Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nando Collection

Forget washed-up J-pop relics like Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi — right now it’s all about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The Yasutaka Nakata-produced style icon just snatched the J-diva crown in a blaze of Harajuku glory by landing her first No. 1 album on the Oricon Charts.

Kyary’s sophomore album, Nanda Collection, sold 126,074 copies in its first week, topping the charts with more than double the sales of its nearest competitor, SHINee’s Boys Meet U, and giving Kyary the highest first-week sales for a J-pop soloist this year (a record that will be broken next week when Namie Amuro’s Feel drops, but whatever). Kweenyary’s popularity has been rising every year since her debut, and so have her record sales: Her first EP, Moshi Moshi Harajuku, debuted at No. 18 back in 2011 with just 6,311 copies, while her full-length follow-up, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, entered at No. 2 with 71,179 copies last year.

Will there by any stop to Kyary’s skyrocketing success, or will she just keep getting bigger and bigger until she’s the Madonna/Michael Jackson/Elvis of Japan? If there’s any justice in the world, it’ll be the latter.

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MWAHAHAHA

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  • love this psychobitch!

  • UncleFan

    They really need to find a way to get American schoolkids hooked on this stuff so I can see Kyary’s face on lunchboxes and backpacks at Walmart.

    • KingBeaArthur

      o.o

  • ICONI3

    UGH Where do I start? I have a serious love/hate relationship with this bitch. I find her singles to be flawfree, but then her albums seem to always disappoint me for some reason. I need her and Nakata to be more consistent with these album tracks.The album tracks are bland and boring, or way too repetitive(more so than usual). IDK I’m not expecting something deep, but I didn’t like her debut and now this.

    I’m just ready for Namie at this point.

    • I thought her first album was amazing! (Still getting into Nanda so need longer to form an opinion.) Her debut actually got REALLY good reviews, so I think it’s just a matter of taste when it comes to her music.

      • ICONI3

        I guess so. Her album tracks are more “sugary” than the singles. That might be what turns me off.lol

  • Emii Gems

    love her and have been with her since Pon x3! She is fucking crazy and I love her !

  • Tanay Tiwary

    What is life? What is air? What are these flawless gifs? Hahaha

  • KingBeaArthur

    She’s confused, frightened, and entertained me since Ponx3. Congrats to her.

  • Josh Chinnery

    So… When PONPONPON dropped, you could have labeled me a certified hater. I *did* not and *could* not with this chick!! But like the idiot that I am, I peeped “Ninjari Bang Bang” and “Invader Invader” a few times, and before you know it, I was stanning this psychotic chick like Blackjacks stan 2NE1 (okay, maybe not *that* extreme XD). There really is something about her that befuddles my brain, because I cannot for the life of me figure out why I like her >_>

  • RURI

    The whole world has been on crack! That’s the only way to explain why that kid is making success. She was just a model with a cute face and now you’re calling her queen of jpop. Please go to rehab.

    BTW 2015 is there and no one will remember Kyary :)