Popular trio pop/rock band Ikimonogakari's 5th album "NEWTRAL" continues to sell very well on its 2nd week of sales, claiming the number 1 spot on the Oricon weekly charts once again, selling 83,000 copies. Together with their 1st week sales, this totals up to 276,000 copies.
With just 83,000 copies sold, they already outsold the 1st week sales of other popular artists' work like Jin Akanishi's "JAPONICANA" and SCANDAL's compilation album "SCANDAL SHOW".
However, this is nothing new to Ikimonogakari. Their 4th album "Hajimari no Uta" and their compilation album "Ikimonobakari ~Members Best Selection~" managed to top the Oricon weekly album charts 2 weeks in a row as well.
That's not all! The success of this album further raised the sales of their compilation album "Ikimonobakari ~Members Best Selection~", which is released way back in November 2010. Though it's still charting well last week at #51, it managed to rise to #38 this week, bringing the total sales to 1,338,000 copies and back in the Oricon's weekly top 50. With this, the album has charted for 71 weeks, and won't be dropping off anytime soon.
VERY HAPPY FOR THEM XD