Perhaps it might be due to Crayon Shin Chan, but no doubt Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is gaining popularity amongst many Japanese pop fans. The eccentric Harajuku Lady got 3rd in the Oricon weekly charts for her latest single CD release.
Her latest single, Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodeshon is currently the theme song of the wacky kid’s anime, and released exactly a week ago on 30 January. At press time, Kyary had about 21,000 copies of her single sold, ahead of Coda’s BLOODY STREAM. Being among the top 3 artistes to garner a spot within Oricon’s weekly charts is surely a prestigious one, similar to USA’s Billboard charts.
Unfortunately, Kyary got very strong competitors from both male and female idol groups, especially from EXILE and SKE48. GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE gathered 72,000 in weekly sales for their single ANIMAL, while SKE48’s Choco no Dorei topped off the rankings with over 530,000 copies sold.
It has been almost a month since Kyary came to Singapore to film for variety show Catherine the 13th. Kyary’s tweet caught a local fan’s attention, and managed to get an autograph. Her upcoming world tour, while having Singapore as one of the selected countries to hold her tour concert, haven’t had any additional details such as date and location as well as ticket prices.