Morning Musume's “Shouganai Yumeoibito” Hits Number One on Oricon Weekly Singles Chart

May 21, 2009 – Morning Musume's new single “Shouganai Yumeoibito” has hit #1 on Japan's weekly Oricon Singles Chart. This marks the first time the all-girl pop group has hit the top spot in 2-and-1/2 years.

Comment from Ai Takahashi, Morning Musume and Hello! Project leader:

“To our fans --
Thank you very much for your support all the time. We received #1 on our 39th single "Shoganai Yumeoibito", released on 5/13. When we first heard about it, everybody jumped!”
“We were very excited because after 2 and 1/2 years, this is our first #1 with the 9 new members.
We appreciate everybody's support. We will never forget our appreciation for the fans!”
Morning Musume's digital tracks are available on at 320 kbps (DRM-free).
The USA release of “Shouganai Yumeoibito” will be available on May 27 from the JapanFiles store.
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