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THE PRINCE OF POP AND HIS DECADE-LONG REIGN

THE PRINCE OF POP AND HIS DECADE-LONG REIGN

Powerful ballads, remarkable originals, strong vocals, heartfelt renditions and a true Pop icon, Erik Santos

has smoothly taken us on a journey through a decade of good music and by remaining as one of the

industry's most conspicuous artists and celebrated OPM phenomenon.



A DECADE OF MUSIC

Since that stellar moment during his rendition of "This Is The Moment" on ABS-CBN's singing reality

talent-search "Star In A Million" in 2003, the soul everyone witnessed from then wildcard finalist Erik

Santos gave him the much desired triumph. The acquired triumph started opening a lot of doors for him

and labelled Erik as the country's “Prince of Pop”. 



"This Is The Moment", Erik's first album that went platinum three months after its release was the first

material that showcased his ground-breaking vocals and positioned him to the ballad stream. The album

produced massive hits such as "Pagbigyang Muli", "Di Ko Kaya" and "Kung Akin ang Mundo". Erik's

Platinum sophomore album "Loving You Now" was released the following year and continued giving

soulful ballads via hit singles "Who's Loving You Now", "I Will Never Leave You", remake of Ella Mae

Saison's "Goodbye's Not Forever" and "Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka?" an unforgettable collaboration with Asia's

Songbird Regine Velasquez.

Erik ventured into something new on "Your Love". Your Love featured Erik's own rendition of popular all-

time pop-rock songs. Your Love scored platinum hit singles like Neocolours' "Say You'll Never Go", After

Image's "Next in Line" and Rockstar's "Parting Time", a belting piece duet with the R&B Princess Kyla. As 

a season breaker, Erik released his first Christmas album "All I Want This Christmas" with its carrier hit 

single "Ngayong Pasko". In 2008, Star Records and Warner Music Philippines combined the two top pop

balladeers in the country. Erik and Christian Bautista did a joint project titled "Face-Off", a rundown of 

their hit singles in one album. "Never Give Up" was the hit duet released from the album.

The following year marked another milestone in Erik's career. Music and ballad genius Jim Brickman

blessed Erik with "The Jim Brickman Songbook". A collection of Jim Brickman's creations and performed

by the Prince of Pop. "My Love Is Here” fronted the album to its platinum status. Erik's seventh

album "Awit Para Sa'yo" was his trademark ballad-full comeback album. The platinum-selling album

rendered the originals; "Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka", "Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita" and the feel-good track

"Hindi Na Magbabago". 

 

It wasn't an ordinary chain of albums for Erik. In between his main albums, Erik has also done couple 

of special singles for EPs, LPs, soundtracks, compilations and many more. Singles for; "Love Life by

Boy Abunda", "May Bukas Pa Album", "Tambayan Album", "I-Star 15 OPM No.1s" and recently the very

succesful "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs" just to recall a few.

Erik's discography just goes to show how his music is being expended in an unbounded extent, not

just on radio alone but through variety of platforms as well. Progressively heard on hit teleseryes and

blockbuster movies over the last decade, Erik's latest music offering is something that will delight his

loyal listeners on these mediums. "The Erik Santos Collection" is a compilation of all the teleserye and

movie theme songs he has recorded. "Muling Buksan Ang Puso" (from "Muling Buksan Ang Puso), "If

You Asked Me To" (from "Unofficially Yours"), "Suddenly It's Magic" (from "Suddenly It's Magic"), "Ikaw"

(from "Ina, Kapatid, Anak"), "Miss You Like Crazy" (from "Miss You Like Crazy"), "I'll Never Go"

(from "One More Chance") and "Maging Sino Ka Man" (from "Maging Sino Ka Man") are just a glimpse

of the tracks in the album that summarize his ten years in the business and gave him the secondary title

“King Of Teleserye Themesongs”.

