OriconAKB48’s newest single, “Ue kara Mariko” sold over 1 million copies making AKB48 the first group ever to have 4 consecutive first week million selling singles. They are tied now with rock band GLAY with 5 consecutive million selling singles (their first single of the year took more than a week to reach the milestone). And they now have a total of 6 million selling singings which has puts them past other top female artists such as Namie Amuro, Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru. Expect AKB48 to continue to re-write the records.

Of course the important news is Ho-Kago Tea Time having two singles on the charts this week (not the first time for this fictional band). The K-ON! movie opening theme song “Unmei♪wa♪Endless!” at #5 and ending theme song “Singing!” at #4 sung by the character seiyuu’s in the fictional band Ho-Kago Tea Time. The K-ON! movie opened December 3rd and has so far had very strong two weekends at the box office (#2 and #4).

On the album charts Jin Akanishi’s American debut album, “TEST DRIVE featuring Jason Derulo” topped the charts and in second is Sandaime J Soul Brothers with their album “TRIBAL SOUL.

The complete top 10 for singles and albums follows,

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Singles for December 5th – 11th

Rank Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Ue kara Mariko Dec 7th 1,198,864
2 SUPER JUNIOR Mr. Simple Dec 7th 88,973
3 Namie Amuro Sit!Stay!Wait!Down!/Love Story Dec 7th 77,758
4 Ho-kago Tea Time (K-ON! character band) Singing! Dec 7th 47,130
5 Ho-kago Tea Time (K-ON! character band) Unmei♪wa♪Endless! Dec 7th 46,571
6 flumpool Present Dec 7th 33,430
Love Days Dec 7th 17,758
8 KAT-TUN BIRTH Nov 30th 16,287
9 RAINBOW Mach Dec 7th 15,506
10 SHU-I Nebagiba Yeah! Dec 7th 11,157

Albums for December 5th – 11th

Rank Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Jin Akanishi TEST DRIVE featuring Jason Derulo Dec 7th 108,602
2 Sandaime J Soul Brothers TRIBAL SOUL Dec 7th 92,654
3 KARA Super Girl Nov 23rd 72,317
4 SHINee The First Dec 7th 71,666
5 Kubota Toshinobu THE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ Nov 23rd 59,928
6 Perfume JPN Nov 30th 41,556
7 JUJU DELICIOUS Nov 30th 24,189
8 Yuki Saori & Pink Martini 1969 Oct 12th 21,247
9 Hilcrhyme RISING Dec 7th 15,713
10 NICO Touches the Walls HUMANIA Dec 7th 15,104

Source: Oricon