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2:37 pm - 01/15/2013

Yamada Ryosuke Single Debut 'Mystery Virgin' Tops Oricon Weekly Single Chart

Popular group Hey!Say!JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke’s (19) solo debut single “Mystery Virgin” (released on January 9th) sold 189,000 copies in the first week, and topped the Oricon weekly single chart for the week of January 21st.

It was the first time in 32 years and a month for a teenage solo male artist to top the chart with a debut single since Kondo Masahiko accomplished it with his debut single “Sneaker Blues” when he was 16 years and 5 months old.
This was also the first time in 27 years and 8 month for any teenage solo male artist to top the single chart after Kikkawa Koji (with “Nikumaresouna NEW Face” when he was 19 years and 9 months old), moreover, Yamada is the first male solo artist born in the Heisei period to top the single chart.

“Mystery Virgin” was used as the theme song to Nihon TV’s special drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo  -  Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” that was aired on the 12th.

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Amazing. That is high number for solo act. He is really very popular in Japan. I bet J-storm will take this as a note for another his solo single. Well, as long as he still in Jump I won't complain :)

blovesit 15th-Jan-2013 11:48 am (UTC)
hey OP you forgot to add the title
boncute 15th-Jan-2013 11:56 am (UTC)
Sorry, I just realize after I posted :)

I already edit it.
hana_ra 15th-Jan-2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
I think yamapi's daite senorita still the highest of solo debut then following by Jin's eternal.
but not bad yamada :)
eevaleena 15th-Jan-2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
It says for "TEENAGE solo debut" dear. That's why Yamapi & Jin wasn't included. Coz their debut solo was after their 20's.
shunluv 15th-Jan-2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
it is for teenager rank so Yamapi and Jin not included, and for his age this is HUGE accomplishment as solo.
hana_ra 15th-Jan-2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yes,this is good start for yamada :)
lol yeah ,Yamapi and Jin not debuted as teenager ,sorry.

Edited at 2013-01-15 01:27 pm (UTC)
phangsang 16th-Jan-2013 07:56 am (UTC)
which make me think 'Wow Matchy-san how did he do it back then?' He was so young!
yuna_cha 15th-Jan-2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
but daite senorita already years ago. is was 400k or 600k ?
too bad Pi's single recently not that good after he leave news ~
hana_ra 15th-Jan-2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
yuna_cha 15th-Jan-2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
remember read somewhere it was 600k ,maybe I mistaken the yearly sales xD
shunluv 15th-Jan-2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
c ongrats Yamada^^
im happy for him.
he is the next big star of JE xD

but just hope he will always stay with Jump and not pulling a Yamapi/Jin thing after being successful soloist :P
gray_fairy 15th-Jan-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
But I don't think so. It's so obvious that he adores his group.
jae_bias_bitch 15th-Jan-2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
congratulations, Yamapi junior.
tsuyoi_hikari 16th-Jan-2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Koichi junior
blackdevil2722 15th-Jan-2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy with how the sales were. It was so bad (for the people who wanted to get it) / good, that his single went oos at quite a couple of music stores, and you can't even get the LEs of his single online anymore.

Congrats Yamachan <3
kaleidoruby 15th-Jan-2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Yamachan! I really love this single, so I'm really happy with these sales. ♥
yama_nya 15th-Jan-2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
congratulation ryosuke<3
lilly0 15th-Jan-2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
Congrats Yamada!! These are great sales!!

However, I'm loling a bit at this teenager definition. Dude is going to be 20 soon. Wasn't Yamapi also only 21? So officially, he wasn't a teenager anymore, but there is only 1,5 year difference...
When I hear 'teenager' I'm expecting someone between 13-17 years.
gray_fairy 15th-Jan-2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
It supposed that a teenager is someone between 13-19, you know, the "teen" years.
lilly0 15th-Jan-2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, of course you are right. However, personally, when I hear that someone achieved something awesome as a teenager, I'm not thinking 19/20. I'm thinking 15/16 then. That's what I meant, why it sounds a bit weird for me.

Yamada's sale were awesome of course! He did more than well.
sonia_san 15th-Jan-2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
I like the song (even the title... is just so weird) and the dance is cool too...

But the lip-sync in all performance for this song------I CANT :-/
zero_shichi 15th-Jan-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
I agree. I believe Yamada has the ability to sing and dance well even live so I don't understand why he has to. T_T It's disappointing that he lip-sync in all of his performances so far. (Honestly, if I want to see him dance and lip-sync, the pv's there for that.) I love Yamada's raw voice. Such a waste, somehow. DX
chizzyrei 16th-Jan-2013 12:45 am (UTC)
When he has to perform outside Shokura, he'll perform live. I'm pretty sure the Best Artist, Music Japan, Kindaichi event and Johnnys World stages are all live. Too bad he is not going to Music Station.

