Singer Hamasaki Ayumi’s Live DVD 『ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2010-2011 A ~do it again~』 (released 24th August) sold 22,000 copies in its first week, claiming the No.1 spot on Oricon’s Weekly General DVDs Ranking Chart for the week of 5/9. In terms of Hamasaki’s musical works, the last time she topped the General DVDs Ranking Chart was when 『ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A』 was released on 13 May 2009, 2 years and 3 months ago.

The Blu-ray Disc (BD) counterpart, released on the same day, sold 7,155 copies and ranked No.10 on the General Chart for BD. As for the Music Charts, both DVD and BD claimed the No.1 spot, following the double crown last claimed by 『ayumi hamasaki Rock’n’Roll Circus Tour FINAL ~7days Special~』 (released 20 April 2011). With this, Hamasaki is the only artist in history to have claimed the DVD+BD double crown twice. Furthermore, she has also broken her own record of 「Highest Total DVD Sales for Female Artists」, pushing the number from 2,347,000 copies to 2,370,000 copies. The No.2 spot is claimed by Morning Musume (Total Sales 2,313,000 copies). Hamasaki has pulled away from this number and is secure in her position as top.

This release is a recording of the Countdown Live concert held on 31st December last year at the National Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo. A concert that mesmerized the audience, from a joint performance of collaboration song 「Dream ON」 with AAA member Urata Naoya, to songs from album 『Love songs』 performed for the first time, as well as many past hits, all compiled in this release.


Original Article taken from Oricon Style here.