OriconThe singles top spot easily went to Kis-My-Ft2 and their second single “We never give up!” with more than 245,000 sold. Even though Kis-My-Ft2 has been around since 2005 their major label debut was just this past August and their popularity can’t be questioned as the group was also named ‘rookie of the year’ for total sales ranking by Oricon.

UVERworld and their single “Baby Born & Go/Kinjito” landed in the 2nd spot. And still showing the power of K-ON! the opening and ending theme singles for the K-ON! movie stayed on the charts for the second week dropping to the 9th and 10th spots.

On the album side there were limited new releases for the week though Korean Group Big Bang released their “The Best of BIGBANG” and landed in the number 2 spot. Top spot went to KARA with their album “Super Girl” which has charted now for 4 weeks, never worse than 3rd on the weekly rankings.

Complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for December 12th – 18th

Rank Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Kis-My-Ft2 We never give up! Dec 14th 245,572
2 UVERworld Baby Born & Go/Kinjito Dec 14th 53,369
3 AKB48 Ue kara Mariko Dec 7th 45,725
4 Namie Amuro Sit! Stay! Wait! Dec 7th 28,384
5 U-KISS Tick Tack Dec 14th 27,511
6 Emi Takei Koisuru Kimochi Dec 14th 22,226
7 DEEP True Love Dec 14th 12,167
The Cro-Magnons
Raiu Kekkou Dec 14th 11,043
9 Ho-kago Tea Time (K-ON! character band) Singing! Dec 7th 10,673
10 Ho-kago Tea Time (K-ON! character band) Unmei♪wa♪Endless! Dec 7th 10,460


Albums for December 12th – 18th

Rank Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 KARA Super Girl Nov 23rd 44,260
2 BIGBANG The Best of BIGBANG Dec 14th 30,443
3 Kubota Toshinobu THE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ Nov 23rd 29,317
4 Yuki Saori & Pink Martini 1969 Oct 12th 20,070
5 Various Artists The Best of Detective Conan 4 Dec 14th 19,504
6 Perfume JPN Nov 30th 17,782
7 Kamiya Hiroshi Harezora Dec 14th 16,909
8 Sandaime J Soul Brothers  TRIBAL SOUL Dec 7th 16,299
9 JUJU DELICIOUS Nov 30th 13,469
10 MISIA MISIA no Mori Forest Covers Dec 14th 13,019

Source: Oricon