THE home-grown GMA star/singer who started as one of the Pops Star Kids is now in the league with Eraserheads, Jose Marie Chan and Freddie Aguilar whose albums have become diamond after extraordinary album sales.
A diamond is 10 times platinum and even Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez have yet to achieve that.
Julie Anne did although comparing it the platinum awards some artists got years earlier is not possible as sales of CDs nowadays are much lower than maybe 20 years ago.
Julie Anne’s eponymous debut album for GMA Records was released in August 2012 and every month there has always a report on which CD reaches the platinum status. While it took her another two years to finally get the diamond award, this is still an achievement in the era of iTunes and pirated CD’s. Her follow up album Deeper has already reached platinum, in time for her first major concert before the end of the year.
Now on its fourth week, Don’t Lose The Money, airing weekdays between Basta Everyday Happy and The Ryzza Mae show, clobbered its competition in its first two weeks in the ratings game. Last week, it experimented with non-celebrity contestants. It didn’t work as ratings dropped.
Tom Rodriguez returned last Monday with celebrity contestants starting with the impersonators that supply the funny antics as sidekicks opn TV. It seems the audience like watching their idols compete in game shows, something not done when they’re actors or singers.
The first batch of sponsors chosen Dingdong Dantes and Marian were announced at a thank-you dinner for accepting their request. In the first batch of principal sponsors are GMA 7 to guns Felipe Gozon, Jimmy Duavit, TAPE top honcho Tony Tuviera, Eduardo Gonzalez, Joel Anthony Rustia, Mac Alejandre, Ogie Alcasid, German Moreno, Mark Reyes, Randy Ortiz, Perry Lansigan, and Jose Francisco Gonzalez.
The female principal sponsors include Floresfida Gonzalez, Wilma Galvante, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Maria Joycelyn Rustia, Margarita Gonzalez, Celia Rodriguez, Joyce Bernal, Maria Luisa Henson, and Lolit Solis.
The couple says this is just the first batch and more will be added. Could it be that Bossing Vic will become one? Marian has been wooing him live in their Eat Bulaga for at least twice now it’s Vic who is not yet confirming.