Darren Espanto is a multi-talented Filipino-Canadian singer who is popularly known for his numerous cover songs such as Chandelier which was originally sung by Sia. He rose to stardom after joining the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines.
Darren’s charm and versatility are some of the attributes that make him unique. Being an all-round artist has also set the bar higher for him hence gaining the nickname, The Total Performer.
Darren Espanto profile summary
- Full name: Darren Lyndon Gonzales Espanto
- Date of birth: 24th May 2001
- Place of birth: Calgary, Canada
- Darren Espanto age: 18 years
- Birth sign: Gemini
- Nationality: Canadian
- Ethnicity: White
- Darren Espanto height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 60 kg
- Hair color: Brown
- Relationship status: single
- Profession: $91 million
Darren was born on 24th May 2001 in Calgary, Canada. His real name is Darren Lyndon Gonzales Espanto. He is the son of Marinel Gonzales (mother) and Lyndon Espanto (father). The singer has a younger sister who goes by the name Lynelle Espanto.
Darren Espanto parents discovered his talent in singing while he was a toddler after serenading them with the tunes of Hakuna Matata from The Lion King.
When he was twelve years old, Darren attended grade 6 at St. Jude Elementary in Calgary before traveling for The Voice Kids audition in the Philippines in 2014. Upon passing the auditions, he traveled back to Canada to undertake his advanced test which took place in St. Cyril School.
Together with the other The Voice Kids finalists, Darren received a scholarship worth ₱350,000 from Eton International School. After relocating to the Philippines, he joined Eton International School and later on, undertook homeschooling under The Homeschool of Asia Pacific which is an associate of the Sanston Academy in Texas where he completed with honors.
Darren Espanto girlfriend
Just like many celebrities of his age, Darren has chosen to focus more on his studies and building his career. So far, there is no information about his current or previous relationships.
Darren made his first appearance on television when he joined YTV’s reality television show dubbed The Next Star which took place in 2012. He was ranked as the youngest finalist to be included on the list of the top 6 contestants.
On 1st June 2014, he became a part of the ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. In December 2014, he made his initial debut full-length studio album which was titled Darren under the MCA Music Inc. The album debuted in position one on the Philippines charts of Apple’s iTunes store and the Astro Chart.
In May 2016, he released his sophomore album dubbed Be With Me which was produced under the MCA Music Inc. In August 2018, he ventured into acting with his first role being Yohan, in the film The Hows Of Us.
Here is a breakdown of his career:
- 2012: The Next Star as himself
- 2013: Little With Boys starring as himself
- 2014: The Voice Kids as himself
- 2015 to present: ASAP starring as himself
- 2018: The Hows Of Us starring as Yohan Silva
- 2014: The Voice Kids: The Album
- 2014: Darren
- 2016: Be With Me
- 2017: Be With Me (Deluxe Edition)
- 2017: D’s Christmas
- 2015: The Next Star Chronicles: The Early Years
Darren Espanto songs
- A Whole New World 2019
- Nanay Tatay 2018
- Poison 2018
- Despacito 2017
- Dying Inside To Hold You 2017
- Sana Ngayong Pasko 2017
- Pasko Na 2017
- Holy Night 2017
- Chandelier 2016
- I’ll Be There 2016
- 7 Minutes 2016
- Alam 2016
- Parachute 2016
- Starlight 2016
- My Baby & Me 2016
- Home 2016
- Hanggang Hi Hello 2016
- Little Town Of Bethlehem 2016
- Build A Girl 2015
- Gotta Give A Little Extra 2015
- Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo 2014
- In Love Ako Sa ‘Yo 2014
- I Believe 2014
- One Moment In Time 2014
- Stuck 2014
- Somebody To Love 2014
- Makin’ Moves 2014
- Lord Merry Christmas 2014
- Domino 2014
- Ewan Ko 2014
- Ah! Basta Gusto Kita 2014
- Dying Inside
- Oh Oh Santa
- Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo
- Lord Merry Christmas
- I’ll Be There
- The Total Performance Concert
- Homecoming Concert
- The Total Performance Concert 2
- The Canada Concert Tour
- The Total Performance Concert 3
- Darren Espanto: D' Birthday Concert
- Canada Concert Tour
- D' Road Tour
- D Total Experience
- One Music Digital Concert Series Presents: The Other Side of DARREN
- D Total Experience with Live Band
- Now Playing: DARREN
Awards and achievements
The singer has had numerous accolades to his name due to his outstanding performance as follows:
- 2014: ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards under the Pop Male Cutie category (won)
- 2014: Star Cinema Awards under the Best Fandom, Most Promising Child Star and Newsmaker of the Year categories(won)
- 2015: MYX Music Awards under the Favorite New Artist category (won)
- 2015: 46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Promising Male Singer/ Performer category (won)
- 2015: PEP List under the Male Teen Star of the Year category (won)
- 2015: 28th Awit Award under the Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist category (won)
- 2015: 28th Awit Award under the Best Album Package category (won)
- 2015: 5th EdukCircle Awards under the Most Influential Concert Performer of The Year category (won)
- 2015: 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music under the Pop Album of the Year, and Album Cover and Concept of the Year categories (won)
- 2015: Star Cinema Awards under the Favorite Trending Sensation category (won)
- 2015: Push Awards under the PushLike Most Liked Newcomer, PushTweet Favorite Newcomer, Awesome Song Cover Performance, and PushGram Most Loved Newcomer categories (won)
- 2019: Comguild Academe's Choice Awards under the Male Artist of the Year category (won)
- 2019: 9th EdukCircle Awards under the Male Music Artist of the Year, Most Influential Concert Performer of the Year and Most Outstanding Teen Artist of the Year categories (won)
- 2020: Wish Music Awards under the Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle and Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year categories (won)
- 2020: Village Pipol Choice Awards under the Performer of the Year category (won)
- 2020: Inside Showbiz Awards under the Best Young Artist category (won)
Height and other body measurements
The singer is five feet and eight inches tall. He is 60 kg. Darren Espanto photos showcase a stylish man who wears different and unique hairstyles, making him stand out.
Darren Espanto net worth
In the competitive music industry, only the best make it. Ever since he became the first runners up in The Voice Kids music competition, he has continued to not only scale higher but also earn a lot. Darren Espanto 2020’s net worth is estimated to stand at roughly $91 million.
Darren Espanto is a rare and special combination of aptitude which is both home-grown and exotic at once. He is capable of switching between different genres, and this is one of the reasons why his fame and marketability have risen high in North America and Asia.