Toping the single charts is NEWS with their double-A side single “WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya” both songs have tie-ins which helped push its sales over 130,000 copies. Last week’s #1 the11th 1+million selling single from AKB48, “Eien Pressure” drops into #2. Korean boy group SHINee hits #3 with “1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite…” and in the #5 spot is another Korean group U-KISS with “Distance…

Just out of the top 10 at #11 is idol group 9nine with single “White Wishes” featured as the ending theme for anime My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) – selling over 12,000 copies.

Again topping the album charts is EXILE with “Best Hits Love Side / Soul Side” compilation album selling another 98,000 copies. Just back in #2 spot is singer/voice actress Nana Mizuki with her 9th album “ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS” selling over 96,000 copies. In the #3 spot is Korean Kim Hyun Joong with his first Japanese album “unlimited” and landing in #5 spot is rock band flumpool with their 3rd album “experience”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for December 10th – 16th


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 NEWS WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya Dec 12th 130,899
2 AKB48 Eien Pressure Dec 5th 56,216
3 SHINee 1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite… Dec 12th 40,017
4 Lead Still Dec 12th 30,190
5 U-KISS Distance… Dec 12th 29,752
6 Luna Sea The End of the Dream / Rouge Dec 12th 22,615
7 Daichi Miura Right Now / Voice Dec 12th 21,573
8 Erina Mano NEXT MY SELF Dec 12th 18,012
9 Exile Atsushi Melrose ~ Aisanai yakusoku ~ Dec 5th 15,359
10 baroque Kizuna Dec 12th 14,405


Albums for December 10th – 16th


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Exile Best Hits Love side/Soul side Dec 5th 98, 064
2 Nana Mizuki Rockbound Neighbors  Dec 12th 96,661
3 Kim Hyun Joong unlimited Dec 12th 71,756
4 Ketsumeishi Ketsunopolis 8 Dec 12th 56,179
5 flumpool experience Dec 12th 50,746
6 Yumi Matsutoya 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nov 21st 44,398
7 Mr. Children [(an imitation) blood orange] Nov 28th 42,989
8 YUI Green Garden Pop Dec 5th 29,342
9 YUI Orange Garden Pop Dec 5th 28,817
10 Green Day Torre! Dec 12th 19,544


Source: Oricon