Christian Joseph Morata Bautista, more popularly known by his screen name Christian Bautista, is a Filipino singer, actor and model. He was a finalist of Star In A Million, a Philippine reality show aired on ABS-CBN channel, winning the 4th place in the competition in 2003. After the contest, he signed a recording contract with Warner Music Philippines and released his self-titled debut album, Christian Bautista.
The multi-platinum album established his name as an OPM artist with songs such as “The Way You Look At Me”, “Invincible” and “Hands To Heaven” topping the charts. The singer gained popularity not only in the Philippines but in other countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Bautista was born in Manila, Philippines on October 19, 1981. He is the eldest of three siblings of Jo and Ebert Bautista. He was a choir member in their church since he was seven years old.
Bautista studied grade school and high school at the International Christian Academy, which also hailed other Filipino actors such as Ryan Eigenmann, Geoffrey Eigenmann, Rico Yan and Billy Joe Crawford. He then took up Landscape Architecture at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.He was a table tennis varsity player during college before focusing on singing and entering showbiz. He joined ABS-CBN’s reality talent show Star In A Million in 2003.
- Birth name : Christian Joseph Morata Bautista
- Born : October 19, 1981
- Origin : Imus, Cavite, Philippines
- Genres : Pop
- Occupations : Singer, Actor, Model
- Years active : 2003 – present
- Labels : Warner Music, Star Records, Universal Records (Philippines)
- 2004: Christian Bautista
- 2005: Completely
- 2008: Captured
- 2009: Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan