Fans snap up Super Junior albums in anticipation of concert
K-pop boy band Super Junior proved their growing popularity in the Philippines with their “Super Show 2” live album, which topped the country’s international album chart.
According to the record label that released Super Junior’s album in the country, “Super Show 2” is No. 1 on the Astrovision and Astroplus international album chart for the period Feb. 8 to 14. The two retail chains have about 30 outlets in the country.
The “Super Show 2” album contains 39 tracks recorded live from Super Junior’s concert tours of the same title.
This is the third time that Super Junior’s album has topped album sales in the Philippines.
Many surmise that the brisk sales of Super Junior’s albums is somehow connected to the boy band’s upcoming concert in the Philippines slated on April 10 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry” album debuted at No. 1 on the Music One album chart three days after it was released last September, becoming the first K-pop artist to top the local music charts.
In addition, Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry-Answer” has topped the MYX music charts.
The single is No. 1 on the MYX Hit Chart covering the period Feb. 14-20, edging out releases by Adam Lambert, Tokio Hotel and Kris Allen.
It also topped the MYX International Top 20 for the period Feb. 13-19.
The “Sorry, Sorry” album was the No. 1 bestselling K-pop album in the Philippines last year.
It was included in Music One’s top 25 bestselling albums of the year based on sales from three outlets from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009. It was the only K-pop album to enter the top 25 list.
As an offshoot, “Super Girl,” the album of the boy band’s subgroup, Super Junior-M, also topped the sales chart of both Music One and Odyssey Records when it was released last Novemeber.
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