The singles charts are topped by another record-setting single by mega-idol group AKB48 and their 27th single “Gingham Check”. The single sold over 1 million copies giving them another record of eight 1 million+ selling singles in a row, nine overall, and 14 #1 singles in a row.

The second spot goes to rock band UVERworld with “THE OVER” selling 61,000 copies. Korean boy idol group B1A4 with their 2nd Japanese single “Oyasumi Good Night” lands in the 4th spot with over 35,000 copies sold.

The album charts are topped by Korean rock band CNBLUE and their 1st Japanese album “CODE NAME BLUE” selling over 45,000 copies. After holding the top spot for 2 weeks AKB48 drops down to the #2 spot with their 4th album release “1830m” selling another 40,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.


Singles for August 26th – September 2nd

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Gingham Check Aug 29th 1,181,966
2 UVERworld THE OVER Aug 29th 61,232
3 INFINITE She’s Back Aug 29th 38,998
4 B1A4 Oyasumi Good Night  Aug 29th 35,779
5 Sakanaction Yoru no Odoriko Aug 29th 30,616
6 Choshinsei  She’s Gone Aug 29th 29,111
7 Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku Go! Go! Here We Go! Rock Lee Aug 29th 20,500
8 Nogizaka46 Hashire! Bicycle Aug 22nd 18,794
9 Kuroko & Kise Character Duets Kuroko’s Basketball Aug 29th 16,625
10 YUKI  Watashi no Negaigoto Aug 29th 15,667


Albums for August 27th – September 2nd

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 CNBLUE CODE NAME BLUE  Aug 29th 45,151
2 AKB48 1830m Aug 15th 40,282
3 Tokyo Jihen Shinya Waku Aug 29th 36,272
4 the GazettE DIVISION Aug 29th 23,051
5 Dragon Ash LOUD & PEACE Aug 22nd 11,560
6 Sukima Switch DOUBLES BEST Aug 22nd 11,065
7 Kuwata I LOVE You – now & forever – July 18th 10,444
8 Che’Nelle Believe July 4th 8,964
9 Def Tech Official Bootleg Mix CD Aug 29th 8,287
10 MINMI MINMI BEST 2002-2012 Aug 22nd 8,124

Source: Oricon