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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!

May 18, 2011

Big Bang zooms to Number One!

Big Bang Special Edition CD zooms to the Number One spot in one of the country's biggest record retail chains, Astroplus/Astrovision's album charts (dated May 9 to May 15, 2011). Big Bang Special Edition album occupies the Number One spot, while Esssential Big Bang CD+DVD is at Number Two position in both their Overall Album Chart and International Album charts! Astroplus/Astrovision has more than 80 record stores nationwide!

Big Bang Special Edition is the 2nd Number One album in the Philippines for Big Bang and is the 3rd Number One album for YG Entertainment in the country after 2NE1 "To Anyone" went number one in January 2011 and GD&TOP charted number one in March 2011. Big Bang Special Edition is also Universal Records' 19th Number One K-Pop album! Just last week, Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" also charted #1 in Astroplus Album Overall and International Album Chart.

Universal Records in cooperation with Big Bang Philippines Fan Club, Astroplus, Odyssey and MYX finally launched YG Entertainment superstar group Big Bang's Special Edition and Essential Big Bang albums in the Philippines last Saturday (May 14th). The Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition & Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event was held in four record stores - Astroplus The Block, Astroplus Mall of Asia, Odyssey Megamall and Odyssey SM Bacoor. An estimated more than 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 Big Bang standee by joining the "Certified VIP Contest". Of course, VIPs are also excited to have a grab of Big Bang albums and get those amazing freebies! Big Bang cover groups Dynam[i]te and BX3 graced the event and entertained everyone with their moves.

Indeed, the Big Bang album launch event was a huge success for having gained a high number of CD sales in just one day!

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