Charts: AKB48, Persona 4, Ashida Mana

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AKB48’s newest single, “Kaze wa Fuiteiru,” is at the top spot on the CD singles chart, selling more than 1.3 million copies. Announced earlier this week, AKB48 is now the first artist to sell at least 1 million copies of a single on the first day, twice in a row. They are also the first artist to sell 1 million copies of a single in the first week, three times in a row.

In terms of first week sales, AKB48 has the three best-selling singles of all time: “Flying Get” (1.354 million), “Everyday, Kachusha” (1.334 million), and “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” (1.300 million).

With 10 consecutive #1 singles, they have now surpassed Pink Lady for the record of most consecutive #1 singles by a female group. In addition, their total single sales since their debut in 2006 have now reached 10.340 million copies, making them the 4th female group to surpass 10 million in sales, after Pink Lady, SPEED, and Morning Musume.

Meanwhile, child actress Ashida Mana ranked 4th with her solo debut single. At 7 years and 4 months old, she is the youngest artist to ever rank in the Top 10, breaking the previous record of 13 years old set by Goto Kumiko in 1987.

  1. AKB48Kaze wa Fuiteiru – 1,300,482
  2. MBLAQBaby U! – 42,624
  3. BUMP OF CHICKENZero – 35,019
  4. Ashida ManaSuteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good Day!~ – 27,737
  5. NMB48Oh my God! – 16,639
  6. KARAWinter Magic – 15,415
  7. SphereHIGH POWERED – 14,902
  8. Sakamoto MaayaOkaerinasai – 13,948
  9. SuG – Toy Soldier – 12,188
  10. Tomodachi TsukiritaiZannenkei Rinjinbu (Hoshi Futatsu Han) – 11,146

On the albums chart, the “Persona 4” album “Never More -Persona 4 Rinne Tensei-” ranked #1 with almost 27,000 copies sold.

  1. Persona 4Never More -Persona 4 Rinne Tensei- – 26,869
  2. Shoujo JidaiThe Boys – 21,227
  3. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto – 15,429
  4. back numberSuperstar – 10,519
  5. Saito Kazuyoshi45 STONES – 10,466
  6. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds -7,635
  7. A.N.JELLA.N.JELL WITH TBS-kei Kinyo Drama “Ikemen Desu ne” MUSIC COLLECTION – 7,401
  8. Kimura Kaela8EIGHT8 – 7,148
  9. TohoshinkiTONE – 7,091
  10. TegomassTegomass no Mahou – 6,989

Sources:
Oricon (weekly single ranking)
Oricon (weekly album ranking)
Oricon
Oricon

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