Charts: AKB48, Tokyo Jihen

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AKB48 achieved another million seller this past week with their 25th single, “GIVE ME FIVE!” The single sold more than 1.287 million copies, easily taking #1 on the charts. The single also achieved the 4th highest first-week sales in history, behind AKB48’s singles “Flying Get” (1.354 million), “Everyday, Kachusha” (1.334 million), and “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” (1.300 million).

AKB48 now solely holds the record among female artists (group or solo) for most consecutive million-selling singles at 6, surpassing the streak of 5 set by Pink Lady more than 33 years ago. They also now have a total of 12 number-one singles, surpassing Morning Musume’s previous record (11) among female groups.

  1. AKB48GIVE ME FIVE! – 1,287,217
  2. V6Baribari BUDDY! – 58,584
  3. AKINO with bless4Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dainishou – 23,354
  4. FUNKY MONKEY BABYSKono Sekai ni Umareta Wake – 15,928
  5. NMB48Junjou U-19 – 14,707
  6. Hikawa KiyoshiSakura – 12,995
  7. SKE48Kataomoi Finally – 12,339
  8. DaisukeAnata ni Shika Dekinai Koto – 8,456
  9. Ieiri LeoSabrina – 7,967
  10. SHOWDANTE – 7,395

On the album charts, the band Tokyo Jihen topped the list with their best-of live album “Tokyo Collection,” which is their final release before they disband on February 29. The last live album to rank #1 on the weekly charts was “Zecchoushuu,” released by Tokyo Jihen leader Shiina Ringo┬áin 2000.

  1. Tokyo JihenTokyo Collection – 36,404
  2. chatmonchychatmonchy Best ~2005-2011~ – 33,290
  3. L’Arc~en~CielBUTTERFLY – 29,705
  4. Adele – 21 – 20,072
  5. AyakaThe beginning – 17,035
  6. Salyuphotogenic – 16,098
  7. DEEPYOUR STORY – 13,869
  8. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth – 12,943
  9. LGYankeesGO! GO! LGYankees!!! – 12,700
  10. Yuki Saori & Pink Martini1969 – 11,516

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

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