Mark Bautista

Mark Arazo Bautista (born August 10, 1983) is a Filipino singer, actor and commercial model. Bautista received his career break when he became a grand finalist on the Philippine reality TV talent search Star for a Night where he placed third behind Sarah Geronimo.

Mark Bautista
Background information
Birth nameMark Arazo Bautista
Born (1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 37)
OriginCagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
Years active2002–present
LabelsVIVA Records

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Bautista was born to Leon Darni Bautista III and Susan Arazo Bautista in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Bautista was determined to help his family when his father was forced to stop working because of his physical condition. He has four siblings–an older brother (Ryan Oneal), a sister (Princess Alodia) and two younger brothers (Nigel Adrian and Jan Reil). With the cash prizes he won at singing competitions, he was able to help his parents through their financial difficulties.

In his early years, he was so shy that he didn't really much show his singing talent. His confidence began growing once he started joining different oratorical competitions. He even bagged the first prize in some of those oratorical competitions.

He joined a band called Voizemale which did various gigs in Cagayan de Oro, mostly covering popular hits of Earth, Wind & Fire and Backstreet Boys. He further developed his confidence by joining various singing competitions. Close friends of Bautista persuaded him to audition for a singing contest in ABS-CBN's MTB. While that wasn't his calling to stardom, he continued to sing and improve his singing skills.

When the Star for a Night competition came, money became a problem, and he thought that he was going to miss this big opportunity. His mother provided him with money to go to Cebu as a birthday gift. He then went to Manila to finish the audition process. He passed all three levels of the Star for a Night auditions and made it to the grand finals. He said: "I can never forget that experience. That, plus the exposure, was enough to make me happy". At the end of the show, he placed as 1st runner-up next to Sarah Geronimo, the grand champion of the show.[1]


In 2004, when he signed a contract with ABS-CBN, thus becoming a regular performer in ASAP and host of the Search for the Star in a Million (season 1 and season 2) singing competition as well as Star Magic.[1]

In September 2005, he released his first album Dream On with its carrier single "I Need You" which topped the MYX daily top 10 for two months. Due to the success of his first album, Viva Records released a full-length album called Dream On Expanded along with the release of the "You Win the Game" music video that featured a new and daring Mark. The song reached the top spot in MYX in less than a week after it premiered.[1]

On March 24, 2006, Bautista had his first solo major concert at the Aliw Theater, dubbed as 'Pop Heartthrob'.[1]


In 2010, he signed a four-year exclusive contract with GMA Network. He became a regular performer on Party Pilipinas, made a cameo appearance in Diva and had a lead role in a primetime drama series.

In 2011, he, along with other Kapuso artists such as Iza Calzado (who later transferred to ABS-CBN) and Aljur Abrenica, performed for the Kababayan Fest held in Northern and Southern California.[2] Additionally, he made a special appearance with Aljur Abrenica for a meet-and-greet at Seafood City Markets.[3] This special performance and visit was to promote GMA Pinoy TV and the launching of GMA Life TV.

As of 2014, Bautista is currently performing in the musical Here Lies Love by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim at the Royal National Theatre in London where he plays the late President Ferdinand Marcos.[4] The musical is based on the life of Imelda Marcos.[5] Bautista is scheduled to reprise the role in the show for the Seattle production.[6]


He returned to GMA as one of the performers of a new Musical Variety show, Studio 7.

Personal lifeEdit

Bautista stated in a 2008 interview that he was courting Sarah Geronimo.[7]



Year Title Certifications Sales
2004 Mark Bautista
  • Studio album
  • Released: 2003
  • 15,000+
2005 Dream On Expanded[A]
  • Studio album
  • Released: January 2006
  • PHL: Gold
  • 15,000+
2007 Every Now and Then
  • Studio album
  • Released: April 27, 2007
  • PHL: Gold
  • 15,000+
2008 I'll Be the One
  • Studio album
  • Released: August 15, 2008
  • 10,000+
2010 Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista
  • Studio album
  • Released: October 16, 2010
  • 10,000+
2013 The Sound of Love[8]
  • Studio album
  • Released: June 1, 2013


  • A^ Dream On Expanded was first released as a six-track EP on September 13, 2005, entitled Dream On, before it was re-released as a studio album.


