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  • Oricon reveals their yearly single ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the results of the "2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking" for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 below! === <2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 - "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48 : (1,820,056) 02 - "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : (1,436,519) 03 - "Gingham Check" - AKB48 : (1,303,407) 04 - "UZA" - AKB48 : (1,215,079) 05 - "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : (1,073,499) 06 - "Wild At Heart" -

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  • AKB48's "Gingham Check" sells over 1.18 million copies, tops Oricon weekly chart

    September 4, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    AKB48's newest single "Gingham Check", featuring its 16 senbatsu members, sold over 1.18 million copies in its first week and took the #1 spot on the Oricon weekly chart for September 10th. This is AKB48's eighth consecutive million-selling single since "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" (released in February 2011) and their ninth million-selling single in total. It is also the first single with Oshima Yuko featured in the center position to sell more t

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  • Singles sales hit 32 billion yen ($406 million USD), top earnings come from AKB48 and related groups

    July 20, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    Oricon published their half-year single, album, music DVD and music Blu-ray Disc sales figures on July 19th. With lots of activity in the singles category and the popularization of Blu-ray Discs, the music industry reported total sales of 156.42 billion yen (approximately $2 billion USD), a slight 1% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. This is the first time in 4 years since 2008 that sales have actually increased. The

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  • Maeda Atsuko's solo song moves up on Oricon

    March 29, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    The Maeda Atsuko effect is currently taking place on Oricon. After she announced she would be graduating from AKB48, the solo single she released last June, titled “Flower”, moved up on Oricon’s Daily Ranking. The previous day, “Flower” was ranked outside of the top 100, but after the announcement it jumped up to #31. It has been 238 days since Maeda’s single was last in the top 50, and it seems to be blooming a second time after her annou

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for February 2012

    March 9, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of February. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000,0

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  • Oricon reveals their monthly charts for February

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed the monthly charts for February 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below. === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (1,391,163) 2. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (352,843) 3. "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2/22 (268,622) 4. "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2/22 (155,821) 5. "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 2/29 (126,175) 6. "Synchro Tokimeki" - Wata

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for February

    March 1, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of February. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 02 - "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 03 - "Kimi ni Aitakatta" - Naoto Inti Raymi 04 - "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 05 - "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 06 - "

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/22~02/28

    February 29, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 22nd to February 28th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(03) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 02/(01) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 03/(02) "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 04/(00) "TRISTEZA" - JAMOSA feat. Naoto Inti Raymi 05/(09) "Happines

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/15~02/21

    February 22, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 15th to February 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 02/(01) "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 03/(00) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(00) "Boku de Ii yo ne ~Ai no uta~ feat. LGMonkees" - LGYankees 0

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  • Oricon reveals their latest weekly charts for February 27th

    February 22, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Check out Oricon's latest weekly charts for February 27th below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (1,287,217) 2. "Bari Bari BUDDY!" - V6 : 2/15 (58,584) 3. "Kimi no Shinwa ~Aquarion Dai Ni Shou" - AKINO with bless4 : 2/15 (23,354) 4. "Kono Sekai ni Umareta Wake" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : 2/15 (15,928) 5. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (14,707) (Check the full ranking here.) - <

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