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NHK Appearance Prompts “Charice” Download Surge

NHK Appearance Prompts “Charice” Download Surge

Charice has admitted that she loves Japan, and following her appearance in NHK’s “Songs” program last week, it is clear that Japan loves her.

As a result of her performances on “Songs,” iTunes Japan saw a surge of download activity around her albums, and within 24 hours of the show (January 20), “Charice” had climbed back up to No 5 on the iTunes overall album chart. “Charice (Deluxe Edition),” meanwhile, rose to No 20.

As of January 25, “Charice” has dropped out of the Top 10 downloaded albums but remains at No 10 in the Pop Albums chart, while her collaboration with Unique, “Wherever You Are,” is at No 3 in the RnB Songs download chart.

Meanwhile, Amazon also recorded a huge rise in downloads with “Charice” topping both the pop and rock album charts after her TV special appearance. The album received 248 downloads in the pop chart, and 256 in the rock chart.

With her first solo concert tour set to begin next month in support of her gold-rated album, all of this comes as something of a morale boost, though there could hardly have been any fears of empty seats in a country that has open-heartedly embraced the Filipino songstress.

Charts are affected by the whims of the public, with sales rising and falling from day-to-day, which is why the promotion cog-wheel is so important. It’s obvious that Charice’s latest TV appearance acted as a timely reminder of her imminent arrival to the Japanese public.

It’s not the first time that an appearance resulted in a jump in interest in our favorite teenage diva. There was a similar increase in all things Charice after her appearance on Mezamashi TV, when “Charice” rose from No 42 to No 12 in the iTunes charts.

The pre-Christmas work that Charice put in in Japan, with a promotional tour that involved a mini-concert recorded exclusively for J-WAVE Radio in Tokyo, several radio and press interviews and her TV slot early morning on Mezamashi TV have clearly paid off.

So too have her collaboration with Unique, “Wherever You Are,” from his Japan Edition album “From Brooklyn To You,” and her recording of “Happy Christmas (War Is Over).” Those singles reached No 1 and No 2 respectively in the Oricon Singles charts.

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“Charice” climbed back to No 5 in the iTunes Japan charts

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“Charice” reached No 1 on the Amazon Pop Charts

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The abum also climbed to No1 in the Amazon Japan Rock Chart

By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com

32 Responses to “NHK Appearance Prompts “Charice” Download Surge”

  1. hermiemel says:

    Wow. Charice’s Crescent Moon is perfect for her to sing at her solo concert in Japan in a several weeks.

    Sung by Nora Aunor and also Eddie Perigrina is “Here’s My Happiness” with Japanese and English wordings. Nice song too.

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  2. POPseeker says:
    TO THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD AND WILLING…LET’S SHOULD BE DESPERATE NOW!

    How to Nominate Albums for Grammys
    By Lucosi Fuller, eHow Contributor
    (from http://www.ehow.com/how_4796609_nominate-albums-grammys.html)

    Have you ever wondered who casts the votes for the Grammys and how the votes are tallied? Have you ever loved an album so much that you wanted it to win a Grammy and it didn’t even make the list of finalists? Having your say in the Grammy nominations isn’t as far off as you may think it is. This article provides the steps that a person would take to nominate albums for the Grammys.

    Instructions
    1. Apply for a Recording Academy membership. There are three available membership types: student, associate and voting. Only voting members can nominate albums, so that’s the membership you want.

    2. You need to have “creative or technical credit on a minimum of six tracks (or their equivalent) in at least one voting discipline and the album must have been commercially released in the United States” to qualify as a voting member. Credits that are not worthy of a voting member include executive producer, assistant producer, A&R and production coordinators. (Grammys.com) You can supply album liner notes or proof of album distribution to verify album credit.

    3. If you are going through the Recording Academy’s new “digital qualification process,” you have two options for applying: digital distribution and member endorsement.

    4. For digital distribution, you need a combination of four credentials, according to Grammys.com: credits on at least 12 tracks; a promotional website (unless you are not a performer); an album that can be bought by the public at a major online retailer; and some other proof that you are working in the music business or working toward a career in the music business.

    5. For member endorsement, you can become a voting members by being endorsed by two voting members using the forms supplied by the Recording Academy director of membership and marketing.

    6. Once you are approved as a Recording Academy member, you must pay membership dues of $100 for one year, $180 for two years and $260 for three years. You can also choose to get an 18-month membership. These cost $150 and are available only in January, February and March.

    Nominating Albums
    7. Cast votes on the ballot sent to you by the Academy and submit it to the Deloitte accounting firm for tallying. The Academy requires you to cast votes in the musical field in which you specialize. For example, if you have credits in Country music, you will only vote for albums in that genre. You can cast votes for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist, in a maximum of nine fields out of 31.

    8. Cast votes again in the final voting stage. This time you will vote in the same four categories of Best New Artist and Record, Album and Song of the Year. You can vote in a maximum of eight of the 31 fields. The ballots are shipped again to Deloitte for a secret vote count.

    9. Wait for the winners to be announced at the annual televised Grammy Awards ceremony.

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  3. Theo says:
    Does anyone know if Charice’s other songs are actually being played in Japanese radio stations?

