The charts for December 2011 are dominated by another 1+ million selling single by AKB48 with their “Uekara Mariko” selling a huge 1,273,748 and putting it nearly 1 million ahead of the second place single. The rest of the top 5 singles is dominated by boy groups with Kis-My-Ft2, KAT-TUN, Tohoshiniki, and SMAP landing in the 2nd through 5th spots.

On the album side EXILE with album that includes member ATSUSHI’s solo debut “EXILE JAPAN/ Solo” takes the #1 spot with 350,277 sold. This album dropped on January 1st 2012 which was included in the last chart of the 2011 and they sold another 150,000+ the first week of January. In the #2 spot is Perfume and their album “JPN” just ahead of KARA’s consistent charting album “Super Girl” (charted for 6 weeks in the top 7). 

The top 10 chart for the singles and albums follow,


Singles for December 2011

Rank Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Uekara Mariko Dec 7th 1,273,748
2 Kis-My-Ft2 We never give up! Dec 14th 277,989
3 KAT-TUN  BIRTH Nov 30th 223,095
4 Tohoshinki  Winter Rose/Duet Nov 30th 148,465
5 SMAP Boku no Hanbun Dec 21st 146,689
6 Namie Amuro Sit!Stay!Wait!Down! Dec 7th 138,485
7 Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 Kibou Sanmyaku Nov 30th 110,911
8 SUPER JUNIOR Mr. Simple Dec 7th 100,439
9 Jin Akanishi Seasons Dec 28th 97,148
10 No Sleeves (no3b) Predicure Day Dec 28th 85,660


Albums for December 2011

Rank Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 EXILE EXILE JAPAN / Solo Jan 1st (2012) 350,277
2 Perfume JPN Nov 30th 308,320
3 KARA Super Girl Nov 23rd 295,559
4 Kubota Toshinobu THE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ Nov 23rd 200,024
6 J Soul Brothers TRIBAL SOUL Dec 7th 122,319
7 Jin Akanishi TEST DRIVE Dec 7th 120,546
8 Girls Generation Shoujo Jaidi Jun 1st 100,036
9 JUJU DELICIOUS Nov 30th 93,363

Yuki Saori & Pink Martini

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Source: Oricon