GMA Records handed out its first-ever Double Platinum Record award to one of its recording artists, Julie Anne San Jose, yesterday in Party Pilipinas for the outstanding sales of her self-titled debut solo album, having exceeded over 30,000 units sold in both physical (CDs) and digital sales.
The album, which was first released thru iTunes last Aug. 10, immediately landed on iTunes Philippines’ No. 1 spot as the most downloaded album. It also entered the sales charts of iTunes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, HongKong, Macau and Taiwan and eventually became one of iTunes Southeast Asia’s Top 10 most downloaded albums.
The CD was released on Aug. 15 and turned Gold just 3 weeks after.
Julie Anne is also the first-ever recipient of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry’s (PARI) Platinum Digital Single Award for the outstanding digital sales performance of her carrier single “I’ll Be There” with over 245,000 downloads (and counting).
The latest single lifted off Julie Anne’s album is a pop-rock Tagalog song called “Bakit Ngayon”, composed by up and coming band vocalist Barbara Jeanne Ponciano, which is also going to be the love theme of the upcoming primetime Koreanovela “The Greatest Love” which begins airing in GMA-7 on Feb. 11.
Join the phenomenon and grab a copy of Julie Anne’s self-titled debut album, available on CDs at Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music & Video outlets nationwide. “Julie Anne San Jose”, the album, is also available on iTunes worldwide. To download, simply log on to http://itunes.apple.com/ph/album/julie-anne-san-jose/id548177622?ls=1
With the very good sales performance of her album, a Triple Platinum Record may not be far behind.