together Forever as Ely Trinidad opposite Julie Anne San Jose. In May 2013, Magalona, in collaboration with Oishi, released a remake of a famous song by his dad, and renamed it "Kaleidoscope World Forever More". The remake featured his duet with his father. A music video was also created, with certain modifications and inserting Elmo digitally into the original music video.
In 2014, he was chosen as one of the interpreters of the Philpop entry, "Qrush on You", alongside Jay-R and Q-York. He also made appearances in the Sunday variety show, Sunday All Stars as a host and performer. He was also the lead star in the 2014 CinemalayaX entry, #Y and then starred in the drama Villa Quintana together with Janine Gutierrez. The tandem was reunited again in the primetime soap, More Than Words. His briefly appeared in Magpakailanman in 2015.
2015–Present: Transfer to ABS-CBN
On November 26, 2015, Magalona left GMA Network and signed a working contract with ABS-CBN. His first project was the 2016 musical-drama series, Born for You with Janella Salvador. He collaborated with Salvador in the official soundtrack for Born for You, which reached #1 on iTunes Philippines. In October 2016, he released his album, Elmo, which reached a gold record status by PARI.
|2011||Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Enzo / Lorenzo||GMA Films|
|2012||Just One Summer||Daniel Cuaresma Jr. / Nyel|
|2017||Bloody Crayons||Kiko Rivera|
|2018||My Fairy Tail Love Story||Noah||Regal Films|
|2010||In Love and War||Collaborated with Ely Buendia on behalf of Francis M.||Musiko Records
Sony Music Philippines (now Ivory Music & Video)
|2011||Tween Academy: Class of 2012 soundtrack||Himself||GMA Records|
|2014||Philpop 2014||Interpreter together with Jay-R and Q-York||Universal Records|
|2016||Elmo (self-titled album)||Himself|
|Born for You (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Himself/Kevin||Star Music|
Awards and nominations
|Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor||Nominated|
|42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards||Most Promising Loveteam of 2010 (w/ Julie Anne San Jose)||Won|
|24th Aliw Awards||Best Teen Performer||Won|
|Yes Mag 100 Most Beautiful Stars||Newbie||Won|
|2012||43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards||Promising male Singer/Performer||Won|
|2nd Yahoo OMG Awards||Male Singer of the Year||Nominated|
|Candy Style Awards 2012||Most Stylish Loveteam (w/ Julie Anne San Jose)||Won|
|Meg Top Choice 2012||Top Youth Icon of the Year||Won|
|2013||8th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video (I'll Be There-Julie Anne San Jose)||Won|
|ABS-CBN Celebrity Push Celebrity Style Awards||Young Stylist Guys On Rise||Won|
|GMA Artist Center||Most Liked Male Artist||Won|
|Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards||Male Performer Of The Year||Won|
|Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards||Fan Club of The Year (JuliElmo Pexers)||Won|
|Yes Mag 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2013||Breakthrough||Won|
|PEP List 2013||Male Teen Star Of The Year||Won|
|2014||Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards||Male Performer Of The Year||Nominated |
|9th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Media Soundtrack (Kaleidoscope World Forever More Ft. Francis Magalona||Nominated |
|Cinemalaya||Special Acting Ensemble (w/ Coleen Garcia, Kit Thompson and Sophie Albert)||Won |
|2017||12th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Artist||Nominated|
|Favorite Male Artist||Nominated|
|Favorite Song for "Kay Dali"||Nominated|
|Favorite Music Video with Janella Salvador for "Alam Mo Ba"||Nominated|
|Favorite Collaboration with Janella Salvador for "Alam Mo Ba"||Nominated|
|Favorite Media Soundtrack with Janella Salvador for "Born For You"||Nominated|
|Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ||Won|
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