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.
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
Music.jp | Barks.jp
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.
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
Oricon (albums) | Oricon (singles)
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.
Which artist do you want to sing a Christmas song:
02. Otsuka Ai
03. Fukuyama Masaharu
05. Koda Kumi
08. Dreams Come True
09. Hamasaki Ayumi
10. Porno Graffitti
Which artist do you want to see live on Christmas Eve:
02. Hamasaki Ayumi
03. Dreams Come True
08. Every Little Thing
10. Kinki Kids
COURRiER Japon | Oricon (credit goes to Mr_Children for translating)
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
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.
SPACE SHOWER TV
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'
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.
HAPPY Xmas SHOW! | Music Station
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'.
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