Elmo Magalona

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Arroyo and the surname or paternal family name is Magalona.
Elmo Magalona
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Magalona at the Candy Style Awards, Rockwell Tent in Makati, 10 May 2013
Born Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona
(1994-04-27) April 27, 1994 (age 22)
Other names Moe, SuperElmo
Occupation Rapper, Singer, Actor, Model, Product Endorser
Years active 2009-present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2009-2015)
Star Magic (2015-present)
Partner(s) Janella Salvador
Parent(s) Francis Magalona
Pia Magalona
Website www.superelmo.com
Musical career
Years active 2009–present

Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona (born 27 April 1994) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is currently an artist of ABS-CBN and Star Magic. He is the child of Francis Magalona and Pia Magalona.[1]


2009–2011: Early career[edit]

Magalona's first appearance on the Pinoy hiphop/rock scene was when he was six months old being featured on the cover of FreeMan. He reappeared on his father's album five years later on FreeMan 2. Magalona 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".[2] He also studied in Ateneo De Manila University

In 2010, Magalona joined the cast of the GMA's television pilot Bantatay as a series regular. He also appeared in the fantasy series Kaya ng Powers in a recurring role.[3]

In 2011, the young actor-rapper, together with fellow artist Sam Concepcion, performed as the front act in Miley Cyrus' concert in SM Mall of Asia concert grounds.[4] In the same year, he was launched as a movie star in Tween Hearts: Class of 2012.

2012–2014: JuliElmo and breaktrough[edit]

Magalona appeared on GMA Network's variety show Party Pilipinas as a regular performer and host. Aside from being known as the "Heir of Rap," he is also known as the other half of the popular musical tandem, "JuliElmo" side by side with his partner, Julie Anne San Jose, an experiment-gone-successful of the Sunday noon show.[5] They have collaborated in several YouTube videos, currently having more than a million views. He was included in the cast of Tweets For My Sweet in 2012. He also starred as the lead in the show Together Forever, as Ely Trinidad opposite his love team partner, 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 the late master rapper. A music video was also created, with certain modifications and inserting Elmo digitally to 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.[6] He was recently seen in the Sunday variety show, Sunday All Stars as a host and performer. He was also the lead star in the CinemalayaX entry, #Y and was one of the lead stars in the recently concluded Villa Quintana together with his onscreen love team Janine Gutierrez. The tandem is reunited again in a primetime soap, "More Than Words". His last GMA show was Magpakailanman in 2015.

2015–present: Transfer to ABS-CBN[edit]

On November 26, 2015, Magalona left GMA Network and signed a working contract with ABS-CBN. His first project will be a musical-drama series, "Born for You" with his new on screen partner Janella Salvador and called by their fans as 'ElNella'. [7]



Year Title Role Network
2016 Born For You Kevin Sebastian ABS-CBN
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Andrew Abella
2015 Wansapanataym: Christmas Witch Jessie Reyes
ASAP Host & Performer
Magpakailanman: Ang huling yakap sa nawalang anak Daniel GMA Network
2014 More Than Words Hiro Vera / Sebastian
2013 Sunday All Stars Host & Performer
Genesis Antonio De Guzman
Villa Quintana Isagani
2012 Together Forever Ely Trinidad
Tweets For My Sweet Dino Mercado
2011 Daldalita Gino Delgado
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Young Ferdinand
Andres de Saya Bryan
Party Pilipinas Elmo and Julie Anne: A Wazak Love Story Elmo Montero
Maynila: Takot na Puso Santi
Bantatay Artie
Maynila Rain
Maynila: Victims of Love Joey
2010 Kaya ng Powers Gustin Powers
Party Pilipinas Red Mask Himself
Pilyang Kerubin Aaron Alejandrino
"Tween Hearts" Himself
Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition Host
Party Pilipinas Performer
2009 Family Feud Himself


Year Title Role Production
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Enzo / Lorenzo GMA Films
2012 Just One Summer Daniel Cuaresma Jr. / Nyel
2014 #Y Miles Star Cinema (Elmo's 1st Star Cinema Movie)


Year Title Role Company
2010 In Love and War Collaborated with Ely Buendia on behalf of Francis M. Musiko Records
Greater East Asia Music
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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
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)[8] 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[9] 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 Myx Music Awards 2013 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 [10]
Myx Music Awards 2014 Favorite Media Soundtrack (Kaleidoscope World Forever More Ft. Francis Magalona Nominated [11]
Cinemalaya Special Acting Ensemble (w/ Coleen Garcia, Kit Thompson and Sophie Albert) Won [12]


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