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September 29, 2010
SM Artists have made a new record in a country far from their own.
Years ago, 2003 to be exact, Asian albums, including those of K-Pop artists like S.E.S., Swi-T and BoA, were first released in the Philippines, but these acts were not very successful in terms of sales.
Now, due to the K-Pop boom and Universal Records marketing savvy, the result is a string of #1 albums in a period of 12 months!
Universal Records, the official home of SM Entertainment in the Philippines, is proud to reveal that most of the SM albums they released, 13 of those have reached the #1 position in different major record retail chains like Music One, Odyssey and Astroplus/Astrovision!
Mind you, this is a tough thing to achieve because of international competition from acts like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Glee etc. Other record labels have attempted but unfortunately the results were rather disappointing.
Here's a list of Universal Records #1 K-Pop Artists & Albums plus the date when they achieved their #1 position:
Sorry Sorry - September 2009
Super Girl ( by sub-group Super Junior-M) - November 2009
Super Show 2 Live Album - February 2010
Don’t Don - May 2010
Bonamana Version A & B - July 2010
Bonamana Version C - August 2010
Genie - October 2009
Oh! - March 2010
Run Devil Run - May 2010
Identity - April 2010
Best Selection - May 2010
NU ABO -June 2010
Lucifer - September 2010
Who will be the next SM artist to have a #1 album in the Philippines?
Join the poll here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=556743&id=214540185413
Congratulations to all the local K-Pop fans who are responsible in making their idols reach the top spot and showing the SM Love!
Written by Rie27 @ Kpoplive.com
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Posted at 17:13