Arashi's 33rd single, Dear Snow (released October 6) has sold 501,000 copies in its first week of release. It took the number one spot in the singles ranking for the week of October 18th. Since their February 2004 release of PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE, they currently have 22 consecutive number one singles. Out of 33 singles since their debut, 29 have placed number one on the charts. This is their fifth single this year to reach the top.
Dear Snow is the theme song for the movie Ohoku, which stars Ninomiya Kazunari. The movie is currently playing in theaters. Out of the five singles they have released this year, four of them have sold 500K in its first week. The other three include Troublemaker (released March 3), Monster (May 19) and Love Rainbow (September 8).