Arashi tops ’09 album sales

Arashi’s “All the BEST! 1999-2009” has just captured the crown for the highest sales of any album in 2009. The collection has now sold 1.240 million copies, barely passing Mr.Children’s “SUPERMARKET FANTASY.”

“All the BEST!” sold 753,000 copies in the first week after its release on August 19, setting this year’s record for first-week sales. Now, in its fifth week, it sold 40,000 more copies to push it past the 1.239 million total of Mr.Children’s album. That one, however, has been on sale for 41 weeks, starting in December 2008.

Arashi already holds this year’s current highest selling single (“Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei” with 655,000 copies) and music DVD (“ARASHI AROUND ASIA 2008 in Tokyo” with 401,000 copies).


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