    For me, this will be a milestone if all those other wasted songs are finally put to good use…if she can’t do a video in the US…do it in Japan!!!

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  4. chasterdaily says:
    Charice armies give all your comments. We need to give Ogie a lesson. Heres the link:
    http://www.pinoyparazzi.com/charice-walang-%e2%80%98k%e2%80%99-magpaka- hollywood-sa-%e2%80%98pinas/comment- page-6/#comment-118990

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    • Theo says:
      You know, I do agree with some of his critique from an artistic stand point BUT what I do not like about it is his motives. Why bring Lea Salongga up? For what purpose? He is just another guy that wants attention.

      Just ignore him.

      Theo

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  5. vman says:
    I think they made a mistake with the translation….The 248 on the pop charts is not the numbers of downloads in amazon…BUT it means 248 days in top 100 in the amazon pop chart…..and 256 days in top 100 on the amazon rock chart.

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    • 1604-bg says:
      Yes, your understanding is correct. Charice CD is now on No,1 of best Sold CD-Pops in AMAZON-Japan and 255day in 100.
      Record of this is CD “AVE MARIA’ by Sarah Brightman, 3,171days in 100 best sold CD-pops in AMAZON-Japan. WOW!

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  6. lyzander says:
    i watch charice last night japanese television 1 2 3 . The show festured her cinderella story and made all the audience cry even my japanese partner too was crying over her story . this will make her more popular in japan. She sang cressent moon. Ill be watching her concert this coming 22nd in tokyo with my partner. looking forward to watch her show .

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  7. Joy Co says:
    I just found this newly uploaded video of Charice singing “Crescent Moon” on Japanese Tv. She looked great and sounded great. Awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd6A75nlI_Q&feature=feedf

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    • ArrVee says:
      it must really sound beautiful when heard live, to move that lady in the background to tears at 1:13, ironically when Charice sings the line “No I won’t cry …”

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    • starbuck245 says:

      The clarity of the vid was awesome and I enjoyed Cha’s performance, but did anyone think the back up band and all the colors on the set were a little weird and scary? Honestly, I thought the band members were trying to imitate robots.

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  8. flor of texas says:
    This is something to be expected. Charice will climb to No. One in all Charts. She is unstoppable. Mark my word.

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  9. jimfan155 says:
    Can’t wait for the day when all countries, especially the US and the Philippines follow Japan’s lead and give Charice the recognition and the love she deserves. It’s coming – can’t you feel it?

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  10. Maria Jane says:
    Congratulations, Charice and thanks to Japan fans for embracing her. Way to go Charice!!! Love you and stay the way you are.Millions love youa nd your talent so don’t be botehred by those nasty reports or write-ups about you.

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  11. AIM says:
    Congrats! Nihon-jins are vowing on you and believe me when they do that, platinum will be yours. Domo Nippon! We love you Charice!

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  12. Luisa says:
    Go Charice to platinum!! I wish I can buy the Japanese album or singles. They should allow American to purchase the Japanese album!! I have tried to download from Itune and Amazon but they always re-route me to American Itune and Amazon. they don’t have crescent moon or Where ever you are. I sooo want those 2 songs.

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    • ceedum says:
      @Luisa, you can buy an Japan iTunes card from J-list. They will give you instructions on how to register to Japan iTunes and order music exclusive to that country. On Amazon, you can order the CD or order from CDJapan.co.jp. It’s easy, hope that helps.

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  13. Ryry says:
    Charice is currently number 1 on Japan Itunes album chart. yay! Kudos Cha! :)

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  14. justcharrie says:
    Now it’s no. 1!!!!!

    http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt227/abilidades/iTunes1.jpg

    Congratulations Charice!

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  15. kcmaria says:
    どうも ありがとう ございました にほん!

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  16. sharisufan says:
    oh yeah! what can i say…i am SHARISUFAN!!

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  17. Arianna says:
    Just curious, do you know which dates those singles (Wherever You Are and Happy X-Mas) got no.1 in the Oricon charts?

    Were it for the daily charts? Weekly charts?

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  18. flowjam21 says:
    Good News….way to go to Platinum,hehe

    this Charice Album is worth to buy….
    that’s why…deserved to be in top 10 download album….

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  19. trevor25 says:
    The download isnt bad at all but the figures seems low. Please re-verify facts. Japanese so loving Charice.

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  20. chadav says:
    ” The album received 248 downloads in the pop chart, and 256 in the rock chart.” I thought it has way more than this

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    • Mooffin says:
      that’s just for amazon japan. there are a lot of music sites where you can download charice’s songs, especially the music-for-cellphone sites.

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    • vman says:
      I think they made a mistake with the translation….The 248 on the pop charts is not the numbers of downloads in amazon…BUT it means 248 days in top 100 in the amazon pop chart…..and 256 days in top 100 on the amazon rock chart.

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  21. 1604-bg says:
    WOW!
    Thanks Robert for greate article from Japanese music industries.
    Japan embrace our own Charice as Charice loves Japan.
    GO,GO Charice to PLATINUM.

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  22. george says:
    what can I say,am still lurking for latest new video of Charice.Yhanks and I’m the first!!!!!!!

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