On top of the single charts this week is SKE48 with their 11th single “Choco no dorei” selling big with over 539,000 units sold. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s best selling opening week single and 7th #1 in a row. Based out of Nagoya they continue to be the second most popular of the AKB48 family with the idols of NMB48 (Osaka) still in third place.
In the second spot is new boy group GENERATIONS (from EXILE Tribe) with their second single “ANIMAL” selling over 72,000 copies.
Topping the album charts is Mika Nakashima with her first album in over two years “REAL” with over 49,000 copies sold. In the 4th spot is Aoi Eir with her first album “BLAU” that includes her first three singles each featured as an anime theme song.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for January 28th – February 3rd
|1||SKE48||Choko no dorei||Jan 30th||538,914|
|3||Kyary Pamyu Pamyu||Kimi ni 100% / Furisodeshon||Jan 30th||21,195|
|4||Coda||Bloody Stream||Jan 30th||20,980|
|5||LinQ||CHIKU-TAKU / Going My Way!||Jan 30th||16,873|
|6||The Gospellers||Kori no hana||Jan 30th||11,354|
|7||Nogizaka46||Seifuku no Mannequin||Dec 19th 2012||10,371|
|8||Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome||Yolopiku Pikuyolo!||Jan 30th||9,403|
|9||Golden Bomber||Dance My Generation||Jan 1st||8,330|
Albums for January 28th – February 3rd
|1||Mika Nakashima||REAL||Jan 30th||49,098|
|2||One Direction||Take me Home||Nov 14th 2012||22,388|
|3||Hata Motohiro||Signed POP||Jan 30th||21,510|
|4||Aoi Eir||BLAU||Jan 30th||19,967|
|5||Bruno Mars||Unorthodox Jukebox||Dec 12th 2012||18,156|
|6||Asaki||Ten niwa||Jan 30th||17,150|
|7||Various Artists||Idolm@ster Anim@tion Master Special Curtain Call||Jan 30th||15,590|
|10||Rhymester||Dirty Science||Jan 30th||11,837|