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  • EXILE's 41st single released in April comes back at No.1 on Oricon chart

    September 24, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    EXILE's 41st single "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~" (released on April 3) has sold 112,000 copies (total 916,000 copies), topping Oricon's single weekly ranking for September 30. The single last topped the charts 24 weeks ago during its first week of sales. The last single to come back at #1 on the charts was Mr.Children's "Shirushi" (released November 2006) on January 15, 2007 after a 7-week interval. SMAP holds the longest interval r

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for January 2013

    February 8, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for January 2013. Check out the results below! === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. “Choco no Dorei” – SKE48 : 1/30 (538,914) 2. “Mystery Virgin” – Yamada Ryosuke : 1/09 (213,973) 3. “Dance My Generation” – Golden Bomber : 1/01 (162,071) 4. “Catch Me -If you wanna-” – Tohoshinki: 1/16 (150,472) 5. “Help Me!!” – Morning Musume : 1/23 (100,198) 6. “Kirigirisujin” – no3b :

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  • AKB48 tops Oricon's 'Yearly Market Report' total sales

    January 18, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    It was revealed on Oricon’s 2012  “Yearly Market Report,” which summarized the total sales for music and software, that AKB48 has for the second time in a row topped the "market share by artist" category with approximately ¥19,100,000,000 ($212,104,276 USD) or 5.9% of the market share in sales. Last year, AKB48 topped the 2011 chart with ¥16,280,000,000 ($180,788,357) in sales, but this new report shows that they increased their sales by

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  • 19 works from AKB48 simultaneously rank on Oricon's 'TOP 100' weekly album chart

    January 10, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    19 works by popular idol group AKB48 have simultaneously ranked on Oricon's latest 'TOP 100' album chart for the week of January 14.  This set a new record, beating out Michael Jackson and The Beatles past records of 16 works ranking simultaneously in the TOP100. The 19 works includes 18 of their “studio recordings collection” released on January 1st and their “1830m” album released back in August 2012. 11 of the “studio recordings col

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 17th to the 23rd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19 (232,961) 2. "Robot" - CNBLUE : 12/19 (42,563) 3. "WANT!" - Berryz Kobo : 12/19 (24,622) 4. "Rinkaku" - DIR EN GREY : 12/19 (22,881) 5. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (21,265) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/10 ~ 12/16

    December 19, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Oricon has released its weekly chart for December 10th to the 16th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya" - NEWS : 12/12 (130,899) 2. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (56,216) 3. "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite..." - SHINee : 12/12 (40,017) 4. "Still" - Lead : 12/12 (30,190) 5. "Distance..." - U-KISS : 12/12 (29,752) (Check out the full ranking here.) -

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  • EXILE's latest album tops the Oricon weekly chart 2 weeks in a row

    December 18, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    Popular group EXILE's latest best-of album, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-" (released on December 5th), has taken the number 1 spot in Oricon's album chart for the week of December 24th, making this its 2nd consecutive week to top the chart. Following "Negai no Tou" (March 2011) and "EXILE JAPAN / Solo" (January 2012), this is EXILE's 3rd album to top the charts 2 week in a row. In their 2nd week, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL S

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  • NEWS' latest single tops the Oricon weekly chart

    December 17, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    NEWS' latest single, "WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya" (released December 12th), has sold 131,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon's single chart for the week of December 24th. With this, NEWS has topped the single chart 15 consecutive times since their debut single, "Kibou ~Yell~" (released May 2004). Including their albums, the group has topped the charts with 20 consecutive releases. NEWS is the 3rd group to acquire the n

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/3 ~ 12/9

    December 12, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Oricon has released their weekly charts for the week of December 3rd through the 9th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (1,073,499) 2. "MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 12/5 (92,168) 3. "JUSTICE [from] GUILTY" - GLAY : 12/5 (46,031) 4. "Unmeiron" - GLAY : 12/5 (45,718) 5. "MONSTERS" - The MONSTERS : 11/28 (22,624) (Check out the full ran

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  • EXILE tops Oricon's weekly album chart with their best-of album

    December 11, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    EXILE's best-of album, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-" (released December 5th), has sold 382,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon's album chart for the week of December 17th. This is EXILE's 5th consecutive album and 15th total to top the Oricon chart. With this, the group is now tied in 2nd place with Mr.Children for the male artists with the most number of albums to top the chart (1st place is B'z with 25 albums).

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