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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RAYVER CRUZ: THE SINGER

Well-known for his agile dancing ability, Rayver Cruz is also an accomplished young actor and is quite the charmer when  it comes to the fans. He started his career at a very young age and is still going strong. In fact, his relationship with the lovely Ms. Cristine Reyes has been trending social networks, tabloids and celebrity TV shows for a few months now.

“I’ve been singing since I was 9 years old but I’m always a dancer at heart” says Rayver during one of his interviews. His nimble dance moves backed-up by his good looks makes him one of the country’s most sought-after actors.

Sony Music noticed the potential of Rayver as a recording artist when his management team gave a copy of his previous recordings.“This guy has a good singing voice but can he “really” sing?”  Quipped a Sony Music executive during a Sony meeting.

To their surprise, during the recording of his five-song self-titled EP, the Sony A&R team and record Producer Jonathan Ong (Gloc 9/Kiss Jane/Parokya ni Edgar), were stunned on how efficient Rayver was recording in the studio. “He finished three songs during the first session… Most recording artists finish just one song during a session. ” Added producer Jonathan Ong. “I mean he knows what to do, he’s an excellent singer who knows how to sing properly in a recording and most importantly, he can sing a song and mean it.”

“I’ve been recording countless songs for ASAP but this is first ever proper album.” added Rayver who even sang his own back-up vocals in the EP. “Astig yung experience ko sa studio recording the album. Everybody was so kind and patient with me. Everything went smooth.”

“Mostly R&B and dance songs are on my playlist” says Rayver. Fitting since the EP mainly consists of songs in these genres.

Rayver the EP includes 5 songs: “Alam Mo Naman”, “143”, a fresh take on Ariel Rivera’s hit song-“Mahal Na Mahal Kita”, “Have Fun Go Mad” feat. Sheng Belmonte (formerly from Pinoy Dream Academy) and “I.O.I.O” feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane (Lagi).

RAYVER” is now out in CDs under Sony Music Entertainment and is available on all major record stores nationwide. To download Rayver’s music on your mobile phones, just text SONY to 3456.

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ON THE CHART THIS WEEK (13 June 2011)

Guy Sebastian’s “Who’s That Girl” is #1 this week on Mellow94.7.
The single is from his ‘Twenty Ten’ retrospective album which features his greatest
songs including ‘Angels Bought Me Here’ and his #1 smash hit ‘Like It Like That’.
Check out the music video for Who’s That Girl HERE and visit his official website at http://www.guysebastian.com.au/

TOP OF THE CHARTS
#1 Science & Faith by The Script on RX93.1
#1 Who’s that Girl by Guy Sebastian feat. Eve on Mellow94.7
#2 Smile by Avril Lavigne on Mellow94.7, #10 MYX Int’l, #10 99.5RT, #18 MYX Hit Chart, #27 RX93.1
#3 Look at Me Now by Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne on Magic 89.9 and #9 Wave89.1
#3 Promises, Promises by Incubus on Jam88.3
#3 Elmer by Gloc-9 feat. Jaq Dionisio & Jomal Linao on Pinoy MYX Chart, #4 MYX Hit Chart
#4 Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce at Magic 89.9, #12 MYX Int’l, #20 MYX Hit Chart,
#4 The Last Goodbye by David Cook on RX93.1, #6 Magic89.9, #19 MYX Int’l

HOT ON THE CHARTS

  • Best Love Song – T-Pain feat. Chris Brown
  • Boyfriend – Big Time Rush feat. Snoop Dogg
  • Friday – Glee Cast
  • Give Me Everything (Tonight) – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
  • (It) Feels so Good – Steven Tyler
  • Nothing – The Script
  • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
  • Tayo – Soundvent
  • Till the World Ends – Britney Spears
  • TNT – Pupil
  • Tanong Lang – AJKA
  • Walk – Foo Fighters
  • What the Hell – Avril Lavigne

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ON THE CHARTS THIS WEEK (31 May 2011)

♫♪I’m trying hard not to resist (to dance)

Don’t listen to me I’m being paranoid

I might try hard but it’s too hard to avoid

Whenever I hear this song my Hert Skips A Beat♪♫

Lenka’s new song is now at #3 on RX93.1 this week!

