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10:45 pm - 06/22/2013

NMB48's First Album Clinches 1st Place On Oricon For First Half Of 2013 + Rest Of Rankings

NMB48's first album, Teppen Tottande released in February 2013, has sold 411,800 copies, making the album the top selling album in Japan for the first half of 2013.



The is only the second time a female group has managed to reach the 1st place on the Oricon charts for the first half of the year, the first time being by Pink Lady exactly 35 years ago. This occurred when Pink Lady released their Greatest Hits Album in 1978. This is also the first time such a record has been achieved by a 48group. AKB48 has released an album, Koko ni Ita Koto, in the first half of the year in 2011, but it had only managed to clinch #2 on Oricon in the first half of that year.

A comment video with some of the members of NMB48 on their accomplishment can be seen here:


In March 1999, Utada Hikaru's first album, First Love, was the first time a female had achieved this feat with a first album. NMB48 are only the second female acts to achieve this, but this is also a first for a female group. Since NMB48 are also the first female group to have their first album clinch #1 on Oricon for the first half of 2013, NMB48 captain Yamamoto Sayaka commented on a video out to their fans, "For us to achieve such an incredible feat, it was so unexpected, and we are very very honoured."

"We'll gradually increase our momentum in order to achieve our goal to appear in NHK's Kouhaku Uta Gassen for the first time at the end of this year, so that by all means, we'll be able to stand and perform on that stage," she added.

The 2nd and 3rd place for the album charts for the first half of 2013 were achieved by the last album of Funky Monkey Babys and EXILE's best of album respectively.

The full top 50 chart for the Album Chart for the first half of 2013 can be seen below:

Sources:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/2025846/full/
oriconofficial
http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/06/oricon-album-chart-for-the-first-half-of-2013
http://www.oricon.co.jp/music/special/2013/musicrank0621/index04.html#topphoto

1. "Teppen Tottande!" - NMB48 : (411,800)
2. "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS LAST BEST" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : (365, 021)
3. "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE / SOUL SIDE-" - EXILE : (313, 493)

4. "TIME" - Tohoshinki : (292,623)
5. "MIRACLE" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : (262,933)
6. "Good Ikuze!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : (260,324)
7. "Balladon" - Ikimonogakari : (256,822)
8. "5TH DIMENSION" - Momoiro Clover Z : (223,192)
9. "Take Me Home" - One Direction : (221,978)
10. "Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to." - Matsutoya Yumi : (203,950)
11. "Jinsei x Boku =" - ONE OK ROCK : (195,969)
12. "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 5" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : (163,289)
13. "Unorthodox Jukebox" - Bruno Mars : (161,211)
14. "[(an imitation) blood orange]" - Mr.Children : (160,478)
15. "sakanaction" - Sakanaction : (158,438)
16. "ALL TIME BEST ALBUM" - Yazawa Eikichi : (147,433)
17. "LAND" - Yuzu : (146,934)
18. "The Past Masters vol.1" - Golden Bomber : (145,292)
19. "Super Best Records -15th Celebration-" - MISIA : (143,763)
20. "ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS" - Mizuki Nana : (139,004)
21. "Lesson 1" - E-girls : (119,409)
22. "RED" - Taylor Swift : (118,934)
23. "THE BEST 'STORY'" - BOOWY : (117,672)
24. "Les Miserables ~Soundtrack" - Soundtrack : (107,518)
25. "Samuragoch Mamoru: Symphony no.1 HIROSHIMA" - Ootomo Naoto, The Tokyo Symphony : (101,444)
26. "Up All Night" - One Direction : (99,469)
27. "Kaba" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : (99,037)
28. "KETSUNOPOLIS 8" - Ketsunomeishi : (98,824)
29. "Delight" - Miwa : (95,033)
30. "GREEN GARDEN POP" - Yui : (94,389)
31. "ORANGE GARDEN POP" - Yui : (92,564)
32. "Mekakushiti Record" - Jin(Shizen no Teki P) : (89,356)
33. "REAL" - Nakashima Mika : (89,295)
34. "LOVE again" - Hamasaki Ayumi : (88,825)
35. "Popcorn" - Arashi : (85,184)
36. "Iriguchi no nai Deguchi" - Momoiro Clover Z : (83,148)
37. "Kiss" - Carly Rae Jepsen : (82,808)
38. 800BEST -simple is the best!!- - MONGOL800 : (82,544)
39. Shonan no Kaze ~2023~ - Shonan no Kaze : (80,202)
40. UNLIMITED - Kim Hyun Joong : (77,170)
41. Recreation 3 - Acid Black Cherry : (76,180)
42. Oh! My! Goodness! - V6 : (74,145)
43. JUSTICE - GLAY : (73,295)
44. Battle and Romance - Momoiro Clover Z : (72,769)
45. GUILTY - GLAY : (72,473)
46. Sonapokeism
~Kimi to Iu Hana - Sonar Pocket : (72,462)
47.
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ID 10th Anniversary BEST - SID : (70.328)
48. Koi ni Ochiru Toki - INFINITE : (69,647)
49. experience - Flumpool : (68,404)
50. What About Now - Bon Jovi : (67,779)

So that's it!!
Congratulations to all groups and artists!!
Super proud and happy for NMB!!
Also big yay to FMB, Ikimonogakari, Nakashima Mika, Sonar Pocket, V6, INFINITE and last but not least, BON JOVI!!! WOOO Yay Bon Jovi <3

love323able 22nd-Jun-2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
overall didnt they get bumped to 2nd this week?!
hopefully japan gets a million seller this year as well! 400k+ is so little for a #1 album
yukinoo13 23rd-Jun-2013 01:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations my girls XD
tomoxtomo 23rd-Jun-2013 01:19 am (UTC)
This list must be faulty, as the pop sensation Hatsune Miku's name doesn't appear anywhere on this chart. We all know Hatsune Miku is "big over there". I demand Oricon to conduct a recount.
arashic5 23rd-Jun-2013 06:32 am (UTC)
Bz's probably will bump them.. But so happy for the girls! Once yuko leave, I'll change my focus to nmb
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