The phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine ?Yaya Dub? Mendoza, popularly known as ?AlDub,? captivated their supportive fans once again when they hit the stage in their sold-out event at the world?s largest indoor arena, the Philippine Arena. The concert, labeled as ?Sa Tamang Panahon,? brought the AlDub nation around the Philippines and pulled off another record-breaking accomplishment.
We saw how the couple?made an amazing achievement for officially breaking TicketWorld records for first day sales when the noontime show ?Eat Bulaga? announced the big surprise event for Alden and Yaya Dub. It eventually sold out the next day when fans went crazy and bought tickets the first chance they had.
We were right to suspect how AlDub nation would work together and beat their previous Twitter record of more than 25 million shares with the hashtag #ALDUBEBForLove. But to everyone?s surprise, they surpassed their previous record and even became the top most tweeted hashtag.
They went to social media and brought in more than 39 million tweets with the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon to beat the 35.6 million shares of the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Germany and Brazil. They even exceeded the 36 million target share that marked Eat Bulaga?s amazing 36 years on air
— Mamshies (@ineffable888) October 24, 2015
Reported by AlDub nation?s official statisticians, the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon gained a total of 39,522,300 shares by the end of Sunday, with 1,646,763 average tweets per hour.
Alden and Yaya Dub thanking their fans for the extreme support:
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) October 24, 2015
Even the famous international rock band Lifehouse congratulated the couple:
— Lifehouse (@lifehouse) October 25, 2015
So what brought about this event both on stage and on social media? Well, the unique love story of the two actors meant that they interact only through split screen television (two separate venues). Although they met at the most, three times in real life, last Saturday?s event was the first time they were able to actually interact in person.
There was even this ridiculous rule set by Yaya Dub?s old ward Lola Nidora (played by actor Wally Bayola), that they can?t touch and there should at least be one-foot partition between the two. Last Saturday?s event removed all that.
The Twitter Record is only one of the few feats they have achieved in the past three months alone. Aside from this, they have also set some record sales for products promoted (400% revenue increase for local McDonald?s, sold out MAC lipstick used by Maine), gold and platinum records for Alden for the first THREE days of his album launch, and even a Billboard hit for Alden and Brian White, who sang the couple?s hit theme song, god Gave Me You.
Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza?s popularity never forgets to surprise us and it will still be a long time before we see a finish line for this amazing couple. In any case, AlDub has already been etched in the history of social media and there are still plenty of records for AlDub nation to break.