NMB48’s 1st album, “Teppen Tottande!” (released February 27th), has sold 328,000 copies in its first week, and has topped Oricon’s weekly album ranking for March 11th.
With this, NMB48 have become the 2nd female artists to top the charts with both their 1st single and 1st album. This record was previously set by Uchida Yuki back in February 1995. They are also the first female group to achieve this feat.
This is the first time in about 3 months since an original album has sold over 300,000 copies. The last was Mr.Children’s “[(an imitation) blood orange]” (530,000 copies in first week) back in December. For a 1st album, it’s been about a year and 9 months since AKB48’s “Koko ni Ita Koto” (602,000 copies in first week) in June of 2011.
“Teppen Tottande!” contains all title songs from NMB48’s 6 singles including their debut song, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shojo” (released July 2011). It also includes the title track, “Teppen Tottande!”, and lead track, “12-gatsu 31-nichi“.
Source: Oricon via Yahoo! Japan