12.29.07
  • FAKE - 3rd most downloaded song on music.jp


  • Mr.Children's 'FAKE' (sabi) was the 3rd most downloaded tune from January 1st through November 30th of 2007 on music.jp. Music.jp is currently the only known download service that Mr.Children has joined up with to release their music digitally.

  • HOME - Best music of 2007 on Amazon.co.jp


  • Amazon.co.jp announced their annual ranking of most purchased CD in sales. Mr.Children's 'HOME' was the most bought CD item on Amazon.co.jp for the year 2007


    Sources:
    Music.jp | Barks.jp


    12.29.07
  • Mr.Children - Third most profitable artist in 2007


  • Mr.Children was the third highest selling artist in overall sales for 2007. The group managed to generate 6.92 billion yen in total sales which equals to roughly 61.6 million USD dollars.


    Source:
    Oricon


    12.28.07
  • HOME #1 album for the year


  • It's official. Mr.Children's HOME album takes the #1 spot for the year selling 1,181,241 copies. They also had a second album in the top 20, B-SIDE, which sold 478,019 copies for the year. This is Mr.Children's first ever #1 album for the year since their debut 15 years ago. Mr.Children also managed to get a top 10 single with 'Tabidachi no uta' selling 354,851 copies


    Sources:
    Oricon (albums) | Oricon (singles)


    12.26.07
  • COURRiER Japon 039


  • The January 2008 issue of COURRiER Japon will contain a special feature on 'Green Heroes' that were covered in TIME magazine. Sakurai and ap bank will be featured in the magazine.


  • Oricon poll


  • Which artist do you want to sing a Christmas song:
    01. Mr.Children
    02. Otsuka Ai
    03. Fukuyama Masaharu
    04. EXILE
    05. Koda Kumi
    06. YUKI
    07. YUI
    08. Dreams Come True
    09. Hamasaki Ayumi
    10. Porno Graffitti

    Which artist do you want to see live on Christmas Eve:
    01. Mr.Children
    02. Hamasaki Ayumi
    03. Dreams Come True
    04. B'z
    05. Gospellers
    06. CHEMISTRY
    07. L'arc~en~ciel
    08. Every Little Thing
    09. EXILE
    10. Kinki Kids


    Source:
    COURRiER Japon | Oricon (credit goes to Mr_Children for translating)


    12.22.07
  • Bokura no ongaku


  • As part of a Bank Band special Sakurai will be appearing with Koji Tamaki on Bokura no ongaku. The show will air on January 18, 2008 from 23:30 till 24:00


    Source:
    Our Music


    12.21.07
  • Imawano kiyoshirou kanzenfukkatsu SPECIAL


  • Sakurai will be appearing on the TV show January 13, 2008. The show will air on SPACE SHOWER TV from 21:00 till 22:00.


    Source:
    SPACE SHOWER TV


    12.08.07
  • HAPPY Xmas SHOW! ~ ongaku to kurisumasu ga deau yoru ~


  • Mr.Children will be appearing on HAPPY Xmas SHOW! ~ ongaku to kurisumasu ga deau yoru ~. The show will air on Dece,ber 23, 2007 from 21:00 - 22:54. They will most likely be performing 'Tabidachi no uta'

  • Music Station 2007 Special


  • Mr.Children will be attending the Music Station 2007 Special. The show will air on December 21, 2007 from 19:00 - 23:10, with the group performing 'Tabidachi no uta'. Other artists appearing include B'z, Kuwata Keisuke, L'Arc~en~Ciel, and Kobukuro.


    Sources:
    HAPPY Xmas SHOW! | Music Station


    12.07.07
  • Mr.Children in 'pino schizzo's Vintage Style'


  • Mr.Children's 'Kuruma no naka de kakurete kiss wo shiyou' will be covered in 'pino schizzo's Vintage Style'. The cover project reflected famous songs and tunes from popular artists from the 80s through 00s. The album will be released on January 23, 2008. Other artists to be covered include Spitz's 'Robinson' and Yutaka Ozaki's 'I LOVE YOU'.


    Source:
    Freedom Records



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