King & Prince Sets Sales Record With Debut Single

Johnnys’ newest group King & Prince is off to a huge start as their debut single “Cinderella Girl” charts at Oricon weekly no.1 with 577,000 copies sold.

This is the highest first week sales for a debut single this decade. It’s also been 12 years and 2 months that a debut single has exceeded 500,000 copies sold since KAT-TUN’s Real Face with 754,000 copies (March, 2006) . With this, King & Prince achieves the second highest first week sales for a debut single after KAT-TUN.

The song has gotten much traction as the theme song of the drama “Hana Nochi Hare ~Next Season” which also stars member Hirano Sho.

There’s been much attention on the new group that their anan cover edition released on their debut day has also sold out prompting a reprint of the issue the next day. This is only the second time this has happened in the 48 year history of the magazine, the first being Sakurai Sho’s anan cover edition (January 2010).

(via Oricon1, Oricon2)