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ClariS' 1st Album Available on iTunes in US, Canada

posted on 2012-08-07 17:30 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Album also available on Amazon; features themes from Madoka Magica, Oreimo, Nisemonogatari

Sony Music Entertainment Japan announced on Facebook on Tuesday that pop duo ClariS' first album Birthday is available for download on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada. The album is also available digitally on Amazon.

The album is available for purchase on iTunes for US$9.99 for the entire album or for US$0.99 per song. The album is available on Amazon for US$8.99 or US$0.99 per song.

The theme songs "irony" from Oreimo, "Connect" from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and "Naisho no Hanashi" from Nisemonogatari are among the CD's 12 tracks. The album sold 53,909 copies in Japan during its first week of sales in April to rank at #2 on Oricon's weekly CD album sales chart. The album has since sold more than 100,000 copies.

ClariS consists of the high school duo Clara and Alice, who are from Hokkaido. The singers established the group in middle school and garnered attention after uploading videos on the Nico Nico Douga streaming website.

ClariS' latest single "Wake Up" from Moyashimon Returns goes on sale on August 15 in Japan. The duo will also sing the theme song for the first Madoka Magica film.


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