Congratulatory messages are pouring in for 'The Voice Kids' runner-up Darren Espanto, after he posted earlier tonight an Instagram photo showing the gold record award for his debut album "Darren" which was released last December. According to his caption, it makes him very happy seeing the fruit of his hard work and sacrifices. He also thanked the Darrenatics, MCA Music, Star Magic, the album producers and composers, and all those who bought the album.
darrenespanto1: "Seeing this made me so happy. This was issued on MARCH 3! All the hard work, sacrifices and support has made this achievement possible! I love you guys! Thanks so much first of all to God who made all these blessings possible! I'd also like to thank my friends and family for the love and support ever since! Thanks of course to MCA Music, Star Magic and to Saturno Music for having me be a part of your families! At syempre po sa mga #DARRENATICS na bumili at sumuporta po sa album na ito! I LOVE YOU ALL! #DarrenGoesGold"
As shown in the photo, Darren's album has already sold more than 7,500 copies, and so it merits a Gold record award. It achieved that sales in January, was certified mid-February, and on March 3, as what Darren himself mentioned in his IG post, the gold record award has been
issued already. He already has on hand the gold record award, even before any TV awarding has been made for him.
Now his fans are asking: When is the TV awarding? Why is Darren not being properly or officially awarded on ASAP?
I understand them. They made sure Darren's album will be a big success, and all they want now is to see Darren being awarded with the gold record award on national TV, as per tradition, to let everyone know that this young boy is now among the gold-selling artists in the country.
What I don't understand is why, at times, it's taking long for an album awarding to be done on TV for some singers, but for other singers, it's being done so quick (usually done as a surprise awarding), even if the album turned gold or platinum much later than the others.
Xian Lim also experienced such for his 1st album 'So It's You', which was certified platinum last December, but he was awarded on ASAP only after over a month. - Mykiru.ph