List of best-selling albums in the Philippines

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This is a list of best-selling albums in the Philippines. This list can contain any types of albums, including studio albums or extended plays, live albums, greatest hits or compilations, various artists, and soundtracks, both from domestic and international artists. The Philippine Association of the Record Industry or PARI is the organization responsible for awarding record certifications in the Philippines. PARI is a member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Album certifications include both physical and digital sales.

Music certifications prior to 1990 were only awarded by record labels of their artists through their own guidelines until PARI took the obligation. PARI's early policy at that time was that released albums in the country can only be certified Platinum if they were sold at least 40,000 copies, eventually they would receive Diamond award when they reach ten times, at 400,000. This rule was granted until 2006 when PARI changed it down to 30,000 units.[1] It was not until October 2007 that thresholds for albums were distinguished between the local and international repertoire. In local release, PARI made it into 30,000 copies, same that of the previous rule, but parted away from the international release, decreased it into 20,000 copies.[2] On February 2008, PARI again decided to change the guidelines. This time, they made 25,000 copies for local albums and 15,000 for international albums.[3] This latter did not take until December 2009 when PARI decreased five-thousand copies for local albums for a requirement as a Platinum-certified album when they made it to 20,000, while still remained 15,000 for international-released albums, same from the previous one.[4]

Currently, domestic repertoire again shares the same thresholds along with the international repertoire, same that of the 1999—2006/2007 rule. As the album could be one of the best-sellers, new criteria were told that the figure must be published by a reliable or acceptable source and that the album must have sold at least 150,000 units for both domestic and international albums in the country which was already implemented on March 2012.[5] This is why albums such as Fearless and The Fame, although considered, have not been fully included on this list.

As of 2017, Jose Mari Chan's Constant Change (1989) and Christmas in Our Hearts (1990) still remain as the best-selling albums in the country with the estimated sales of more than 800,000 copies each. Regine Velasquez is considered as the best-selling artist of all time in the Philippines with 7 million certified albums locally and 1.5 million certified albums in Asia.[6][7][8] Other artists such as Eraserheads and Rivermaya have three albums on the list, while Gary Valenciano, Jaya, Jolina Magdangal, Jose Mari Chan, MYMP, Smokey Mountain and Westlife each have two.

Best-selling albums[edit]

Regine Velasquez has sold more than 8.5 million certified albums regionally making her the Philippines' best-selling artist of all time.[6]
Nina holds the record for best-selling live album with Nina Live!, which received a Diamond certification.
Irish boy band Westlife are the only one of the international acts who had two consecutive released albums featured on the entry.
The 2004 greatest hits album of Eraserheads, The Eraserheads Anthology is the best-selling compilation album in the Philippines to date.
The late Francis Magalona is the only OPM hip hop/rapper artist who has the best-selling album on the entry.
Legend
pink Released before PARI began awarding certifications
grey Released since PARI began awarding certifications
+ Disregarded but still included on the list as its sales is adjusted for inflation
Best-selling albums in the Philippines
Rank Album Artist Release Year Sales Certification Ref.
1 Christmas in Our Hearts Jose Mari Chan 1990 800,000 Diamond[9] [10]
2 Constant Change[nb 1] Jose Mari Chan 1989 800,000 Diamond[9] [11]
3 Westlife Westlife 2000 500,000 [12][13]
4 R2K Regine Velasquez 1999 480,000 2× Platinum[9] [14]
5 Cutterpillow Eraserheads 1995 400,000 [15]
6 Jaya Jaya 1996 360,000 [16]
7 Nina Live! Nina 2005 300,000 Diamond[9] [17]
8 Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars 2010 300,000 2× Diamond[9] [18]
9 Coast to Coast Westlife 2000 280,000 [12][13]
10 Jolina Jolina Magdangal 1999 280,000 7× Platinum[9] [19][20]
11 Forevermore Side A 1995 265,000 [21]
12 Paraiso Smokey Mountain 1991 260,000 [22]
13 Smokey Mountain Smokey Mountain 1989 245,000 [22]
14 Covers, Vol. 1 Regine Velasquez 2004 240,000 [23]
15 On Memory Lane Jolina Magdangal 2000 240,000 6× Platinum[9] [24][19]
16 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1996 240,000 [25]
17 Paint My Love Michael Learns to Rock 1997 240,000 [26]
18 Halik Aegis 2000 226,000 4× Platinum[9] [22]
19 Ten Years Together APO Hiking Society 1980 224,000 [22]
20 Just Can't Help Feelin' Jessa Zaragoza 1997 223,000 [27]
21 Pagdating ng Panahon Aiza Seguerra 2001 220,000 5× Platinum[9] [27]
22 Habang May Buhay Donna Cruz 1995 210,000 [22]
23 Freeman Francis Magalona 1995 219,000 [27]
24 Rivermaya Rivermaya 1994 217,000 [27]
25 Atomic Bomb Rivermaya 1997 216,000 [27]
26 Kitchie Nadal Kitchie Nadal 2004 215,000 2× Platinum[9] [9]
27 CiRcuS Eraserheads 1994 214,000 [28]
28 Trip Rivermaya 1996 214,000 [28]
29 Versions / Beyond Acoustic[nb 2] MYMP 2005 211,000 [28]
30 Popstar: A Dream Come True Sarah Geronimo 2003 210,000 [29][30]
31 Eraserheads Anthology Eraserheads 2004 209,000 [28]
32 A Wonderful Christmas Christian Bautista 2010 200,000 Diamond[9] [31][32]
33 Regine Live: Songbird Sings the Classics Regine Velasquez 2001 200,000 Platinum [33][23]
34 In The Raw Jaya 1997 200,000 [16]
35 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Regine Velasquez 2000 180,000 2× Platinum[9] [23][34]
36 Revive Gary Valenciano 2001 180,000 Platinum[9] [35]
37 Spice Spice Girls 1997 160,000 [36]
38 Retro Regine Velasquez 1996 160,000 [33]
39 Araw Oras Tagpuan Sponge Cola 2011 150,000 Diamond[9] [37][38]
40 Julie Anne San Jose Julie Anne San Jose 2012 150,000 Diamond[9] [39]
41 Wish I May Alden Richards 2015 150,000 Diamond [40]
42 Fearless Taylor Swift 2008 140,000 [41]
43 The Fame Lady Gaga 2008 135,000 [42]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Constant Change was released on May 25, 1989, the album had received its certification by PARI on November 10, 1990.
  2. ^ Two albums of MYMP, Versions and Beyond Acoustics were combined together for certification since they were both released consecutively on a same year.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Feb. 2008 – Dec. 2009 International Certification Award levels" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 25, 2008.
  4. ^ "Dec. 2009 – Mar. 2012 International Certification Award levels" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2010.
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