Mark Bautista

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Mark Bautista
Birth nameMark Arazo Bautista
Born (1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 37)
Origin Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
Years active2002–present
Labels VIVA Records

Mark Arazo Bautista (born August 10, 1983) is a Filipino singer, actor and commercial model. Bautista received his career break when he became a grand finalist on the Philippine reality TV talent search Star for a Night where he placed third behind Sarah Geronimo.


Life and career

Early life

Bautista was born to Leon Darni Bautista III and Susan Arazo Bautista in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Bautista was determined to help his family when his father was forced to stop working because of his physical condition. He has four siblings–an older brother (Ryan Oneal), a sister (Princess Alodia) and two younger brothers (Nigel Adrian and Jan Reil). With the cash prizes he won at singing competitions, he was able to help his parents through their financial difficulties.

In his early years, he was so shy that he didn't really much show his singing talent. His confidence began growing once he started joining different oratorical competitions. He even bagged the first prize in some of those oratorical competitions.

He joined a band called Voizemale which did various gigs in Cagayan de Oro, mostly covering popular hits of Earth, Wind & Fire and Backstreet Boys. He further developed his confidence by joining various singing competitions. Close friends of Bautista persuaded him to audition for a singing contest in ABS-CBN's MTB . While that wasn't his calling to stardom, he continued to sing and improve his singing skills.

When the Star for a Night competition came, money became a problem, and he thought that he was going to miss this big opportunity. His mother provided him with money to go to Cebu as a birthday gift. He then went to Manila to finish the audition process. He passed all three levels of the Star for a Night auditions and made it to the grand finals. He said: "I can never forget that experience. That, plus the exposure, was enough to make me happy". At the end of the show, he placed as 1st runner-up next to Sarah Geronimo, the grand champion of the show. [1]


In 2004, when he signed a contract with ABS-CBN, thus becoming a regular performer in ASAP and host of the Search for the Star in a Million (season 1 and season 2) singing competition as well as Star Magic . [1]

In September 2005, he released his first album Dream On with its carrier single "I Need You" which topped the MYX daily top 10 for two months. Due to the success of his first album, Viva Records released a full-length album called Dream On Expanded along with the release of the "You Win the Game" music video that featured a new and daring Mark. The song reached the top spot in MYX in less than a week after it premiered. [1]

On March 24, 2006, Bautista had his first solo major concert at the Aliw Theater, dubbed as 'Pop Heartthrob'. [1]


In 2010, he signed a four-year exclusive contract with GMA Network. He became a regular performer on Party Pilipinas , made a cameo appearance in Diva and had a lead role in a primetime drama series.

In July 2011, he, along with other Kapuso artists such as Iza Calzado (who later transferred to ABS-CBN) and Aljur Abrenica, performed for the Kababayan Fest held in Northern and Southern California. [2] Additionally, he made a special appearance with Aljur Abrenica for a meet-and-greet at Seafood City Markets. [3] This special performance and visit was to promote GMA Pinoy TV and the launching of GMA Life TV. In the same year, he performed as Crisóstomo Ibarra in the stage musical Noli Me Tángere , an adaptation of José Rizal's novel of the same name by composer Ryan Cayabyab and librettist Bienvenido Lumbera.

As of 2014, Bautista is currently performing in the musical Here Lies Love by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim at the Royal National Theatre in London where he plays the late President Ferdinand Marcos. [4] The musical is based on the life of Imelda Marcos. [5] Bautista is scheduled to reprise the role in the show for the Seattle production. [6]


He returned to GMA as one of the performers of a new Musical Variety show, Studio 7.

Personal life

Bautista stated in a 2008 interview that he was courting Sarah Geronimo. [7]



2004Mark Bautista
  • Studio album
  • Released: 2003
  • 15,000+
2005Dream On Expanded [A]
  • Studio album
  • Released: January 2006
  • PHL: Gold
  • 15,000+
2007Every Now and Then
  • Studio album
  • Released: April 27, 2007
  • PHL: Gold
  • 15,000+
2008I'll Be the One
  • Studio album
  • Released: August 15, 2008
  • 10,000+
2010Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista
  • Studio album
  • Released: October 16, 2010
  • 10,000+
2013The Sound of Love [8]
  • Studio album
  • Released: June 1, 2013



