Maaya Sakamoto's Everywhere Best Album Debuts at #3

posted on 2010-04-06 13:17 EDT
Voice actress/singer's 15th anniversary album sells 47,000 in its 1st week

Everywhere, the 15th anniversary "best" album of voice actress and singer Maaya Sakamoto, sold about 47,000 copies in its first week to land at #3 on Oricon's weekly album chart. That #3 ranking ties her personal best record, which she achieved with her Kazeyomi album in January of 2009.

In addition to the new title song "Everywhere," the two-CD album contains 30 songs from the 18 singles and 10 albums of Sakamoto's career, such as her debut single "Yakusoku wa Iranai" from The Vision of Escaflowne and "Magic Number" from the recent Kobato. anime series.

Sakamoto marked her 30th birthday and the 15th anniversary of her singing debut on March 31 with a concert at the historic Nippon Budōkan arena in Tokyo. Special guests Yoko Kanno (Sakamoto's longtime collaborator and composer) and Shoko Suzuki (singer-songwriter and another frequent collaborator) appeared at the "Gift" concert to perform, as well as to wish Sakamoto a happy birthday.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

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