Darren Espanto
Darren Espanto

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Name: Darren Espanto
Occupation: World Music Singer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 24, 2001
Age: 21
Birth Place: Calgary, Canada
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Darren Espanto

Darren Espanto was born on May 24, 2001 in Calgary, Canada (21 years old). Darren Espanto is a World Music Singer, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Darren Espantonet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He can play multiple instruments, including the bass, guitar, and piano. He is multi-lingual, able to understand and speak English, Filipino, and French.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020


Salary 2020

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Before Fame

His natural ability was apparent from the age of two. When he was little, he would listen to songs and try to copy the tune.

Biography Timeline


Espanto was born in Calgary on May 24, 2001. He is the first child of Filipino registered nurses Marinel Gonzales and Lyndon Espanto, who emigrated to Canada from Nueva Vizcaya. His parents taught him Filipino language, particularly Tagalog. Espanto started singing at the age of three . He was interested in singing from a young age, and his parents were supportive of his dreams.


At age 10, Espanto won during the Main Edition Finals of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition in Edmonton on August 20, 2011, singing "Alone" by Celine Dion.


In 2012, ten-year-old Espanto auditioned for the fifth season of YTV's reality television The Next Star, singing Bruno Mars' "Grenade". One of the judges, Keshia Chanté, got emotional and told him that his voice was 'unbelievable' and 'controlled'. Judge Mark Spicoluk, on the other hand, stated that he 'lacked stage presence'. Nevertheless, after Chante asked him if he was ready, she and Tara Oram said yes, earning him the 'golden ticket'.


In 2013, Espanto had his first series as a guest in YTV's Life with Boys.


At age 12, Espanto attended Grade 6 at St. Jude Elementary in Calgary, before traveling to the Philippines in 2014 for The Voice Kids. After passing the auditions, he returned to Canada to write his advanced test in St. Cyril School. Afterwards, he returned to the Philippines. Espanto, along with the other The Voice Kids finalists, received a ₱350,000 scholarship from Eton International School. Upon moving to the Philippines, he went to Eton International School and later on took up homeschooling under The Homeschool of Asia Pacific, an affiliate of the Sanston Academy (Texas) where he completed his senior high school with honors. In Grade 11, he was awarded with second honors. In Grade 12, he graduated with first honors and received two special awards, i.e., the Achiever Award and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award.

During the auditions of the inaugural season of ABS-CBN's The Voice Kids that aired on June 1, 2014, Espanto performed Jessie J's "Domino", which he formerly sang during The Next Star at age 11. Coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac both pressed their buttons for him, vocalizing that he 'can be groomed to be a recording artist, a total package'. Although Espanto revealed that he was Mañalac's front act during one of his concerts in Canada, he still picked Geronimo stating that she could help him a lot in the music industry.

In 2014, Espanto said that he will not go back to Calgary, Alberta, and that he was staying in the Philippines to try acting and do a project with his coach and mentor, Sarah Geronimo. In August, Espanto became a part of ABS-CBN's training and management center Star Magic. On September 11, Espanto's rendition of Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time" topped the Philippine charts of Apple's iTunes store, while his rendition of Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" placed second. He then staged his first solo concert at the Music Museum; a repeat of the concert was staged on December 19, 2014. On October 25, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as the headliner at the Fourth The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards, which celebrated Filipino American History Month in New York City. On November 18, his rendition of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" topped the iTunes chart, while his rendition of Jessie J's "Domino" placed second, in which the two were the only local songs to be included on the top 15. And on November 29, Espanto signed a record and management deal with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). A week after, he and the other three finalists of The Voice Kids (Lyca Gairanod, Juan Karlos Labajo, and Darlene Vibares) held a concert at the Philippine International Convention Center. He also released his first solo album, "Darren", with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). It debuted at number 1 at the Philippine charts of Apple's iTunes Store upon its release on December 8.


In January 2015, Espanto performed Trina Belamide's "Tell The World of His Love" (the theme for World Youth Day 1995) during Pope Francis's visit to the Philippines. On May 29, Darren performed at the Mall of Asia Arena for his birthday concert making him the youngest performer to stage a solo concert in the said venue. On November 18, Espanto was one of the singers performing at a state dinner for a delegation from Mexico.


In 2016, Espanto released his sophomore album "Be With Me". The album contains 11 songs from the singer, two of which are his original compositions. On July 31, 2016, Espanto opened for the Philippine leg of Selena Gomez's Revival tour.


On May 4, 2017 during his Twitter party, Espanto surprised his fans with a deluxe edition of his sophomore solo album entitled Be With Me, to be released the following day. Be With Me (Deluxe Edition) contains 5 bonus tracks: "I’ll Be There" with Jed Madela, Acoustic versions of "7 Minutes" and "Alam", the viral hit, his cover of Sia's "Chandelier", and a stripped version of Young Hearts with Malaysian pop singer Nik Qistina.


