Maja Salvador’s debut album “Believe” reached Platinum in album sales!

Maja Salvador’s debut album “Believe” signifies more than an exhibition of her singing abilities, one of her many talents. It has proven once again that this girl’s formula for success pans out the way she intends to: dream hard…then work hard for it to come true. “Napatunayan ko na hindi mahirap mangarap. Kapitan mo lang ang pangarap mo. Huwag mong pakawalan.”


It was an inspiring feat for Maja when “Believe” reached 7,500 in sales figures and had been certified Gold by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI) last June 5th. It was quite an overwhelming triumph for a young woman testing the waters of a different industry. With her diligent willingness to leave a mark on music and a charismatic hold on a fanbase that never seem to thin out, things that took place after this Gold certification fell beyond the reach of the word “success”.

Numbering in the accolades of “Believe” is the Philippine Movie Press Club awarding the album as the Dance Album of the Year at the 6th PMPC Star Awards For Music, with another nomination for Maja for the New Female Recording Artist Of the Year award. It also pioneered the bar-raising “mastered for iTunes” hallmark for the entire OPM industry. “Dahan-dahan”, the flagship single for the album claimed the nod of OPM buffs as it charted atop national radio and music TV channel charts, and scored almost 6 million views for its music video on YouTube.

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The end of the “Believe” era is still not in sight though.

With a sprawling spread of recognition under her belt, “Believe” hits it even bigger with Maja tirelessly touring the country to promote the record and eventually, the countless hours of boosting the acquaintance of the public with the new sound that is Maja, paid off. Only 6 months after receiving the Gold award from PARI, “Believe” called for a crown change to a Platinum certification, selling over massive 15,000 copies. The plaques were handed to a surprised and teary-eyed Maja on ABS-CBN’s ASAP show last Sunday, December 14.

OPM’s kudos to Maja’s musical work is truly significant, but the belief that she can take over this industry too as regarded by her fans, both newfound ones and those who have grown with her from the early beginnings of her career, is the highlight on Maja’s impressive resumé so far. Though some “critics” bomb her vocal ability as half-baked at best, Maja knew better: she can sing, and right now that’s what she wants to do. Unlike most of her contemporaries, it wasn’t her intention to follow the regrettable practice of merely creating a 30-minute ad for a celebrity brand. In creating “Believe”, singing and creating a real record was her primary concern. At the very same time she can dance, she can act, she can model. She can relate to the audience. She knows how to envelop herself in the uniqueness of her skillset. From where we’re all standing, Maja’s got it pretty good at entertaining overall.

More than the efforts she has given to complete and promote the album, Maja only has one last advice: “Just BELIEVE!”


Justin Biebers “Believe” crowned top debut of 2012 album sales!

Justin Bieber‘s album Believe is the biggest debut sales week to date in 2012!

Justin Bieber is number-one on this week’s Billboard 200 chart, as his new album, “Believe,” solid 374,000 copies in its first week of release, surpassing the Material Girl’s 359,000 for “MDNA.”

The figure also represents a personal best for The Biebs. He previously sold 291,000 albums of “My World 2.0” in April 2010.


Justin is also busy promoting his album from one talk show to another and an impromptu sing-along with fans.


Party Pilipinas ‘BELIEVE’ this Sunday!

Faith and conviction in one’s talent and dream, that is the loud battle cry of the country’s number one concert party on television with Party Pilipinas “Believe.”

This Sunday, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid returns to Party Pilipinas’ performance stage.

In celebration of Father’s Day, “PP All Stars” honors them with performances by Ogie Alcasid, Regine, Janno Gibbs, Kyla, Jolina Magdangal, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista, Solenn Heussaff, and Jennylyn Mercado.

Father’s day celebration continues with a special number with the cast of “My Daddy Dearest” featuring Ogie, this time with Jolina Magdangal, Milkah Wynne Nacion, and Kyle Ocampo.

