Magalona at the Candy Style Awards, Rockwell Tent in Makati, 10 May 2013
Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona
27 April 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)|
|Parent(s)||Francis Magalona |
2009–2010: Early careerEdit
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.
2010–2014: JuliElmo and breakthroughEdit
In 2010, Magalona began appearing as a regular on Party Pilipinas as a host and performer. 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 opposite Julie Anne San Jose.
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.
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 he played Keempee de Leon's role together with Janine Gutierrez who played Donna Cruz's role. The tandem was reunited again in the primetime soap, More Than Words.
2015–present: Transfer to ABS-CBNEdit
On 26 November 2015, Magalona left GMA Network and signed a contract with ABS-CBN.
His first project was the 2016 music drama, Born for You with Janella Salvador. He collaborated with Salvador in the official soundtrack for Born for You, which reached No. 1 on iTunes Philippines. In October 2016, he released his album, Elmo, which reached a gold record status by PARI.
|2020||A Soldier's Heart||1st Lt. Jethro Mondejar||ABS-CBN|
|2019||Ipaglaban Mo!: Saltik||Nathan|
|2018||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mangga||Darling|
|2017||Wansapanataym: Jasmin's Flower Powers||Thor|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay||Baning|
|2016||Wansapanataym: Holly & Mau||Mau Benitez|
|Born for You||Kevin Sebastian|
|FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Andrew Abella|
|2015||Wansapanataym: Christmas Witch||Jessie Reyes|
|ASAP||Host / Performer|
|Eat Bulaga!||Guest Performer||GMA Network|
|Magpakailanman: Ang huling yakap sa nawalang anak||Daniel|
|2014||More Than Words||Hiro Vera / Sebastian|
|2013||Sunday All Stars||Host / Performer|
|Genesis||Antonio De Guzman|
|2012||Together Forever||Ely Trinidad|
|Tweets for My Sweet||Dino Mercado|
|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|
|Maynila: Victims of Love||Joey|
|2010||Kaya ng Powers||Gustin Powers|
|Party Pilipinas Red Mask||Himself|
|Pilyang Kerubin||Aaron Alejandrino|
|Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition||Host|
|Party Pilipinas||Host / Performer|
|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 nominationsEdit
|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|
- 'Elmo Magalona says he dedicates every performance to his late dad Francis M.", pep.ph. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- KJWAN: One Look Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS9etW4RRiI
- "JuliElmo" profile Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, julielmo.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Elmo Magalona, most requested ng fans sa Party Pilipinas Archived 11 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine, journal.com.ph. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Miley Cyrus performance. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- ""Kaleidoscope World Forever More" Brings ELMO MAGALONA and FRANCIS M. Together in One Music Video!". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "Top 10". philpop.com.ph.
- "Magpakailanman presents 'Ang Huling Yakap sa Nawalang Anak'". gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Elmo Magalona transfers to ABS-CBN. Pep.ph. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "ElNella's Born for You album zooms to No. 1 on iTunes Philippines".
- ""Born For You" album instantly lands No. 1 on iTunes – LIONHEARTV". lionheartv.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "Elmo Magalona debut album turns gold". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- ABS-CBN Star Cinema (16 June 2017), Teaser Trailer | 'Bloody Crayons', retrieved 8 August 2017
- "WATCH: Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona's "My Fairy Tail Love Story" Full Movie Trailer – LionhearTV". lionheartv.net. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Pep.ph. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title" Archived 1 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Pep.ph. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- FULL LIST: Winners at the 2014 Yahoo Celebrity Awards http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/63619-list-winners-2014-yahoo-celebrity-awards
- Full list: Winners and nominees, MYX Music Awards 2014: http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/54013-full-list-winners-nominees-myx-music-awards-2014
- "Kapuso stars reap awards in Cinemalaya 2014 | GMANetwork.com – Entertainment – Home of Kapuso shows and stars – Articles". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.