Oricon's weekly sales rankings have been released, and as reported a couple days ago, Masaharu Fukuyama's album "THE BEST BANG!!" sold 381,000 copies to set this year's record for first-week album sales by a solo artist.
Mai Kuraki entered the charts at #3, with the latest Hexagon All Stars release right behind her at #4. Elephant Kashimashi ranked #8, slightly ahead of SCANDAL at #9.
On the singles chart, KAT-TUN's "CHANGE UR WORLD" was #1 with 231,000 copies sold. All 13 of their singles have been number-ones, and all of them have also sold more than 200,000 copies in their first week.
At #2 was SKE48's "1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku," setting their personal record for first-week sales at 120,000 copies. Kobukuro took #3 with their newest single. Almost all of the other top ten singles this week were new, starting with AAA at #5, followed in order by Morning Musume, Maki Ohguro, FTIsland, and two "K-On!!" character songs.