Popular group, EXILE's new single "Rising Sun / Itsuka Kitto..." (9/14) has sold 202,000 copies in its first week according to the new Oricon weekly chart. This is their 11th #1 single, and they have doubled the sales of their previous release, "Each other's Way ~Tabo no Tochuu~" which sold approximately 101,000 in its first week.
"Rising Sun," which marks the group's 10-year anniversary, was described as having the theme of cheering up Japan, as a support song after the March 11th earthquakes. Vocalist Atsushi (31) also included a solo song, "Itsuka Kitto." All procedes of the single will go to Red Cross Japan.
Translation - koutaishi
I'm glad that such a patriotic song about The Land of the Rising Sun is slaying the charts! And that these perfect boys are donating all procedes to charity... so amazing and better than just doing like 1% or whatever. True philanthropists!