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September 26, 2010
SHINee's Lucifer album has been launched last September 18th by Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines in the Philippines in three key stores and it has been welcomed greatly by the fans!
This certain album already sold more than 100,000 copies in Korea just after two weeks of its release. Given that number, it wouldn't be surprising to have good sales in launchings of the album.
However it came as a surprise to everyone that SHINee would be able to sell 1,800 albums in a day! Each album amounts to PHP500 and when you sum it up, the sales to total to a whopping PHP900,000 ! (Around 20,500 U.S. Dollars).
Previous K-Pop albums to have sold more than 1,000 copies in one day were those by Super Junior, Girls' Generation and U-Kiss!
The album event was held in Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Megamall and Odyssey Mall of Asia. The programs include freebies, dance numbers from SHINee cover group and fan club registration. In fact, SHINee World Philippines ran out Fan club membership forms because they did not expect more than a thousand Shawols would troop to the event venues.
The #1 music channel in the Philippines, MYX (a staunch supporter of K-Pop from the very beginning), was also present during the event to cover the successful album launch.
After just 2 days of release in the market, SHINee's Lucifer album shot straight to the #1 spot in Astroplus/Astrovision Album Chart! This is SHINee's FIRST #1 album in the Philippines and the 13th #1 K-Pop album from Universal Records and SM Entertainment!
Congratulations to SHINee and Pinoy Shawols for being able to achieve this tremendous success! Hats off to you guys!
Written by Rie27 @ Kpoplive.com
Additional texts by Universal Records