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July 27, 2011

Charts: NMB48, JUJU, Lady Gaga, AKB48

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Written by: tokyograph

Image from: Oricon

AKB48‘s Osaka-based sister group NMB48 released their debut single “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” last week, and it made it to the top of the weekly charts at 218,000 copies sold. This is a new record for first week sales by a female artist’s debut single (not including soloists or sub-units of an existing group), surpassing Sawajiri Erika‘s “Taiyou no Uta” (150,000) in 2006.

NMB48 is only the second female group to reach #1 in the first week with a debut single, after idol group PASSPO☆ did so in May.

  1. NMB48Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo – 218,441
  2. TohoshinkiSuperstar – 158,870
  3. Kaoru to Yuki, Tama ni MookMaru Maru Mori Mori! – 48,797
  4. YusukeZenbu Suki – 44,485
  5. IkimonogakariWarattetainda / NEW WORLD MUSIC – 32,743
  6. ONE OK ROCKRe:make / NO SCARED – 28,771
  7. ST☆RISHMaji LOVE 1000% – 18,910
  8. SakanactionBach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiita Sei Desu – 14,871
  9. KARAGO GO Summer! – 14,185
  10. GReeeeNSorashido – 12,914

JUJU topped the album rankings for the second week in a row with “YOU,” selling 71,000 copies.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” reached 510,000 total copies sold in its 9th week, surpassing Shoujo Jidai‘s “GIRLS’ GENERATION” (502,000) for best-selling album by a foreign artist in 2011. She now has two consecutive original albums that have sold half a million each, making her the first foreign artist to achieve that since Avril Lavigne in 2007.

  1. JUJUYOU – 71,488
  2. Lady Gaga – Born This Way – 30,720
  3. TUBERE-CREATION – 25,859
  4. ArashiBeautiful World – 25,742
  5. Shoujo JidaiGIRLS’ GENERATION – 21,093
  6. Nishino KanaThank you, Love – 12,908
  7. Che’Nelle – Love Songs – 10,170
  8. Aoki RyujiLien – 10,121
  9. 40mP feat. Hatsune MikuChiisana Jibun to Ookina Sekai – 9,286
  10. SuperflyMind Travel – 9,232

On the DVD charts, AKB48‘s “AKB ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~” ranked #3 and sold 10,000 more copies, putting its total sales to date at 324,000. Earlier this month, it became the best-selling music video DVD ever by a female artist, but now it also holds the record for best-selling music DVD (counting concert DVDs) by a female artist. The previous record was held by Koda Kumi‘s 2005 release “secret ~FIRST CLASS LIMITED LIVE~” at 322,000 copies.

Oricon (weekly single ranking)
Oricon (weekly album ranking)

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