Japan’s Arashi Solds 600,000+ Album Copies On First Week


Japanese hottest and biggest boyband Arashi’s has once again topped the Oricon charts weekly album ranking.

Their newest album, “Beautiful World”, which hit music stalls last July 6th, has now sold over 631,000 copies for its first week of its release.

Arashi is by far the biggest boy group in the whole Japan as this is their third consecutive album which sold more than 500,000 of copies during t5he first week from its release. Arashi’s first album “All The Best! 1999-2009 which was released way back August 2009 sold 753,000 on the first week and This is their third consecutive album which sold over 500,000 copies in its first week with the first album being their best album, “All the BEST! 1999-2009” (released on August 2009, 753,000 copies) and their previous album, “Boku no Miteiru Fukei” (released on August 2010, 731,000).

Since the release of Mr.Children’s album, “HOME” (released March 2007, 693,000), this great feat for any artists has not been outshadowed by any other artist than Arashi in a period of four years and four months.

According to Tokyohive,Arashi has been topping Oricon’s album chart for nine consecutive albums, and “Beautiful World” has the best first week sales among all the albums that were released this year.

This latest album is their first album since “Boku no Miteiru Fukei” (sold total of 1,116,000 copies as of now) and includes a total of 18 songs such as “Lotus”, “Hatenai Sora”, and “Dear Snow”. It also includes one solo track for each member like Ohno Satoshi’s “Hung up on” and Aiba Masaki’s “Janakute”.

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