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#1 AdotZdotN

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:23 PM

Well, I have noticed something during the past few days. Ai Otsuka is selling very well on the iTMS Japan. In fact, she has the more songs on the Top 100 than any other artist (11 in total, BoA has 1). She has 3 in the Top 10 alone. Here is the top 10 as off August 23rd...

1. Yumekui ~Ai Otsuka
2. Frienger ~Ai Otsuka

3. Invitation ~Kou Shibasaki
4. Tonight is Boogie Back ~KREVA
5. London Bridge ~Fergie
6. Mahouno Kotoba ~Spitz
7. Call On Me ~Janet Jackson and Nelly
8. Planetarium ~Ai Otsuka
9. Have a Nice Day! ~KREVA
10. Magical Speaker ~Mihimaru GT

Everybody loves Yumekui :lol: It's a great song, and has a big movie tie-in with Tokyo Friends. It has been on top of the iTMS Japan for at least the past 4 days...I don't know why Frienger is doing so well though...
Planetarium has been on the Top 10 for like, forever :thumbsup:
Even her old songs are hits. Sakuranbo is #16.

You seriously cannot look up and down the Top 100 without seeing Ai Otsuka's songs at least 3 times.

I never knew that she was this popular. :blink:

Anyways, I guess , my question is, is she really doing as well as the Top 100 implies? When do you think that her dominance over other artists on the iTMS will end? (She's doing even better than Ayu right now)

Otherwise I just wanted to share this with you guys because I found it interesting. ;]

#2 Yajimari21

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:53 PM

"Tokyo Friends" was a flop, and that Japanese iTunes music store is not very popular at all. In Japan, mobile downloads are what's hot, pc downloads only account for a very small percentage of total dls in that country. I wouldn't pay much attention to that chart at all.

From a mobile source things are shown much better-

Overall Dls of Ai's music was something like this yesterday-

#01- Yumekui
#58- Planetarium

and none of her other songs were charting :thumbsup:

Edited by Yajimari21, 23 August 2006 - 02:43 PM.


#3 Mardy Bum

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:59 AM

Yumekui's a good song anyway... and the tokyo friends the movie made it more popular... so... no wonder

and also with planetarium... since its was released with a drama

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:43 AM

I agree with Yajimari!

Anyways reasons:

Yumekui - her latest release
Planetarium - the song is good
Frienger - people like Ai's hyper-active songs like Happy Days and Sakuranbo. Frienger is branched under this type of Ai music, so it does well.

#5 AdotZdotN

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:39 PM

lol, this just goes to show how little I know about how the Japanese music industry works =X

well, thanks for correcting my misconceptions =D

Edited by AdotZdotN, 23 August 2006 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:12 AM

oOh~ now that;s clear up~ BoA all the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy~

#7 Yajimari21

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:14 AM

oOh~ now that;s clear up~ BoA all the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy~


:wub: um... BoA is #49... she isn't winning by a long shot...

#8 miyuki

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:21 AM

yeah. otsuka ai is much more popular/famous in japan.




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