Now on its fifth year, the 24K Gold Record Awards was held earlier today, December 4, to honor Filipino singers who have made significant achievements for their chart-topping songs and hit albums. Also, Platinum Record Award holders were likewise recognized and included in the 7th Platinum Circle.
ASAP Rocks, ABS-CBN's Sunday variety show, honored the top-selling artists in the Philippines during its December 4 episode.
In his spiel, Piolo Pascual explained, "This is ASAP's way of recognizing all the artists and recording companies who worked hard to keep the music industry alive. Mabuhay po ang OPM!"
Before the awards were handed out, Rayver Cruz, John Prats, Enrique Gil and Enchong Dee participated in a production number with Toni Gonzaga. The singer-actress sang "Turn Me On" while the four guys showed off their groovy dance moves.
Anne Curtis gave a video message telling everyone: "Sa lahat ng fans ko at followers who bought the Annebisyosa album, thank you so much. Dahil sa inyo, meron na akong 24K Gold Award. Thank you guys!"
Among those who received their awards personally were Toni Gonzaga, Aiza Seguerra, Jovit Baldivino, and Yeng Constantino.
Here is the list of OPM artists who have reached the Gold Record status by selling more than 7,500 units from November 2010 to November 2011 as certified by Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Inc. (P.A.R.I.).
1. Regine Velasquez - Fantasy (Universal Records)
2. XLR8 - XLR8 (Viva Records)
3. Jovit Baldivino - I'd Do Anything For Love (Star Records)
4. Aiza Seguerra -Perhaps Love (Star Records)
5. Anne Curtis - Annebisyosa (Viva Records)
6. Toni Gonzaga - All Me (Star Records)
7. Jed Madela - The Classics Album (Universal Records)
8. Gary Valenciano - With Love (Star Records)
9. Yeng Constantino - Yeng Versions Live! (Star Records)
10. Yssa Alvarez - Addicted to Acoustic 3 (Viva Records)
Sabrina received a Special Citation since her album, I Love Acoustic 4 (MCA Music Inc.), was able to reach Gold Status in Indonesia.
The 7th Platinum Circle Awards 2011 Awardees are OPM artists who have reached the Platinum Record status selling more than 15,000 units from November 2010 to November 2011 as certified by Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Inc. (P.A.R.I.).
1. Angeline Quinto - Patuloy Ang Pangarap (Star Records)
2. Juris - Now Playing (Star Records)
3. Sarah Geronimo - One Heart (Viva Records)
4. Kris Aquino - Songs of Love & Healing and My Heart's Journey (Universal Records)
5. Christian Bautista - Romance Revisited: The Lovesongs of Jose Mari Chan (Universal Records)
6. Jovit Baldivino - Faithfully (Star Records)
7. Gary Valenciano - Replay (Universal Records)
8. Jericho Rosales - Change (Star Records)
9. Piolo Pascual - Decades 2 (Star Records)
10. Richard Poon - For You (MCA Music Inc)
11. Young JV - Ready or Not (PolyEast Records)
12. Willie Revillame - I Love You (Viva Records)
In addition, Pinoy rock band Sponge Cola was also recognized as a Diamond Record Awardee for surpassing the 10X Platinum record mark for the album Araw Oras Tagpuan (Universal Records) that sold more than 150,000 units in just 10 weeks.
Christian Bautista was also hailed as an Elite Platinum Circle Awardee for 2011 for being a Diamond Recording Artist for his album A Wonderful Christmas, which was released last year.