From their first single, “Silent Majority,” to their fourth, “Fukyouwaon,” Keyakizaka46 has enjoyed a string of long-lasting hits on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. And, last week (July 19), they released their much-anticipated first album Masshiro Na Mono Wa Yogoshitakunaru, which blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales Chart for the week ending July 23.
This massive release containing a total of 40 tracks sold 226,223 copies over the first three days and went on to sell more than 50,000 copies for a grand total of 277,901 copies in its first week. These figures place the 20-member girl group solidly in the No. 1 spot on the latest albums chart, outselling its competitors by a wide margin.
At No. 2 is Flame of Love, the second solo mini-album by Taemin from SHINee, which sold 59,438 copies in its first week.
Yuzu‘s Yuzu Iroha 1997-2017 comes in at No. 26 this week with 2,786 copies sold. The 20th anniversary best-of album by the superstar folk-pop duo has sold a total of 281,444 copies to date and is fast approaching the 300,000 mark.
Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales (dated July 17 to 23)
1. Masshiro Na Mono Wa Yogoshitakunaru, Keyakizaka46: 277,901 copies
2. Flame of Love, Taemin: 59,438 copies
3. MYNAME is, MYNAME: 25,320 copies
4. S-Kyuu Paradise BLACK, B-PROJECT: 24,988 copies
5. S-Kyuu Paradise WHITE, B-PROJECT: 22,586 copies