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EXILE's newest single sells over 500,000 copies in the 1st week, tops Oricon chart

April 8, 2013 @ 9:44 pm
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EXILE's 41st single "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~" (released on April 3rd) sold 565,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking chart.

This marked their first single to sell over 500,000 copies in the first week, as their previous best for first week sales was 254,000 copies with "Tada...Aitakute" (released in December 2005). This is also their 13th single overall to top the chart.

Additionally, the group's vocalist ATSUSHI's live DVD "EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE ~Inochi wo Utau~" (released on April 3)also topped the weekly DVD overall ranking with the first week sales of 42,000 copies.

This is three consecutive DVD for ATSUSHI to top the DVD overall chart since his first, "EXH SPECIAL EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE SOLO" (released in March 2010). He tied a record with Domoto Tsuyoshi, topping the DVD overall chart for their first three consecutive works as a solo male artist.

Source & Image: Oricon


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