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Multi-platinum recording artist and grand champion of ABS-CBN's pioneering singing tilt Star in a Million, Erik Santos is widely regarded as the Philippines' Prince of Pop. A career that so far spans a decade saw him rise from being an unassuming contestant fighting for his chance at a music career to becoming a sold-out concert performer [video] with numerous hit albums under his belt. Capturing the hearts of audiences with his impassioned finale performance of "This is the Moment [video]," Erik has since then turned out songs (ranging from ballads to pop rock tunes) that have become ingrained in pop consciousness.
As most of these songs were themes for the Kapamilya Network's TV shows and movies, most popular of which is "I'll Never Go" from the movie One More Chance, Erik has most recently been crowned the King of Themesongs. Collaborations with the industry's best have figured in his career, most prominent of which was Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook, where he worked on a whole album with the renowned composer. He has also been a mainstay of long-running Sunday variety show ASAP for ten years now and hosted the talent search Star Power. As a performer in one of the closing events of the Beijing Oympics in 2008, Erik displayed his vocal prowess with signature song "I Believe I Can Fly" to the delight of the international audience. He has pursued acting as well, starring in two episodes of perennial top-rater Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) and appeared in some movie cameos. His first major foray into musical theater (as Prince Eric in Atlantis Productions' The Little Mermaid) garnered him a Best Crossover Artist award from Broadway World Philippines.
2013 marks Erik's 10th year in Philippine show business, and to celebrate, he has released "The Erik Santos Collection," a double-cd compilation album of TV and movie themesongs he has recorded under Star Records. His sold-out anniversary concert "inTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop" was held last 9th of November at the PICC. Ten years on and Erik Santos, who is known not only for his infallible vocals but also for "singing from the heart [video]," still has a lot more to offer to his followers who look forward to more years of the Prince of Pop's music.