Darren Espanto

Darren Lyndon Gonzales Espanto (born May 24, 2001) is a Filipino-Canadian singer. Born in Calgary, Canada to Filipino parents, at ten years old, he won the Masters Finals of Pinoy Singing Sensation in Edmonton. He made his first television appearance at the age of ten when he joined YTV's reality television The Next Star in 2012, he became the youngest finalist in the history of the show to be included in the Top 6. He rose to fame after joining The Voice Kids of the Philippines, and has been since established as "The Total Performer". He is the youngest artist in the world who had a first major solo concert at the age of 13. The youngest artist who had a concert tour. He is also the youngest artist who had 5 single records at the age of 12. The youngest artist to have an all original solo album. The youngest artist in the world whose two songs placed number 1 and 2 in the iTunes Chart Single category less than 10 hours after it has been uploaded. Most of Espanto's shows and concerts are always sold out. In August 2014, Espanto became part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. Espanto released his first full-length self-titled studio album, Darren, in December 2014. It debuted number 1 on Philippine charts of Apple's iTunes store and Astro Chart, and is now a certified Gold. On January 18, 2015, he sang Tell The World of His Love for Pope Francis before thousands of audience during the Inter-Faith meeting and Encounter of Youth at the University of Sto. Tomas. As Espanto sang, Pope Francis held hands with children onstage.

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