Hikaru Utada's new Album 'Fantom' is the world's best-selling Album!

Posted on October 19, 2016

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'Fantom', the ninth studio album by Japanese/American Singer and
Songwriter Hikaru Utada, rockets to the top of this week's Global Album
Chart after selling 265,000 copies in its initial week, 252,581 of these
in Japan alone, according to Oricon. 17 years ago, in 1999, Utada's
second album 'First Love' sold nearly eight million copies in Japan and
became the best selling Japanese-language album of all time by far!
Hikaru also held the record for the highest first-week sales of an album
globally in 2001 when her third album 'Distance' debuted with sales of
3,002,720, according to Oricon. For over fourteen years this record
remained undefeated, till Adele's '25' exploded in November 2015,
selling 5,706,000 units the first week.

Another important J-pop act debuts at No.2 this week. The 19-member boy
group Exile's sixth best-of compilation 'Extreme Best' sold 178,401
copies in its debut week.

Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver's third Album, '22, A Million'
debuts at no.3 globally with overall sales of 115,000, 57,900 of it in
the United States, another 19,000 in United Kingdom, around 8,000 in
Germany, 7,000 in Canada and 5,300 in Australia.

Only one album from last week's Top 10 reappears on the current tally.
It's the former no.1 album 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes, which slips to
no.9 after a 78% sales decline to 47,000.

WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Fantôme - Hikaru Utada - 265.000 sales 1st Week
2. Extreme Best - EXILE - 178.000 sales 1st week
3. 22, A Million - Bon Iver - 115.000 sales 1st week
4. Flight Log: Turbulence - GOT7 - 81.000 sales 1st week
5. Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison (Official)
6. Walkure Trap! - @Walker - 56.000 sales 1st week
7. A Seat At The Table - Solange - 54.000 sales 1st Week
8. Sorceress - Opeth - 52,000 Sales 1st Week
9. Illuminate - Shawn Mendes - 47,000 this week/255,000 in total
10. The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 45,000/1.029.000 in total

MORE ALBUM SALES OUTSIDE THE TOP 10
'Chapter And Verse' by Bruce Springsteen 45,000 / 133,000
'A Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 36,000 / 1,056,000
'Encore Un Soir' by Celine Dion 31,000 / 628,000
'25' by Adele 30,000 / 19,108,000
Suicide Squad' soundtrack 30,000 / 600,000
'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 29,000 / 1,906,000
Young As The Morning Old As The Sea' by Passenger 23,000 / 78,000
'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' by the Beatles 22,000 / 185,000
'Skeleton Tree' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 22,000 / 186,000 the
'Suicide
'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 20,000 / 845,000
Justin Bieber 19,000 / 5,047,000
'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 19,000 / 2,509,000
'View' by Drake 19,000 / 2,426,000
'Wild World' by Bastille 19,000 / 178,000
'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 18,000 / 3,639,000
'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' by Barbra Streisand 16,000 /
386,000
'This Is Acting' by Sia 16,000 / 1,030,000
'California' by Blink 182 16,000 / 547,000
'X' by Ed Sheeran 13,000 / 8,580,000
'Glory' by Britney Spears 13,000 / 257,000
'Immortalized' by Disturbed 12,000 / 1,002,000
'Anti' by Rihanna 10,000 / 1,348,000
'Blonde' by Frank Ocean 10,000 / 487,000
'21' by Adele 8,000 / 28,253,000
'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat 8,000 / 507,000
'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 7,000 / 2,265,000
'7/27' by Fifth Harmony 7,000 / 365,000
'1989' by Taylor Swift 6,000 / 9,710,000
'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 6,000 / 464,000
'Revival' by Selena Gomez 3,000 / 827,000



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