Lol the guy has been singing this song for almost 3 months straight due to the musical. I bet he's a bit tired of this song.
ciarain 16th-Jan-2013 11:08 am (UTC)
uhm wut Best Artist and MJ perfs weren't live :\ (don't know about the rest because I haven't watched those shows) you don't even hear his breath after dancing intensely like that lol. He's human, not god.

Edited at 2013-01-16 11:11 am (UTC)
chizzyrei 16th-Jan-2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
If this is not obviously LIVE, I dont know what is. I also don't hear him gasping for breath here.

I don't think he's the best singer of his generation, but when it comes to Yamada, it's really so hard to tell what he lipsyncs from what he does not. I watched HSJ perform Super Delicate live in a lot of music shows, but his parts usually sounds the same as the record even if when he had to dance that I had to backtrack to check.

One of the first fan audio of Mystery Virgin from Johnnys World, way before they announced his solo debut and this as title track: He does sound good live, if this record is anything to go by. I can't hear him catching breath, i dunno maybe he really has mastered this song.

Edited at 2013-01-16 12:34 pm (UTC)
ciarain 16th-Jan-2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
I've not watched all Super Delicate performances but I can tell when he sang live or lipsynched in the shows I've watched. He did sound different but it's not in a bad way or anything, I'm just glad that I can hear his raw voice.
The links you gave me, he sounds more live there than MJ or BA, but the one he sang in JW might be not. Anyway, I don't really care much :)
gray_fairy 16th-Jan-2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
I agree. It's such a pity, since he has a really good voice when singing live.
mochi18 15th-Jan-2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Omedetou ma hubby~<3
love323able 15th-Jan-2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
ahm this year's best Johnny soloist XP

tho i did't like the song at all
gray_fairy 15th-Jan-2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
So proud and happy for him <333. I love when he calls all the JUMP members in the making off. Cutie pie <3.
neitaro 15th-Jan-2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
*rubs cheek on her copies*
I'm so proud of this kid! I am very confident that he won't leave JUMP so I'm not worried at all.
ichigohaatsu 15th-Jan-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
whida 15th-Jan-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
wow, congrats yamada!
chizzyrei 16th-Jan-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Now I can understand the rush to make Yamada debut before he turns 20. They are targeting that male teenage category! Congrats Yamada!

I can imagine him getting so scared telling unofficial leader Yabu of his debut that he had to go to Takaki and Daiki first lmao

Feel free to burn him if he leaves HSJ. But I'm betting my 10 fingers he won't leave his group. I can't even start to state the so many differences why with Yamada's case.
kobachan 16th-Jan-2013 03:34 am (UTC)
So glad having someone sharing the same opinion! I was pondering if it was not a coincidence that he got this title, male teenage I mean. So it's reasonable to think that Johnny's had aimed for it and set a campaign before he turns 20, oh they have succeeded. Congratulation!
kyaamii 16th-Jan-2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
I think the kid was scared of telling the whole of Jump and not just Yabu.
As for Takaki and Daiki, it seems like he's had a pretty good relationship with them two to begin with so it's understandable why he went to them first.
I think it's a great idea for him to finally sing his own theme song. Cuz although 'JUMP' sang the theme song for his previous dramas, he sang most of it anyways, at least this time they don't look like his back dancer.
Well, these are all speculations.
chizzyrei 16th-Jan-2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he was having a hard time telling the whole group. When it comes to group matters, the voices of the older members have an added weight, and amongst all, it's Yabu. Chinen would just fanboy him anyway. Lol but I can understand why he'd go to his closest among the older members first.

Though I think it's gonna be easier for his solo releases in the future to tie up with his dramas, I dread the day his theme songs gets shifted from being given to HSJ to just his solo song.
gray_fairy 16th-Jan-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
He won't leave his group. He's really really close to them.
blahblah 16th-Jan-2013 02:01 am (UTC)
gokutrunk 16th-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
congrats yamada ... !! It is a good debut for him ...!
yamaapero 16th-Jan-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
omg... Yamada... I'm so happy.. congrats!! you're awesome...
kodochalover 16th-Jan-2013 11:16 am (UTC)
Congrats, boo♥

he sure worked really hard for this single.
so im stoked that he achieved such high sales~

you go, glenn coco!
kyaamii 16th-Jan-2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
I actually didn't like the song at first, but it grows on you and doesn't get out of your head that easily.
I heard it once on the computer and recognised it when it was played in the convenient store.
the B sides are much better.
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