Charts: AKB48, Akanishi Jin

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AKB48’s 24th single, “Ue Kara Mariko,” topped the sales charts with nearly 1.2 million copies sold in its debut week. As announced earlier this week, this gives AKB48 the new record for most million-selling singles by a female artist (6).

  1. AKB48Ue Kara Mariko – 1,198,864
  2. Super JuniorMr. Simple – 88,973
  3. Amuro NamieSit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story – 77,758
  4. Houkago Tea TimeSinging! – 47,130
  5. Houkago Tea TimeUnmei wa Endless! – 46,571
  6. flumpoolPresent – 33,430
  7. Daikoku DanjiLove Days – 17,758
  8. KAT-TUNBIRTH – 16,287
  9. RAINBOWMach – 15,506
  10. SHU-INever Give Up Yeah! – 11,157

In album sales, Akanishi Jin’s American debut mini-album “TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO” took the #1 spot with more than 108,000 copies sold. This is Akanishi’s second consecutive #1 release as a solo artist, after his debut single “Eternal” this past March.

The last time that a Japanese artist took #1 on the Japanese sales charts with an American debut work was in 2004, when Utada Hikaru released her album “Exodus.”

  1. Akanishi JinTEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO – 108,602
  2. Sandaime J Soul BrothersTRIBAL SOUL – 92,654
  3. KARASuper Girl – 79,317
  4. SHINeeTHE FIRST – 71,666
  5. Kubota ToshinobuTHE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ – 56,298
  6. PerfumeJPN – 41,556
  7. JUJUDELICIOUS – 24,189
  8. Yuki Saori & Pink Martini1969 – 21,247
  9. HilcrhymeRISING – 15,713
  10. NICO Touches the WallsHUMANIA – 15,104

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

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