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2001 Oricon Number 1 Releases

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#1 Singles and Albums in 2001 according to Oricon

From November 20, 2000 to November 18, 2001. Week 6's sales unavailable due to Oricon holidays and week 7’s sales is a combination of two weeks. Click on the # for that week to view the top 30 albums, singles.

Note: 'Week Sales' means the number of units that the product sold to get to #1 for that week. Usually this is the product's first week sales, but not always.

# Date Single Artist Single Week Sales Album Artist Album Week Sales
1 12.04 MISIA Everything 163,980 Southern All Stars Ballad 3 ~the album of LOVE~ 1,368,650
2 12.11 J-FRIENDS I WILL GET THERE 312,640 GLAY DRIVE-GLAY complete BEST 1,726,780
3 12.18 Porno Graffitti Saboten 130,190 B'z ELEVEN 756,910
4 12.25 Hamasaki Ayumi M 541,350 KinKi Kids D album 354,830
5 01.01 Hamasaki Ayumi M 185,290 LUNA SEA PERIOD ~THE BEST SELECTION~ 166,400
6 01.08 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 01.15 Every Little Thing fragile / JIRENMA 278,120 V6 Very best 261,400
8 01.22 Every Little Thing fragile / JIRENMA 127,490 LOVE PSYCHEDELICO THE GREATEST HITS 351,260
9 01.29 Minimoni Minimoni. Jankenpyon! / Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki! 265,270 LOVE PSYCHEDELICO THE GREATEST HITS 274,320
10 02.05 Minimoni Minimoni. Jankenpyon! / Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki! 115,780 ARASHI ARASHI No.1 ~Arashi wa Arashi wo Yobu~ 267,220
11 02.12 Hamasaki Ayumi evolution 503,020 Morning Musume Best! Morning Musume 1 1,218,990
12 02.19 KinKi Kids Boku no Senaka ni wa Hane ga Aru 411,820 JUDY AND MARY WARP 502,470
13 02.26 Utada Hikaru Can You Keep A Secret? 783,620 ZARD Toki no Tsubasa 231,850
14 03.05 Utada Hikaru Can You Keep A Secret? 332,080 Do As Infinity NEW WORLD 201,310
15 03.12 Petitmoni BABY! Koi ni KNOCK OUT! 270,730 DA PUMP Da Best of Da Pump 688,390
16 03.19 Hamasaki Ayumi NEVER EVER 423,480 Onitsuka Chihiro Insomnia 441,470
17 03.26 B'z ultra soul 501,040 L'Arc~en~Ciel Clicked Singles Best 13 802,530
18 04.02 B'z ultra soul 100,450 SMAP Smap Vest 1,005,080
19 04.09 Goto Maki Ai no Bakayarou 268,330 Utada Hikaru Distance 3,002,720
20 04.16 Re:Japan Ashita ga Arusa 62,280 Hamasaki Ayumi A BEST 510,160
21 04.23 CHEMISTRY PIECES OF A DREAM 71,250 Utada Hikaru Distance 294,340
22 04.30 ARASHI Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Iru 241,050 Nakazawa Yuko, Tanpopo, Petitmoni, Minimoni Together! -Tanpopo, Petit, Mini, Yuko- 314,420
23 05.07 GLAY GLOBAL COMMUNICATION 364,420 MISIA MARVELOUS 881,150
24 05.14 N.M.L. ZERO LANDMINE 126,320 MISIA MARVELOUS 340,590
25 05.21 N.M.L. ZERO LANDMINE 87,540 shela COLORLESS 201,160
26 05.28 Hamasaki Ayumi Endless sorrow 430,220 Oda Kazumasa LOOKING BACK 2 120,490
27 06.04 KinKi Kids Jounetsu 375,410 JUDY AND MARY The Great Escape ~Complete Request Best~ 374,620
28 06.11 TOKIO Message / Hitoribocchi no Haburashi 121,830 Suzuki Ami FUN for FAN 242,330
29 06.18 CHEMISTRY Point of No Return / Kimi wo Sagashiteta 231,180 The Gospellers Love Notes 502,040
30 06.25 CHEMISTRY Point of No Return / Kimi wo Sagashiteta 106,520 The Gospellers Love Notes 261,720
31 07.02 Miki Douzan Lifetime Respect 108,210 aiko Natsufuku 380,370
32 07.09 Porno Graffitti Agehachou 175,530 aiko Natsufuku 252,540
33 07.16 Kuwata Keisuke Naminori Johnny 518,590 Kuraki Mai PERFECT CRIME 800,210
34 07.23 Hamasaki Ayumi UNITE! 365,910 Mr.Children Mr.Children 1992-1995 1,201,730
35 07.30 Kuwata Keisuke Naminori Johnny 110,560 Mr.Children Mr.Children 1992-1995 234,600
36 08.06 Morning Musume The☆Pea~ce! 310,810 KinKi Kids E album 400,480
37 08.13 ARASHI Jidai 250,880 V6 Volume 6 120,140
38 08.20 B'z GOLD 400,020 SMAP pamS 230,230
39 08.27 B'z GOLD 75,230 Mariah Carey Glitter 70,260
40 09.03 Mr.Children Yasashii Uta 250,610 Takeuchi Mariya BON APPETIT 501,530
41 09.10 V6 Dasenai Tegami 135,250 Takeuchi Mariya BON APPETIT 348,730
42 09.17 L'Arc~en~Ciel Spirit dreams inside -another dream 201,020 Cocco Best+Ura Best+Mihappyou Kyokushuu 264,870
43 09.24 Minimoni Minimoni. Telephone! Rin Rin Rin / Minimoni. Bus Guide 171,190 Cocco Best+Ura Best+Mihappyou Kyokushuu 87,890
44 10.01 GLAY Hitohira no Jiyuu 280,100 Do As Infinity DEEP FOREST 301,580
45 10.08 Hamasaki Ayumi Dearest 363,730 Hamasaki Ayumi SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 201,030
46 10.15 Hamasaki Ayumi Dearest 124,020 Suga Shikao Sugarless 101,950
47 10.22 CHEMISTRY You Go Your Way 207,350 Various Artists WOMAN 2 59,030
48 10.29 HYDE evergreen 191,120 Various Artists WOMAN 2 64,870
49 11.05 Kuwata Keisuke Shiroi Koibitotachi 520,040 Backstreet Boys The Hits: Chapter One 311,320
50 11.12 Morning Musume Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ 308,940 Yaida Hitomi Candlize 401,090
51 11.19 Mr.Children youthful days 352,730 CHEMISTRY The Way We Are 1,143,310
52 11.26 KinKi Kids Hey! Minna Genki Kai? 260,250 Matsutoya Yumi sweet,bitter sweet~YUMING BALLAD BEST 411,030