Sam Concepcion

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Sam Concepcion
The Brightest Star
The Brightest Star
Background information
Birth name Samuel Lawrence Lopez Concepcion
Born October 17, 1992
Origin Flag of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s) Vocals
(plays Piano & Guitar)
Years active 2005 - present
Label(s) Universal Records Philippines

Sam Concepcion (born October 17, 1992) is a young Filipino actor, singer, dancer and model. He emerged as the Brightest Star in Little Big Star's Season 1. He is co-managed by STAGES and ABS-CBN's Star Magic.


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Personal life

Samuel Lawrence Lopez Concepcion, more widely known as Sam Concepcion, was born on October 17, 1992. A son to Raymund Concepcion and Gene Concepcion, Sam has also three siblings - his Kuya Red (22), Diko Kevin (21) and Sangko Sam to their baby sister, Gabby (11). At the age of 2, he already showed signs of stardom by singing and dancing to simple songs. No wonder Sam is so multi-talented. Like other members of his family, Sam is musically inclined. Sam started singing and dancing at the age of two.


Rise to Stardom

Sam was initially dubbed as the Singing Crush ng Bayan on Little Big Star. Towards the grand finals, he was voted with "My Favorite Star" award for having the most number of text votes, which comprised 52% of all the total votes. Sam sang I Can't Stand Still from Footloose the Musical, the highly successful musical produced by STAGES, during the grand finals. He eventually won the title, "The Brightest Star," over equally talented kids. Since then, he has steadily risen towards stardom.


Career

When Sam was five years old, he performed a worship cantata, which soon earned him the role as the young Jose Rizal in Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal production. While playing the part of the said character, he was discovered by his current manager, David Cosico. Sam’s manager urged him to join Trumpets Playshop, an acting workshop to hone his skills in singing, dancing, acting, and hosting. At the age of nine, Sam was already an accomplished performer and stage actor. He played Edmund in the stage production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. His musical influences include Gary Valenciano, Michael Jackson, Usher, and Christian Bautista.

Sam had many TV appearances in the past, including his widely known commercial with his dad as the rapping kid in Maggi Sinigang sa Miso. He also appeared in children's shows such as Sineskwela and Hirayamanawari. While making TV appearances, he was still active in theater, performing in productions including Peter Pan and the Time Machine, Ragnarok, and Mr. Noah’s Big Boat. Aside from acting, Sam also has a regular hosting stint in ABC-5’s A.S.T.I.G. (All Set To Imitate God), a show that tells stories about God and worship. Sam has also guested in fellow Trumpets Playshop talent and multi-awarded recording artist Christian Bautista's concerts, namely Heartfelt and Color Everywhere.

Sam Concepcion's arguably biggest break happened when he decided, with a little push from family and friends, to join Little Big Star, a singing competition in ABS-CBN, searching for young talents. He was frequently awarded as the Texters’ Choice and has been known as the Singing Crush ng Bayan from the start of the competition. He eventually won the search, earning the title as The Brightest Star. With the help of the competition, Sam Concepcion's fanbase had formed, which has been collectively called as Samsters.

Prior to his winning in Little Big Star, Sam was offered endorsements and projects. He now endorses Bench Tweeners, a clothing line for preteens under the label Bench. He has also appeared in several magazine covers and features namely K-Zone, Total Girl, YES!, Hi, Inside Showbiz, Star Studio and other leading magazines in the country. In the September 2006 issue of Candy, Sam was announced as Candy Cuties’ Number One Cutie.

Since then, Sam has achieved many other things such as Entertainment Konek's Male Crush ng Bayan awardee, KOTFA's "Best Folklore Performance Award" along with the Playshop kids, and Youth Ambassador for Education and the Arts in the Third District of Manila. He also dubbed the voice in Beck, an anime musical TV show, as the voice of the main character Koyuki. He also starred in the ABS-CBN superserye Super Inggo as Boi Bawang, one of the main characters. He starred in Walang Kapalit as the young Piolo Pascual.

Currently, Sam is a regular host of YSpeak and a semi-regular on ASAP '08. He is also busy doing various tours for different purposes. One is his album tour wherein he goes to different malls to promote his album. The other is his school tour in relation to him being appointed by the Philippine Department of Education as the newest Youth Role Model and Spokesperson as he encourages students across the country to prioritize their education. Just recently, Sam was appointed as the official spokesperson for the Philippines in the asian-wide campaign of Business Software Alliance's B4USurf campaign against online piracy and safe internet use. To add to that, Sam is still is Youth Ambassador for Education and the Arts in the 3rd District of Manila. In addition, Sam is now the newest addition to ABS-CBN's Star Magic talents, with a co-management contract with STAGES. He was launched as a Star Magic talent last February 10, 2008 on ASAP '08.


