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The idols of Nogizaka46 with their 3rd single “Hashire! Bicycle” give the rival of AKB48 their second #1 single – selling over 186,000 copies. The Korean boys of SUPER JUNIOR and their 4th Japanese single “Sexy, Free & Single” make a strong showing in the second spot with over 109,000 copies sold. The third spot on the charts goes to project ACE OF SPADES lead by TAKAHIRO of EXILE with their debut single “WILD TRIBE” selling a good 63,000 copies.

Rounding out the top ten on the singles charts is idol group StylipS and their 3rd single “Choose me Darling” featured as the opening theme for anime Nakaimo – My Sister is Among Them!

The album charts top spot is again AKB48 and their 4th album release “1830m” selling another 64,000 copies. The second spot is AAA and their 7th anniversary album “777 ~ TRIPLE SEVEN ~” selling 54,000 copies – more release details are here.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Special project rock band ACE OF SPADES has their debut single “WILD TRIBE” announced for release on August 22nd. The band is a unit that consists of TAKAHIRO (EXILE) on vocals, HISASHI (GLAY) on guitar, TOKIE (unkie/LOSALIOS) on bass, and MOTOKATSU (ex THE MAD CAPSUL MARKET) on drums. Details on the single and the preview length music video for the title track follow.

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