Rico Blanco Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Rico Blanco Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthMarch 17, 1973
Zodiac SignPisces
GirlfriendNone

Rico Blanco is a Filipino singer, songwriter, and actor known for being one of the founding members of the band Rivermaya (now defunct). He has produced many hit songs like YugtoYour Universe, and AyuzRico is quite active on social media with a strong fanbase of more than 1 million followers on Facebook and more than 2 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Rico Rene Granados Blanco

Nick Name

Rico

Rico Blanco in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2017
Rico Blanco in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2017 (Rico Blanco / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Residence

Philippines

Nationality

Filipino

Education

Rico Blanco studied at grade school at O. B. Montessori Center, high school at the Benedictine Abbey (San Beda College Alabang). He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in Management Economics.

Occupation

Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Entrepreneur, Record Producer, Endorser

Family

  • Father – Rene Aldeguer Blanco
  • Mother – Purita Crisostomo Granados
  • Siblings – Heart Blanco-Elizon (Sister), Patrice Blanco (Sister), Rey Blanco (Brother)
  • Others – Eduardo J. Gonzaga Blanco (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Alicia Martinez Aldeguer (Paternal Grandmother), Estanislao Legazpi Granados (Maternal Grandfather), Purificacion Medina Crisostomo (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Rico Blanco is managed by Balcony Entertainment.

Genre

Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Post-Punk, Hard Rock, Folk Rock, Folktronica, Symphonic Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Drums, Synthesizers, Percussions

Labels

  • Balcony Entertainment
  • Independent Record Label

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rico Blanco has dated –

  1. KC Concepcion (2003-2005) – Rico started dating Filipino actress KC Concepcion in 2003. The couple parted ways 2 years later in 2005.
Rico Blanco in a selfie in November 2017
Rico Blanco in a selfie in November 2017 (Rico Blanco / Facebook)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Rico Blanco has Filipino ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often has a mustache
  • Bushy eyebrows

Brand Endorsements

Rico has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • Human clothing brand
  • Giordano Philippines

He was also a partner in Capone’s in Makati, Alphonse Bistro/Vault in Pasig, Time in Manila in Makati, and The Brewery At The Palace in Taguig.

Religion

Rico Blanco’s religious views aren’t known publicly.

Rico Blanco as seen in November 2017
Rico Blanco as seen in November 2017 (Rico Blanco / Facebook)

Best Known For

Being the ex-band member of Rivermaya

First Album

His first album titled Your Universe was launched on August 8, 2008.

First Film

Rico made his theatrical film debut in Pare Ko: The Movie in 1994.

First TV Show

Rico made his first TV show appearance on Myx Live in 2004 as a host.

Personal Trainer

Rico Blanco’s workout routine and diet plan are unknown.

Rico Blanco Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Painting, Photography
SourceWikipedia
Rico Blanco as seen in June 2018
Rico Blanco as seen in June 2018 (Rico Blanco / Facebook)

Rico Blanco Facts

  1. He was one of the founding members of Filipino rock band Rivermaya, and their first performance was in 1994 with Rico as a keyboardist.
  2. Apart from singing and acting, Rico also enjoys painting and photography.
  3. He last performed with Rivermaya on May 4, 2007, thereafter departing from the band.
  4. After the release of his first single and first album, Rico won many awards including “Vocalist of the Year” award at the NU Rock Awards (2008), “OPM Solo Artist of the Year” (2008), and “Best New Artist” at the MYX Music Awards (2009).
  5. One of the tracks from his first album, Your Universe called Neon Lights was number one in Hong Kong charts beating popular artists like Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne in 2010.
  6. Rico Blanco’s first single Yugto came out on June 12, 2008, under Warner Music Philippines label. The song was an immediate hit and got positive responses from both music fans and the critics calling it “neo-epic”.
  7. He reunited with Rivermaya band members on January 9, 2016, for a secret mini semi-reunion.
  8. He started an audio production/post studio in 2010 known as Loudbox mainly for the advertising industry.
  9. In 2010, he launched his clothing line known as Koboi in San Juan City, Metro Manila.
  10. Rico also does a lot of charity. He was the founding chairman of Sangguniang Kabataan in his hometown of San Pedro. He is also the president of the Filipino Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP) which is a non-profit, non-government, collective management organization that saves intellectual property rights.
  11. Rico is also a dog lover.
  12. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Featured Image by Rico Blanco / Facebook

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