We’ve known for months now that BABYMETAL would be performing on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘, and late last night the hype finally became a reality.
Despite the fact that “KARATE” probably shows off their talent better, I thought “Gimme Chocolate” was the right choice of song. It’s their most popular effort to date, and goes along with the image they generally try to project. The only problem I had was regarding the mic volume, which was low and caused the band to overwhelm the vocals.
Still, it was a solid overall showing and I think this does them a lot more good than pop acts who have been overseas, because this is actually something a bit different than just similar pop in a different language by a different race.
For BABYMETAL, nothing surprising anymore, really. This performance on American television came just a few days after they killed a concert at Wembley Arena to what media outlets reported was a sold out show.
At that performance, which earned a five-star review from The Guardian, they also went ahead and set the merchandising record for a one-day production in the history of the venue, because why not?
The trio achieved the highest-ever merchandise takings for a one-day production in the history of the Wembley Arena venue, during their sold-out performance on Saturday.
Wembley Arena general manager John Drury confirms: “The Babymetal show broke our all-times sales record.”
But they aren’t only excelling overseas, as they’re also making quick progress on the Oricon Chart, moving 132,881 albums in their first week, which I believe makes their week one sales for ‘Metal Resistance‘ greater than the entire run of the self-titled debut album, ‘BABYMETAL‘.
Yeah, doesn’t seem like the train is stopping anytime soon.