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RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for December 2011

January 14, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of December 2011.

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 - 1,000,000 units sold; 2 Million - 2,000,000 units sold; 3 Million - 3,000,000 units sold
4 Million - 4,000,000 units sold; 5 Million - 5,000,000 units sold

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December Certifications


< Japanese Albums >

# Million

"Beautiful World" - Arashi : 2011/07/06

# Triple Platinum

"GIRLS' GENERATION" - Shoujo Jidai (SNSD) : 2011/06/01

# Double Platinum

"Thank you, Love" - Nishino Kana : 2011/06/22

# Platinum

"THE BADDEST~Hit Parade~" - Kubota Toshinobu : 2011/11/23

"FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 4" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : 2011/12/21

# Gold

"Ketsu no Arashi ~Haru BEST~" - Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21

"Ketsu no Arashi ~Natsu BEST~" - Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21

"Ketsu no Arashi ~Aki BEST~" - Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21

"Ketsu no Arashi ~Fuyu BEST~" - Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21

"TRIBAL SOUL" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 2011/12/07

"THE FIRST" - SHINee : 2011/12/07

"DELICIOUS" - JUJU : 2011/11/30

"TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO" - JIN AKANISHI : 2011/12/07

"THE MUSEUM II" - Mizuki Nana : 2011/11/23

"guitarissimo" - miwa : 2011/04/06

"1969" - Yuki Saori & Pink Martini : 2011/10/12

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< Japanese Singles >

# Million

"Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 : 2011/12/07

# Platinum

"BIRTH" - KAT-TUN : 2011/11/30

"We never give up!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 2011/11/30

# Gold

"Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story" - Amuro Namie : 2011/12/07

"Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi : 2011/11/02

"Mr.Simple" - SUPER JUNIOR : 2011/12/07

"Boku no Hanbun" - SMAP : 2011/12/21

"Ultra Lover" - 2PM : 2011/11/02

"Pedicure Day" - No Sleeves : 2011/12/28

"Unmei?wa?Endless!" - HO-KAGO TEA TIME : 2011/12/07

"Singing!" - HO-KAGO TEA TIME : 2011/12/07

"CHASE" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 2011/12/21

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< Japanese Music DVDs >

# Gold

"JAPAN FIRST TOUR GIRLS' GENERATION" - Shoujo Jidai (SNSD) : 2011/12/14

"THANKS FOR BEIJING!!" - SMAP : 2011/12/07

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< Non-Japanese Albums >

# Double Platinum

"Super Girl" - KARA : 2011/11/23 *

# Platinum

"Love Songs" - CheNelle : 2006/11/15

# Gold

"Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry : 2010/08/25

* The RIAJ categorizes KARA as non-Japanese.


Overview of Million Sellers in 2011


# Single

"Sakura no Ki ni Narou" - AKB48 : 2011/02/06 (certified in 2011/02)

"Everyday, Kachuusha" - AKB48 : 2011/05/25 (certified in 2011/06)

"Flying Get" - AKB48 : 2011/08/24 (certified in 2011/09)

"Kaze wa Fuiteru" - AKB48 : 2011/10/26 (certified in 2011/11)

"Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 : 2011/12/07 (certified in 2011/12)

# Album

"Negai no Tou" - EXILE : 2011/03/09 (certified in 2011/05)

"Koko ni Ita Koto" - AKB48 : 2011/06/08 (certified in 2011/06)

"The Fame" - Lady Gaga : 2009/05/20 (certified in 2011/07)

"Beautiful World" - Arashi : 2011/07/06 (certified in 2011/12)

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Source: RIAJ

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