Monsey, NY – Lipa To Meet With Fans, As New CD Set To Shatter Decades-Old Sales Record

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    Monsey, NY – Internationally popular Chasidic minstrel Lipa Schmeltzer has earned more than his fair share of notoriety.

    The eye of “The Big Event” cancelled-concert storm of several months ago, Schmeltzer seems to have arrived at poetic justice of some sort—with demand for “A Poshiter Yid,” his brand-new CD, through the roof and overwhelming Jewish music distributors and retails stores alike.

    In an exclusive phone interview, Mendy Werdyger of Aderet Music, the CD’s distributor, tells VIN News that “this is a historic event. I have been in the music industry for more than 25 years and I have never seen such a frenzy of interest for a new CD like this one. It’s unprecedented and it will be record-breaking for us to sell a single CD like this.”

    Werdyger added that Aderet’s Borough Park office had to take the rare step of opening on this past Sunday to work on the CD on a day on which they are closed “99% of the time—but due to the tremendous request and demand we had to come in and fill the [retail] stores’ orders.”

    VIN News’ sources have confirmed that over 15,000 copies of Schmeltzer’s CD have been shipped in just the first few days of its release, with second and third runs required on short notice due to the initial low supply and high demand. One industry analyst who asked to remain anonymous predicted that this CD will break a sales record and possibly reach over 50,000 copies sold over the next few months—something that no Jewish singer has achieved in the past 50 years.

    VIN News has also learned that the superstar himself will be visiting several music stores on Borough Park’s 13th Avenue this coming Sunday, where his avid listeners and admirers may meet and greet him. The stores include Mostly Music, Gal Paz and Eichler’s.

    VIN News Editor’s note: In response to the perhaps well-founded cynicism sure to come from this article, VIN would like to assure its readers that no financial compensation of any form by Mr. Schmeltzer or any of his associates was made to secure the publication of this news item. Despite there being an advertisement for the album in question on our site, the business arrangements of Mr. Schmeltzer and his associates with our advertising department have been kept separate from our editorial department, as is all our advertising. VIN News simply reports what is happening in the frum community, and this being the record-breaking big news that it is, we simply are stating the facts, with no intention to boost Mr. Schmeltzer’s sales or compete with other worthy Jewish singers as our agenda or true motivation.


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    chasid
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    14 years ago

    Lipa, you rock!!!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    i think that if he would give out a real chasidishe tape he would be a star

    is
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    14 years ago

    I bot Lipa Cd and it is great.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    r’ Lipa you are “NOT STAM A POSHETER YID” you are great.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    FANTASTIC cd!! I CAN SEE WHY THE RECORD BREAKING!!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Buy befeore the now Issur

    יחצל
    יחצל
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    14 years ago

    ליפא עשית קידוש שם שמים יה”ר שיהי’ כמותך כל הבעלי ניגונים לא להתבייש להתחיל דף חדש בפרשת השירה

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    the new cd is amazing and great it has a yiddisha tam and a knack to it! its super duper and excellent

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    “WAKE UP” “WAKE UP” Lipa is the most talented singer in the jewish music industry.

    Shmuli
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    14 years ago

    Great CD, keep on rocking LIPA!

    Lipa deserves to have the Jewish record for most CD’s sold on your name!

    ich vais nischt
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    14 years ago

    Can they issur a CD? then it would sell 5 times as many copies.

    i wonder if Lipa can get them to issur the CD?

    #1 LIPA FAN
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    14 years ago

    Lipa you’re the greatest!!!!!!!!!

    I came home from a hard day at work yesterday, and Lipa was Rockin away! I have 7 Kinderlach K”EH, and we all started dancing like Mesheguyim till we didnt have anymore Koiach!

    Lipa! May you be Zoicheh to bring in Simchah in Yiddeshe Shtieber, more and more!

    Kemoischu Yirbe Be’yisruel!

    We love you!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Yes there is alot of art in this album and yes, he is very talanted, but yiddish?? not even close, what a shame.

