Masaharu Fukuyama album sets 2010 solo artist record
Masaharu Fukuyama’s “THE BEST BANG!!” has topped the sales charts for this week, selling approximately 381,000 copies. This is now the highest first-week sales for an album by a solo artist this year, surpassing the 290,000 copies sold by Kana Nishino’s “to LOVE.” Fukuyama is also the first male solo artist since Ken Hirai in 2005 to have first-week album sales over 300,000.
Released on November 17, “THE BEST BANG!!” is Fukuyama’s first best album since 1999, and it includes songs from throughout his entire career.