This week’s singles charts are topped by idol group Nogizaka46 with “Oide Shampoo” -  their 2nd single and first number one charting single with over 155,000 copies sold (release details). In second is AKB48 member Sashihara Rino’s solo release “Soredemo Sukidayo” selling a strong 124,000 copies. The third spot is YUKI with double-A side single “Playball / Sakamichi no Melody” – (release details) – the second track is featured as the opening theme song for anime Sakamichi no Apollo (Kids on the Slope).

On the album charts not many new releases and last week’s #1 remains for the second week in a row with Yuzu topping with the compilation album “YUZU YOU [2006-2011]” with another 58,000 copies sold. In second is BENI with her album “COVERS” which as been charting since being released March 21st. The third spot see new release from Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) with her best release “Shokotan☆Best ――(°∀°)――!”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,



Singles for April 30th – May 6th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Nogizaka46 Oide Shampoo May 2nd 155,677
2 Sashihara Rino Soredemo Sukidayo May 2nd 124,483
3 YUKI Playball / Sakamichi no Melody  May 2nd 21,461
4 Mr. Children Inori ~ Namida no Kidou April 18th 20,588
5 SID Nokoriga May 2nd 20,299
6 S/mileage  Dot Bikini May 2nd 20,043
7 Shiritsu Ebisu Chūgaku Karikeiyaku no Cinderella May 2nd 19,935
8 SMAP Sakasama no Sora April 25th 18,749
9 Daichi Miura Two Hearts May 2nd 16,618
10 Kazuyoshi Saito  Gekkou May 2nd 14,116


Albums for April 30th – May 6th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Yuzu YUZU YOU [2006-2011] April 25th 58,039
2 BENI COVERS Mar 21st 18,733
3 Shoko Nakagawa Shokotan☆Best ――(°∀°)――!” May 2nd 14,203
4 Def Tech Greatest Hits April 18th 14,116
5 Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts April 25th 13,278
6 Naoto Inti Raymi Kazauta Caravan April 18th 11,916
7 Various Artists DJ KAORI’S PARTY MIX 3 April 18th 10,424
8 andymori Hikari May 2nd 8,712
9 SiM LiFE and DEATH May 2nd 6,783
10 Various Artists BLEACH BEST TRAX April 25th 6,122

Source: Oricon