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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. His notable works include Alakdana, Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, Imagine You and Me and Victor Magtanggol. 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]

Alden Richards
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Richards in his Upsurge Concert in 2017
Born
Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr.

(1992-01-02) January 2, 1992 (age 27)
StatusSingle
NationalityFilipino
Other namesAlden, RJ, Chard, Tisoy,
Education
Occupation
  • Actor
  • TV Host
  • Model
  • Recording Artist
  • Singer
  • Dancer
  • Musician
Years active2010–present[1]
AgentGMA Artist Center (2010–present)
Triple A (2015–present)
Musical career
GenresPop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

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 Music. 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 August 2016 under Summit Media.[4][5][6] The BBC described AlDub as a "phenomenal television and social media success in the Philippines".[7]

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Early lifeEdit

Alden Richards was born Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr. on January 2, 1992, in Quezon City and was raised 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 Management Degree at De La Salle Canlubang in Laguna.[21]

Acting careerEdit

2010–2011: Breakthrough, The Road and recognitionEdit

 
Alden Richards, at the OMG Awards 2011

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 careerEdit

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!'s AlDub and Career resurgenceEdit

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 anniversary offering to fans.[97] In the film, Richards and Mendoza played star-crossed lovers and were lead actors for the first time.[98] In the August 2016, 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 included his participation as a contestant in Lip Sync Battle Philippines[101] and as a guest in the television series That's My Amboy, where 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]

In February 2017, "Destined to be Yours"; Alden Richards' first television series opposite his love team partner, Maine Mendoza was shown on GMA network.

Richards played the lead in the docudrama Alaala: A Martial Law Special as real-life activist Bonficacio Ilagan.[106] Richards said it was the most difficult role he has had to tackle as an actor.[107] The show, first broadcast in September 2017, co-starred Bianca Umali as Rizalina Ilagan, Rocco Nacino, and Gina Alajar,[107][108] and was directed by Adolfo Alix Jr. and written by Bonifacio Ilagan.[106] The special won the silver medal in the docudrama category at the New York Festivals television and film awards.[109] Richards and program manager Joy Madrigal received the award for GMA at the awarding ceremonies.[110][111]

In October 2017, Richards and Mendoza headlined in an Eat Bulaga! produced television film entitled Love is... with Adolfo Alix Jr. as the director.[112]

In 2018, Richards stars in Philippine television drama action-fantasy series Victor Magtanggol.

In 2019, Richards will be getting his first movie after being hiatus for almost 3 years under Star Cinema, to be paired with Kathryn Bernardo.[113][114]

Other venturesEdit

Modeling and endorsementsEdit

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.[115][116] Richards is a brand ambassador for a clothing brand along with co-actors JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil.[117][118] In July 2012, Richards, along with Bela Padilla, Kris Bernal and Sarah Lahbati, appeared on the cover of MEGA Magazine dubbed as "GMA's new breed of rising talents".[119] Since then he has continued to appear in a number of magazines,[120] while featuring in several endorsements.[121]

PhilanthropyEdit

In 2014, Richards became an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines.[122] 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.[123] While in February 2016, as part of his post-birthday celebration, Richards visits Aeta community in Tarlac for an outreach program.[124] After the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Richards had been part of relief efforts initiated by GMA Network.[125] Richards was also part GMA Network's 2014 Christmas campaign, #ShareTheLove, where he chose children with cancer as his beneficiaries.[126]

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.[127] Richards also participated in Boardwalk's Share Campaign where part of the proceeds goes to charity.[128] 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.[129]

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.[130] Richards also appeared on a charity event for children with serious diseases[131] 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.[132] On April 3, 2016, Richards joined other artists in a worship concert entitled Reborn: 1 Walker Worship Concert at the Mall of Asia Arena.[133] Organized by 1Walker Band headed by Regine Velasquez, the worship concert's proceeds were given to the Anawim Lay Missions Foundation, Inc.[133][134]

In August 2016, Richards announced that he plans to set up his own foundation to reach out more people who are in need.[135]

Personal lifeEdit

A Roman Catholic, Richards credits his paternal grandmother, Linda, for his Catholic upbringing. He has said his rituals during Lent include the Seven Churches Visitation, reading of the epic poem Pasyon, and watching Christian-themed films such as The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gospel of John.[136]