Year Title Album
2003 "Baliw" Mark Bautista
2004 "Ako'y Maghihintay" (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Another Chance"
"Lahat sa Buhay Ko"
2005 "I Need You" Dream On Expanded
"You Win the Game"
2006 "And by Now"
2007 "Break It to Me Gently" Every Now and Then
2008 "Eternally" I'll Be the One
2009 "Sana'y Dinggin Mo"
2010 "Kahit May Mahal Ka Ng Iba" Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista
2011 "Bakit"
2012 "Next to You"
2013 "Bato Sa Buhangin" The Sound of Love
"That's All"

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Song Album
2003 "Broken Vow" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) Popstar: A Dream Come True
2004 "Kay Gandang Umaga" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) Sweet Sixteen
2005 "Pang-Romansang Espesyal" (Salbakuta with Mark Bautista) Pang-Romansang Espesyal
"I Finally Found Someone" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) The Other Side: Live Album
"Window of My Heart" (Rachelle Ann Go with Mark Bautista) I Care
2007 "Time to Let Go" (Sarah Geronimo feat. Mark Bautista) Taking Flight

Other appearancesEdit

Year Song Album
2003 "Ngayon at Kailanman" Star for a Night
"O Holy Night" A Viva Popstars Christmas
"Christmas Won't Be the Same Without You" (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Awit ng Pabo at Loro" (with Sarah Geronimo) Lagi Kitang Mamahalin
2004 "Ngayon at Kailanman" (Live) Night of the Champions
"Broken Vow" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)
"How Did You Know" (Live)
2005 "Another Chance" (Live) Return of the Champions
"Ako'y Maghihintay" (Live) (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Lahat sa Buhay Ko" (Live)
"Search for the Star in a Million" (Theme) (with Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Christian Bautista) Search for the Star in a Million
2006 "Beh Buti Nga" (feat. Anne Curtis) Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation



Year Title Role Studio Notes
2018 Abay Babes Boy Giling Viva Films
2016 Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin Himself/Singer
2012 Of All the Things Efs Viva Films and GMA Films supporting cast
2009 Kimmy Dora Doctor Spring Films Cameo
Sundo Baste GMA Films
Status: Single Viva Films
2008 Baler Lope
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Raffy Star Cinema and Viva Films
2004 Lastikman: Unang Banat Lastikman/Adrian Rosales Viva Films
2004 Masikip sa Dibdib Singer Cameo
2004 Annie B. Mark


Year Title Role Network Notes
2020–present All-Out Sundays Himself / Performer GMA Network
2020 Chika, Besh! Himself TV5 Guest
2018–2019 Studio 7 Himself / Host GMA Network
2016 Just Duet Himself Guest
Lip Sync Battle Philippines with Christian Bautista
Sunday PinaSaya
2015 Wansapanataym: Kenny Kaliwete Allister/Black Shadow ABS-CBN
StarStruck Himself GMA Network Guest performer
Ipaglaban Mo: Sinamantalang Kahinaan Gener ABS-CBN
Gandang Gabi Vice! Himself with Sheryn Regis
Magpakailanman: The Roland "Bunot Abante Story Bunot GMA Network
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Himself Co-host / Performer
2012 Yesterday's Bride Dave Serrano Supporting role
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master Himself
Charice: One for the Heart Himself Guest performer
Legacy Eboy Supporting cast
2010 Dwarfina Estong
Wish Ko Lang Himself
Pilyang Kerubin Archangel Gabriel
Diva Himself Cameo appearance
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas Himself Co-host / Performer
2010 May Bukas Pa Victorio / Choir Member ABS-CBN Final Chapter: Amen
2009 May Bukas Pa Victorio Chapter 16: Hope
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bugoy Drilon Episode "Kalabaw"
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya Vic / Mie Mie Barcelona Episode "The Mie Mie Barcelona Story"
Sana Maulit Muli Francis Marquez Recurring role
2006 Your Song Jessie Hipolito Episode "Forever's Not Enough"
Maalaala Mo Kaya Roger Episode "Radyo"
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya Louie Episode "Panyo"
Kampanerang Kuba Repus Akach Recurring role (his character name came from twisted "Super Chaka")
Wansapanataym Himself Episode "Sayaw ni Kikay"
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode "Barya"
2004–2010 ASAP Co-host / Performer
2003 Sarah the Teen Princess Baste Di Magiba Main role
Search for a Star Himself GMA Network Field reporter
SOP Himself Guest performer
2002 Star for a Night Himself IBC 1st runner-up to Grand Champion Sarah Geronimo

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 MYX Music Awards Favorite Remake "I Need You" Won[9]
Favorite Male Artist N/A Nominated[10]
2008 Awit Awards Best Regional Recording "Matud Nila" Won


  1. ^ a b c d Mark Bautista biography on his official site Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved January 17, 2010
  2. ^ "OFW News Updates". News.
  3. ^ "Picasa Web Albums – Rich Lao – Seafood City ..." Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Here Lies Love: Imelda Marcos puts on her disco shoes at the National Theatre – in pictures". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Here Lies Love, Royal National Theatre, review: 'Don't cry for me Filipinos?'". The Daily Telegraph. October 14, 2014.
  6. ^ Ang, Walter. "Fil-Ams lead in Seattle staging of 'Here Lies Love' -". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  7. ^ "Bautista answered an interview of him, courting Sarah Geronimo." Retrieved January 17, 2010
  8. ^ "Mark Bautista's stays true to his roots with The Sound of Love"
  9. ^ Allan Castalone. "MYX Music Awards 2006 Winners". Mukamo. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  10. ^ Baby A. Gil (May 1, 2006). "List of 1st MYX Music Awards nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 12, 2020.

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