Actress-singer Janella Salvador freaked out when she learned that the Born for You (Sam & Kevin) album she made with Elmo Magalona, zoomed to number one on iTunes just a few hours after its release on July 31.
Janella, who plays the role of aspiring singer Samantha “Sam” Reyes-Kazuko in ABS-CBN’s teleserye Born for You, could not contain her astonishment at the brisk sales of the album.
(Image Credit: ABS-CBN Born For You teaser)
She tweeted a screen capture of the iTunes Philippines chart, accompanied by the following message:
I’M FREAKING OUT! You’re all amazing!!! Born For You’s album came out just tonight and it’s ALREADY #1 on iTunes!!!
(Image Credit: @superjanella)
The album sells for $9.90 and contains 10 wonderful songs, two of them are duets: the carrier single Born for You and Ikaw.
Janella has five (5) solo songs in the album, namely Pangarap Lang, Same Ground, Yume Dake Da (Pangarap Lang), Ikaw, and Anata (Ikaw). Elmo on the other has two solos titled You’ll Be Safe Here and Stay.
The album also contains the track “Born for You” as sung by David Pomeranz, original singer and composer of the song.
Aside from being at the top of the iTunes Philippines albums chart, tracks from the album were also in the top 100 songs chart. As of August 1, the Born for You duet version was at number 13, Ikaw (Duet) at number 21, and Ikaw solo version by Janella came in at number 33. Pangarap Lang, Yume Dake Da, and Same Ground were at numbers 57, 59, and 60, respectively.
The strong performance of the Born for You album on iTunes reflect just how popular the television series has become. It also shows that the ElNella love team now has its own fan base and is fast becoming one of the hottest love teams in Philippine showbiz.