This week’s singles charts saw three big single releases but in the end it was another #1 for Arashi with “Face Down” (release details) selling over 520,000 copies. Typical strong sales for this mega group that’s only matched by a few others these days. In a strong second spot was NMB48 with “Nagiichi” (release details) their first single not to chart #1. They sold over 375,000 copies, more than either of their #1 charting previous three did but coming out the same week as Arashi was bad luck for the idol group. Rounding out the top 3 is SUPER JUNIOR and their Japanese single “Opera” (release details) with a solid 160,000 copies sold.
On the album charts Mr. Children tops the first two spots with simultaneous release of greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling a super strong over 700,000 copies each!! Nothing else….
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,