No problem for power idol group AKB48 topping the singles charts with 31st single “Sayonara Crawl” that’s tied to their upcoming group general election. The single sold over 1.7 million copies with fans eager to get their hands on the included voting card. With over 235 AKB idols eligible for the voting fans are hoping to support their favorite members into the top 16 who are selected to participate on the next single and the top 64 selected to participate on additional coupling songs. It will be a surprise when an AKB48 single fails to hit the 1+ million mark as they re-write the record books for sales.
Perfume with their 18th single “Magic of Love” lands in #3, band Scandal climbs to #4 with 15th single “Awanai tsumori no, genki dene” and up and coming singer Leo Ieiri (18) with her 4th single “Message” lands just in the top 10 in the #8 spot.
Topping the album charts is singer/songwriter miwa with her 3rd original album “Delight” selling a good 69,000 copies.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow…