Darren Espanto Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Chetan Mittal
Feb 08, 2024 By Chetan Mittal
Originally Published on Feb 09, 2023
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Darren Espanto was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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About Darren Espanto

Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian actor, singer, and director.

Darren was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on May 24, 2001.

Darren Espanto joined a competition where he won the Masters final of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition. He made his television debut the same when he appeared on 'The Next Star' by YTV in 2012. He was included in the top six candidates and became the youngest finalist in the history of the show. However, he rose to fame after he joined the first season of 'The Voice Kids Philippines'. Darren Espanto became a part of ABS CBN's star magic. He released his first studio-length album 'Darren' in December 2014. The studio album debuted at number one on the 'Philippine Charts of Apple's Itunes Stores and Astro Chart'.

Darren Espanto Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Darren Espanto’s net worth?

Darren Espanto's net worth is $15 million. Darren Espanto accumulated this net worth through his career as a Malaysian pop singer, actor, and director.

How much does Darren Espanto earn per year?

There is no information available on the earnings of Darren Espanto.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Darren Espanto?

Darren Espanto is 6 ft (188 cm) tall.

How old is Darren Espanto?

Darren Espanto was born in Alberta, Canada on May 24, 2001. As of 2022, his age is 21 years.

Childhood And Education

Darren Espanto was born in Calgary on May 24, 2001. He is the first kid of Filipino registered nurses Lyndon Espanto and Marinel Gonzales. They emigrated to Canada from Isabela. His parents taught him the Filipino language, specifically Tagalog. Darren Espanto has a sister named Lynelle Espanto. His little sister also is a singer. She has appeared in her brother's YouTube videos a couple of times. His sister has been his constant supporter. Espanto started singing at the age of three. He has been interested in singing since childhood, and his parents supported his career. As a toddler, Darren vibed to the tunes of 'Hakuna Matata' from 'The Lion King'. He tried to sing along. This was when his relatives realized his singing potential.

At the age of 12, Darren Espanto was in Grade six at St. Jude Elementary in Calgary before he traveled to the Philippines for 'The Voice Kids'. After clearing his auditions, he returned to Canada to write an advanced test at St. Syril School. When he returned to the Philippines, Darren Espanto received a scholarship worth $350,000 from Eton International School. He attended Eton International School and then switched to homeschooling. He finished his senior high school with honors under the Sandston Academy 'The Homeschool of Asia Pacific' affiliate. Darren Espanto was awarded second honors in Grade 11 and first honors in Grade 12. He received two special awards: The Excellence in Music and Arts Award and the Achiever Award.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Darren Espanto dating?

Darren Espanto is rumored to be in a relationship with Cassy Legaspi. There is no other information on Darren Espanto's partner/dating life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Darren Lyndon Espanto is a popular Filipino-Canadian singer, actor, and musician. At age 10, he joined a competition in Edmonton. He made his television debut at the same age by joining YTV's 'The Next Star'. He made a record of being the youngest finalist in the history of the show. He released his first solo album 'Darren' in 2014 under MCA Music Inc. In May 2016, he released his sophomore album titled 'Be With Me'. The album featured his single '7 Minutes', followed by 'Starlight' and 'Parachute'. Darren Espanto is most popularly known for 'The Hows of Us', 'Lyric and Beat', and 'All of You'.

Charity Work

On January 16, 2022, Darren Espanto was the featured artist on the "By Request (a Benefit Concert)" series, which was launched by ABS and CBN for the Typhoon Odette victims, where an amount of P464,000 donation was raised.

What awards has Darren Espanto won?

Darren Espanto was the youngest artist to hold a solo concert at the MOA Arena. He has gathered more than 70 awards and recognitions, which include 15 Wish Movie Awards, eight MYX Awards, eight Awit Awards, and seven EdukCricle Awards. He received two special awards: The Excellence in Music and Arts Award and the Achiever Award. At age 10, Darren Espanto won in the Main Edition Finals of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition in Edmonton on August 20, 2011.

Darren Espanto’s Hobbies And Interests

Darren Espanto has loved to sing ever since he was a child. He used to serenade to various tunes since he was a toddler.

Other Interesting Darren Espanto Facts And Trivia

  • Being born on May 24, his zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • 'Darren' is the first solo album of Darren Espanto. It was released under MCA Music Inc. on December 10, 2014. This is the most expensive music album by a Filipino artist.
  • In 2016, Darren released his sophomore album 'Be With Me' under MCA Music Inc., featuring his career single '7 Minutes'.
  • Darren Espanto staged a solo concert at the MOA arena, setting a record for the youngest artist to perform at that venue at the mere age of 14.
  • Darren Espanto performed at the Music Museum in 2015.
  • Darren Espanto held a concert for charity on his birthday in 2015. The birthday concert was held at Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City, Philippines.
  • Darren Espanto starred in 'the how's of us' with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. 'The Hows of Us' is about a young couple who were happy. But as one of them was the breadwinner and the other was looking for a big break, a few problems arose. Will love still live in such a situation? This romance-drama movie held a box office record for collecting 15.5 million in 2018.
  • Darren Espanto sang 'Somebody To Love' by Justin Bieber with some backup.
  • Darren Espanto sang his version of the 'Aladdin' theme song 'A Whole New World' lives on the Wish 107.5 Bus along with the Filipino artist Morisette. These two musical stars were picked by Disney itself to give their rendition of the original track.
  • Sarah Geronimo was Darren Espanto's coach in 'The Voice Kids'. Darren Espanto gives Sarah Geronimo credit for giving honest opinions on his numbers.
  • Espanto competed in the fifth season of 'The Next Star' on the Canadian Channel YTV. On the show, he performed pop songs by Maroon 5, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars, and he also performed his single called 'Gotta Give A Little Extra.
  • Darren Espanto sang 'Open Arms' along with Jeremy Glinoga and Kylie Echarri.
  • Darren Espanto holds the record for being the youngest musician, at 14, to stage a fully sold-out solo concert at the MOA Arena, one of Manila's largest arenas.
  • Darren Espanto performed for Pope Francis in UST during the 2015 Papal visit.
  • Darren Espanto has also performed for Presidents and other dignitaries during the ASEAN Summits and APEC.
  • Darren Espanto was appointed as the first celebrity for the Youth Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Darren Espanto is considered the country's most successful young artist. He is one of the top-selling artists in the Philippines. Darren Espanto sells more than 30,000 units in the Philippines.
  • His sophomore release 'Be With Me' sold more than 15,000 units.
  • Darren Espanto was the only Filipino artist invited to the grand finale of 'Singer 2019' in China.
  • Disney handpicked Darren Espanto and Asia's Phoenix Morisette to perform the rendition of the song 'A Whole New Year'.
  • Darren Espanto's birth name was Darren Lyndon Espanto.
  • Darren Espanto has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. He is very popular among the youth.

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