Hamasaki ties Nakamori for singles record

Last week, Ayumi Hamasaki released her 41st single, “glitter / fated.” According to Oricon, it sold approximately 110,000 copies during the week, making it #1 on the singles chart.

With the new song, Hamasaki has now achieved 9 consecutive years with a #1 single. This ties her for the record (among female artists) with Akina Nakamori, who accomplished the feat from 1982 to 1990.

Hamasaki currently holds four other singles-related records among female artists: most #1 singles (28), most Top 10 singles (39), most total sales (20.2 million copies), and most million-selling singles (5, tied with Pink Lady, Namie Amuro, and Hikaru Utada).

Meanwhile, on the weekly album charts, KinKi Kids’ new best album “39” took #1 with about 301,000 copies sold.


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