Check out the video HERE.

TOP OF THE CHARTS

#2 The Last Goodbye by David Cook on Magic89.9, #4 RX93.1
#2 Nothing by The Script 97.9 Home Radio, #19 at 99.5RT
#2 I Will Reach You by Westlife
#3 Heart Skips a Beat by Lenka on RX93.1
#3 Walk by Foo Fighters on Jam88.3, #14 at 99.5RT
#3 Uncharted by Sara Bareilles on Mellow94.7
#4 Who’s That Girl by Guy Sebastian feat Eve on Mellow94.7
#4 Look at Me Now by Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne on Wave 89.1, #16 RX93.1, #24 Magic89.9

HOT ON THE CHARTS

  • Adolescents – Incubus
  • Aftermath – Adam Lambert
  • Elmer – Gloc-9 feat. Jaq Dionisio & Jomal Linao
  • If You Ever Come Back – The Script
  • (It) Feels So Good – Steven Tyler
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Rope – Foo Fighters
  • Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
  • Save Me San Francisco – Train
  • Sleepwalker – Adam Lambert
  • Smile – Avril Lavigne
  • Tanong Lang – Ajka
  • Tayo – Soundvent (new)
  • Till The World Ends – Britney Spears
  • TNT – Pupil
  • What The Hell – Avril Lavigne

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ON THE CHARTS THIS WEEK (16 May 2011)

The Script are back on top with “If You Ever Come Back” and “Nothing” grabbing the #1 spot on Mellow94.7 and Home Radio 90.7. The band have also released “Science & Faith” in the UK as their new single and will soon reveal their music video which was shot in Miami early May, watch out for it. Also #1 this week at Jam88.3 is Foo Fighter’s “Walk,” this is the second single off their newly released album “Wasting Light,” check out their live performance of “Walk” on Letterman below:

TOP OF THE CHARTS
#1 IF YOU EVER COME BACK by The Script at Mellow94.7, #9 MYX Int’l, #13 on MYX Hit Chart, #24 on Magic89.9
#1 NOTHING by The Script on Home Radio 90.7
#1 WALK by Foo Fighters at Jam88.3
#1 I WILL REACH YOU by Weslife on 97.1 Brgy LSFM
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1 GLEE: THE WARBLERS by Glee Warblers at O-Music Store Album Chart
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2 SLEEPWALKER by Adam Lambert at RX93.1, #10 MYX Int’l, #16 on MYX Hit Chart, #17 on Magic89.9
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4 THE LAST GOODBYE by David Cook at Magic 89.9
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4 UNCHARTED by Sara Barelles at Mellow94.7, #28 on Magic89.9
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4 MARRY ME by Train at Home Radio 90.7, #10 90.7 Love Radio, #10 YesFM 101.1

HOT ON THE CHARTS

  • Adolescents – Incubus
  • Awitin Mula Sa ‘Yo – Kaligta
  • Booty Wurk – T-Pain feat. Joe Galaxy
  • BOYFRIEND – Big Time Rush
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow – Mike Posner feat. Lil Wayne
  • Dr. Love – Kilos
  • Give Me Everything (Tonight) – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
  • Look at Me Now – Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne
  • Lupit – Cueshe
  • Rope – Foo Fighters
  • Safe – Westlife
  • Save Me San Francisco – Train
  • Smile – Avril Lavigne
  • Tanong Lang – AJKA
  • Till the World Ends – Britney Spears
  • TNT – Pupil
  • What the Hell – Avril Lavigne
  • Who’s That Girl – Guy Sebastian

♫♪New songs this week♫♪

Steven Tyler “(It) Feels So Good” listen HERE

Britney Spears “I Want To Go” listen HERE

Gavin DeGraw “Not Over You” listen HERE

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