James Reid’s exceptional run from aspiring Housemate to successful multi-talented artist

From being the “Dashing Dude ng Australia” of Pinoy Big Brother in 2010, Idol Philippines judge James Reid has gone a long way and became one of the most sought-after multi-faceted artists of his generation. In less than a decade, he succeeded in more than just one field in the entertainment industry.

His PBB journey

James made a jumpstart on his showbiz career in the country when he joined PBB at the age of 17. He is one of the ten “Teenternational housemates” who entered the house in April 2010. During his stay, he has let everyone see his remarkable talent, especially in singing.

One of the highlights of his journey in the Big Brother house was when he had his birthday. The other housemates arranged a surprise celebration for him, which also won’t happen if he didn’t accomplish the secret task that he never knew he could complete for the celebration.

Another best moment of James in PBB was when he and the other male teen housemates practiced the role of being a father. They had to take care and teach one kid each, as if the boy assigned to them was their own son

Debut as an actor

James took on his first ever main role on television as “The Sickly Dude” named Spencer Ziff in 2011’s teen dance musical drama anthology series Good Vibes. On the show, he was paired with fellow ex-Housemate Devon Seron.

First recording single released

In 2013, James released his self-titled debut studio album. He wrote two songs in this album namely “Game Changer” and “You Make My Body Move”. His carrier single entitled “Alam Niya Ba” was released along with a music video, which gave us the first glimpse of his love team with reel-to-real partner Nadine Lustre.

Premiere on the big screen

Shortly after their tandem in his music video, James and Nadine starred in “Diary Ng Panget,” a romantic comedy film based on the novel with the same title. It was his first leading man role, playing as the cool and handsome guy named Cross Sandford.

JaDine’s success

After his love team with Nadine called as “JaDine” became sensational, they had more projects together in television and on films. They had a jam-packed “JaDine Rovolution Concert” last February 2018 at the Big Dome.

JaDine also starred in two teleserye hits On The Wings Of Love (2015) and Till I Met You (2016).


Recently, their tandem brought the summer heat on the ASAP stage as they gave a sizzling performance of their JaDine love team’s latest single entitled “Summer.” The song’s music video was released early this January 2019.

With his breakthrough success in the industry, it is indeed time for James to level up some more. Catch James Reid as one of the jurors in Idol Philippines!