On top of the singles chart is Morning Musume with their 54th single “Wagamama Kinomama Ai no joke / Ai no Gundan” selling over 144,000 copies. The long time idol group as undergone many line-up changes with only group leader Sayumi Michishige (10yrs) having more than 2-years with the group. Morning Musume is benefiting from an overall resurgence in idol group popularity and their 54th single is the best opening week seller since 2002.
Dropping down to the #2 spot is last week’s #1 by the idol group AKB48 and their 32nd single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” now with close to 1,400,000 it total sales. In the #3 spot is Korean group B1A4 with their 3rd Japanese single “Ige Musun Iriya – Nande? Doshite?”.
The album charts are topped by the music collection from TV series Amachan – “Amachan Uta no Album” selling over 74,000 copies. In the #2 spot is Korean band CNBLUE with their second Japanese album “What turns you on?” and another popular Korean group is in the #3 spot – KARA with their fourth Japanese album “FANTASTIC GIRLS”.
The complete top 10 singles and album charts follow.