Xian Lim one of only 8 Platinum-Selling OPM Artists of 2014

Xian Lim is now a platinum-selling OPM artist, with his debut album 'So It's You' under Star Records has already been certified PLATINUM by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI) this last month of 2014.

Welcome to the Platinum Club Xian Lim! (photo via Instagram)

To achieve a Platinum status, an album must have sold 15,000 units and Xian Lim's album sales reached that I think 2 to 3 months ago, but it's only this month that it has been certified by PARI. He is yet to receive officially the Platinum Award on ASAP, and that's in 2015 already.

2014 was actually a tough year for OPM artists, as there were only 8 whose albums reached platinum mark this year, the latest addition was Xian Lim just this December.

The other 7 were the controversial New Bilibid Prison high-profile inmate Herbert Colanggo aka Herbert C. (for his 'Kinabukasan' album which was recorded inside jail), Julie Anne San Jose (9x platinum for her self-titled album), Noel Cabangon ('Tuloy ang Byahe'), Gloc-9 ('Lihim at Liham), TomDen loveteam Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo (for their 'TomDen' album), Daniel Padilla ('I Heart You') and Maja Salvador ('Believe').

In 2013, there were 10 'Platinum' albums, and 2014's number of 'Platinum' albums (8) is already the lowest in 6 years.

The number of gold-selling albums meanwhile in 2014 (19) was slightly higher than in 2013 (17).

Among digital downloads, it's only Sam Concepcion who had been given platinum certification this 2014 for 'Mahal na Mahal' and 'Dati' (2X).

Keep on supporting our local artists by buying their original albums, so that we'll have many gold and platinum-sellers next year. - Mykiru.ph

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