 

A DECADE OF RECOGNITION

With his unquestioned talent and wide array of music, multi-platinum albums and sold-out concerts here

and abroad, no wonder why Erik Santos is being appreciated meritoriously. Country's prestigious award-
giving bodies have kept an eye for Erik over his ten years of expertise. Some of these recognitions

were; Star Awards For Music- Pop Male Recording Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year (2010),

Star Awards for TV- Best New Male TV Personality (2004); Aliw Awards- Best New Male and Best

Performance by a New Male Recording Artist (2004), Best Male Performance in a Concert (2007); Awit

Awards- Best Inspirational Song (2009); PMPC Song of the Year (2012); People's Choice Award- Most

Promising Ballade (2004); Catholic Mass Media Awards- Best Music Video (2008).

Erik was also recognized by the Tri-Media award-giving bodies. Apportioning some were; MYX Music

Awards - Favorite Male Artist (2006 to 2009), Favorite Remake (2007), Favorite Collaboration with Regine

Velasquez (2007); ASAP Platinum Circle- Platinum Male Artist (2006 & 2008); ASAP 24K Gold Awards

- Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook (2009); ASAP Pop Viewer’ Choice Awards- Pop Male Artist

(2006 & 2008), Pop Male Performance (2006), Pop Male Performance in a Music Video (2008), Pop

Song (2010); IFM Pinoy Music Awards- Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist (2006), Most

Popular Song by a Male Performer (2007); Yes! Readers' Choice Award- Celebrity Home of the Year

(2006); Pinoy Music Chart- Artist of the Year (2006) and more ahead.

A DECADE OF SHOWS AND APPEARANCES

Though singing has always been Erik's main craft, in his ten-year stay in the industry, he tried widening

his horizons through hosting and acting. After his Star In A Million win, Erik became, and still a mainstay

performer and host on ABS-CBN's Sunday Variety Show "ASAP". Erik also hosted "Star Power", a

singing-reality show with the Megastar Sharon Cuneta. While the two notable lead appearances on

"MMK" and musical stage play "Little Mermaid" w/ Rachelle Ann Go had proven that Erik has got acting

chops too.

Consistently associated with major concerts and jam-packed tours locally and abroad, plus his soulful big

pipes, Erik has never failed to fill any concert venue and leave mesmerizing performances. Throughout

the years, Erik was already able to perform and share the same concert stages with various OPM

superstars such as Pilita Corales, Basil Valdez, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla,

Sharon Cuneta, Kuh Ledesma, Pops Fernandez, Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid and Lani

Misalucha.

Incomparable concerts under his belt were mostly Big Dome powerhouse shows like "Night Of The

Champions" with Erik's co-champions Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista and Christian

Bautista; "The Prince of Pop and The Comedy Concert Queen", a duo-effort concert with the Comedy

Queen Ai-ai De Las Alas; "SOLO" Concert in 2007, "Pop Icons" with Christian Bautista, Piolo Pascual,

Sam Milby and Mark Bautista, “Power of One” in 2010, “Power Icons” in 2011 and last year's "Greatest

Themesongs" at the Meralco Theater.

This November, in celebration of Erik Santos' 10 wonderful years of music and still flourishing reign as

the country's one and only Prince of Pop, Erik presents "InTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop",

November 9, 2013, 8 pm at the PICC Plenary Hall. With very special guests – Pop Rock Princess

Yeng Constantino, Teleserye Themesong Queen Angeline Quinto, Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai

delas Alas, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez. With special

participation of The G-Force.

Produced by CORNERSTONE CONCERTS, the show will take Erik's supporters down memory lane,

from his humble and pungent quest down to his finally found stardom niche.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR : Mr. Homer Flores

DIRECTOR : Mr. Johnny Manahan

MAJOR SPONSORS : SM Accessories, Advanced Aesthetics, Let’s Face It, Systema Tooth and Gum

Care, Qualibet Testing Services Corporation, Carrington Trading Inc. and Progressive Laboratories.

MINOR SPONSORS : Calayan Surgi Center and Gold’s Gym

MEDIA PARTNERS : ABSCBN, ASAP 18, MYX, M.O.R. 101.9 For Life, 96.3 Easy Rock, The Philippine

Star, Business World and The Manila Concert Scene. With Astroplus as retail partner.

SPECIAL THANKS TO : Star Magic Phils and Plaza Ibarra

FOR THE BENEFIT OF : Bosom Buddies

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph and Ticketnet Online

at 911-5555.

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