SONY MUSIC RULING THE RETAIL CHARTS: David Archuleta & Stephanie Dan both at #1

Sony Music, locally distributed and marketed by Ivory Music & Video, is ruling the retail charts, capturing the top spots for both Astroplus and Odyssey, two of the top music retail outlets in the Philippines.

Topping the charts of Astroplus is Stephanie Dan’s Love To Love Acoustic. Stephanie says “The album is not just a collection of songs I enjoy singing but it’s almost like a personal diary. I like to quote others to better express myself so now I’ve covered songs to do just that. If I were to use food to describe the album it would be a tropical fruit platter with lightly dressed greens on the side.  It’s healthy and clean, light on the ears and heart.”     “Love to Love Acoustic” features Stephanie’s versions of hits like Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” Train’s “Hey Soul Sister,” Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and a lot more.  “The songs have been slowed down and mellowed out but it still retains the artists’ original mood and feeling.   They are all from my personal hit list.  Songs that reflect who I am, how I think, what I have felt and what I believe in,” Stephanie said.

Grab a copy of Stephanie Dan’s Love To Love Acoustic, available in music stores nationwide for only Php285.

Likewise, topping the charts of Odyssey Music & Video is David Archuleta’s.  It also includes four other tracks: Zero Gravity (from Spiderman), Love Don’t Hate, How To Breathe, and Wait. The repackage also includes Karaoke versions of the original music videos of : Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Touch My Hand, and Something ‘Bout Love.  It also includes a Lyrics Booklet of the mentioned tracks. David Archuleta was recently in the country to promote his repackaged album. He also thrilled fans during his performance at the Araneta Colisuem. He also had a very successful mall tour, stopping at 3 malls, to the delight of fans.

Grab a copy of these certified hit albums from your favorite music store. Stephanie Dan – Love To Love Acoustic and David Archuleta – The Other Side Of Down : Asian Tour Edition, available in all music stores nationwide.

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DAVID ARCHULETA THE OTHER SIDE OF DOWN (ASIAN TOUR EDITION) ALBUM OUT NOW

The David Archuleta story began on Dec. 28, 1990, the day David was born to Jeff and Lupe Archuleta in North Miami, Florida. His father was a jazz musician who was always playing the trumpet around the house. His mother was a singer who performed locally with her three sisters in a group known as the Mayorga Sisters. David always enjoyed music, but wasn’t particularly fond of his dad’s jazz trumpet playing, covering his ears “because it was so loud.”

But then came one of those pivotal moments, when David was six years old and watched a videotape with his younger brother as his family was relocating from Florida to Utah. It was the 10th anniversary concert of the stage musical “Les Miserables” and David became captivated with the music, playing the tape over and over, memorizing each song, complete with cockney accents. Then he discovered and fell in love with other musicals like “Evita” and “Into the Woods.”  He also listened to his mother’s Selena and Gloria Estefan albums, but he didn’t pay attention to radio much and wasn’t really aware of pop music, until he watched the first season of “American Idol.”

He was first mesmerized by Tamyra Gray when she opened the Top 30 semifinals with her outstanding performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” It was the first time he was aware of how expressive and soulful music could be, and what it was like to vocalize emotions. This was perhaps the most pivotal musical moment of his young life, the first step on the path that led him to who he is today, a musical prodigy, the runner-up for the seventh season Of “American Idol” and the newest artist signed to 19 Recordings/Jive.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Check out The Other Side Of Down: Asian Tour Edition which is now available at major record stores nationwide. It includes the new hit single, Everything and More.  It will also include four other tracks: Zero Gravity (from Spiderman), Love Don’t Hate, How To Breathe, and Wait. The repackage will include Karaoke versions and Lyric Booklet of the original music videos of: Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Touch My Hand, and Something ‘Bout Love.

Get David Archuleta’s SOMETHING ‘BOUT LOVE ringback. Text SD957 to 2332 (globe) , text GETSONG 5482743 to 2728 (sun) or text DA6 to 2728 (smart). P15/15days. For more ringback codes, visit www.facebook.com/sonymusicphilippines.

AN INCUBUS TRIBUTE PARTY: If Not Now, When? | 14JULY B-Side

Before Incubus rock Araneta Coliseum on July28, join us and Incubusstreetteam Ph in celebrating the band’s new album “If Not Now, When” on July 14, 2011 (9pm) at B-Side Makati.

Catch performances by Dash Between Dates, Lime, Soil and Green, Letter Day Story, KJWAN and Malay.

Also get a chance to win Incubus concert tickets and meet & greet pass when you buy Incubus’ If Not Now, When? album starting on July12 at any Odyssey store or at the Incubus Tribute Party on July 14 at B-side Makati, just make sure to bring your receipts.

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[COLUMBIA] BEYONCÉ’S NEW ALBUM “4” TO BE RELEASE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Source: Columbia Records

(New York, NY; Columbia Records; Wednesday, May 18, 2011) – Columbia Records will release “4,” the fourth solo studio album from Beyoncé on Tuesday, June, 28, 2011.

The album was recorded over a year between the spring of 2010 and the spring of 2011, while Beyoncé took time away from the spotlight.  She engaged in what she describes as simple things, including listening to every kind of music she truly enjoys.  Her mixed musical gumbo will be displayed on the upcoming album.

The title signifies not only the artist’s fourth solo offering and the day of her birth but it is also a personal gift to her fans.  For over one year now her fans around the world took to their social media pages urging her to name the album for her special number.  

The intensely anticipated video for the album’s lead single, “Run The World (Girls),” made its premiere on American Idol tonight.  The online debut of the full-length video immediately followed at www.beyonceonline.com.

Filmed in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert over three days in April, the Francis Lawrence-directed video boasts a cast of over 200 dancers, a menagerie of exotic animals and Beyoncé as the leader of a stunning army of women.

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GETTIN’ READY FOR AVRIL LAVIGNE’S “SMILE”

Avril Lavigne is now back in the US after her successful “Black Star Tour” in six Asian countries namely: China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan. She will be heading to Europe and Canada this June to promote her new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ but before that, Avril’s music video for her new single ‘Smile’ is set to premiere this Friday, May 20 (US). As a bonus, some behind the scene videos and photos were posted on her official site at www.avrillavigne.com as well as at www.facebook.com/avrillavigne, check it out below if you haven’t seen it yet.

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Don’t forget to grab a copy of Avril Lavigne’s “Goodbye Lullaby” album in stores now.

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