After four consecutive hit singles, Julie Ann San Jose received a Quadruple Platinum award for her self-titled debut album in “Sunday All Stars” on June 23. She’s the first artist from GMA Records to hit the status after her album has sold over 60,000 units from combined physical CDs and digital downloads.
Moreover, Julie Anne’s carrier single “I’ll Be There” has already exceeded the Double Platinum Digital Single mark, as certified by PARI, with over 375,000 downloads so far.
“Nakakatuwa kasi alam mo ‘yun bilang isang singer, ang pangarap ng isang singer ay magkaroon ng album. For me this is more than enough saka sobrang nakakatuwa lang po talaga, di ko po inexpect na aabot siya ng four platinum,” Julie Ann said in an interview.
For the said album, Julie Anne already won several awards. Last March, she bagged the Favorite Mellow Video at the 2013 MYX Music Awards for the music video of her hit single “I’ll Be There.” Her on-screen partner, Elmo Magalona, who was featured in the said project won Favorite Appearance in a Music Video. Furthermore, Julie Anne also won the Favorite Celebrity VJ on MYX and Best Local Music Video Artist at the 9th USTv Awards.
The young singer is also the lead contender in the upcoming 26th Awit Awards where she bagged 5 nominations: Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist, Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist, Best Ballad, Best R&B and the prestigious Album Of The Year Award for her self-titled debut album.
Julie Anne is also running for Favorite Female Performer of the Year in the upcoming 3rd Yahoo! OMG! Awards where she’s currently leading the online poll by garnering 50% of the votes against rivals Sarah Geronimo (36%), Rachelle Anne Go (19%), Angeline Quinto (3%) and the international singing sensation Charice (2%).
With the tremendous success of her debut album, the young diva also revealed that she’s now prepping up for her sophomore album to be released by GMA Records later this year. The said album will feature several original songs including one that Julie Anne herself wrote. She will start to record this July.
A major concert here and abroad is also being lined-up for her by GMA Records later this year. Her fans will also be delighted to know that Julie Anne will also have a TV series which is also slated later this year.