2003"Baliw"Mark Bautista
2004"Ako'y Maghihintay" (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Another Chance"
"Lahat sa Buhay Ko"
2005"I Need You"Dream On Expanded
"You Win the Game"
2006"And by Now"
2007"Break It to Me Gently"Every Now and Then
2008"Eternally"I'll Be the One
2009"Sana'y Dinggin Mo"
2010"Kahit May Mahal Ka Ng Iba"Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista
2012"Next to You"
2013"Bato Sa Buhangin"The Sound of Love
"That's All"

Guest appearances

2003"Broken Vow" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) Popstar: A Dream Come True
2004"Kay Gandang Umaga" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) Sweet Sixteen
2005"Pang-Romansang Espesyal" (Salbakuta with Mark Bautista)Pang-Romansang Espesyal
"I Finally Found Someone" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista) The Other Side: Live Album
"Window of My Heart" (Rachelle Ann Go with Mark Bautista) I Care
2007"Time to Let Go" (Sarah Geronimo feat. Mark Bautista) Taking Flight

Other appearances

2003"Ngayon at Kailanman"Star for a Night
"O Holy Night"A Viva Popstars Christmas
"Christmas Won't Be the Same Without You" (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Awit ng Pabo at Loro" (with Sarah Geronimo)Lagi Kitang Mamahalin
2004"Ngayon at Kailanman" (Live)Night of the Champions
"Broken Vow" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)
"How Did You Know" (Live)
2005"Another Chance" (Live)Return of the Champions
"Ako'y Maghihintay" (Live) (with Sarah Geronimo)
"Lahat sa Buhay Ko" (Live)
"Search for the Star in a Million" (Theme) (with Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Christian Bautista) Search for the Star in a Million
2006"Beh Buti Nga" (feat. Anne Curtis) Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation



2004 Annie B. Mark
2004 Masikip sa Dibdib SingerCameo
2004 Lastikman: Unang Banat Lastikman/Adrian Rosales Viva Films
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Raffy Star Cinema and Viva Films
2008 Baler Lope Viva Films
2009Status: Single
Sundo Baste GMA Films
Kimmy Dora Doctor Spring Films Cameo
2012 Of All the Things Efs Viva Films and GMA Films supporting cast
2016 Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin Himself/Singer Viva Films
2018Abay BabesBoy Giling


2020–present All-Out Sundays Himself / Performer GMA Network
2020 Chika, Besh! Himself TV5 Guest
2018–2019 Studio 7 Himself / Host GMA Network
2016 Just Duet HimselfGuest
Lip Sync Battle Philippines with Christian Bautista
Sunday PinaSaya
2015 Wansapanataym: Kenny Kaliwete Allister/Black Shadow ABS-CBN
StarStruck Himself GMA Network Guest performer
Ipaglaban Mo: Sinamantalang Kahinaan Gener ABS-CBN
Gandang Gabi Vice! Himselfwith Sheryn Regis
Magpakailanman: The Roland "Bunot Abante Story Bunot GMA Network
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars HimselfCo-host / Performer
2012 Yesterday's Bride Dave SerranoSupporting role
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master Himself
Charice: One for the Heart HimselfGuest performer
Legacy EboySupporting cast
2010 Dwarfina Estong
Wish Ko Lang Himself
Pilyang Kerubin Archangel Gabriel
Diva HimselfCameo appearance
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas HimselfCo-host / Performer
2010 May Bukas Pa Victorio / Choir Member ABS-CBN Final Chapter: Amen
2009 May Bukas Pa VictorioChapter 16: Hope
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bugoy DrilonEpisode "Kalabaw"
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya Vic / Mie Mie BarcelonaEpisode "The Mie Mie Barcelona Story"
Sana Maulit Muli Francis MarquezRecurring role
2006 Your Song Jessie HipolitoEpisode "Forever's Not Enough"
Maalaala Mo Kaya RogerEpisode "Radyo"
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya LouieEpisode "Panyo"
Kampanerang Kuba Repus AkachRecurring role (his character name came from twisted "Super Chaka")
Wansapanataym HimselfEpisode "Sayaw ni Kikay"
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode "Barya"
2004–2010 ASAP Co-host / Performer
2003 Sarah the Teen Princess Baste Di MagibaMain role
Search for a Star Himself GMA Network Field reporter
SOP HimselfGuest performer
2002 Star for a Night Himself IBC 1st runner-up to Grand Champion Sarah Geronimo

Awards and nominations

YearAward Giving BodyCategoryNominated WorkResults
2006 MYX Music Awards Favorite Remake"I Need You"Won [9]
Favorite Male ArtistN/ANominated [10]
2008 Awit Awards Best Regional Recording"Matud Nila"Won

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