Japanese Idol Group Nogizaka 46 have the World's best-selling Album!

Posted on June 13, 2016


Nogizaka 46 are atop the Global Album Chart with their second LP, 'Sorezore No Isu', after selling 274,873 copies in its first week, according to Oricon. The group's debut album 'Tômei Na Iro' also debuted at No.1 in 2015 with sales of 222,031. Japanese idol groups are definitely on top, and AKB48, will soon top the Global Singles Chart with their new hit single 'Tsubasa Wa Iranai' and will set a new all-time record!
Last week's chart-topper, Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman', slips to no.5, after a 71% sales dip to 78,000 units.

Back at No.2 in the Global Album chart is Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' after selling another 106,000 copies. 'Lemonade' has sold a total of 1,693,000 copies so far, and is the 3rd best-selling Album of 2016 after Adele's '25' and Drake's 'Views'.

American country music singer and songwriter ‪#‎DierksBentley‬ is at No.3 with his 9th studio album 'Black', after selling 96,000 copies in its first week at retail. 87,700 of that was in the USA and 5,200 in Canada.
American girl group Fifth Harmony was formed on the second season of the 'X Factor USA' in July 2012. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell. Now their second Album '7/27' is at no.4 with sales of 91,000 sales. The album is driven by the big success from the lift-off 'Work From Home', which peaked at no.3 globally seven weeks ago.

Some additional sales info: 'Blackstar' by David Bowie sold 8,000 copies last week and has sold a total of 1,797,000 so far.

'1989' by Taylor Swift sold 12,000 units last week, and has sold 9,529,000 copies so far.

'In The Lonely Hour' by SAM SMITH sold 6,000 units last week and has a total of 6,555,000 units so far.

'This Is Acting' by Sia sold 698,000 copies so far.

'Untitled / Unmasterd' by Kendrick Lamar sold 340,000, and 'Views' by Drake is at 1,676,000.

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