Charts: Fukuyama Masaharu, Hamasaki Ayumi, Sphere

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Fukuyama Masaharu’s 27th single “Kazoku ni Narou yo / fighting pose” ousted AKB48’s “Flying Get” from the #1 spot on the charts this week. The single sold more than 155,000 copies, and it pushed Fukuyama’s all-time sales to a new record for a male solo artist.

Fukuyama has had 25 singles and 14 albums that ranked on the Oricon charts, and those works have sold a combined 21.271 million copies (13.167 million singles, 8.103 million albums). The previous record for a male solo artist was held by Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi, who has sold 21.224 million copies so far.

Fukuyama now also has a total of 13 number-one singles, surpassing Tahara Toshihiko (12 number-ones) and putting him in 2nd among male solo artists behind Kondo Masahiko (16 number-ones). Among male and female singer-songwriters, he is now in 1st, ahead of Utada Hikaru (12 number-ones).

  1. Fukuyama MasaharuKazoku ni Narou yo / fighting pose – 155,405
  2. AKB48Flying Get – 98,939
  3. SHINeeJULIETTE – 53,789
  4. Tackey & TsubasaJourney Journey ~Bokura no Mirai~ – 35,705
  5. AAACALL / I4U – 35,451
  6. the GazettEREMEMBER THE URGE – 32,636
  7. Ichinose TokiyaUta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE 1000% Idol Song Ichinose Tokiya – 14,974
  8. Kis-My-Ft2Everybody Go – 12,357
  9. GARNET CROWMisty Mystery – 11,889
  10. Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni MookMaru Maru Mori Mori! – 11,381

Hamasaki Ayumi reached #1 on the album charts for the 18th time with her mini-album “FIVE.”

  1. Hamasaki AyumiFIVE – 127,024
  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You – 73,941
  3. UNICORNZ II – 34,403
  4. SMAPSMAP AID – 24,236
  5. YUKImegaphonic – 18,038
  6. CNBLUE392 – 14,654
  7. Che’Nelle – Love Songs – 11,500
  8. Yamashita TatsuroRay Of Hope – 10,478
  9. Shinsei Kamattechan8 Gatsu 32 Nichi e – 10,115
  10. Kato MiliyahM BEST – 9,515

Meanwhile, voice actress unit Sphere also had a big week, as their Blu-ray release “Sphere Live 2010 sphere ON LOVE, ON Nippon Budokan LIVE Blu-ray” sold 6,081 copies to rank #1 on the general Blu-ray charts. This surpasses their last Blu-ray release, which only reached as high as #3.

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

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