Arashi breaks personal record with “Hatenai Sora”
Arashi’s 34th single, “Hatenai Sora,” is officially confirmed as the top single for this week. The single sold 572,000 copies, surpassing their previous personal record set by their debut song “A-RA-SHI” in 1999 (557,000 copies).
“Hatenai Sora” is the group’s 30th number-one single. The only other artists who have reached that milestone are B'z and Ayumi Hamasaki. Arashi achieved it 11 years after their debut, ahead of B’z (14 and a half years) but slightly behind Hamasaki (10 years).