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Iñigo Pascual
Iñigo Dominic Lazaro Pascual

(1997-09-14) September 14, 1997 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Agent Star Magic (2013–present)
Cornerstone Entertainment (2014–present)
Relatives Benjamin Alves (cousin)
Musical career
Genres Pinoy pop, OPM
Labels Tarsier Records

Iñigo Dominic Lazaro Pascual (born September 14, 1997) is a Filipino actor, singer and songwriter. He is popularly known for his 2016 hit single, "Dahil Sa'yo", the first number one song on Billboard Philippines' then-new Philippine Top 20 chart which also won "Song of the Year" at the 30th Awit Awards, the Philippine version of the Grammys. He is the son of actor Piolo Pascual.

Early life

Iñigo Pascual was born on September 14, 1997, in the Philippines. Pascual moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. At the age of 17, he moved back to the Philippines to pursue his career in entertainment.


2014–2015: Career beginnings

Pascual's first lead role in film came in 2014 when he starred in the teen romance film Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig, which was directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Irene Villamor. He played the role of Josh Brillantes, a teenage boy who joined in the journey of a girl who wanted to meet a pair of lovers during a blue moon after she picked up a love letter written by a man named Elias. Piolo Pacual, Inigo's father, has a special participation in the film as the mysterious letter writer, Elias. The film was produced by Spring Films and distributed by Star Cinema.

In 2015, Pascual starred in another teen romance film, Para sa Hopeless Romantic alongside James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Julia Barretto. The film was directed by Andoy Ranay and was based on the Marcelo Santos III's bestselling novel of the same name. Pascual played the role of Ryan Sebastian, a fictional character from a story written by Becca, Lustre's character. Pascual then starred in Mae Cruz-Alviar's Crazy Beautiful You with another pair of popular loveteam, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. He played the role of Marcus Alcantara, the stepbrother of Padilla's character who had feelings for Bernardo's character.

After appearing in several episodes of anthology shows such as Maalaala Mo Kaya and Wansapanataym, Pascual landed a role in the afternoon drama series, And I Love You So. He starred in the series alongside Miles Ocampo, Julia Barretto, Dimples Romana, and Angel Aquino. He played the role of Justin Santiago, who was a love interest for both Ocampo's and Barretto's characters.

2016–2018 : Breakthrough in music

In 2016, Pascual released his self-titled debut album under Star Music, which included the hit single Dahil Sa'Yo. The song became the first number 1 track of the short-lived Billboard Philippines Top 20 chart. In 2017, Pascual was tapped by Disney Philippines to record the Philippine version of "Remember Me," the theme song from Disney-Pixar's animated movie, Coco. In 2019, Pascual released his first international solo single, Options. The track was produced by LA-based instrumentalist Bernard "HARV" Harvey. On May 6, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Pascual was featured in 88rising's online music festival called Asia Rising Forever. During the livestream event, Pascual performed a cover of Post Malone's Better Now. In June 2020, Pascual appeared as a musical act in Filipino-American stand-up comedian Jo Koy's Netflix special entitled Jo Koy: In HIs Elements.

American television debut

On September 15, 2021, Deadline Hollywood announced that Pascual had joined the cast of Fox drama series Monarch in his American television debut.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Boyette: Not a Girl Yet Charles
Jo Koy: In His Element Himself
2019 I'm Ellenya L. Peng
2016 Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: ForeverisNotEnough Himself
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Marcus Alcantara
Para sa Hopeless Romantic Ryan Sebastian
2014 Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig Josh Brillantes
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Young Lance


Year Title Role Network
2022-present Monarch Ace Grayson Fox
2019 2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremony Himself / performer
2018 Myx Himself / VJ Myx
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tape Recorder Allan ABS-CBN
The Voice Teens Himself / host
2015–2016 And I Love You So Justin Santiago
2015 Wansapanataym: Wish Upon A Lusis JP
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Banana Split Trevor
2015–present ASAP Himself / performer
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diary Christian


Year Album title Recording label Certification Ref.
2016 Inigo Pascual Star Music N/A
Year Song title Album Composer Company
2014 "Buko"
(with Julian Estrada)
Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig Soundtrack Jireh Lim Star Music
2015 "Lullabye-Bye" OPM Fresh David Dimaguila
2016 "Dahil Sa'Yo"
(with Kira Balinger)
Inigo Pascual Himself
"Binibini" Jonathan Manalo
"Dito" Himself
"That Hero"
(feat. Kidwolf and Theo...)
Jonathan Manalo
"Fallen" Himself
"Your Love" Shorya Shorma & Samuel Simpson
"Ikaw at Ako" Gabriel Tagadtad
"Live Life Brighter" Miles Blue Sy
"Dito" (Acoustic Version) Himself
"Lullabye-Bye" David Dimaguila
2017 "Extensyon"
(feat. Aikee)
Himig Handog Michael "Aikee" Aplacador
"Remember Me" Coco (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) PH Version Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Walt Disney Records
(with Angelina Cruz)
n/a n/a Universal Records (Philippines)
2019 "Options" Options Tarsier Records
"Catching Feelings"
(feat. Moophs)
Catching Feelings


INTL:EP Daniel Klein, Zion Kuwonu, Matt Campfield, Marcus Davis & Brandon Arreaga Sire Records
2021 "All Out Of Love" (featuring Moophs) single Tarsier Records

Chart performance

Year Title Peak (Pinoy MYX Countdown) Peak (MYX Hit Chart) Peak (Philippine Top 20) Peak (Philippine Hot 100) Album
2016 "Dahil Sa 'Yo" 8 12 1 10 Inigo Pascual
2017 "Dito" 7 14
2017 "Extensyon" (feat. Aikee) 4 Himig Handog 2017
2018 "Lumang Tugtugin" 2 2

Songs performed on Monarch

Awards and nominations

Year Award-granting body Award title Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 PMPC Star Awards for TV Male Star of the Night N/A Won
2015 46th Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Loveteam (with Sofia Andres) Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year Nominated
2016 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Para sa Hopeless Romantic Nominated
Push Awards Best Male Celebrity N/A Nominated
2017 Myx Music Awards Favorite New Artist N/A Nominated
Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ N/A Nominated
Billboard Philippines First Chart-Topper Artist Dahil sa 'Yo Won
MOR Music Awards Best New Artist of the Year Won
Alta Media Icon Awards Song of the Year Won
7th EdukCircle Awards Male Music Artist of the Year N/A Won
Push Awards Music Artist of the Year Dahil sa 'Yo Nominated
30th Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist Dahil sa 'Yo Nominated
Best Pop Recording Nominated
Song of the Year Won
Album of the Year Iñigo Pascual Nominated
2019 MOR Pinoy Music Awards Best Male Artist of the Year Lumang Tugtugin Nominated
Best Collaboration "Tayo Na Hindi" with (Maris Racal) Nominated
2021 Wish Music Awards Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year Balang Araw Nominated
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