Richards resides in Santa Rosa, Laguna.[137]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Television performances
Year Title Role
2009 StarStruck V Contestant
2011 Alakdana Joma Perez
2011 Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts Dennis
2011 Spooky Nights Various roles
2011—2013 Party Pilipinas Himself
2012 Tanikala: "Ang Ikaapat na Yugto – Unos" Angelo
2012 My Beloved Rico Castor
2012 One True Love Tisoy Bulaong
2012—2013 Maynila Various roles
2013 Indio Young Simeon
2013 Bingit Symon Jhon Riego[138]
2013 Magpakailanman: "The Alden Richards Story" Himself
2013 Magpakailanman: "The Louise delos Reyes Story" Himself
2013 Mundo Mo'y Akin Jerome Alvarez
2013—2015 Magpakailanman Various roles
2013—2015 Sunday All Stars Himself
2013—2014 The Ryzza Mae Show Himself
2013—2014 Wagas Various roles
2013—2018 Celebrity Bluff Guest Appearance
2014 Carmela Santiago "Yago" Torres Flores
2014 Bet ng Bayan Himself
2014 Ilustrado José Rizal
2015 Maynila: "Unexpected Love Boarder" Ambo
2015 Wish Ko Lang: "Bayani ang Tunay kong Pag-Ibig" PO3 John Lloyd Sumbilla
2015 APT Entertainment Lenten Presentation: "Pag-uwi" Sam Carbonnel[139]
2015 Karelasyon: "Talent" Adrian
2015 Pari 'Koy Young Kokoy
2015—present Eat Bulaga! Himself
2015—present Sunday PinaSaya Himself
2015 Juan Tamad José Rizal
2015 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Den-Den
2015—2016 Bubble Gang Guest appearance
2016 That's My Amboy Himself
2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines Guest Performer
2016 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: "God Gave Me You" James Esteban
2016 Yan Ang Morning! Himself
2016 Encantadia Lakan
2017 Destined to be Yours Benjamin "Benjie" Rosales[140]
2017 Full House Tonight Himself
2017 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: "Kapatid" Franco
2017 Wish Ko Lang: "Doctor to the Barrio" Dr. Dalvie Casilang
2017 Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko Jessie
2017 Alaala: A Martial Law Special Bonifacio "Boni" Ilagan[141][111][110]
2017 Sarap Diva Himself
2017 Love is... Marco[112]
2017 Dear Uge Bryan
2018 The Lolas' Beautiful Show Himself
2018 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: "Haligi Ng Pangarap" Andrei
2018 Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko Pepe
2018 Victor Magtanggol Victor Magtanggol
2018—2019 Studio 7 Guest Performer
2018—2019 Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko Pinoy Santa/Nonoy
2019 Sarap, ‘Di Ba? Himself
2019 Daddy's Gurl Aldrich
2019 Dear Uge Gardo Sison
2019 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: "Bulawan" Makoy
2019 APT Entertainment Lenten Presentation: "The Journey" Adrian Sarmiento
2019 The Boobay and Tekla Show Himself
2019 Mars Pa More Himself
2019 Unang Hirit Himself
2019 Umagang Kay Ganda Himself
2019 Tonight with Arnold Clavio Himself

FilmEdit

Film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Christian
2011 The Road Teenage Luis
2011 Ang Panday 2 Hubli 37th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
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[142] Short film by Adolfo Alix Jr.
2015 My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore Dondi Talatala 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry[143]
2016 Imagine You and Me Andrew Garcia Lead actor[144]
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Richard (Special Participation)
2017 Meant To Beh Special Participation 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2019 Hello, Love, Goodbye Ethan del Rosario Star Cinema Film (Lead actor)

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Certifications Sales
Alden Richards
  • Released: November 28, 2015
  • Label: Universal Records
  • Formats: Special edition CD
N/A
Wish I May
  • Released: October 17, 2015
  • Label: GMA Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
  • PHI: 150,000+
Say It Again
  • Released: September 9, 2016 (digital pre-order),[148] October 2016
  • Label: GMA Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
  • PHI: 7,500+
Until I See You Again
  • Released: September 28, 2018
  • Label: GMA Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
N/A

Soundtrack albumsEdit

Title Album details Notes
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 (Soundtrack)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: GMA Music
  • 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 albumsEdit

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"

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album Certifications
"Haplos" 2013 Alden Richards N/A
"Wish I May" 2015 Wish I May PARI: Platinum
"Rescue Me" 2016 Say It Again N/A
"I Will Be Here" 2018 Until I See You Again N/A

Other singlesEdit

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

VideographyEdit

Music videosEdit

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

Guest appearancesEdit

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

AccoladesEdit

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.[150][151] 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.[152]

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.[153] As for the PUSH Awards 2015 by ABS-CBN Interactive, he was nominated Awesome OOTD King but did not win.[154][155][156] Stargate PeopleAsia magazine granted the title People of the Year (People's Choice Award) to Richards and Mendoza in 2016.[157][158][159]

