MANILA - Barely two weeks after its release, the album "We are 1" by Kris Aquino and her baby James Yap Jr. has reportedly ranked 2 on the Top Music Album Lists in the country both in the OPM and Overall categories.
"We Are 1" bested albums from top Filipino sensations like Richard Poon ("For You"), Jed Madella ("Rediscovered") and Charice Pempengco ("My Inspiration"). The educational CD even beat albums by Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, and David Foster in the Overall Category.
The success of "We Are 1" was based on Odyssey Music's sales report from June 1 to June 7. Odyssey is a big music retailer, with 72 stores nationwide.
"We Are 1" is a two-disc set with "mother and child bonding" music that will reportedly be of help to children's brain development. The album is also educational, giving mothers a deeper understanding of how babies develop from infants to toddlers.
Some artists who contributed to the album were Aiza Seguerra, Piolo Pascual, Gary Valenciano, young crooner Rhap Salazar, and "miracle boy" Zaijan Jaranilla a.k.a. "Santino" who shared a prayer to God.
In a statement over "SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon," Aquino thanked all the people who bought their album and encouraged the public to support Baby James' first project under Star Records.
Aside from hosting shows like "SNN", "The Buzz", and "Pinoy Bingo Night", Aquino also took time to record and promote her special educational training album with "Baby James”. She is currently standing in as the host for "Wowowee" while its main host Willie Revillame is sick.