MANILA, Philippines – Jovit Baldivino’s first CD, titled “Faithfully,” was ranked No. 2 on the list of top 10 selling albums in the Philippines compiled by music store Odyssey.
Based on Odyssey Music & Video's latest nationwide sales, the album of the "Pilipinas Got Talent" grand winner was the music store’s second most popular album.
"The Magic of David Foster & Friends" was ranked No. 1
“Faithfully” was produced by Star Records.
Parokya ni Edgar’s "Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty" placed 3rd followed by Jed Madela’s "The Classics Album" and "Non-Stop Pilipino Christmas Medley: Aming Bati."
Justin Bieber’s "My World" and David Archuleta’s "The Other Side of Down" also made it to the list.
Charice's self-titled international album was ranked No. 9, beating Selena Gomez's "A Day Without Rain."
Odyssey released its list 3 days before the much-anticipated "Hitman: A Special Evening with David Foster & Friends" concert at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Xavier Alfonzo, marketing supervisor of Odyssey Philippines, said the October 23 concert will further boost the sales of Foster and Charice’s albums.
"Kapag dumating ang artist nag-increase ang sales. Kailangan na lang ang support ng label. After na umalis, siyempre isu-sustain. Doon talaga kailangan ang tulong ng label din," Alfonzo said.
Charice and Foster, along with other international artists, are set to fly to Manila on October 21, 2 nights before the big concert.
Below is Odyssey’s complete list of top 10 selling albums in the Philippines:
1.) "The Magic of David Foster & Friends," Various Artists (including Charice), Warner Music
2.) "Faithfully," Jovit Baldivino, Star Records
3.) "Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty," Parokya Ni Edgar, Universal Records
4.) "The Classics Album" Jed Madela, Universal Records
5.) "Non-Stop Pilipino Christmas Medley: Aming Bati," Various Artists, AMII Music
6.) "My World," Justin Bieber, MCA Music
7.) "The Other Side of Down," David Archuleta, Sony Music
8.) "Biyahe," Noel Cabangon, Universal Records
9.) "Charice,"Charice, Warner Music
10.) "A Day Without Rain", Selena Gomez, MCA Music