After 28 years of performing, countless number one hits, and being one of Japan's leading boy bands, SMAP released their final album "SMAP 25 YEARS" before their disbandment on December 31, 2016, as a farewell to their fans, and it appears that the group are going out on one last high.
According to new reports, "SMAP 25 YEARS" moved 64,337 copies during its third week of release, bringing it pass the big million sales mark to 1,007,166 units.
Most notably, this marks the first time that an album has managed to sell a million copies in Japan within three weeks in nearly three years, the last album to do so being AKB48's "Tsugi no Ashiato". The success of "SMAP 25 YEARS" also marks another milestone for the group as the album is only SMAP's second album to sell over a million copies, the other album being 2001's "SMAP Vest".
A huge congrats to SMAP for the success of their final album, and we wish them well for whatever they do next!