4:52 pm - 06/27/2011
Acchan sells 177k, Koko ni Ita Koto tops the yearly album chart
AKB's ace Maeda Atsuko's Debut Single sold a total of 177,000 copies in its first week, being the first female artist to debut topping the single charts since Kaoru Amane's "Taiyou no Uta" in 2006. As a female artist out of a group, Acchan is the first one to break this record since Morning Musume's Goto Maki's "Ai no Baka yarou" 10 years and 3 months ago.
Acchan holds now the record of the best first week sales for a female artist this year (Previous female artist with this record was fellow AKB member Itano Tomomi's Dear J with 163k) and It also becomes the highest first week figure ever for an AKB subnit as well.
In other related news, AKB's first original album "Koko ni Ita Koto" total sales reached 716k as of this week, surpassing the previous 1# in the yearly rankings so far this year (EXILE's "Negai no Tou", 707k) making AKB hold both top positions in the yearly album and yearly single charts this year.