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Beginner (AKB48)

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Limited Edition Type-A Cover
Regular Edition Type-A Cover
Limited Edition Type-B Cover
Regular Edition Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover
Artist
AKB48
Single
Beginner
Released
2010.10.27
Catalog Number
KIZM-90063/64 (Limited Edition Type-A)
KIZM-63/64 (Regular Edition Type-A)
KIZM-90065/66 (Limited Edition Type-B)
KIZM-65/66 (Regular Edition Type-B)
NMAX-1098 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Limited and Regular Editions)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
Type-A CD Tracklist
  1. Beginner
  2. Boku Dake no value (僕だけのvalue) (Undergirls)
  3. Kimi ni Tsuite (君について) (MINT)
  4. Beginner (OFF VOCAL VER.)
  5. Boku Dake no value (OFF VOCAL VER.)
  6. Kimi ni Tsuite (OFF VOCAL VER.)
Type-A DVD Tracklist
  1. Beginner Music Clip
  2. Boku Dake no value Music Clip
  3. Kimi ni Tsuite Music Clip
  4. Beginner Formation Clip (Oshima Yuko Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(大島優子センターver.))
  5. Beginner Formation Clip (Shinoda Mariko Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(篠田麻里子センターver.))
  6. Beginner Formation Clip (Matsui Jurina & Watanabe Mayu Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(松井珠理奈・渡辺麻友センターver.))
Type-B CD Tracklist
  1. Beginner
  2. Boku Dake no value (僕だけのvalue) (Undergirls)
  3. Nakeru Basho (泣ける場所) (DIVA)
  4. Beginner (OFF VOCAL VER.)
  5. Boku Dake no value (OFF VOCAL VER.)
  6. Nakeru Basho (OFF VOCAL VER.)
Type-B DVD Tracklist
  1. Beginner Music Clip
  2. Boku Dake no value Music Clip
  3. Nakeru Basho Music Clip
  4. Beginner Formation Clip (Maeda Atsuko Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(前田敦子センターver.))
  5. Beginner Formation Clip (Itano Tomomi Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(板野友美センターver.))
  6. Beginner Formation Clip (Takahashi Minami Center ver.) (Beginnerフォーメーション映像(高橋みなみセンターver.))
Theater CD Tracklist
  1. Beginner
  2. Boku Dake no value (僕だけのvalue) (Undergirls)
  3. Kimi ni Tsuite (君について) (MINT)
  4. Nakeru Basho (泣ける場所) (DIVA)


Information

"Beginner" is the 18th major single (20th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in five versions: a limited type-A CD+DVD edition, a regular type-A CD+DVD edition, a limited type-B CD+DVD edition, a regular type-B CD+DVD edition, and a limited CD-only theater edition. The limited type-A and type-B editions came with an alternate cover and a ticket to attend a handshaking event, and all four type-A and type-B editions came with a serial number to vote for a song to be performed at AKB48's Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2011 concert in January 2011. The single is the best-selling single of 2010. The RIAJ has certified the title track Platinum for full song downloads of over 250,000.

TV Performances
  • [2010.10.20] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.10.27] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.10.27] Music Station
  • [2010.10.30] Music Fair
  • [2010.10.30] Count Down TV
  • [2010.10.31] CDTV
  • [2010.10.31] Shin Domoto Kyuodai
  • [2010.10.31] Music Japan
  • [2010.11.03] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.12.24] Music Station Super Live 2010
  • [2010.12.30] 52nd Japan Record Awards
  • [2010.12.31] 61st Kohaku Uta Gassen (Medley)
  • [2011.06.07] SMAPxSMAP (Medley)

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single
Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover
  • Front: "Beginner" 16 Senbatsu Members

"Beginner"

"Boku Dake no value"

Artist: Under Girls (アンダーガールズ)

(Center: Ota Aika)

"Kimi ni Tsuite"

Artist: MINT

(Center: Maeda Atsuko)

"Nakeru Basho"

Names in bold indicate the vocalist team, while the remaining members participated as the dance team.

Artist: DIVA

(Center: Akimoto Sayaka)

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Inoue Yoshimasa
Other Information
Arrangement: Inoue Yoshimasa

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 826,989
1 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 63,504
1 14 9 6 6 6 3 6 25,452
3 16 16 15 11 11 8 16 14,308
15 14 20 15 17 8 10 15 9,861
13 26 24 17 14 14 11 17 7,065
9 25 19 14 11 9 12 15 7,104
7 22 23 14 10 9 5 13 7,001
9 14 14 7 7 6 6 11 7,501
8 7 5 6 6 3 4 5 8,505
4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 10,502
4 10 7 7 6 4 4 6 7,444
4 21 17 15 16 9 7 12 5,935
7 31 31 22 21 15 13 21 5,323
12 27 23 23 20 15 14 20 3,925
14 44 47 40 34 25 28 39 3,000
18 33 35 34 29 27 24 29 2,961
21 - - - - 39 37 51 2,152
30 - - - - 44 36 60 1,618
42 - - - - 35 44 56 1,155
40 - - - 49 43 49 58 863
39 48 40 36 43 39 38 42 1,226
34 42 49 39 36 37 32 40 1,241
25 - - - - - 44 61 1,048
38 - - - - 47 40 59 875
40 - - - - - - 71 847
- - - - - - - 85 923
- - 42 - - - - 60 1,104
40 - - - - - - 95 704
- - - - - - - 93 596
- - - - - - - 94 878
- - - - - - - 110 686
- - - - - - - 101 673
- - - - - - - 131 447
- - - - - - - 151 430
- - - - - - - 142 402
- - - - - - - 163 334
- - - - - - - 197 248
OUT 3 weeks
- - - - - - - 189 306
- - - - - - - 171 349
- - - - - - - 179 477
- - - - - - - 195 349
OUT 2 weeks
- - - - - - - 184 397
OUT 2 weeks
- - - - - - - 188 248
- - - - - - - 195 230
- - - - - - - 176 290
- - - - - - - 158 323
OUT 6 weeks
- - - - - - - 188 330
- - - - - - - 192 259
- - - - - - - 155 372
- - - - - - - 144 356
- - - - - - - 181 246
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2010 October 1 826,989
2010 November 6 113,125
2010 December 15 28,671
2011 January 10 37,709
2011 February 41 12,038

Total Reported Sales: 1,039,362*
Total Sales in 2010: 954,283 (#1 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2011: 83,516* (#92 single of the year)

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 52

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