Japanese band ARASHI scores biggest global album of 2019, with their compilation '5x20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019'!

Posted on August 2, 2020


Japanese boy band ARASHI had the biggest global album of 2019, with their compilation 5×20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019 according to IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide! 5x20 All the Best!! 1999–2009 sold 729,000 copies on its first day of release, breaking the record for the highest first-day sales by a male artist in Japan. On its second day, the album sold 267,000 copies, bringing its two-day sales total to 996,000. It sold 103,000 copies on its third day, which brought the album's total sales to 1.099 million, making it the first million-seller of the Reiwa era. According to Billboard Japan, the album sold 740,114 copies from June 24–25, 2019, which set the record for the highest first-week sales in 2019. Billboard Japan reported that it sold 1,037,689 copies from June 24–26, 2019. The album topped the Oricon Monthly Chart for three consecutive months, selling 1,304,251 copies in the album's release and selling over 278,870 copies in its second month of release. In its third month of release, the album sold over 411,854 copies.

On September 10, the album was certified 2× Million by the RIAJ for sales of over 2 million copies. The album was the first album to reach the 2× Million certification in the Reiwa era. The album was also distributed in various countries such as South Korea, where it reached number 15 on the weekly Gaon Album Chart.

According to IFPI, ‘5x20 ‘ was the best-selling album of 2019 worldwide, with 3.3 million copies sold.

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