NMB 48's 'Namba Ai (Ima, Omou, Koto)' is the World's best-selling Album with global sales of 159,000!

Posted on August 22, 2017

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This week 渡辺美優紀(NMB48)'s new album, 'Namba Ai (Ima, Omou, Koto)' debuts
at No. 1 on the Oricon chart in Japan and is also the No. 1 best-selling
Album globally, with 159,000 sales, according to Oricon. NMB48 is a
Japanese idol girl group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group
to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The name "NMB" comes from "Namba"
in the Minami district in Osaka.



At No. 2 this week on the World Chart is Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' with 104k
sales more and a total of 6.804.000 copies since its release in March,
making it the best-selling Album of 2017 so far!



The second new hot debut Album on this week's Global Top 10 best-selling
Albums chart, compiled by Fred Chuchel, is 'Tycoon, the 9th studio album
by the Japanese fusion band UVERworld which enters the chart at no.3
with 90,000 sales (according to Oricon).



Imagine Dragons's 'Evolve' moves up 2 spots to No. 4 this week with
sales of 70,000 and a total of 739,000 copies since its release 7 weeks
ago!



'Verse 2', the first EP by the South Korean duo JJProject (Official),
part of the boy group GOT7, debuts at no.5 with 70,000 sales (according
to Hanteo and Oricon).



Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' moves up one with with 68,000 sales and
2,690,000 and is the second best-selling Album of 2017.



Former chart topper, EXO's 'The War (Korean & Mandarin Version', slips
from 3 to 7 this week with sales of 67.000 for a total of 774,000.



Lana Del Rey's 'Lust For Life' sells another 60,000 and a total of
329,000 so far.



Former No. 1, Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now', sells 53.000 this week
globally and a total of 294,000.



DJ Khaled closes the Global Top 10 with Grateful' and sales of 51,000,
with a total of 601,000 so far!



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