Erik Santos

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Ramos and the second or paternal family name is Santos.
Erik Santos

Erik Santos during a Chicago concert in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Rhoderick Ramos Santos
Born (1982-10-10) October 10, 1982
Origin Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop, Ballad, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2004–present
Labels Star Music (2003present)
Backroom Inc. (2003–2011)
Star Magic (2011-present)
Cornerstone Talent Management Center (present)

Rhoderick Ramos Santos (born October 10, 1982), more commonly known as simply Erik Santos, is a Filipino singer, 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 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.

Early life

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.[1] 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.[1]

Star in a Million

In 2003, Santos joined Star In A Million singing contest, and became part of the wildcard entry to the Final 10 of the show.[1] 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.[1]


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 & the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time, 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.


Studio albums

  • 2004 Star In A Million (Double Platinum)
  • 2004 Star In A Million (Repackaged)
  • 2004 This Is The Moment - first major solo album (Triple Platinum)
  • 2005 I'll Never Go (CD-lite) (Platinum)
  • 2005 Loving You Now (Platinum)
  • 2006 Your Love (Gold)
  • 2007 Your Love (Limited Platinum Edition) (Platinum)
  • 2007 All I Want This Christmas (Gold)
  • 2008 Face-Off (compilation of hits, with Christian Bautista)
  • 2009 The Jim Brickman Songbook (Platinum)
  • 2010 All I Want This Christmas (Repackaged)
  • 2011 Awit Para Sa'Yo (Gold)
  • 2013 The Erik Santos Collection (Gold)

Compilation albums

  • Love Life (Boy Abunda)
  • May Bukas Pa Tambayan Album
  • I-Star 15 OPM No. 1s
  • Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs


  • I'll Never Go EP (2005)
  • All I Want This Christmas (2007)

2x Platinum



Year Title Role Network Notes
2003 Star in a Million Himself ABS-CBN Grand champion
2004–present ASAP Himself
2005 Search for the Star in a Million Host
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Clifford Episode "Bus"
Star Power Host
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"


Year Title Role Production Notes
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




with Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista and Christian Bautista

Concert Queen Two Solos, 1 concert

with Sarah Geronimo, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go

2009, Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum with Christian Bautista, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista

Two-Nights; Valentine Concert

Two-Nights;Solo Concert

with Sitti

Two Nights; Solo Concert

Two Nights; Solo Concert


Awards and nominations

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 #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[2] 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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