Arashi’s album becomes the first million-seller of 2010
Arashi leader Satoshi Ohno (29) has asked fans to keep supporting them as the group celebrated the news that their latest album “僕の見ている風景 (Boku no Miteiru Fuukei)” has sold more than one million copies according to figures released today, reports Oricon.
The album, released on August 4, has sold 8561 copies in the past week, bringing it to a total of 1007896 copies sold to date.
The group had turned up at their “JAL嵐JET” event at Haneda Airport today, ahead of the October 21st opening of the airport’s newest international terminal.
During the event, the members had thanked their fans for all of their support.
“Everyone, I hope you don’t turn away from Arashi…please, fly on our jet! We’ll be flying on it too,” Ohno said.
“When I hear our songs being played in the convenience stores, it makes me realise that a lot of people listen to us,” Masaki Aiba (27) said.
“I’m really happy,” Jun Matsumoto (27) said.
“The (album) release was in summer so everything’s been able to sink into me slowly over time,” Sho Sakurai (28) said.
Kazunari Ninomiya (27) could only say “it’s amazing…” upon hearing that Arashi’s latest single had also claimed the number one spot this week.
“It was a song made especially for my movie so I hope everyone who made the movie will listen to it,” he said.
The last Arashi album to sell more than one million copies was their best album “All the BEST! 1999 – 2009″ released in August 2009, making it two years in a row that the group has had a million-seller album. As ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)