Nodame Cantabile Album Breaks Classic Music Ranking Record
posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Theme Music From Live-Action Series Reaches #7 on Weekly Chart
An orchestral album made for Nodame Cantabile live-action TV drama, entitled "Nodame Cantabile LIVE!" and released on November 15, sold 53 thousand copies in its first week on sale and ranked #7 on the Oricon chart, breaking the record for highest ranked classical music. The previous records were held by Yo-Yo Ma (#8 first week) and Seiji Ozawa (#9 and #10 first week, for New Year Concert and 2nd Movement of Beethoven 9th, respectively).