Wednesday, September 02, 2009

"All the BEST! 1999-2009" (released on 19th Aug)

Arashi's best album achieved a million sales on it's 13th day of sales. Arashi's best album "All the BEST! 1999-2009" (released on 19th Aug) achieved the highest 1st week sales in 2009, setting the record of 753,000 sales, by the daily sales count on 31st Aug has accumulated sales of 1,004,000. This is the first album that is released in 2009 that exceeded sales of 1 million. For Arashi, since their debut in November 1999, this is their first work among their singles and albums with million sales.

For albums that exceeded the million mark, since 2009 January 12th week where Utada Hikaru's "Heart Station" which was released in March 2008 and Mr Children's "Supermarket Fantasy" which was released in December 2008 achieved million sales at the same time, this is a feat that has not been achieved for 8 months. It is the first album other than Exile's Best Album "Exile Ballad Best" released in December 2008 which achieved million sales in 2 weeks, to reach the million mark in less than 3 weeks.
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