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Korean boy band U-Kiss got the shock of their lives when 5,000 fans trooped to their first mall show at SM Megamall last Friday (March 26). The Pinoy Kiss Me's screamed, cheered, chanted, danced and sang to all their songs most especially "Man Man Ha Ni" and their current single "Bingeul Bingeul". Fans were already lining up as early as 7:30 am in order to get an advanced copy of U-Kiss "Only One" CD which came with an exclusive U-Kiss Philippine Promo Tour Poster. When the members of U-Kiss came out on stage, the pandemonium officially started and all you could hear were voices of thousands of screaming fans! After the performance, the U-Kiss boys found out that they sold more than 1,000 CDs and were speechless by the huge sales they made on their first mall appearance. According to SM Mall personnel, U-Kiss' first day CD sales broke the peak sales record of another K-Pop act who performed at SM North Edsa, The Annex! Still dumbfounded and ecstatic by the sales results, the boys were only able to sign 200 CDs. Fans felt sad and the management decided to re-schedule another fan signing for SM Megamall fans on March 28 (Sunday).
During their last mall show at SM North Edsa, The Annex last Sunday (March 28), a bigger crowed showed up and SM security personnels saw fans lining up at the entrance of the mall as early as 5am. When the mall gates were opened, the fans started running to the 4th floor for another cue in order to be the first 300 CD buyers to get their CDs signed. Other fans who came early but failed to make it to the first 300 started weeping but still bought U-Kiss CDs just to get a glance of their lovable idols!
By 2pm, U-Kiss officially broke the sales record they set last Friday by selling more than 1,300 CDs! Already informed about not getting their CDs signed, fans still bought the CDs and decided to stay and support the U-Kiss boys on their last mall show in the country. Such devotion and support for the boys paid off when U-Kiss personally requested their management that they wanted to sign 300 more CDs! That's a total of 900 CDs signed that day, including the SM Megamall fans who came back! The total CD sales of U-Kiss surpassed the P1,000,000 (One Million Pesos) mark for just 3 days! When the boys learned that they broke their own sales record, they jumped and congratulated themselves! When they appeared on stage, the screaming could probably break another world record as thousands of fans sang together with the boys! U-Kiss were having so much fun during the fan signing and started clowning around on stage, interacting with the fans and waving to the crowd!
According to Kiss Me Pinay (U-Kiss Philippines Fan Group), their membership tripled during and after the U-Kiss Promo Tour and on MYX Chart, their current single "Bingeul Bingeul" has already entered both the MYX International Top 20 and MYX Hit Chart. In today's (March 30) MYX Daily Top 10, U-Kiss "Bingeul Bingeul" are one of the only three K-Pop music videos that charted alongside Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry-Answer" and Girls' Generation's "Oh!". All these 3 K-Pop acts' albums are released locally by Universal Records!
U-Kiss Philippine Promo Tour was brought to us by Premiere Entertainment Philippines Inc.or PEP, in cooperation with SM Supermalls, GMA, Friendster, MYX and Universal Records. PEP is planning to bring the boys back this May for a show in a bigger venue.
Universal Records will release "Only One" CD in selected record stores nationwide on March 31. Every purchase of the CD comes with a U-Kiss Version 2 Poster.