    Appalled
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    14 years ago

    record setting cd sales?? Oh my!!! Where are the gedolim?? Lipa, you came out on top after all – kol hakovod. Keep up the good work. See you next time u visit your friend Lipa T.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Anybody who has negative things to say about lipa post it on your fridge or somewhere else. why does everybody have to see that your a depressed person and u cant see the good in anythig?

    bigwheeel
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    14 years ago

    In a world where cynicism has permeated (self-made-up?! word), almost every aspect of our lives, your editorial comment is well taken. But, in view of your track record, the way you report the news objectively and honestly, it can be stated with certainty that 99.9% of viewers/readers take your NEWS reporting at face value!!! (without speculating about conflict of interest, or hype!!!)

    Appalled
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    14 years ago

    to anon 2:13, who posted something negative? I don’t see a single negative comment…

    Tachlis
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    14 years ago

    # #1 LIPA FAN Says:

    comments – arrow Lipa you’re the greatest!!!!!!!!!

    I came home from a hard day at work yesterday, and Lipa was Rockin away! I have 7 Kinderlach K”EH, and we all started dancing like Mesheguyim till we didnt have anymore Koiach!

    Lipa! May you be Zoicheh to bring in Simchah in Yiddeshe Shtieber, more and more!

    Kemoischu Yirbe Be’yisruel!

    We love you!

    06-19-2008 – 2:04 PM

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    are you a na nach?

    General
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    14 years ago

    As long as we all realize that lipa Is simply an entertainer., perhaps a good one although frankly that’s c matter of opinion but to be fair the fact is his sales do reflect his growing popularity. However people should not confuse talent in music for some sort of yidishe gadlus, there is no gadlus in utilizing your god given talents. Entertaining? Absolutely. Will he be c role model for my kids? Sorry but no. Anyway for all those who like to ask what’s wrong with concerts and music and those crazy rabbis… Just know it’s a halachik question if one is altogether allowed to listen to music since the destruction of the temple. Fact is we are allowed to WITH CERTAIN GUIDELINES! YEA that’s right it’s not unlimited there actually are times when not to listen example while eating i believe, except for a seudas mitzva. Anyway just bear all this in mind when u ask what’s wrong with crazy music entertainment and concepts…. And let’s not give a talented young man some sort of god like status…. Oh and enjoy the new cd people, its prety darn good. . . .

    Chaim S.
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    14 years ago

    Lipa decided correctly not to stonewall the rabbonim but to cancel the concert at any cost. It would seem that Hashem is paying him for his monetary and professional mesiras nefesh. I think that anybody who brings out negative opinions on him is beacuse they personally just don’t like his music. So don’t buy it.

    yitzi schwartz
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    14 years ago

    Just to set the facts, MBD sells more copies than lipa does. (it still is an awesome album, nbut lets not get carried away

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Just what does the frum community consider “record CD sales”?. An independent secular band can sell 20,000 CD’s and not even be considered a blip on the radar. So how many is he selling for it to be considred “SuperStar”?

    btw…they probably sell 10 copies and burn 1,000 copies to “lend”

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Yitzi schwartz,

    MBD hasn’t sold 50,000 copies since you were still in diapers. 🙂

    No one has sold even more then about 40,000 cd’s in the at least the last 15 years.

    All the publicity this big event story is going to be huge because people who aren’t even into Jewish music were following the story and probably want to know what the big deal is.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    one more thing:

    Yesterday rapper LilWayne released his new album and sold one million copies in on day.

    the two highest selling jewish cd’s were MBD’s Moshiach and Fried’s Chazak …

    Anonymous
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    to anano 3:57

    go to your goyshe rappers ,real jews don’t listen to that kind of …….

    and for your info mbd and fried maybe together over 50000 but each alone?!! you have your facts wrong

    izzy
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    14 years ago

    for the guy said if he came out with a real chasidish tape it would sell it would not.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    to Anon 3:57:

    Yesterday rapper LilWayne released his new album and sold one million copies in on day.

    The reason for this is the ratio of people. There are more goyim then yidden….We Jews are a very small percentage….so considering that… I hope you get the picture.

    crown heightes
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    14 years ago

    i have on my mp3 player the enture cd and lirtining to the cd over and over again

    lipa you are great and please make a concert real fast we love you babe

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    I love the first page in the Lyrics book that comes with the CD. It contains a picture of a Kol Korei ripped off the wall.