Awards & Achievements

Awards

  • Candy’s No. 11 Regular Cutie for 2005 (September 2005)
  • Entertainment Konek’s Male Crush ng Bayan (December 2005)
  • Little Big Star’s My Favorite Star (March 11, 2006)
  • Little Big Star’s Brightest Star (April 8, 2006)
  • Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts’s First place for the film “Miko” as Miko at a New York filmfest (June 5, 2006)
  • Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards “Pinoy Wannabe” award (July 8, 2006)
  • Candy’s No. 1 Celeb Cutie for 2006 (September 2006)
  • 20th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best Variety Program for “Little Big Star” (2006)
  • CREBA’s Filipino World Champion Artist Award (December 14, 2006)
  • 2006 K-zone Award’s “Best Male Singer of the Year” (January 2007)
  • 2006 CandyRap Award’s “Supreme Teen - Favorite Teen Star” (March 2007)
  • 2007 Pinoy Celebopedia’s Top 81 in 100 Most Powerful Local Celebrities (March 2007)
  • Vaudeville Award to the HSM Cast from German Moreno (July 2007)
  • Candy’s No. 1 Celeb Cutie for 2007 (September 2007)
  • 2007 International Emmy Awards Regional Semi-finalist as Best Children and Young People Program for Super Inggo (September 2007)
  • 29th Catholic Mass Media Awards Special Citation as Best Drama Series/Program for Super Inggo (October 2007)
  • 2007 KBP Awards as Best Public Affairs Program for YSpeak (November 2007)
  • 2007 Anak TV Seal Most Liked Programs for YSpeak (December 2007)
  • Paja Awards for Favorite Male singer (December 2007)
  • 2007 KZone Awards’ “Best Male Singer” 1st Runner-up (January 2008)
  • 2007 CandyRap Awards' "Favorite Male Singer" (March 2008)
  • 2007 CandyRap Awards' "Hottest Teen Star" 1st Runner-up (March 2008)
  • 3rd MYX Music Awards' "Favorite New Artist" (March 2008)

Nominations

  • 18th Aliw Awards’ nominee for “Best Child Performer” (July 2005)
  • 19th Aliw Awards’ nominee for “Best New Male Artist” (August 2006)
  • Yes Award’s nominee for “Next Male Superstar” (September 2006)
  • Pinoyexchange.com Best of 2006’s nominee for “Fave Male Local Celebrity” (January 2007)
  • 21st Star Awards for TV nominee for “Best Public Affairs Program Host” (October 2007)
  • 21st Star Awards for TV “Best Public Affairs Program” nominee for YSpeak (October 2007)
  • 20th Aliw Awards’ nominee for “Best Stage Actor in a Musical” (November 2007)
  • 20th Aliw Awards’ “Best Musical Production” for High School Musical On Stage (November 2007)
  • 2007 MMFF Awards’ nominee as “Best Supporting Actor” for Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 (January 2008)
  • 2007 MYX Music Awards' nominee for the "New Artist" category (On-going)

Achievements

  • APEC Business Advisory Council Gala Opening performer - Sam sang infront of the President and top Business Delegates from other countries (August 12, 2006)
  • Youth Ambassador for Education and the Arts in the Third District of Manila (Present)
  • Department of Education’s Youth Role Model and Spokesperson (September 2007 - Present)
  • Business Software Alliance's B4USurf Campaign Official Spokesperson for the Philippines (February 2008 - Present)
  • The youngest nominee and/or winner for all his listed awards as of date
  • ETK Male Crush ng Bayan award came just 2 months after his first exposure on Little Big Star
  • Candymag’s Cutie No. 11 in the Regular Cuties list for 2005 prior to officially entering showbizness
  • Candymag’s Celeb Cutie No. 1 over a hundred other nominees for 2006 and 2007
  • Candy Cutie for the past 3 years and consistenly at number 1 for 2 years already
  • 52% of the total votes during LBS Grand Finals
  • 40% of all the total votes in the said “Pinoy Wannabe” award
  • 36.6% of the total votes for 2006 K-Zone Awards
  • 93% of all the votes for the Supreme Teen (Favorite Teen Star) award
  • 62% of all the votes for the Favorite New Artist award in MYX
  • His official website gets an average of a million hits every month, with 7,000 plus members as of this writing


Discography

Album

(Artist)

Album Cover Date of release Track Listing Notes
Dunkin Donuts

Christmas Album

Lovesam.JPG December 2004

Wumba
Merry Munchkins
Love is for Singing

2 separate Discs

VCD of music videos

Little Big Star

(Little Big Star Finalists)

