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November 30, 2011

Charts: French Kiss, KARA

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AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss claimed the top spot on the sales charts this week, selling almost 134,000 copies of their 4th single “Saisho no Mail.” This is their first #1, after ranking #2 with their last two singles. This also sets their new personal record for first week sales.

  1. French KissSaisho no Mail – 133,662
  2. EXILEAnata e / Ooo Baby – 119,583
  3. Golden BomberYowasete Mojito – 51,845
  4. aikoZutto – 46,827
  5. LiSAoath sign – 44,759
  6. Tackey & TsubasaHeartful Voice – 42,972
  7. Momoiro Clover ZRoudou Sanka – 39,976
  8. Porno GraffittiYuki no Iro – 31,656
  9. Ikimono GakariAruite Ikou – 30,844
  10. supercellMy Dearest – 28,070

On the album charts, Korean girl group KARA took #1 with “Super Girl.” With more than 275,000 copies sold, they now hold the all-time record for first-week album sales by a foreign female group.

This also gives KARA their first #1 on the album charts. They already achieved a #1 single in April with “Jet Coaster Love.” The only other foreign female group to ever have a #1 album and a #1 single was The Nolans, who accomplished the feat in 1981.

Meanwhile, child star Ashida Mana also made headlines for becoming the youngest artist in Oricon history to have a Top 10 album, at the age of 7 years and 5 months. The previous record was set by Canadian singer Rene Simard in 1974, at the age of 13 years and 8 months.

Arashi‘s “Beautiful World” album, originally released in July, also climbed back into the Top 10, landing at #4.

  1. KARASuper Girl – 275,206
  2. Kubota ToshinobuTHE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ – 98,165
  3. Mizuki NanaTHE MUSEUM II – 82,649
  4. ArashiBeautiful World – 65,371
  5. Hikawa KiyoshiEnka Meikyoku Collection 15 ~Jounetsu no Mariachi~ – 34,452
  6. the HIATUSA World Of Pandemonium – 33,214
  7. Kanjani8FIGHT – 21,066
  8. Ashida ManaHappy Smile! – 18,960
  9. Hexagon All StarsWe Love Hexagon 2011 – 17,566

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

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