    Lipa, let ’em have it!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Chaim s, well said.

    I personally don’t like his style of singing.but, the reason for me to run out and buy the cd bwas, because of Lipa’s mesiras nefesh to obey the order and plea of the rabbonim and back off the big event concert, kol hakovod to you Lipa!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Lipa, you give us great chizuk!!!

    hocker
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    14 years ago

    4:23 who has facts wrong?

    I doubt lipa has sold more than MBD sorry no dice, thats a fact.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    i think this just shows the reward for listening to the rabonim and backing out of the concert. hashem

    is paying lipa for being omed binisoyon!

    oy vey
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    14 years ago

    you should delete anoymous 4:23 also , at least be consistent

    its mamish geneivas daas

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Thanks Lipa!

    I am going to start listening, cant wait!

    I am sure its great!

    You are NUMBER ONE!

    Morah Blanka
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    14 years ago

    Lipa may be good, but he never made it to the Mitzvah Tree records. That would have been real talent! “Lipa had a Mitzvah today”, tra, la, la.

    Klutz
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    14 years ago

    All the zchus of canceling the concert,Lipa Keep it going,your on the right track.

    Kavod Chachomim
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    14 years ago

    to Appalled, I’m sure you meant it in light gesture, but I think you should be a bit more careful about the kovod of our manhigim. I think your comment about the Gedolim is out of place.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Nebach. all u guys sound like hasc kids. Grow up. ok. u listen and enjoy, but y r u so excited? lipa is making the $, not you.

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    to anon 8:01, I smell jealousy!!!!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Lipa is the best,

    keep up the good work.

    This is a gevaldig tape.

    I love love love it.

    Its Gadlus – he really did a great job – when you listen to it it makes you wonder, whats the problem he is so erlich – Good job

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Sheloi Usani Goiy

    This song is has potential to bring many lost soles back,

    keep them singing shelo usani goiy – it dosent get better

    Bubby in Brooklyn
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    14 years ago

    I think I heard the title song played in the Kolel Store a couple of days ago. For an Alter Bubby with no clue about these things, I thought it was really very nice! It’s good that our kids can enjoy Kosher popular music, L’Havdil, like goyim enjoy theirs.

    Hatzlacha, Lipa, you may get this old lady dancing round the kitchen yet 🙂

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Is it only me but did anyone else realize the bad grammar in the cd’s booklet? They should have done a better job editing the text. But hey, It’s a great CD!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Lipa should not be idolized. Enjoy his music, but it is revolting to see adults (and of course kids)treat him like their rebbe and king.

    Don’t start bashing me that I am jealous or just don’t like him. I happen to have extreme respect for a person like him, that took the time on a very busy erev yom tov to come sing and entertain a sick man whom he did not even know. The mitzva he did that night will merit him great s’char.

    But, with all this kovod from his fans….It seems like he is getting his s’char in this world.

    Stam a Yid
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    14 years ago

    A chidish it broke all records? Something like this was never out before!

    A gifted talent like NO other!

    Keep it up Lipa… Please give us more.

    FAMILY LIPA
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    14 years ago

    GO LIPA! YOU GOT OUR WHOLE FAMILY LAUGHING AND DANCING! KOL HAKOVOD! WE LOVE LIPA!!!!

    A Rav in Monsey
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    14 years ago

    Lipa,

    This album is mamesh “Keneina Hora”, “Gam-Zee-litova” for March 9th, it is a “wakeup” call for your SONIM, Thanks for Lipa we owe HaShem “Hallel”, Stay on this perfect “Derech”, keep us all “Nor Bsimcha”, You are “Leeilu Uleeilu”.

    Nisht Pushit!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    lipa we love you. keep it up. dont let us fans down. you are not a positer yid. you are special!

    Anonymous
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    14 years ago

    Please people ! don’t get caried away, he sing very he is agreat artist a proffesional composer etc. THAT’S IT !!!! not gudel b’yisruel etc give him credit for what he is not more