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 sold over 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 everyone’s support. Thank you so much.”
Also, to thank their fans for three consecutive top spots in the Oricon Charts, NMB48 has announced a live tour to be held in 10 places in their home prefecture Osaka.
The preliminary title for the tour is Osaka Juuban Shoubu (roughly Osaka Ten Matches/Contests) and it is set for April and May this year. Further details have yet to be announced.
UWAHH SOOO HAPPY FOR THEM!!! AND PROUDDD :)
Less than a year since their official cd debut and they're already making records :3
Their sales have been really progressive too!!
Hoping they can keep their consecutive no. 1s <3
AND WHAT 10 CONCERTS IN A SINGLE PREFECTURE?!! SOMEONE GET ME A PLANE TICKET TO OSAKA NAOOO~!!
Just a tribute to my favourite song in the Junjou U-19 :3
And Ainyan gets a GIF cause she's SMEXY.