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NEWS' latest single tops the Oricon weekly chart

December 17, 2012 @ 9:24 pm
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NEWS' latest single, "WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya" (released December 12th), has sold 131,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon's single chart for the week of December 24th.

With this, NEWS has topped the single chart 15 consecutive times since their debut single, "Kibou ~Yell~" (released May 2004). Including their albums, the group has topped the charts with 20 consecutive releases.

NEWS is the 3rd group to acquire the number 1 spot with 20 consecutive releases since their debut. They are behind KinKi Kids, who achieved this with their single "Kanashimi Blue" on May 13, 2002, and KAT-TUN, who achieved this with their single "WHITE" on May 30, 2011.

"WORLD QUEST" is the official song for 'FIFA World Cup Japan 2012', which is hosted by member Tegoshi Yuya. Meanwhile, "Pokopon Pekorya" is the theme song for Kato Shigeaki's starring drama, 'Hana no Zubora Meshi' (MBS/TBS).

Source: Oricon


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