SCANDAL / New album topped Oricon Daily Single Ranking!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Popular girls band SCANDAL’s latest album “ENCORE SHOW“, which was released on February 6th, topped Oricon daily single ranking on the release date. Throughout their career, this is the first time for the band to rank as No.1.Their album got off to an excellent start.

SCANDAL members were delighted with this news and commented on their twitter as follows:

@scandal_haruna (Vo.&Gt. HARUNA twitter account)
We, the non stopping girls band is now to begin!! Thanks to you all, who met with our music!!

@scandal_mami (Gt.&Vo. MAMI twitter account)
It’s our first time to be ranked No.1 at Oricon daily chart!! We were waiting for this. Thank you very much to you all! I’m so happy! Usually, I don’t care much about the chart, but as is to be expected, I’m truly happy! Thanks for all your continuous help. Sooo delightful!!

@scandal_rina (Dr.&Vo. RINA twitter account)
Everyone who likes our music are shining, and so brilliantly to me!! Thank you very much for finding our music from so many other music and songs everywhere in the world.

@scandal_tomomi (Ba.&Vo. TOMOMI twitter account)
We could rank No.1 for the first time just before our concert at Osakajo Hall. It’s all because of you! It’s a daily chart, I know we’re still on the way. I’m shivering with pleasure. Thank you.

“ENCORE SHOW” is a greatest hits album which includes all the best B-side songs. The album contains a buzzing songs such as “Satisfaction”(Windows 8 TV commercial song which is on-aired worldwide) and “Happy Collector”(Theme song for the movie ““Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu ”.

SCANDAL will be going on a South Asia tour starting March visiting Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok!! It’s their first time to hold solo concert in Indonesia and Thailand. Their concert tickets for Jakarta(March 13th) and Singapore(March 16th/17th) are now on sale!! Check out their concert information on the following website!! Details for the concert in Thailand will be announced soon.

[SCANDAL Official Website]


*some area/countries may have limitations in viewing including Japan

[South Asia Tour in March]
Date: March 13th (WED) 2013 Start: 8pm
Ticket Price:
Festival  (Standing): Rp750,000
Tribune 1 (Seating) : Rp600,000
Tribune 2 (Seating) : Rp450,000

Ticket Sales:

Ticket Information (Inquiries are only accepted in English or Indonesian.)

+6221 8282137


GA: S$118

For more details:
J-Live Asia (

Ticket Online

Produced by: J-Live Asia/ SOZO
Co-produced by: Puffin Entertainment (

To be announced soon!

[Release info in Japan]
Released on Feb.6, 2013

*Limited Edition ESCL3994-3995
3,500Yen(Including tax)
Bonus DVD / Tickets to event are included

*Standard Edition ESCL3996
3,059 Yen (Including tax)
Sticker/ Tickets to event are included in the first press only

SCANDAL was formed in August, 2006 with four high school girls who went to the same vocal & dance school in Osaka, Japan. They started performing as SCANDAL with aggressive sounds with pop characters. After it was formed, they often performed on the street of they called Shiroten in Osaka Castle Park. After a while, they started performing at the live house in Kansan area.In March 2008, they were invited to Japanese culture convention Sakura-Con in Seattle, and they went around six cities in the U.S to see over 7,000 fans of them. In July 2008, they generated 10,000 people to Japan Expo in France and 8,000 to Anime Comic Fes in Hong Kong in August. In October 2008, they released “DOLL” as their debut single. “DOLL” was rewarded for Power Play from over 40 FM/AM/CS radio stations in Japan.

In June 2009, they released their 3rd single “Shoujo S”, and it was ranked 6th in the first week on Oricon chart, and 5th on Reco-choku Chakuuta Full (Full digital download provider) weekly chart. On October 21st, they released their first album “BEST★SCANDAL” and ranked 5th on Oricon chart in their first week of the release.
For the girls band’s album to be awarded within 5th in their first week of the release was the first time in 7 years and a half.
In 2009, they were rewarded for New Face Award from Japan Record Award. – New Artist Their 7th single “Shunkan Sentimental” a tie-in song with the smash-hit animation series “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”, has again scored high on the charts. #7 on ORICON and #4 on the Reco-choku full (full track download) chart.
They released their 2nd album “TEMPTATION BOX” in August 2010, and this was awarded 3rd place on Oricon daily chart.
In October, “Scandal nanka Buttobase” was released, and awarded 3rd place on Oricon weekly chart, the highest ranking on Oricon weekly in their history ever.
In April 2011, single “HARUKA”was released and it also ranked #3.
In August 2011, their 3rd original album “BABY ACTION” was released, followed by “VIDEO ACTION”, 1st video clip collection DVD.
They also went on Asia tour, first tour outside Japan, and gathered 2,500 audiences from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
In March 28 2012, SCANDAL held the concert in Nippon Budokan, one of the high status venues in Japan.
The band released a single “Taiyou Scandalous” in July 2012, and charted No.2 at Oricon weekly ranking.
SCANDAL will be releasing a new single “Pinheel Surfer” and eagerly-awaited 4th album “ Queens are trumps-Kirifuda wa Queen-” on Sept.26.
On March 3 2013, SCANDAL will be performing at Osaka Castle Hall, a venue with 16000 people capacity which they’ve ever dreamed of for a long time. They will be going on South Asia Tour visiting Jakarta, Singapore, and Bangkok starting March 13.

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