In 2018, Espanto made his acting debut in The Hows of Us. Espanto also became a member of the teen pop group ASAP G! Other members of the group are Isabela Vinzon, Jayda Avanzado, Ylona Garcia, Jeremy Glinoga and Kyle Echarri. The group formed on June 3, 2018 and disbanded in November 2018, when the show was reformatted into ASAP Natin 'To.


In 2019, Espanto was part of The Aces concert with fellow singers Lani Misalucha and Jonalyn Viray. The trio performed in Cebu, Davao, and Manila (at the Araneta Coliseum). Espanto and Viray, so called the Pair of Aces, also conducted a tour in Canada (Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto) in the latter part of the year. On April 12, he also appeared as the only Filipino guest performer in the grand finals of Singer 2019 in China. This was followed by the release of "A Whole New World" on May 24, wherein he and Morissette Amon collaborated to perform the rendition of the song as part of the Philippine promotion of the movie Aladdin as handpicked by Disney. On November 25, the theme song for the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit titled "Side by Side" was launched, where he participated as one of the 11 ASEAN singers representing each member country. And on November 29, he released his latest single "Sasagipin Kita", also under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines) where it debuted at number 1 on the Philippine charts of Apple's iTunes store on the first day of its release.


In the early part of 2020, Espanto was set to participate in the Singer 2020 competition in China, but the plan was later on cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related travel bans. On April 15, 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (under its Philippine office) launched Espanto as its first-ever celebrity Youth Advocate to promote its SDGs, focusing on climate action, biodiversity conservation and youth empowerment. On May 24, 2020, Espanto celebrated his 19th birthday through an online benefit concert entitled "D Birthday Concert from Home". The concert was streamed live via Espanto's Facebook page and garnered around 12,000 viewers and 251,000 views. Through this event, he was able to raise P838,206.69 which was donated to his home network, ABS-CBN Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program. On June 12, 2020, Espanto, in his capacity as UNDP Philippines Youth Advocate, became part of United Nations Development Programme's #Mission1Point5 climate action global campaign in coordination with The Good Co. via its social media platforms (@thegoodquote) with millions of followers worldwide. On July 31, 2020, Espanto and Jayda Avanzado released a collaboration for the track revival "Sana Tayo Na" under Star Music followed by the release of the official music video on the same day. On August 12, 2020, Espanto, also in his capacity as UNDP Youth Advocate, was invited as a keynote speaker for the International Youth Day Youth Forum 2020 with the theme "Building a Better Normal with the Youth", in coordination with IdeasPositive. This event was streamed live via the Facebook Page of Ideas Positive and partners. On October 23, 2020, Espanto as UNDP Youth Advocate, together with Ria Atayde, hosted the UN75 anniversary celebration in the Philippines with the theme "UN75 2020 & Beyond: Shaping the Future Together", which was streamed live via the UN Philippines's FB Page. On November 13, 2020, Espanto released his latest Christmas single, "Believe in Christmas", under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). The song reached the number 1 spot of Apple's iTunes store Philippine charts just two hours after its debut.

Family Life

Darren and his younger sister Lynelle were trained to speak in Filipino at home. Darren's parents, Lyndon and Marinel Espanto, are both Filipinos.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Darren Espanto is 21 years, 10 months and 8 days old. Darren Espanto will celebrate 22nd birthday on a Wednesday 24th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Darren Espanto upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

19th birthday - Sunday, May 24, 2020

Darren Espanto to hold benefit concert for 19th birthday

Darren Espanto is set to hold an online concert on his 19th birthday for the benefit of ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” program.

Darren Espanto 19th birthday timeline
17th birthday - Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Darren Espanto 17th birthday timeline
16th birthday - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

LOOK: Darren Espanto celebrates 16th birthday with fans

Darren Espanto dedicated his 16th birthday by giving back to the fans who wholeheartedly supported him throughout his career.

Darren Espanto 16th birthday timeline
15th birthday - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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14th birthday - Sunday, May 24, 2015

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9th birthday - Monday, May 24, 2010

Darren Espanto to mark birthday with benefit concert

Singer Darren Espanto will celebrate his 19th birthday with a benefit concert.

Darren Espanto 9th birthday timeline


  1. Darren knows Filipino language.
  2. In 2014 he released his first album.
  3. His full name is Darren Lyndon Espanto.
  4. Darren Espanto has been singing since he was three years old.
  5. Darren Espanto's second album ‘Be with Me’ was released in 2017.
  6. Darren Espanto's version of the song ‘Chandelier’ by Sia has more than 21 million views on YouTube.
  7. Despite his singing skills, Darren Espanto can also play musical instruments, such as: piano, drums and saxophone.
  8. How did he start his musical journey?
    Darren started his career with talent shows.
  9. Who are Darren’s idols?
    Darren Espanto's music idols are Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Michael Jackson.
  10. What was his first audition like?
    When he was only ten, Darren Espanto decided to participate in the 5th season of ‘The Next Star’ show. Darren Espanto chose the song ‘Grenade’ by Bruno Mars and performed it brilliantly. The judges were so impressed that they had no choice, but to take him. That time Darren was the youngest participant on the show.

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