Topping the singles charts this past week is SKE48 and their 9th single “Aishite Love Ru!” selling over 472,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 5th #1 single and second highest selling opening week, only surpassed by their first single of 2012 “Kataomoi Finally”.
The second spot, in a very close battle, its SHINee with “sherlock” their 4th Japanese single (release details) selling 48,900 copies. Very close in the third spot is AAA with “Still Love You” (release details) with 48,200 copies sold.
On the album charts Mr. Children impressively retains the first two spots from the previously week with their simultaneous released greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling another 170,000 copies each.
In the fourth spot is FTISLAND with album “20 [twenty]”, their 2nd Japanese album (release details), selling a good 41,000 copies.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,