Namie Amuro’s “Finally” Surpasses 1 Million In Sales

On it’s 7th day of release, Namie Amuro’s all time best album “Finally” surpassed 1.2 million in sales. It is increasingly rare for an album to surpass 1 million in sales. The last album to do so was AKB48’s 2014 album “Tsugi no Ashiato” which sold 1,041,355 through the entire year. The last album to sell over 1 million copies in its first week was Utada Hikaru’s “Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1” which was released on march 31, 2004. Maria Marcus co-wrote and produced “Mint”, co-wrote “Showtime” and “Christmas Wish” that was a part of this ‘Best of’ Album to summarize Namies 25 year long career. Released 2017-11-08.

MD Electro – “Stranger”

New release from Armada:
MD Electro “Stranger”. Co-written by Maria Marcus.

Gugudan – “Snowball”

Koreans girlgroup Gugudan releasing new EP including “Snowball” written by: Genneo, Andreas Oberg and Maria Marcus.

MD Electro feat. Maria Marcus

Listen to “Postcard”, written by Curtis Richa, Marvin Dörsam and Maria Marcus.

No. 1 Billboard World

Girls’ Generationhave been bringing their bright brand of pop to the Korean music scene since 2007. With breakout hit “Gee” in 2009, they became undisputed leaders of a generation of girl groupsand have since released hit after hit. This month they released a special 10th anniversary album,Holiday Night,that scored No. 1 on Billboard World.
“Only One”, co-written and produced by Maria Marcus.
(A. Öberg, G. Karlström, M. Marcus)

Namie Amuro – LIVE DVD

Namie Amuro LIVE STYLE 2016 – 2017
Maria Marcus co-wrote (and produced) 5 (3) of the tracks on Namie Amuro LIVE DVD that was released this week.

EXILE TRIBE feat. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Release of High & Low The Live DVD!
Last summer Japanese artist agency LDH presented the “comprehensive artist project”High & Low, which featured some of their most successful artists, and which resulted in a platinum-selling album, singles, a feature film, and a big tour.

High & Low – The Live DVD – has now been released an it is debuting at no 1 on the weekly chart in Japan.

It includes the song “Higher Ground”, a collab with star DJ team Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, co-written and co-produced by Maria Marcus. Also “Ageha” the previous no 1 single co-written by Maria, with Generations from Exile Tribe.

EXO – “Drop That”

Maria Marcus’ co-written song “Drop That” is included on the DVD, EXO PLANET #3, the new release from Korean supergroup Exo, which hits the no 1 position on the DVD chart.

#3 Korean Album Chart

Korean girl group Gugudan’s new mini album “Act.2 Narcissus” includes the song “Rainbow” written by Erik Lidbom, Fast Lane and Maria Marcus. The song has been added on some of the biggest Kpop Spotify playlists such as “Kpop Daebak” and “K-Party Dance Mix”, with a collected number of around 700.000 followers. The album also debuted at #3 on the official weekly Korean album chart “GAON”.

SYY – “Oh Boy”

Third place on the Japanese weekly chart is held by SudannaYuzuYully, a hiphop sub-unit to the LDH agency’s E-Girls.
Written by SKY and Maria Marcus. The video for S.Y.Y., hitting over 1.8 million views in just three days.