20 to try: Filipino albums

We take a step back in time and count down the best-selling Filipino albums of all time. Do you know your stuff? Discuss this article

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11 Pagdating ng Panahon

Artist: Aiza Seguerra
Sold copies: 220,400 plus
Release: 2001
Genre: Pop
Trivia: The album turned out to be the biggest and greatest OPM album of the year 2001. The song which is the title of the album had hit number one spot for 12 consecutive weeks in FM radio stations and became the title and theme song of a movie produced by Viva films. The song was also the root of Aiza Seguerra’s award for Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist in Awit Awards during the same year. The album is a certified Quadruple Platinum.

12 Just Can’t Help Feelin’

Artist: Jessa Zaragoza
Sold copies: 223,000
Release: 1997
Genre: Ballad
The album reached sextuple platinum in just months after it was released. The song on the album Bakit Pa? became a monster hit and spawned a movie with the same title.

13 Freeman

Artist: Francis Magalona
Sold copies: 218,500 plus
Release: 1995
Genre: OPM Rap/ Pinoy rock
Trivia: It was the fifth album of the late Francis Magalona released under BMG Records Inc. The album made him well-known as an artist in his authenticity in the Pinoy Rock scene.

14 Rivermaya

Artist: Rivermaya
Sold copies: 217,000 plus
Release: 2005
Genre: Alternative rock/pop, hard rock, grunge
Trivia: The album is the debut album of the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 11 tracks and released under BMG Records Pilipinas (now Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc.) on 1994.

15 Atomic Bomb

Artist: Rivermaya
Sold copies: 215,600 plus
Release: 1997
Genre: Alternative rock/Pop
Trivia: The album is the third album from the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 16 tracks and released under Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc.on January 31, 1997.It was reported that the album gone gold before it hit the stores on January 31. Basing on initial orders from Metro Manila record bars, BMG shipped out 25,000 cassettes. As a matter of fact, major record bars on malls report they were out of stock after a few days. This is the last album with Bamboo Manalac as lead singer.

By Rodelito Mamuad
Time Out Doha,

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