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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 27, 2011

Big Bang album achieves #1 position in both Astroplus & Odyssey!

YG domination continues! Last week, one of the country's biggest record retail chains - Astroplus announced that Big Bang Special Edition album was their Overall Number One Album after two days of release in the market! This week, another big record retail chain, Odyssey, released their latest bestselling album chart (dated May 9 to 15, 2011) and guess what album is at the #1 spot of their Album Chart ? You're right, it's also Big Bang Special Edition album while Essential Big Bang CD+DVD is at the number two position! Astroplus and Odyssey has a combined of more than 100 record stores nationwide.

Big Bang Special Edition is the Second 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!

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 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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