Arashi tops Only ★ Star Magazine’s “Favorite Artist 2012” for the 3rd consecutive year. 20,000 fans voted this year that comprises of categories. In those 8 categories, most of which were won by Arashi, such as: teens, women in 20s, women in 30s, and women in 40s category.Arashi’s popularity is attributed to the members constant TV exposure in terms of dramas, variety shows, and CMs. Moreover, the group’spopularity is of national level after being chosen as NTV’s main personality for 24 Hr TV and for the 2012 Kohaku Uta Gassen. In addition, Arashi’s theme song for London 2012 Olympics has been frequently talked about.
Furthermore, the group released three singles this year, “Wild at Heart”, “Face Down”, and “Your Eyes”. They even released a concert DVD-“ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World”. The said DVD earned 572,000 sales in first week and accumulated a total 6.144 million copies, the 1st time ever for an artist.
Lastly, their recently released album- “POPCORN”- have been set with
high expectation that this will another record-breaking album.
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