Launched just four days ago, Charice’s new album topped iTunes-Japan’s Pop Chart amid radio promo gigs and the comeback of the David Foster and Friends Concert Tour.
As of 12 MN of October 9, Charice’s new album entitled “Infinity” is on the top spot in iTunes-Japan’s Pop Albums Chart as per Apple’s website. Interestingly, wrapping up the top 10 list is Charice’s Japanese self-titled debut album, which has been in the market for over a year as of press time.
Other notable entries that made it were “Luv Songs” (Che’nelle, #2), “Step” (KARA, #3), “Born this Way” (Lady Gaga #5), “Come Away with Me” (Norah Jones, #7), “NOLZA” (2NE1, #8). “Infinity” also ranks second in iTunes-Japan’s Overall Top 10 Albums.
“The message of the title [Infinity]… is never-ending love, never-ending hope, especially (in light of) what happened last March [the Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami]. They’ve been supporting me (for so long) and now, this album is like my support for them,” she said.
Several of the album’s tracks were played, including “Far as the Sky” (also the theme song for the Japanese drama series “Bull Doctor”), and “New World” (the theme song for the English version of the upcoming console role-playing game “Final Fantasy XII-2”).
On a lighter note, Charice was also asked about her roots.
She replied, ““He [Dave Duenas/FalseVoice] posted this video YouTube ‘cause I joined this contest in the Philippines. It was like American Idol there, but I lost. (laughs).”
“Yeah but I made it to the finals! (laughs)”
Asked about what singing means to her, Charice said, “Singing is my passion… Every time I wake up in the morning, I always think that I can’t live without singing. Even if I’m not performing, even if I’m just in the house, in the bathroom, I always sing!”
David Foster and Friends are back!
In the same interview, Charice also mentioned the upcoming first installment of the Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends Asian Tour later this month.
Performing with Charice and David Foster are music greats Michael Bolton; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; English tenor Russell Watson; and classical-crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho of America’s Got Talent.
She replied, “He changed me as a singer/artist. I’ve learned a lot from him – not just being [how to be] a great artist but also as a person. He’s a really nice guy. I am very blessed to having him as a (part of my) family. He taught me a lot, aside from my English (laughs).”
Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends Asian Tour will officially kick off on October 19 and 20 in Japan’s Tokyo International Forum Hall A. After the Japan concert, the group will also perform in Malaysia (October 22), the Philippines (October 25), Singapore (October 27 and November 2), Jakarta (October 28 and 29), Thailand (October 31).
For the October Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends Asian Tour concert tickets, please visit the Official Site by clicking here.
by RJ Nieto, charicemania.com