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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

March 18, 2011

GD&TOP album achieved #1 position in both Astroplus/Astrovision & Odyssey!

Last week, one of the country's biggest record retail chains - Astroplus/Astrovision announced that "GD&TOP" album was their OVERALL #1 album after two days of release in the market! This week, another big record retail chain, Odyssey, released their latest bestselling album chart (dated February 28 to March 6, 2011) and guess who's at the #1 spot of their International Album Chart ? You're right, it's "GD&TOP" album! By the way, "GD&TOP" is the #2 International Album in all Astroplus/Astrovision stores in this week's chart dated March 7 to 13, 2011.

"GD&TOP" is the first #1 album in the Philippines for Big Bang affiliated project GD&TOP and is the second #1 album for YG Entertainment in the country after 2NE1 "To Anyone" went #1 in January 2011. GD&TOP is also Universal Records' 16th #1 K-Pop album!

Universal Records in cooperation with Big Bang Philippines Fan Club, Astroplus, Odyssey and MYX finally launched YG Entertainment amazing duo GD&TOP's album in the Philippines last Saturday (March 5th). The Album Launch Event was held in three record stores - Astroplus The Block, Mall of Asia and Odyssey Megamall and an estimated close to one thousand VIPs trooped to these stores to show their support for their K-pop idols! Album buyers can be part of Big Bang′s fan club in the Philippines by filling up the membership form, plus a chance to win GD&TOP standee by posing with their bunny ears for the "Bunny High Contest". Of course, VIPs are also excited to have a grab of "GD&TOP" albums and get those amazing freebies! Big Bang cover groups Dynam[i]te and Chronic Beats graced the event and entertained everyone with their moves.

Special thanks to Big Bang Philippines Fan Club and all their hardworking staff members, Astroplus, Odyssey and MYX, the #1 music channel in the Philippines and most of all all, much love to all VIPs who patiently waited for the Philippine album release and showing the immense support for GD&TOP during the album launch.

Congratulations VIPs for this amazing achievement! Watch out for Big Bang's 4th Mini Album Launch Event!

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