Daniel Padilla's debut album reaches gold

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 20 2012 01:30 PM | Updated as of Jun 20 2012 09:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Daniel Padilla proved his popularity not just as an actor, but also as a singer after his debut album reached gold-record status just two weeks after it was released.

The gold record plaque was presented to the actor on "ASAP 2012" on Sunday, who attributed the album's success to his fans.

“Nakakatuwa kasi simula pa lang solid na ‘yung [support sa album ko]. Nakakatuwa kasi pinaghirapan natin at lumabas naman ng maganda. Sila ang may gawa nito. ‘Yung pagkanta, trabaho ko lang. Wala naman silang [obligasyon] kahit ‘di bilhin pero binili nila [ang album ko] kaya nakakatuwa,” he said.

Padilla said the gold record award means a lot to him because it inspires him to strive harder as a recording artist.

“Sobrang laking bagay na naging gold na ‘yung album, ginaganahan ako para gumawa pa ng bagong album. Andyan pa naman ang mga inspirasyon ko: ang mga fans,” he said.

The actor also said he is hoping for a diamond record award.

Aside from the carrier single “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita,” Padilla’s album features five other tracks. These are “Pagsubok,” “Paniwalaan Mo,” “Princesa,” “Grow Old With You,” and “Ako’y Iyo Ika’y Akin Lamang,” which the actor is dedicating to his onscreen partner Kathryn Bernardo.