Rhoderick Ramos Santos (born October 10, 1982), more commonly known as simply Erik Santos, is a Filipino singer, occasional actor, TV host, commercial model, and the first Grand Champion of the ABS-CBN singing competition Star in a Million Season 1 in 2003.
Erik Santos during a Chicago concert in 2008.
|Birth name||Rhoderick Ramos Santos|
|Born||October 10, 1982|
|Origin||Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Labels||Star Music (2003—present)|
Backroom Inc. (2003–2011)
Star Magic (2011–present)
Cornerstone Talent Management Center (present)
Erik Santos was ABS-CBN's Star in a Million Grand Champion last January 2004. A young balladeer known for his soulful voice, Erik made his way to stardom through the music scene owing the title Prince of Pop. His much-awaited debut album aptly titled "This Is The Moment" shows that Erik's moment has indeed come. His passion for music started during his childhood years. He participated in various singing competitions. His Platinum debut album and succeeding albums, sold-out concerts and a demand for corporate shows, accolades from Awit Awards, Star Awards and Aliw Awards, endorsements for a bank (Bank of the Philippine Island's Express Remit), theme songs for radio stations, and even movies earned him an unusual popularity. His first single, Pagbigyang Muli, remained number one of WRR's hit chart for more than 20 weeks together with his other songs filling up the chart simultaneously. Amidst all these, Erik still remains charming and this "realness" becomes one of the biggest factors why Erik has won audiences nationwide.
Santos was born on October 10, 1982 in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. When he was four, his passion for singing started. He participated in numerous small-town singing competitions. He graduated in high school at Immaculate Conception Parochial School – Malabon He studied at the Centro Escolar University and took up dentistry, but later shifted to Psychology. As soon as he won the singing competition Star in a Million in 2003, he temporarily stopped studying, because of his busy schedule. Eventually, he came back to school and finished college. He graduated in March 2010.
Star in a MillionEdit
In 2003, Santos joined Star in a Million singing contest, and became part of the wildcard entry to the Final 10 of the show. He had a good start in the competition, but got eliminated during the third week of the show, when it was still a part of the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP. Nevertheless, his second chance came, and his rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", won him the tenth and final slot for the semi-finals round. Eventually he became one of the three grand finalists along with Sheryn Regis (first runner up) and Marinel Santos (2nd runner up) in the showdown for the title of Star in a Million. "This is the Moment", a song from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, popularized by Martin Nievera, won him the title.
In 2004, Santos released his debut album This is the Moment, and it went platinum after three months of its release. After his debut, he released an extended play, quickly followed by his second album, Loving You Now. The album was released with the hit single "Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka", composed by Ogie Alcasid, and sung as a duet with Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez. In December 2005, he held his first major solo concert at the Marikina Riverbanks. On October 19, 2007, he staged another major concert at the Araneta Coliseum, entitled Erik Santos ... Solo at the Coliseum, with Sam Milby, The Company, Nyoy Volante, Danita Paner, and Ai-Ai de las Alas as guests. On September 22, 2018, he held his 15th anniversary concert titled Er1k 5antos: My Greatest Moments at the Mall of Asia Arena.