In the 5th OFW Gawad Parangal in 2014, Richards became the Favorite Young Actor.[160] Being an endorser, he was given the Trinitian Awardee for Most Valuable Male Advertising Endorser during Platinum Stallion Awards (Awards for Advertising) in 2016.[161] 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.[162] 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.[163]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Alden Richards 1st Yahoo! OMG Awards – Amazing Male Newcomer[164] Won
59th FAMAS Awards – German Moreno Youth Achievement Award[165] Won
Alakdana Golden Screen TV Awards – Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[166][167][168] Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for Television – Best New Male TV Personality[169][170] Nominated
2012 The Road Golden Screen TV Awards – Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[171][172] Nominated
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies – New Movie Actor of the Year[173][174] Nominated
2013 One True Love Golden Screen TV Awards – Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series[175][176] Nominated
2014 Mundo Mo'y Akin Golden Screen TV Awards – Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series[177][178] 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[179][180] Nominated
2015 Ilustrado 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television – Best Drama Actor[63][181] Won
Mega Man Nov 2015 issue Starmometer's 2015 Cover Guy of the Year [182] 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[183] Won
Eastwood City Walk of Fame Star[184] Inducted
My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore 41st Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Supporting Actor[143][185] Nominated
2016 Alden Richards People Choice Awards (People Asia Magazine) – "People of the Year" (with Maine Mendoza)[186] Won
Anak TV Seal Awards – Anak TV Makabata Star Awardee[187] Included
Eat Bulaga USTv Students' Choice Awards – Students' Choice of Variety Show Host[188] Nominated
Alden Richards Myx Music Awards 2016 – Favorite Male Artist[189][190] Nominated
Wish I May (Directed by Louie Ignacio) Myx Music Awards 2016 – Favorite Mellow Video[190] Nominated
"Kapangyarihan Ng Pag-Ibig" (by Aicelle Santos) Myx Music Awards 2016 – Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video[190] Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Breakthrough Recording/Performing Artist[191] Won
Alden Richards 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Breakthrough Male Star of Philippine Movies and TV[191] Won
Magpakailanman: "The Alden Richards Story" episode 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards – Best Performance by an Actor – (Single Performance)[192][193][194][195] Won
Alden Richards 3rd PEPList Awards – Editor's Choice: Male TV Star of the Year[196] Won
3rd PEPList Awards – Best PEPTalk episode[196] Won
3rd PEPList Awards – Male Stylish Star of the Year[196] Won
2nd Alta Media Icon Awards – Most Promising Male TV Star[197] Won
6th EdukCircle Awards – Most Influential Celebrity Endorsers of the Year[198] (with Maine Mendoza) Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 6th EdukCircle Awards – Male Music Artist of the Year[198] Won
Alden Richards (Eat Bulaga! Lenten Drama Special: "God Gave Me You") 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television – Best Single Performance by an Actor[199] Nominated
Wish I May – Alden Richards (GMA Records) 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Pop Album of the Year[200] Won
8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Album of the Year[201] Won
8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Song of the Year[202] Won
Alden Richards (Wish I May) 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Male Pop Artist of the Year[203] (tied with Darren Espanto) Won
Wish I May – Alden Richards (GMA Records) 29th Awit AwardsBest Selling Album of the Year[204][205] Won
29th Awit Awards – Most Downloaded Song 2015[204][205] Won
Alden Richards 29th Awit Awards – Most Downloaded Artist[204][205] Won
2017 Alden Richards Inside Showbiz People's Choice Awards – Male Trending Star of 2016[206] Won
Alden Richards Say It Again 12th Myx Music Awards – Favorite Male Artist[207] Nominated
Imagine You and Me 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Prince of Philippine Movies[208] Won
Alden Richards Say It Again 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards — Male Recording Artist of the Year[208] Won
Imagine You and Me 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies – Movie Actor of the Year[209] Nominated
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies – Movie Original Theme Song of the Year (for interpretation).[210] Richards won the award together with Vic Sotto (music), Jimmy Antiporda (music arrangement) and Maine Mendoza (for lyrics and fellow interpreter).[211] Won
Alden Richards 9th Comguild Awards — Most Loved Male Teen Endorser[212][213] Won
7th EdukCircle Awards — Most Influential Male Celebrity Endorser of the Year[214] Won
Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: Kapatid 31st PMPC Star Awards for TV — Best Single Performance by an Actor[215][216] Won
Eat Bulaga! 31st PMPC Star Awards for TV — Best Male TV Host[217] Nominated
Alden Richards Anak TV Seal Awards 2017 – Male Makabata Star Awardee[218] Won
2018 Alden Richards 49th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards – Male Recording Artist of the Year[219] Won
Alaala: A Martial Law Special New York Festival 2018 – Silver Award Won
International Film and Video Festival — Gold Camera Docudrama Won
Alden Richards Say It Again PMPC Star Awards For Music — Male Pop Artist of the Year Won
PMPC Star Awards For Music — Pop Album of the Year Won
PMPC Star Awards For Music — Album of the Year Won
Alden Richards Comguild Awards — Most Popular Television Personality of the Year Won
Garage Magazine — Best Dressed Men in the Street Dapper 2018 Won
8th Eduk Circle Awards — Most Influential Male Endorser of the Year Won
Anak TV Seal Awards — Makabata Star 2018 Won
32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male TV Host (Eat Bulaga!) Won
2019 Alaala: A Martial Law Special Film Ambassadors Night 2019 - TV Documentary Won
Alden Richards Inside Showbiz Awards — Showbiz Personality of the Year Won
Alden Richards
I Will Be Here
Myx Music Awards 2019 — Remake of the Year Nominated
35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Darling of the Press Nominated

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