Monday, April 6, 2009

Jolin Breaks Records with New "Butterfly" Album

Taiwan's dance pop queen, Jolin Tsai (蔡依林, Cai Yilin), went straight to the top of Taiwan's music charts with the release of her new album, Butterfly (花蝴蝶). Butterfly, Jolin's tenth studio album, knocked off Fish Leong's Fall in Love and Songs which enjoyed a short one-week reign at Number 1.

According to Taiwan's G Charts which measure album retail sales in Taiwan, Jolin's Butterfly accounted for a massive 68 percent of all Mandarin album sales in the week March 27 to April 2. Compare that to the number 2 album, Power Station's Moving On (also making its debut on the charts), which had just 3.3 percent of sales. In fact, Butterfly had the largest first-week sales of any album for the past two years. Already Butterfly had set records for most pre-order sales, beating Jay Chou's Capricorn although his record company disputed the figures. Nevertheless, Butterfly looks set to be one of the biggest sellers for 2009.

Butterfly is Jolin's first CD with her new record company, Warner. It's the fourth record company she has recorded with, after previously releasing records with Capitol, Sony-BMG, and Universal.

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