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Old 18th March 2007, 12:18 AM
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Old 18th March 2007, 12:19 AM
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There have been lots of new releases this week, jeffycue
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Old 18th March 2007, 12:25 AM
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Someone looks like they forgot to read the "WORLDWIDE" on top of that chart. >>
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Old 18th March 2007, 12:29 AM
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ohh. LoL... my bad.

i was rushing in skimming through... hahaha..
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Old 18th March 2007, 12:39 AM
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I don't think it's fair to say that A BEST 2 was a failure, since each album is part of "one whole.."

And to sell a million of each EASILY.. you'd have to be Mr. Children..

[Their two bests released on the same day both got a million in their first week.]

It's kind of like, Ayu's trying to "beat herself" in sales, when there's no real point in doing so.. The units sold TOTAL is what's important, not the amount for each best >>
er.. but Mr. Children's double BESTs were released in 2001.. That was the time if ayu released triple BESTs and each could be guarantee selling over million copies on the first week as well .

There's no doubt tho Mr. Children's selling power is better than ayu nowadays .

And I must agree that A BEST 2 ain't a failure.
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Old 18th March 2007, 12:59 AM
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If any other artist were to pull out a dual-album BEST compilation, I'm sure that sales would be similar to what Ayu got..

There's no real way that any artists other than B'z or Misuchiru would be able to get higher than 400-500k first week for each best..
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I think I got your point, but I think that "any" other artist wouldn't be able to sell half as much as this with a dual best release, apart from the ones you mentioned and of course Mr Children and maybe SAS. I doubt even Utada could do it atm.

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Old 18th March 2007, 01:10 AM
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Hikki doesn't have enough songs to use right now anyway.. [unless she pulls a "ballad" or R&B best out of her butt >>]

She put all her singles into the one pre-BML, right?
So she has to wait probably like 2 or 3 more years until she can do another greatest hits compilation...


It'll be interesting to see how Japan reacts to Ai am BEST..
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Old 18th March 2007, 01:26 AM
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Im also waiting to see how well ai am best will sell. I would like it to sell well as I like ai and some of her songs but the album doesnt have cd only version and the cover doesnt have her on it...those 2 might effect sales...but this IS her first best album and it contains her hits. Hopefully it will sell more than love cook.
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Old 18th March 2007, 01:46 AM
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I'm also curious about Otsuka Ai's BEST. I have a feeling it won't do too well, but I hope I'm proven wrong.
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Old 18th March 2007, 01:50 AM
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My guess for it's first week is between 600-900k..

Due to the utter value and the inclusion of Sakuranbo AND Planetarium..
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Old 18th March 2007, 01:54 AM
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Right now, I don't think it will be that high. I say 400k.

EDIT: Went onto Amazon to see the album's rating - 2.5/5. I think people are pissed that none of her new singles are going to be included. The only thing that makes people want to buy is that her PVs are finally going to be released on 1 DVD and also the LOVE MUSiC PV.
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I'm also curious about Otsuka Ai's BEST. I have a feeling it won't do too well, but I hope I'm proven wrong.
I think you'll be. ^_^ I don't really like any of Ai's recent stuff, but she has made one of her songs very memorable. Sakuranbo had everything you can demand of a SUPER hit, except the number one spot. It was in karaoke charts for ages, had a well selling reissue and made her into one of avex most popular artists. I think a good comparison would be Shimatani Hitomi's delicious (w/ama iro no kami no otome) which sold really really well compared to most of what she releases, even though she didn't really have her biggest hit close to its release. She still had those songs that people remember, sung at karaokes and were "there". Ai's career is different though, and she's on a much higher level of popularity. But expect a lot more people than "the fans" to get this.
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Old 18th March 2007, 02:00 AM
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It doesn't seem that Ai am BEST is charting too well on sites..

HMV - > #5
Amazon -> #7
CDJapan -> #3
Neowing -> #7
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Old 18th March 2007, 02:01 AM
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^Isn't it 7th on HMV and not charting in the TOP 20 for CDJapan?

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ha ha ai otsuka flopped she was an baka to put Ai am Best out without any type of promotion. A-BEST 2 is not a flop why do people keep saying that? even though im not an ayu- fanatic its still wrong to say that. I mean 2 albums at the same time is kind of retarded alone it would have hit at least 2 mill i think.
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Old 18th March 2007, 02:40 AM
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^ Er Ai am Best hasn't been released yet and if it does then it won't be her fault but avex's if she's not promoted. Anyhow I agree to the fact that Ayu's BEST 2 did well though imo I expected it to sell more.
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Yeah A BEST 2 is such a total failure. I mean, 1.1 million cds sold is so bad.

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ha ha ai otsuka flopped she was an baka to put Ai am Best out without any type of promotion. A-BEST 2 is not a flop why do people keep saying that? even though im not an ayu- fanatic its still wrong to say that. I mean 2 albums at the same time is kind of retarded alone it would have hit at least 2 mill i think.
Please dont call ai a baka...you wouldnt want your fav artist to be called a baka right? (even though she is not my fav but still) besides ai am best is not out yet. I wouldnt call it a flop till I see sales numbers.

I dont think releasing A BEST 2 in one album will sell 2 million copies. I actually think avex was wise to release it seperately. For someone like me, I purchased both versions...but if it was released as one, I would of bought 1 not 2. The sales of both versions are reallly close...so I think if A BEST 2 was 1 release, it will just sell little more than one of them now.

but if A BEST 2 was released as one (cd only and cd+dvd minus the extra concert dvd) and the price is cheaper like a regular album, it might sell a little bit more. I think the aim for the A BEST 2 is to promote ayu in asia along with the asia tour to expand her fan base. I think they succeeded in making the albums topped the charts (atleast in taiwan) and got ppl to notice her. Someone said flyers of A BEST 2 was handed out for free in singapore.

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Old 18th March 2007, 03:16 AM
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It'll be interesting to see how Ai am best turns out... I am very disappointed they took out Friends. Surely they could have made it a 14 track album instead. Hopefully, they'll re-do some tracks, though I think that will be unlikely.
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