Aiza Seguerra’s "Para Lang Sa ‘Yo" album nearing Platinum status

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jun 17, 2008
Aiza Seguerra does cover songs for her new album Open Arms. Her first international album, produced by S2S Productions, will soon be available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.


According to Star Records, Aiza Seguerra's album Para Lang Sa ‘Yo: Songs Inspired by Ysabella is already approaching the platinum mark. As soon as album sales reach 25,000 units, Aiza will receive a Platinum Award, reinforcing her decision to concentrate on her singing career rather than her acting career.

In the June 16 press conference for Aiza Seguerra, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked how she feels about her album that is expected to receive a Platinum Award soon. "Nakakatuwa, lalo ngayon, ang bentahe ng albums mahina. Nakakatuwa kasi ang album ko talaga packaged as an individual talaga."

Aiza recalls that this album was created at a time when she was juggling several projects at the same time. She was part of the Judy Ann Santos soap opera Ysabella, she was recording her first album under Star Records, and she was rehearsing for the comedy musical Avenue Q. But looking back, it was all worth it because her 10-track album Para Lang Sa ‘Yo has enabled Aiza to revive her singing career after being identified with the huge hit "Pagdating ng Panahon." Her debut album from Vicor, named after the hit composition, allowed Aiza to receive five Platinum Awards.

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"Hanggang ngayon, hindi ako makapaniwala ako ang kumanta nun," says Aiza about her hit song "Pagdating."

"Sa bawat gig, lagi kong hinuhuli ‘yon."

In fact, this same song was performed by Aiza when she recently performed in Korea for the benefit of the Filipino community. Aside from "Pagdating ng Panahon," Aiza also performed "Ipagpatawad Mo."


OPEN ARMS. Earlier this year, Aiza received a pleasant surprise when a Singaporean company called S2S Productions expressed their desire to produce an album for her that will have an Asian release.

"Dito ginawa ang album kasi nandito ang banda ko. It contains ten cover songs and nagsama sila ng tatlong kanta from this album [Para Lang Sa ‘Yo]. Bonus tracks yung Tagalog song na ‘Para Lang Sa ‘Yo,' saka yung songs na ‘I'll Be There For You,' and ‘Persistent Rain.'"


The songs included in Aiza's tenth album (and her first international album) are "Open Arms," Vincent," "I Can't Make You Love Me," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Smooth Operator," "At Last," "Time After Time," "Home," and "Journey."

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S2S Productions released the album today, June 17, but Open Arms will be available here in the Philippines by July.


"Uunahin nila Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Star Records will distribute the album here after one month."


S2S Productions invited Aiza to perform for the benefit of the retailers and distributors in Singapore. How different is it performing in front of an international audience?

"Nung nag-show ako sa Singapore, sobrang kabado ako kasi hindi nila ako kilala. Dito kasi sa atin, teritoryo mo na. ‘Pag sinabing Aiza Seguerra, may expectations na ang tao sa ‘yo. Doon wala. Siguro, yung nasa isip na mga ‘yon, ‘Sino ba ‘to? Ano bang meron ‘to na wala sa iba?' Feeling ko ganun ang nasa isip. Yung tipong kailangan mo silang pabilibin."


She recalls that she was supposed to sing only three songs but then they requested for more so she ended up performing five songs for the audience.


Aiza is unsure when she will be leaving for Singapore to promote Open Arms, her first international album, but she is definitely leaving on October 25 to perform in the play Avenue Q in the Esplanade Theater from October 31 to November 16. Aiza portrays the role of Gary Coleman in the comedy musical produced by Atlantis Productions.
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