Today (May 24), Darren Espanto celebrates his 16th birthday.

It was his 2011 victory as a 10-year old champion of Edmonton’s Pinoy Singing Sensation that began his career as an artist. The year after, Espanto made his first television appearance in reality TV show The Next Star. After his stint in the opening season of The Voice Kids Philippines, the young singer signed a contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.

His debut full-length studio album entitled Darren, was released in December 2014 under MCA Music. Espanto’s entry into the recording industry landed him on various Apple iTunes charts with his album and single sales.

Listen to Darren Espanto’s chart-topping singles below:

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