The single charts are topped this week by Sexy Zone and their second single “Lady Diamond” – (release details) – selling over 115,000 copies. Not as big a seller as their first single that topped the charts with over 300,000 copies sold but another #1 single for this shonen group. Second spot goes to the girls of Perfume with “Spring of Life” – (release details) – selling almost 94,000 copies. And rounding out the top three is veteran idol group (that’s gotten much younger) Morning Musume with “Renai Hunter” – (release details) – the single will be current leader and last from the 5th generation (2001) Niigaki Risa’s final with the group as she nears graduation.

On the album charts half of group KinKi Kids Tsuyoshi Domoto with his first solo album in over three years “Shamanippon ~Rakachinotohi~” selling over 72,000. In second lands one of our featured releases – the middle school duo of ClariS and their first album “BIRTHDAY” – (release details) – selling over 52,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for April 9th – 15th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Sexy Zone Lady Diamond April 11th 115,950
2 Perfume Spring of Life April 11th 93,881
3 Morning Musume Renai Hunter April 11th 41,036
4 B’z GO FOR IT, BABY April 4th 21,382
5 2AM Denwa ni Denai Kimi ni April 11th 16,028
6 SHU-I HITORIJIME April 11th 14,481
7 Ayana Takeratsu Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!! April 11th 13,897
8 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Kakato de Ai wo Uchinarase April 11th 13,780
9 Fukuyama Masaharu Ikiteru Ikiteku Mar 28th 9,995
10 The Birthday ROKA April 11th 9,236


Albums for April 9th – 15th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Tsuyoshi Domoto Shamanippon ~Rakachinotoshi~ April 11th 72,309
2 ClariS BIRTHDAY April 11th 53,909
3 KARA Super Girl Nov 23rd 2011 17,774
4 Sound Horizon Chronology [2005-2010] April 13th 17,721
5 BENI COVERS Mar 21st 10,495
6 Nicky Minaju Roman Reloaded April 11th 9,759
7 Kis-My-Ft2 Kis-My-1st Mar 28th 9,549
8 Madonna MDNA Mar 26th 8,275
9 Various Artists DJ KAORI’S JMIX V Mar 28th 8,012
10 Yusuke Ano..Namida ga Arukara Ai ga Arundesukedo April 4th 7,608

Source: Oricon