Erik Santos’ collection

Erik Santos’ collection
Philstar.com
STAR CIRCUIT By Ricky L. Calderon (The Freeman) | Updated June 26, 2013

The heavy downpour last Saturday did not dampen the spirit of the fans of Erik Santos who braved the rains and the specter of flooding in the metropolis. The admirers of the balladeer wouldn’t want to miss the launch of their idol’s newest album titled “The Erik Santos Collection: Timeless Movie and TV Theme songs” from Star Records.

Erik’s fans came in full force to witness a mini concert where the grand prize winner of ABS-CBN’s Star in a Million search serenaded the captured audience by singing choice cuts from his brand new two-disc album which contains 30 cuts, a definite treasure of fine music for a minimal cost. The album’s release also coincides with Erik’s celebration of his tenth year anniversary in the music business.

“I am very grateful to ABS-CBN and to my Star Records family for giving me this chance to record some of the most well-loved movie theme songs,” added Erik who is marking a milestone in his career as a singer. And part of the celebration of his tenth year in the business is a big concert to be held sometime in November. Right now, his management outfit (Cornerstone) is making the necessary preparation to make sure Erik’s concert in November is worth the wait. The concert will trace Erik’s beginning as a singer until he reaches the pinnacle of success.

How does it feel celebrating ten years in the music industry? “I am so grateful to have reached this milestone and I am very thankful to all the people who helped me reach this stature in the music industry. Of course, I’d like to thank my family for supporting my dream to become a singer. I’d also would like to express my gratitude to Kuya Boy Abunda who discovered me and to Backroom (his former management outfit), to ABS-CBN, to Star Magic for giving me the break, plus of course to Cornerstone Management which had been handling me since last year,” said Erik.

What song will best describe Erik’s ten years in the music scene? “There are two songs, “I Believe I Could Fly” and “This Is the Moment” because there were songs that gave my singing career an impact. The people remember me for these two songs,” he said.

Erik added he loves singing so much. “Music is my passion. I guess even if I am already old and grey, as long as the fans still want me to sing, I’d still perform for all of them.”

The songs featured in his album include  Pagbigyang Muli, Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka, Sana Ikaw and I Will Never Leave You from unforgettable drama shows like “Maria La Del Barrio,” “My Binondo Girl,” “Guns & Roses,” and “Green Rose.”

The singer’s foray into movie soundtracks is represented with tracks like “I’ll Never Go,” “If You Asked Me To,” “You Are My Song” from the movies “One More Chance,” “Unofficially Yours,” “A Moment in Time” and “Noy.”

Erik is holding another free show on July 5 to be held at Lucky Chinatown Plaza as part of the album’s promo blitz.

Despite having reached a milestone in celebrating his tenth year as a singer, Erik is dreaming to become a music icon like his idols Basil Valdez, Martin Nievera, and Gary Valenciano.

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