[SJ] SUPER JUNIOR’S SORRY SORRY 3JIB’S THE TOP SELLING KPOP ALBUM IN THE PHILIPPINES
MANILA ― Korean boy band Super Junior’s third album, “Sorry, Sorry,” was the top selling K-pop album of 2009 in the Philippines based on sales.
According to Universal Records Philippines, the album is included on the Top 25 Bestselling Albums list for 2009 based on album sales at Music One stores from January to December 2009. Music One is one of the Philippines’ biggest record retail chains.
“Sorry, Sorry” is the only K-pop album on the Top 25 list and is at No. 10 behind albums by artists including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas.
Universal Records said “Sorry, Sorry” debuted at No. 1 on the Music One Album Chart just three days after its release in last September. It also became No. 1 at Odyssey Records stores in September.
Super Junior holds the distinction of being the first K-pop artist to reach No. 1 in album sales in the Philippines.
The “Sorry, Sorry” album became a gold record three months after its release in September. It is the first K-pop album to go gold in the Asian country, according to Universal Records.
The Mini-album “Super Girl” from Super Junior M, a subgroup of Super Junior, also reached No. 1 in Music One and Odyssey Records stores in the Philippines.
“Sorry, Sorry” is Super Junior’s best-selling album in Korea. It was released in March last year and quickly went to No. 1 on the Hanteo Charts.
Super Junior was also the biggest winner at the 24th Golden Disk Awards, bagging three awards including the Disk Daesang Award, for album of the year, and the Samsung YEPP Popularity Award.
The song “Sorry, Sorry” was voted No.1 on the Top 100 singles of the year by Taiwan’s Hit FM radio station. “Sorry, Sorry” garnered close to 250,000 votes to beat Jam Hsiao’s “Princess” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”. (Written by Jonathan Hicap/Korea Times Correspondent)
Source: Korea Times