Hey! Say! JUMP and their first single release for 2012 “SUPER DELICATE” top the singles charts with a strong over 248,000 sold. Making their debut idol group Nogizaka46 with “Guru Guru Curtain” lands in second spot with 136,000 sold. The girls of SCANDAL and their long awaited single and perhaps one of the last BLEACH opening theme songs “Harukaze” ends up in 5th with almost 26,000 sold.

On the album charts the boys also take the top stop with KAT-TUN and their album “Chain” selling over 103,000 copies. AI and her first album in over 2 years “INDEPENDENT” edges into the second spot with over 20,000 sold. The album includes the theme song for anime movie Berserk – “Utsukushikimono”. Seiyuu/singer Yui Horie is a close 3rd with “Himitsu” and close to 19,000 sold.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for February 20th – 26th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Hey! Say! JUMP SUPER DELICATE Feb 22nd 248,778
2 Nogizaka46 Guru Guru Curtain Feb 22nd 136,309
3 AKB48 GIVE ME FIVE! Feb 15th 74,088
4 AAA Sailing Feb 22nd 42,056
5 w-inds. FLY HIGH Feb 22nd 36,232
6 SCANDAL Harukaze Feb 22nd 25,921
7 D*DATE JOKER Feb 22nd 20,007
8 GACKT Until the Last Day Feb 22nd 16,188
9 Erina Mano Doki! Doki! Baby! Feb 22nd 12,570
10 Aqua Time MASK Feb 22nd 10,531


Albums for February 20th – 26th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 KAT-TUN CHAIN Feb 22nd 110,055
2 AI INDEPENDENT Feb 22nd 20,555
3 Yui Horie Himitsu Feb 22nd 18,458
4 Pink Martini & Saori Yuki 1969 Oct 12th, 2011 17,286
5 Adele 21 Feb 15th 16,294
6 Various Artists Disney’s Prince Feb 22nd 15,091
7 LiSA LOVER”S”MiLE Feb 22nd 14,739
8 ayaka The beginning Feb 1st 12,229
9 L’Arc~en~Ciel  BUTTERFLY Feb 8th 11,785
10 Whitney Houston Ultimate Whitney Mar 26th 2008 10,900

Source: Oricon