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NMB48 creates a new Oricon chart record with their 3rd single, "Junjou U-19"

February 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am
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On February 8th, NMB48 released their third single, Junjou U-19, and it's already sold 329,000 copies in its first week! Not only that, but the single has also topped the Oricon Single Ranking for the week of February 20th.

This marks NMB48's third single topping the Oricon charts in its first week -- their previous singles, Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo and Oh My God!, had also placed a triumphant first on their release weeks.

With this achievement, they will be the first female artists in the Oricon chart's 45-year-old history to top the ranking with three consecutive songs (including their debut single). Up til now, Yakushimaru Hiroko and Sawajiri Erika each held the highest record for consecutively topping the charts with their two first singles, but now NMB48 has stepped up to take the crown.

They are also the very first female artists (including female solo artist) who've soldover 200,000 copies on the first week for their three consecutive singles. Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo sold 218,000 copies, Oh My God! sold 265,000 copies, and Junjou U-19 sold 329,000 copies.

Commenting on this incredible feat, Captain Yamamoto Sayaka (18) stated, This was all possible because of everyones support. Thank you so much.

Congratulations, girls!

Source & Image: Oricon News

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