Belief in the youth will be tackled by “Dance Duets” as it takes a graceful turn to address teen issues, headlined by controversial love triangle Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio, and Kris Bernal. And for more exciting grooves, “Sayaw Pilipinas” will move to the best RNB and Hip hop hits of the 90s with the cast of GMA Afternoon Prime’s latest offering, “Faithfully” with cast members Maxene Magalona, Michelle Madrigal, Isabel Oli, Isabelle Daza, and Vaness Del Moral.

Expect more youth power with GirlSquad as they put their girl power game on with Heir of Rap Elmo Magalona. And the spirit of rap music lives on as “Rap Acoustic” features the hits of Gloc9 with performances by the rap icon himself.

Believe in the power of women, and surrender to their charm, Carla Abellana will take you to that level as she celebrates her birthday. Watch out also for Solenn as she will surely sizzle with her own brand of sexy music. More women domination courtesy of tandems ShinKy (aka Rachelle Ann Go and Kyla), JulieFrench (aka Julie Anne San Jose and Frencheska Farr) and La Diva for the much-awaited comeback of Viva La Diva.

Experience young love, and be entertained by super tandem JuliElmo (aka Julie Anne and Elmo) just in time for the launch of their new show “Together Forever”.

Party Pilipinas “Believe” airs this Sunday, June 17, only on GMA.


Justin Bieber almost quit music!

Justin Bieber in a recent interview revealed that he almost quit the music business and the only thing that kept him going is his supporters.

If you listen very carefully to his title track “Believe“, its lyrics include the line: You kept my heart from falling. It is dedicated to his fans.

This is what Justin said of the song:

“I think it’s so important to me because it’s about my fans and how much they’ve helped me. They really have kept my heart from falling because they’ve always been there and supported me and cheered me on.”

“There were so many times when I just wanted to say, ‘Enough is enough, I don’t want to do this anymore.'”

Believe” comes out on June 19.



First Look: Justin Bieber’s album cover!

Justin Bieber released the album cover for his upcoming CD last night!

He tweeted two versions of the photo (regular and deluxe), along with the hashtag #53DAYS. It will be available for purchase on June 19.

Can’t wait for the release of his next album!


Justin Bieber new album includes song about Mariah Yeater!

Justin Bieber has pen a song just for Mariah Yeater, the woman who claimed Bieber fathered her child.

In a recent interview Bieber told reporters in London on Monday that Yeater is the focal point in one of his songs on his new album, ‘Believe’.

“There’s a song about that girl that said she was gonna have my baby, Mariah Yeater,” Bieber said. “There are songs about things I’m going through. I wrote songs about different situations.”

Yeater, 20, shocked the world in November 2011 when she accused the pop star, then 17, of fathering her 3-month-old son after having unprotected sex in a backstage bathroom. Bieber vehemently denied any interaction with Yeater, agreeing to take a DNA paternity test and threatening to take her to court. (The paternity suit has presumably been discontinued).

“I know I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim … But to set the record straight, none of it is true,” Bieber told Matt Lauer on the “Today” show just a few days after being slapped with the paternity lawsuit. “Never met the woman.”

Hmmm interesting!


Justin Bieber to release new album “Believe”!

The Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been working hard on his third studio album titled Believe, after garnering much international success with his debut record My World.

Justin revealed what to expect on his next album:

“You can’t really expect anything from my album. It’s really, really different. And it’s new; it’s not the same thing everyone’s used to hearing right now on the radio. It’s really exciting for me, ’cause I’m able to break out of my shell and show my fans what I’m all about and show other people who might not like my music that maybe they can like my music.”

On writing his own album for his fans:

“This new album is crazy. I’ve spent the most time on it creatively, just writing myself and being involved in the whole process. It’s something that comes from my hear. I hope all my fans and all my Beliebers like it. With my new album, Believe, there’s so many different songs and so many different styles. It’s really versatile and fun. My first single is going to be amazing — everyone’s going to love it.”

Are you excited of his new album?

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