Lbd2jb.jpeg May 2006

Star Records

10 Tara Tena - Sam Concepcion

2 separate Discs

Disc One: Audio CD
Disc Two: VCD with music videos

Little Big Deeds

(Sam, Makisig, Kyle, Micah, Charice & other LBS Finalists)

LBD.jpg May 2006

Star Records

01 Awit ng Kabutihang Asal - LBS Finalists
04 Laging May Paraan - Sam Concepcion
07 Sana - LBS Finalists

VCD

(music videos with lesson-filled stories in between)

Sam Concepcion

(Debut Album)

September 2007

Universal Records

01 Even If
02 Happy
03 I’ll Find Your Heart
04 Stay The Same
05 Hanggang Tingin
06 Wishing You’ll Be Mine
07 Kay Dali
08 Paano Na
09 Walang Hanggan
10 Da Doo Ron Ron
11 Come Everybody

Carrier singles:

Even If
Happy
I'll Find Your Heart

Sam Concepcion:

I'll Find Your Heart
Music Video Album

February 2008

Universal Records

01 Data (Not Playable)
02 I'll Find Your Heart
03 Happy
04 Even If
05 I'll Find Your Heart
06 Happy
07 Even If
08 Stay The Same

Track #01-04: Music videos

Track #05-08: Audio tracks


Career

Television

Year Title Character Genre Network
2008-present Y Speak as himself (Super Songster) Debates;Life;Youth Studio 23
2008-present ASAP '08 as himself Musical Variety ABS-CBN 2
2007 Your Song: Even If (w/ Lauren Young) as Ace Romance;Light Drama ABS-CBN 2
2007 Walang Kapalit as Noel (young Piolo) Drama ABS-CBN 2
2007 Beck as Koyuki (dubbed voice) Anime;Music Hero TV Anime Channel
2007 ASAP '07 as himself Musical Variety ABS-CBN 2
2007 John En Shirley as a commercial model Comedy ABS-CBN 2
2007 Little Big Superstar as himself (guesting) Reality;Music ABS-CBN 2
2006-2007 Super Inggo as Boi Bawang Fantaserye ABS-CBN 2
2006 Your Song: Let It Snow (with Empress Schuck) as Nick Romance;Light Drama ABS-CBN 2
2006 Little Big Star as himself Reality;Music ABS-CBN 2
2005 A.S.T.I.G - All Set To Imitate God as himself Religion;Youth ABC 5

Musicals/Plays

  • Sino Ka Ba Jose Rizal? as the young national hero (February 2002)
  • First Name as Noah (May 2002)
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as Edmund Pevensie (August 2002)
  • Song of Mulan as the Little Lion and narrator of the story (August 2003)
  • Mr. Noah’s Big Boat as the voice of Japeth, the youngest son of Noah (August 2004)
  • Ryan Cayabyab @ 50 as the young Ryan Cayabyab (October 2004)
  • Peter Pan and the Time Machine as Wendell (December 2004)
  • Ragnarok (2004)
  • Philstar Event as a paperboy (July 2006)
  • High School Musical on Stage as Troy Bolton (June-July 2007)

Guestings and Appearances

ABS-CBN:

  • Sinekswela
  • Hirayamanawari
  • ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2005
  • Homeboy
  • Wowowee
  • MUP
  • The Buzz
  • Gawad Geny Lopez Awards 2006
  • ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2006
  • TV Patrol World
  • Boy & Kris
  • ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2007

Studio 23:

  • Wazzup Wazzup
  • BLOG
  • Mornings @ ANC
  • Breakfast
  • Rush TV

GMA-7:

  • SOP
  • Art Angel
  • Wish Ko Lang
  • Eat Bulaga
  • Master Showman
  • Sis

ABC-5:

  • TEENS
  • Shall We Dance

QTV:

  • The Sweet Life with Lucy Torres Gomez
  • 1on1 with Ricky Lo
  • Hapinas
  • Other Interviews

Various:

  • Box Office Awards 2006
  • Star Awards 2006
  • Teledyaryo
  • UnTV Interviews
  • CLTV Interviews
  • MYX
  • MTV
  • Etc.

Commercials

  • Vaseline (2004)
  • Maggi “Sinigang Sa Miso” (2004)
  • Ragnarok "Home Video" (2004)
  • Stresstabs “Commute” (February 2005)
  • Etc.

Film

  • Miko as Miko (June 2006)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 as Paeng (December 2007)

Radio

  • 702 DZAS AM (Present)
  • Other Radio Station Guestings


External links

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