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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? Comments

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6 Paraiso

Artist: Smokey Mountain
Sold copies: 253,800 plus
Release: 1991
Genre: Pop
Trivia: It was one of the most remarkable albums of the Filipino singing group called the Smokey Mountain on the early 90’s. As a matter of fact, it reached a certification of 8 times Platinum and sold 253,000 copies.

7 Smokey Mountain

Artist: Smokey Mountain
Sold copies: 245,300 plus
Release: 1989
Genre: Pop
Trivia: It was the first album of the group called Smokey Mountain, a group of teens who were often dressed in ragged clothes to portray the dreadful condition of the scavengers living in the garbage dump in Manila where the group was named. It bagged 11 awards during the Awit Awards in 1990.

8 Halik

Artist: Aegis
Sold copies: 225,700 plus
Release: 2000
Genre: Alternative rock/ pop
Trivia: It is considered to be the most remarkable album by a female band in the history of Philippine Recording Industry on the year 1998. The song in the album entitled Halik became a monster hit and since then, the band continuously delighted the public in their array of OPM hits. The album garnered the Triple Platinum Record award on 2000 followed by a Quadruple Platinum Record award on 2002.

9 Ten Years Together

Artist: APO Hiking Society
Sold copies: 224,000 plus
Release: 1980
Genre: Filipino rock/pop
Trivia: The album is considered to be the fourth studio album of the Filipino trio Apo Hiking Society composed of Jim Paredes, Boboy Garovillo and Danny Javier. It's an 11-track album released under Universal (then known as WEA) Records. It was the album of the group that had the most number of hit songs.

10 Habang May Buhay

Artist: Donna Cruz
Sold copies: 219,900 plus
Release: 1995
Genre: Pop
Trivia: It was Donna Cruz biggest-selling album ever, an album composed of selected movie theme songs. The song on the album Only Me and You became a big hit leading her to bag the award for Best Ballad Recording by a Female Artist in 1995. Also,a movie entitled Habang May Buhay which she starred in was made after the release of the album. It garnered a Quadruple Platinum Award on the same year.

By Rodelito Mamuad
Time Out Bahrain,

User reviews:

Posted by: kurtmoj on 28 Oct ' 12 at 04:43

this is not true...regine's r2k and jaya's self title album should be on the list

Posted by: buddy pineda on 04 Jun ' 12 at 08:41

STUPIDITY!!!!...Regine Velasquez is the ONLY CONSISTENT one among the choices....ALL Her albums were PLATINUM....and She's the only one a that calibre.ok? the other on the list. well maybe they just got lucky one time....NEVER repeated right?????

Posted by: larry on 28 May ' 11 at 15:37

this site is unrealiable and not credible.. regine velasquez not included?, she should have been in any of the top 5 spot... her R2k album reaches more than 300,000 sales, in the diamond award category but wasnt awarded yet (based in wikipedia).. and more multi platinum albums and still counting... this site is funny!!

Posted by: brandon on 05 Apr ' 11 at 23:06

I guess, this is not the official.
When it comes to album sales (consistent), its undeniably that Regine comes to mind. Who else can sell albums almost every year with platinum certifications. She releases Drawn, R2k, Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw, Songbird Sings the Classics, Reigne almost every year. And released 3 albums in approx 1 year+ period and still all those albums reached platinum status.
I guess Regine is exempted here.
Unlike the others who took yearsss to reach those status.

Posted by: Sahid on 13 Feb ' 11 at 09:49

we shud give credit to nina!! i personally believe that her album nina live is the best album ever release in this decade. who would imagine that many people would buy her album despite of the declining purchase of cd and cassette. hey, 20th century is very much different from the time jose mari chan's and eraserhead's albums were released!!=)

Posted by: jose mari chan on 05 Feb ' 11 at 01:07

I think you should get the latest SALES figures from UNIVERSAL RECORDS of
Christmas In Our Hearts
Constant Change
in order to update your LIST.
Thank you

Posted by: xhetchi on 01 Feb ' 11 at 08:41

This is such an idiot List.... Where are the stormbreaker record of the top selling artist in the philippines Regine's Drawn, R2K, Covers, Retro and Regine Live? 2 of them earned 10x platinum and the 3 earned 8x platinum.

Posted by: rhoumel on 18 Jan ' 11 at 10:29

why regine velasquez' figures not included. i think she is Philippines biggest selling artist..her album such as drawn, r2k, covers, etc. should be here..please review your figures.

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