AKB48, Sexy Zone, and Bruno Mars Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 11/14 – 11/20

This week, AKB48 topped the Oricon single chart with their new single “High Tension”, selling 1,180,047 copies in its first week.

Sexy Zone topped the Oricon album chart with their new best album “Sexy Zone 5th Anniversary Best”, selling 151,329 copies in its first week.

Bruno Mars topped the Oricon digital album chart with his new album “24K Magic”, selling 9,090 copies in its first week.


1. [NEW] AKB48 – High Tension: 1,180,047


3. [NEW] back number – Happy End: 40,143

4. [↓3] Nogizaka46 – Sayonara no Imi: 38,592

5. [NEW] U-KISS – PaNiC!: 28,014


7. [NEW] SUPER★DRAGON – Pendulum Beat!: 14,128

8. [NEW] Aimer – Akane Sasu / everlasting snow: 13,865

9. [NEW] Traffic Light. – Dance Dance!! / Traffic Jam: 13,198

10. [NEW] THE ORAL CIGARETTES – 5150: 13,096


1. [NEW] Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone 5th Anniversary Best: 151,329

2. [NEW] Miyuki Nakajima – Miyuki Nakajima 21 Seiki Best Selection “Zento”: 45,105

3. [NEW] GOT7 – Hey Yah: 38,075

4. [NEW] Yu Takahashi – Kishikata Yukusue: 24,024

5. [NEW] Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct: 23,469

6. [NEW] Bruno Mars – 24K Magic: 20,704


8. [↓5] Arashi – Are You Happy?: 12,375

9. [↓5] JUJU – Snack JUJU ~Yoru no Request~: 12,118

10. [↓9] [Alexandros] – EXIST!: 11,186

Digital Albums

1. [NEW] Bruno Mars – 24K Magic: 9,090

2. [↓1] Utada Hikaru – Fantôme: 3,548

3. [-] RADWIMPS – Kimi no Na wa.: 2,501

4. [NEW] Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct: 2,417

5. [↓1] JUJU – Snack JUJU ~Yoru no Request~: 2,336

6. [-] Hoshino Gen – YELLOW DANCER: 1,875

7. [NEW] Miyuki Nakajima – Miyuki Nakajima 21 Seiki Best Selection “Zento”: 1,715

8. [NEW] Yu Takahashi – Kishikata Yukusue: 1,546

9. [↓7] [Alexandros] – EXIST!: 1,514

10. [NEW] Ms.OOJA – AGAIN: 1,053

  • Comments

    • honey girl

      Just when I think AKB is about start seeing a decline in sales, their damn bulk-buying stans prove me wrong. 😬 I guess the sales from their previous single was because the wotas checks didn’t clear for that week.

      Lmao @ Bruno Mars snatching Joanne’s wig 1st week in. 24k Magic is really good album. I need to listen to his other albums to see how it stacks up against them. Also, I know this is premature to say but Bruno Mars has the highest 1st week digital sales now. If only Oricon had started the charts during Fantome’s first week. (T_T)

      • Ben

        I think it’s showing a decrease due to Oricon’s new rules. The Billboard new sales are showing 1.4 – 1.5 million copies for this single in a week. They sold 1.38 on its first day http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/44325/2

        I think 48 G are going down.. slowly… but the casual fans are disappearing but the hardcore fans (the ones that buy HS tickets) are still there for the most part

        • There isn’t really a new rule. It’s more something H!P fans started to explain why their faves aren’t selling.

          And AKB is definitely going down. This single has 11 versions! They didn’t need that many versions in the past to get a number like this.

          • Ben

            I could have sworn there’s new rules about bulk buying. They have been selling 11 versions for the past 2-3 years. Nothing new.

            If there’s no new rules, then why Billboard reported 1.4 – 1.5 million copies for its first week and oricon only reported 1.1-1.2 million?

            their sousenkyo single (Tsubasa) according to oricon sold about 1.52 million copies but billboard reported somewhere around 1.9.

            Im not disputing the fact 48 groups are going down… Just wondering what causing the huge discrepancy? I just assumed it was the new rules over at Oricon.

            • That rule was already in place though. It was just restated.

              They only started doing 11 versions this year. They’re getting even more desperate to keep sales up.

              Billboard uses Soundscan. Back when I posted Soundscan here, before it was discontinued and then retooled, in effect defeating its original purpose, it was explained that Oricon and Soundscan cover pretty much the same stores, but there are some differences.