Hails from one of the most popular clans of Philippine showbiz. Wanted to become a basketball player as a child. Turned down an offer to play in the developmental league of the Philippine Basketball Association as he thought his inclusion was based only on his popularity as an actor. Received Gold Record Award for the sales of his debut album Daniel Padilla that later sold more than 30,000+ copies and reached Double Platinum. Received Mavshack Male Star of the Night at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2013. His band Parking 5, which included his three friends and brother JC, disbanded in 2014. In 2015, received the Favorite Asian Act award and was named as Global Slime Star at the Kids' Choice Award.