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Old 11th April 2021, 04:25 PM
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I saw on twitter that all the version of the album were out of stock in several stores like HMV so I assume they really didn't expect it to sell so the stock was low.
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Like Hikaru Utada. Her song has 25 million views. But I believe it's because of Evangelion. Give the opening theme of Attack on Titan to Ayu, and she will have 100m views. Just kidding, but yeah..
I think she’d have more luck with Jujutsu Kaisen, but I do wish she’d do a major anime/videogame tie-up again. It would seriously help.
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Let's recap a few things about the japanese music industry right now... Last year only 3 female solo acts (JUJU, LiSA and Milet) topped #1 for albums on Oricon. If we go to the single chart, only 2 (Mariya Takeuchi and LiSA). If Ayu gets the #1 with A BALLADS 2 she will be the first female solo act to get the #1 for album this year so far. So this shows how much female solo acts are not selling at all in Japan. And for streamings, Ayu is doing pretty well (better then most acts from her same generation - except for Utada that alrrady got 10millions streams on her latest song). So maybe is - more than - time to wake up and face the reality and stop being bitter about her not selling 100k.
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 AM
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Wait, first female solo to get number 1 album this year? Utada’s latest album did not reach 1 on the first day?
It peaked at #2 and looking at how it is selling it gives me the impression that animes tie-in are driving the sales for solo acts. The solo male singers from the EXILE TRIBE from this generation are reaching 50K maximum from what I saw though.
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Yeah, like LiSA, and I saw how Ku’s most streamed song on Spotify is the one she sang for Black Clover.

If she can get a tie in for One Piece, My Hero or even Black Clover.. that will be great
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I saw on twitter that all the version of the album were out of stock in several stores like HMV so I assume they really didn't expect it to sell so the stock was low.
If this is true then maybe we will see an increase this week?

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Billboard Japan for the period of 2021/4/5~4/11

#3 A BALLADS - 11,584

http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/98918/2
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A BALLADS 2 is at #3 on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking with 11k copies sold, making it Ayu's 53rd TOP10 album.
https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2190231/full/
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I find the sales + position to be great for what this album is tbh. I think It’s what avex expected as well. Probably it’ll reach 15k+ so yeah, congrats to Ayu!
On the other hand, the possibility that the numbers have anything to do with the contents of this album and they’ll keep dropping kinda scares* me. I believe she would do great (20k+) with a studio album but who knows...

*im kinda traumatized because Tommy heavenly stopped releasing music due to low sales. It’s all her fault.

Edit: anyway, why should I worry about physical sales at all? Lol She’s doing great on streaming. I forget we’re in 2021.

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