After selling over 1 million copies on the first day, AKB48’s latest single “Flying Get” has officially topped the weekly sales charts. According to Oricon, the single sold approximately 1,354,000 copies in its first week, breaking the all-time record that they previously set with “Everyday, Kachusha” in May (1,334,000).
They are now the first artist in the 44-year history of Oricon’s single charts to release two consecutive singles that sold 1 million copies in the first week.
Since their 14th single “RIVER” in 2009, AKB48 has a streak of 9 consecutive number-ones. Among female groups, this ties them with Pink Lady for the record. It also ties them with Pink Lady for the record of consecutive million-selling singles (three).
In the albums chart, singer YUKI topped the chart with her 6th studio album, "megaphonic." This has made it her 4th consecutive no.1 original album since "joy" in February 2005. Including her best album, "five-star" released in October 2007, this is her 5th no.1 album in total. The album includes her singles "Futari no Story," "Himitsu," and "Hello!" with a total of 13 tracks.
Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2011.
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Congrats to YUKI & V6! Pretty sad-looking albums chart though...
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