akb48 breaks their own record

AKB48’s previous single Sakura no Shiori sold 317,828 copies in its first week and became the highest-selling first week for a female single since Utada Hikaru’s “COLORS” in 2003.

AKB48 has sold 354,403 copies of their latest single Ponytail to Chouchou in just one day. Ponytail to Chouchou also has become the highest first day sales of the 2010 oricon year so far passing the 232k Arashi sold with their single Troublemaker.

Other new entrees on the chart include Xiah Junsu’s single which sold an impressive 118,510 copies. Doujin artist Lia took the third spot and Arashi’s “Monster” is currently in fourth. Hello!projects newest group s/mileage rounds out the top 5.

*1 354,403 AKB48
*2 118,510 XIAH junsu
*3 *15,621 Lia/多田葵
*4 嵐
*5 スマイレージ
*7 サーターアンダギー
*8 氷川きよし
*9 やくしまるえつこ
10 西野カナ

*1 6,145 くるり
*2 5,618 安全地帯
*3 4,519 ブンブンサテライツ
*4 松田聖子
*5 放課後ティータイム
*6  GReeeeN
*8 ザ・ローリング・ストーンズ
*9  徳永英明
10 ジャック・ジョンソン

s: aramatheydidnt

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