20 to try: Filipino albums
We take a step back in time and count down the best-selling Filipino albums of all time. Do you know your stuff? 8 Comments
1 Christmas in our Hearts
Artist: Jose Mari Chan
Sold copies: 636,000 plus
Trivia: The album is the most notable album ever in the history of the Philippine Recording Industry. Indeed, it gained numerous awards in just a matter of weeks after it was released. It reached the unparalleled Diamond Record status equivalent to 10 times Platinum.
2 Constant Change
Artist: Jose Mari Chan
Sold copies: 321,800 plus
Trivia: This album was chosen as The Album of the Year on the Awit Awards, the local version of the American Grammy Awards. It achieved the unprecedented status for garnering the Diamond Record in terms of sales. It was also a hit on other Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The song on the album entitled Beautiful Girl was definitely very famous on the region. It was a 10 times Platinum album.
Sold copies: 320,500 plus
Genre: Alternative rock/pop
Trivia: The album is the most celebrated band album of all times in the Philippines. It became the highlight in Pinoy music as it introduced classic songs such as Huwag Mo Nang Itanong, Overdrive, and the popular Ang Huling El Bimbo. It is the band's best-selling album and reached 10 times Platinum status.
4 Nina Live!
Sold copies: 260,300 plus
Genre: Pop/ R&B
Trivia: The album reached Gold record and Platinum status in just three weeks after its commercial release. It is considered to be the biggest-selling album by a female artist in the Philippines which reached a certification of 8 times Platinum. It is the fourth biggest selling album of an OPM artist, only behind Eraserheads' Cutterpillow and Jose Mari Chan's Christmas In Our Hearts and Constant Change. January 15, 2007 when it was made available on digital download through Amazon.com MP3 Download.
Artist: Side A
Sold copies: 255,900 plus
Trivia: The album was the most victorious Album of Side A band. The song from the album entitled Forevermore was awarded as the Song of the Year on Awit Awards and was a certified 8 times Platinum.
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