Legendary J-pop band ARASHI will be releasing their first full LP This Is 嵐 on December 11.
The project marks the band’s last big project ahead of their impending hiatus, set to begin at the end of 2020.
“We wanted to create an album that would be a stepping stone for ARASHI, when looking to the future,” explains ARASHI. “We all hope to be able to convey that this album is not a stop, but rather a move forward.”
ARASHI are Japan’s biggest J-Pop band, dominating the scene for over two decades and breaking records across the board. In 2019 the iconic group’s 5×20 All the Best!! 1999-2019 became the best-selling album of the year globally, putting them in the top spot over BTS and Taylor Swift. The career-spanning compilation album, which celebrated the quintet’s 20th anniversary, sold a record-breaking 3.3 million copies globally, earning the band a Guinness World Record.
In 2019, they became subject of the 26-episode Netflix documentary “ARASHI’S Diary -Voyage-,” giving viewers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into their rise to fame (watch the trailer HERE). That same year, ARASHI launched social channels including YouTube, Instagram and Twitter for the first time ever, and they’ve accumulated over 353.6 million streams since releasing their music on streaming services.