Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Japanese singer, model, fashion blogger, and Harajuku’s queen of all things kawaii – is currently in the midst of a whirlwind tour promoting the release of her new EP “Moshi Moshi Harajuku”. The official CD release party was held Wednesday in Shibuya, she’s doing an event at KDDI in Harajuku today, and she’ll be back in Shibuya for another big public appearance this weekend. All of Kyary’s hard work appears to be paying off as the “Moshi Moshi Harajuku” EP debuted at #14 on the Oricon overall sales charts on its first day of release (08/17).
Kyary’s #14 debut on the Oricon Japan daily sales charts is impressive, but that’s not the only place where “Moshi Moshi Harajuku” has caught fire. Shortly after the EP was released on iTunes Japan, it raced up to the #2 overall sales spot, where it’s been holding steady since. The CD is also in this week’s Amazon Japan top 50 best selling CDs. Additionally, the video for the first single “PONPONPON” is quickly approaching two million views on YouTube.
Outside of Japan, Kyary’s Finnish fans have lifted “Moshi Moshi Harajuku” into the #4 spot on the iTunes Finland electronica charts. The EP is also ranked impressively at #12 on the iTunes USA electronica charts.
We should know more about actual “Moshi Moshi Harajuku” sales numbers once the Oricon weekly charts are released next week, but so far it looks like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s musical debut is going to be a big success! (Note: The Oricon chart in Japan is the equivalent of the Billboard sales charts in America.)
Source: Oricon Japan