The single charts are topped this week by idol group Nogizaka46 and their 6th single “Girls Rule” selling over 337,000 copies. The group’s success continues with their 5th #1 single and best opening week sales by nearly 100,000 over their 5th single. EXILE jumps into the 2nd spot with a huge surge in sales for their previously #1 single released April 3rd “EXILE PRIDE Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame” selling over 157,000 copies for the week and over 740,000 total.
On the album charts its BUMP OF CHICKEN with a pair of greatest hits albums BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] and BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010] selling over 172,000 and 168,000 copies respectively. The double greatest hits albums are definitely a trend with an amazing 3 different groups each having a pair of greatest hits on the album charts this week!
Group B’z continues to chart for the 3rd straight week with their pair of greatest hit albums in the #5 & #6 spots. Popular singer/actor GACKT hits the #8 & #9 spots with his pair of greatest hit albums BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD- & BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow…