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Morning Musume’s “One Two Three / The Matenrou Show” Breaks 100,000 Copies Sold! July 10, 2012

Posted by Nights4Saturn in Hello! Project, Jpop, Morning Musume.
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To help but that in perspective, Momusu hasn’t broken 100k total sales for a single since 2004, and One Two Three has only been on sale for a single week!

Holy cow!

To say that this is an impressive feat is almost an understatement. I mean, this thing is even out-selling Golden Age Morning Musume releases! It’s almost sacrilegious. 😀

It’s a great release, as isilwentari does a fantastic job of showing, so I certainly think it’s deserved. One certainly can’t argue that all the new blood that Morning Musume has recently taken on has significantly freshened the group’s image up a bit.

I’d love to see this awesome momentum keep going, but I can’t help but be a little pessimistic. Nanchatte Renai, (Momusu’s 40th Anniversary single, and talk about a change in style!) also had exaggerated sales compared to those that came before and after it. On the bright side though, despite the drop it did signal a slight uptick in single sales afterwards!

Also, not to mention that Morning Musume’s 50th single also marks 50 consecutive top 10 singles, a record in the Japanese music industry!

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1. isilwentari - July 10, 2012

It could also be the fact that there are seven(?) editions of the single and most fans would probably buy every single one. I still think, despite whatever doubts we may have, that it’s impressive and awesome. It’s really a great release and I am so happy for them.❤ I couldn't believe it when I read it. 100,000!!!! Momusu – you just can't keep them down.

Nights4Saturn - July 19, 2012

I know what you mean about not being able to keep them down😀 I never really thought we’d see sales this high ever again, but look what happens…


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