|Birth name||Christian Joseph Morata Bautista|
|Born||October 19, 1981|
|Origin||Imus, Cavite, Philippines|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Actor, Model|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Label(s)|| Warner Music |
Christian Joseph Morata Bautista, popularly known as Christian Bautista, is a Filipino singer, actor and Bench model. He was a finalist of the Philippine reality show Star In A Million aired on ABS-CBN.
Bautista was thrust into the spotlight as ABS-CBN’s Star In A Million’s most popular non-winner. Soon after, he secured a recording contract with hit-making label Warner Music Philippines. The partnership produced the single “The Way You Look At Me," which got frequent airplay on Indonesian radio stations. It became an instant hit among the country’s young music lovers, even if they had yet to see the artist behind the ballad. The song, penned by American composers Andrew Fromm and Keith Follese, became so popular that record label Warner Indonesia decided to bring Christian there.
Christian’s self-titled first album, which carried his first hit song, reached multi-platinum status in the Philippines and Indonesia. “Completely,” his much awaited second album, received a Gold Record Award on its first week of release in the Philippines. The album spawned the hit songs “Everything You Do,” “Invincible,” and “She Could Be,” reaching the Platinum mark in the Philippines and Indonesia.
A special edition of the album “Completely,” which combines Christian’s English songs from his debut and second albums, was recently launched in Singapore. His signature monster hit single “The Way You Look Me” also hit the no. 1 spot in popular Singaporean radio stations.
In the first quarter of 2006, Indonesia’s largest TV station, RCTI, aired “Completely—Christian Bautista,” his first-ever Indonesian TV special. Bautista performed with the biggest names in the Indonesian music scene — the famous 40-piece Magenta Orchestra, the young music genius Andi Rianto, and the country’s two female divas, Krisdayanti and Titi D.J.
Banking on his massive following among young fans in Indonesia, Bautista was tapped by San Miguel Corporation to endorse its new line of soft beverage products in the Asian region, starting with the said country. Christian also endorsed a new mobile content provider based in Jakarta called Star SMS, and soon for Oishi food products in the Philippines and Indonesia. Locally, he has been the face of Bench clothing and body spray, St. Augustine School of Nursing, Smart telecommunications, Trumpets Musicademy, Bed Head products, Skechers, and Swatch watches.
Bautista debuted as an actor on the big screen in Regal Entertainment’s 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di.” In this film directed by Joel Lamangan and written by Abi Lam-Parayno, Dode Cruz and Andrew Paredes, Bautista played Timothy a.k.a. Felix Yan, an Asian pop star. His role gave support to the bankable love team of Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez. A track from his second album, “My Heart Has A Mind of Its Own,” was used as the film’s theme song.
More recently, Bautista released his third major album “Just A Love Song…Christian Bautista Live! ” also under the Warner Music Philippines label. The album ranked highly in retail charts nationwide.
He launched a four-city tour in Indonesia on 26 January to 2 February 2007. The tour included visits to Jakarta, Makasarp, Surabaya, and Bandung.
Apart from appearing in various live concerts all over Asia, the Middle East, and the US, Bautista is a regular performer on ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime show, “ASAP,” as part of the “Champions” group. He is managed by STAGES in the Philippines.
Christian Bautista studied at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture. Before focusing on singing and going into showbiz, he was also a table tennis varsity player during college.
He used to date fellow musician Rachelle Ann Go. He courted her for about two years and finally made their relationship public in 2006. His current girlfriend is Carla Dunareanu.
Solo Studio Albums
|Album Cover||Date of release||Title||Album Sales|
|2004||Christian Bautista||3x Platinum(90,000)|
|2004||Christian Bautista||2x Platinum(150,000)¹|
|2005||Christian Bautista Limited Edition||3x Platinum(90,000)²|
|150px||2006||Just a Love Song...Christian Bautista Live!||Gold (15,000)|
|------||2009||Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan||------|
|------||2010||A Wonderful Christmas||------|
¹Indonesia has a different music sales certification compared with the Philippines, which explains the difference in the number of sales a platinum can have in these two countries.
²Repackaged editions and the original versions are counted together.
|Album Cover||Date of release||Title|
|2004||Star In A Million|
|2004||All Star Christmas Collection|
|2005||So It's You (Movie Soundtrack)|
|2005||Nasaan Ka Man (Movie Soundtrack)|
- Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di(I Love You)
Mano Po 5 is Regal Films' entry for the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival, in which Christian (Timothy) rivals Richard Guttierez (Nathan) for Angel Locsin's (Charity) affection. This film is the fifth installment of the successful movie series, Mano Po.
- Kimmy Dora, cameo role, as a waiter 2009
- A Special Symphony, full length Indonesian movie, 2011
|2004||Star In A Million||as himself||Reality;Music||ABS-CBN 2|
|2004||ASAP Fanatic||as himself||Musical Variety||ABS-CBN 2|
|2005||Kampanerang Kuba||as Lorenzo||Drama; Romance||ABS-CBN 2|
|2005||Search For The Star In A Million||as himself||Reality;Music||ABS-CBN 2|
|2006||Completely Christian Bautista||as himself||TV Concert||RCTI (Indonesia)|
|Present||ASAP||as himself||Musical Variety||ABS-CBN 2|
|2006||Your Song: If You Walk Away||as Michael||Drama||ABS-CBN 2|
|2008||The Christian Bautista Show||as himself||TV Concert||ABS-CBN 2|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Feb-ibig||Arnold||Drama||ABS-CBN 2|
|2010||Kulilits||as himself||Educational||ABS-CBN 2|
|2010||Take Me Out (Indonesia)||as himself||Fremantle Media|
|2010||Your Song Presents: Beautiful Girl||as James||Drama||ABS-CBN 2|
|2011||Star Power||Host||Reality talent show||ABS-CBN 2|
|2011||The Kitchen Musical||as Daniel Ray||TV Musical||NTV7 Malaysia/ Studio 23|
|2012||Princess and I||as Priam||Drama||ABS-CBN 2|