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Bailey May
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May in 2018
Born (2002-08-06) 6 August 2002 (age 21)
Nationality
Education Notre Dame High School, Norwich
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
  • dancer
Years active 2015–present
Agent Star Magic (2015–2019)
XIX Entertainment (2017–present)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2015–present
Labels Star Music
Signature
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Bailey Thomas Cabello May (born 6 August 2002) is a Filipino-British actor, model, singer, dancer, and television personality. He first gained recognition through his Sean Kingston and Daniel Padilla covers. In 2015, he successfully auditioned for the 10th year edition of Pinoy Pig Brother titled Pinoy Pig Brother: 737, and eventually placed as the third runner-up (4th Teen Big Placer). In 2017, he joined the global pop group Now United, representing the Philippines.

Early life

May was born in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines to a Cebuana mother, Vanessa May (née Cabello), and a British father, Matthew May. He has a younger sibling named Maya Luiza May. When he was four, his family moved from the Philippines to Norwich, England where he lived until he was twelve. As a result, he holds dual Filipino and British citizenship. His family often returned to the Philippines for holidays and special family gatherings. He attended Notre Dame High School in Norwich.

At the age of twelve, May returned permanently to the Philippines, and later became an official housemate after auditioning online for Pinoy Big Brother: 737.

Acting career

May auditioned as a housemate for Pinoy Big Brother: 737 and successfully entered in 2015. He won as third runner-up (4th Teen Big Placer).

His Pinoy Big Brother appearance paved the way for his entrance into Philippine showbiz landing him his first acting stint in the primetime hit On the Wings of Love playing the role of Harry Fausto the younger cousin of Clark Medina played by James Reid and the love interest of Audrey Olivar played by Ylona Garcia.

Music career

2015–2016: Music career beginnings

In July 2015, May, together with fellow housemate Ylona Garcia, recorded their own version of "Magmahal Muli" (Lit. To Love Again). The next month, he recorded his own version of "Now We're Together" which was originally sung by Khalil Ramos. On 9 August 2015 both songs were released on Spotify. His self-titled debut album Bailey was released in November 2015.

2017–present: Now United

In November 2017, May was revealed as part of the final lineup for the global pop group Now United, representing the Philippines, being announced as the 9th member. The group has since embarked on three world tours, Promo World Tour (2018), World Tour 2019 - Presented by YouTube Music, and Dreams Come True Tour (2019), traveling to various cities in countries such as Mexico, India, Brazil, South Korea, the Philippines, and the United States. In 2019, the music video for 'Afraid Of Letting Go' was released by Now United, where May stands out and the lead singer in the song, and where it is shot in Intramuros and some premises in Letran in Manila, Philippines. Also in 2019, Now United released 'Sundin Ang Puso' together with Pepsi, where May sang the chorus in Tagalog with Any Gabrielly, and it was also shot in Manila.

In January 2020, Now United released 'Live This Moment', which include the boys of the group along with May in the music video. Also in 2020, the song and music video for 'Nobody Fools Me Twice' was released, with May's vocals provided in Korean, along with Heyoon Jeong.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network
2022 Dream Maker Himself Mentor Kapamilya Channel / ABS-CBN
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Autograph Daniel Padilla Cast Episode ABS-CBN
2016 We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs Himself (Voice Next Door) Contestant
2016 Myx Himself Celebrity VJ
2015–2016 On the Wings of Love Harry Fausto Extended cast
2015 It's Showtime Himself Guest/ Performer
2015–present ASAP Himself Guest/ Performer
2015 Trending: Love Zach Rodriguez Co-Lead Role
Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Himself/ Housemate Contestant

Documentaries

Year Title Character Notes Reference
2018 Meet Bailey Himself Frame on the Now United YouTube channel, where he talks about the whole life story until he reaches the group
Dreams Come True: The Documentary Documentary showing the creation of the global pop group Now United

Discography

Albums

  • Bailey (2016)

Singles

Title Year Peak Album
Pinoy MYX Countdown MYX Hit Chart PHL
As lead artist
Can You Be My Girl 2016 5 10 N/A Bailey
Gusto Kita 2 2
Boom Goes My Heart
Build Me Up, Buttercup
Gotta Win
Now We're Together
Let Me Love You 2020 N/A
Collaborations
Magmahal Muli
(with Ylona Garcia)
2015 N/A Pinoy Big Brother: 737
O Pag-ibig
(with Ylona Garcia)
2016 1 1 Himig Handog: P-Pop Love Songs 2016
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: Billboard Philippine Hot 100 was first issued on June 12, 2017.

Awards and nominations

Year Film Awards/Critics Award Nominated Work Result
2015 Pinoy Big Brother: 737 4th Teen Big Placer N/A Finalist
Star Cinema Awards Favorite TV Loveteam with Ylona Garcia Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Teen Heartthrob
Pop Teen Loveteam with Ylona Garcia
RAWR Awards Male Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Male Celebrity of the Night Won
2016 Himig Handog PPop Lovesong MYX Best Music Video with Ylona Garcia O Pag-ibig
with Ylona Garcia
Won
One Music PH's Favorite Interpreter with Ylona Garcia
MOR Choice Awards with Ylona Garcia
TFC Global Choice Award with Ylona Garcia
Push Awards Push Like Newcomer N/A Won
Yes! Magazine Most Beautiful Stars (Love Team Category) with Ylona Garcia Included
8th PMPC Star Awards for Music Best New Male Recording Artist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Gusto Kita
Dance Album of the Year Bailey
30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Male TV Personality On the Wings of Love Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Male Hottie N/A Nominated
2017 Wish 107.9 Awards Wish Young Artist of the Year Nominated
12th Myx Music Awards Favorite Music Video with Ylona Garcia O Pag-ibig
with Ylona Garcia
Nominated
Favorite Song with Ylona Garcia Nominated
Favorite Myx Celeb VJ with Ylona Garcia N/A Nominated
48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Singer/Performer of the Year Bailey Won
MOR Choice Awards Song of the Year O Pag-ibig
with Ylona Garcia
Won
30th Awit Awards Best Pop Recording Won
Best Engineered Recording Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Distinguished Hispanic diplomats
Raymond Telles
Esteban Torres
Romualdo Pacheco
Raúl Héctor Castro
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