Whoa, Sandara Park and iKon's Jay Covered Iñigo Pascual's "Dahil Sa 'Yo"

And more things to know about Iñigo Pascual.
by The Candy Staff   |  Dec 31, 2020
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Inigo Pascual is a singer, actor, TikToker, and definitely one of the performers to watch for in 2021.

Did you know? The "Dahil Sa Iyo" official lyric video has over 100 million streams on YouTube.

Inigo's hit single, "Dahil Sa Iyo," which won an Awit Award for Song of the Year in 2016, just recently hit 100 million views on YouTube. It's such a success that K-Pop's Sandara Park and iKON member Kim Jinhwan aka Jay even made a cover of his track. Too cool!

On December 5, Candy got to catch up with Inigo at the Preview @ 25 House Party and here's what we learned about the performer:

He has over 3M fans on his Tiktok, @inigopascual, and he spends a looot of time on the app.

"Especially during the quarantine, I find myself just spending so much of my day on TikTok just watching videos," Inigo tells Candy. "And I always find interesting videos and I feel like I get most of my ideas from watching other people's videos, especially the dance videos.

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"And I also try to incorporate my singing, and whatever I can share that I can do, and I guess it's just fun to be able to do that on Tiktok and I guess it also became my stress reliever during the whole lockdown that we had to go through."

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He follows most of his Star Magic friends on Tiktok.

In the same interview, Inigo says some local content creators he follows on TikTok are Joao Constancia, Jeremy Glinoga, and Yanyan De Jesus. He also follows a lot of his friends from Star Magic (his management).

He started enjoying acting more as he got older, but music is his first *true* love.

"When I was younger, I've always just loved singing more than acting more than anything. But as I got older I feel like I just gained more understanding on what acting really is and I feel like now. I'm just learning to enjoy it.

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"I'm actually learning to enjoy the process of creating a scene or creating a character and being that character. But when it comes to singing. I've always enjoyed just being onstage performing for people and it's this feeling that you get whenever you sing an original song, and you hear the people, or the audience singing it as well, like songs only you knew before."

Eager to learn more? Here are other facts about Inigo Pascual:

Inigo is also a self-proclaimed Plantito.

Check out his documentation on his Insta:

His first movie role was in Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig (2014)

Co-starring Sofia Andres and Julian Estrada, Irene Villamor and Antoinette Jadaone's Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig was Inigo's breakthrough movie back in 2014.

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While it wasn't confirmed at the time, Inigo and Sofia eventually admitted that they were in a three-year relationship until Inigo broke up with Sofia a few days after his 18th birthday. The two seem to remain amicable, however, and Sofia admits their relationship and breakup was a normal part of growing up. 

Since his first film, Inigo has also been seen in Kathniel's Crazy Beautiful You, Para sa Hopeless Romantic with Julia Baretto, Nadine Lustre, and James Reid, the Eugene Domingo-led Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough, and in 2019, I'm Ellenya L. with Maris Racal.

In 2020, he also appeareed in the comedy Boyette: Not a Girl Yet.

Iñigo was born and raised in the US as a kid.

He lived in the US before moving to the Philippines to be with his dad, Piolo Pascual. Until now, Inigo spends time back and forth Los Angeles, where he is also trying to expand his music career

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Just recently, he collaborated with artists like Pretty Much, Phil Tayag, and more.

He once performed at an NBA half-time show.

It was a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder and the theme of the show was Filipino Heritage Night. He performed two original songs, "Dahil Sa Iyo," and "Catching Feelings."

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