Ayumi Hamasaki breaks 20 million
With her latest single, Blue Bird, Ayumi Hamasaki has already taken the #1 singles spot for the week, making this her 27th #1 single. It has already sold over 160,000 copies in less than a week. In addition, the Blue Bird sales have given her the record of being the first solo artist in Japan to sell over 20 million copies. The only others to have accomplished this are B'z, Southern All Stars, Mr.Children, and SMAP.