BoA‘s 6th Japanese Studio Album which was released just a week ago hit #1 on Oricon Charts with Sales of over 110,000 copies. Despite the relatively low numbers -compared to her other works; VALENTI 615,00 & LOVE & HONESTY 295,000-, THE FACE was able to top Japan Music charts with a gap of more than 70,000 from the 2nd position. This made BoA the only female artist with 6 consecutive albums @ #1 and the second female artist with most albums that debuted at #1. The one ahead is no other than J-Pop Diva Ayumi Hamasaki with a record of 8 No.1 Albums.
BoA still has a chance to break the record since miss Hamasaki lost her streak when she released her 9th Studio Album GUILTY which debuted at #2
losing to Kobukuro’s 5296.
1st week: 111,300 (#1)
The album did well IMO sonsidering that it had no hit single! be with you. was supposed to save BoA’s ass like her ballad singles always do, but it failed! While Everlasting saved OUTGROW and Winter Love saved MADE IN TWENTY (20), neither LOVE LETTER nor be with you. were able to do so. I think the CD+2DVD version was her the saver this time 😄
Good Job BoA