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Clifford||Episode "Bus"|
|2011||Star Power: Search for the Next Male Singing Heartthrob||Host|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Young Roque||Episode "Puntod"|
|2016–present||It's Showtime||Judge in Tawag ng Tanghalan|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||RJ||Episode "May Forever"|
|2009||Kimmy Dora||Waiter||Spring Films and MJM Productions||Feature film, cameo|
|2011||Catch Me, I'm in Love||Himself||Star Cinema and Viva Films||Feature film, cameo (in final sequence)|
|2012||Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme||Cameo||Spring Films and Star Cinema|
|2014||S6parados||1st indie movie|
- 2004, Night of the Champions Araneta Coliseum
with Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista and Christian Bautista
- 2004, The Prince of Pop and The Comedy Araneta Colieseum
Concert Queen Two Solos, 1 concert
- 2007, Pamaskong Handog ni Erik Santos Marikina Riverbanks
- 2008, OL4LUV Araneta Coliseum
with Sarah Geronimo, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go
- 2009, SOLO Araneta Coliseum first major solo concert
2009, Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum with Christian Bautista, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista
- 2010, Heartsongs Teatrino
Two-Nights; Valentine Concert
- 2010, Power of One Meralco Theater
- 2010, Extra Ordinary Songs Aliw Theater
- 2011, PowER IKons Music Museum
Two Nights; Solo Concert
- 2012, Greatest Themesongs Meralco Theater
Two Nights; Solo Concert
- 2018, Er1k 5antos: My Greatest Moments SM Mall of Asia Arena
Two Nights; International
- Canada Tour with Toni Gonzaga
- The Prince of Pop and The Ultimate Performer (US Tour with Vina Morales)
- Queens on Fire with Regine Velasquez and Pops Fernandez (ULTRA)
- Queens on Fire US Tour
- Champion Philippine and US tour
- The Prince of Pop US Tour
- Champions of the Heart Europe Tour
- Christmas Is @ Marikina Riverbanks
- Casino Filipino Shows
- PAGCOR Shows
- Center For Pop Events
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2004||18th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Male TV Personality||ASAP||Won|
|17th Aliw Awards||Best New Male Artist||This Is The Moment||Won|
|17th Awit Awards||Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist||Won|
|24th People's Choice Award||Most Promising Balladeer||Won|
|Outlook Magazine||Top 10 Most Influential Youth||N/A||Included|
|Dangal Ng Malabon||Gintong Parangal for the Performing Arts||N/A||Won|
|Chalk Magazine||Top 50 Philippine Heartthrobs||N/A||Included|
|2005||18th Aliw Awards||Best Major Concert (shared with Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go and Sarah Geronimo)||Night of the Champions||Won|
|2nd ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Platinum Male Artist||This is the Moment (Double Platinum)||Included|
|2006||IFM Pinoy Music Awards||Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist||Loving You Now||Won|
|ASAP Awards||Top 10 OPM Ballad||I'll Never Go||Included|
|Homeboy No. 1 Awards||Favorite Singer||N/A||Won|
|1st Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||I'll Never Go||Won|
|Favorite Mellow Video||I Will Never Leave You||Nominated|
|3rd ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Platinum Male Artist||Loving You Now||Included|
|1st ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Male Artist||Your Love||Won|
|Pop Male Performance||Bakit ba Iniibig Ka?||Won|
|Yes! Magazine Readers' Choice Awards||Celebrity Home of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2007||Pinoy Music Chart Awards||Artist of the Year||Your Love||Won|
|2nd Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||Your Love||Won|
|Favorite Remake||Your Love||Nominated|
|Favorite Collaboration (shared with Regine Velasquez)||Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka?||Nominated|
|20th Aliw Awards||Best Male Performance in a Concert||N/A||Won|
|iFM Pinoy Music Awards||Most Popular Song by a Male Performer||Your Love||Won|
|2008||3rd Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||Your Love (Limited Platinum Edition)||Won|
|Catholic Mass Media Awards||Best Music Video||Balik Sa Bayan||Won|
|21st Awit Awards||Best Christmas Song||Ngayong Pasko||Nominated|
|3rd ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Male Performance||Here I Am||Won|
|Pop Male Artist||Face Off (Compilations hits with Christian Bautista)||Won|
|2009||4th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||Won|
|WAKI OPM Music Awards||Listener's Choice (Male)||N/A||Won|
|1st Malabon Music Festival||Malabon Musicians Alliance Awardee||N/A||Won|
|22nd Awit Awards||Best Inspirational/Religious Recording (shared with Christian Bautista)||Never Give Up||Won|
|3rd ASAP 24K Gold Awards||Golden Voice Awardee (Male)||Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook||Included|
|2010||2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music||Male Pop Artist of the Year||Won|
|Pop Male Recording Artist of the Year||Won|
|Pop Album of the Year||Won|
|5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Song||My Love Is Here||Won|
|Pop Movie Theme Song||Miss You Like Crazy (from the movie Miss You like Crazy)||Won|
|2011||59th FAMAS Awards||Best Theme Song||Won|
|6th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Media Soundtrack||Nominated|
|6th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Music Video||Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita||Won|
|24th Awit Awards||Best Christmas Song||Christmas (A Time to Love)||Nominated|
|2012||4th PMPC Star Awards for Music||Song of the Year||Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka||Won|
|25th Awit Awards||Best Male Recording Artist||Sapagkat ang Diyos ay Pag-ibig||Nominated|
|Best Inspirational/Religious Recording||Nominated|
|2013||8th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Mellow Video||Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita||Nominated|
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