Topping the singles charts this past week is SKE48 and their 9th single “Aishite Love Ru!” selling over 472,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 5th #1 single and second highest selling opening week, only surpassed by their first single of 2012 “Kataomoi Finally”.

The second spot, in a very close battle, its SHINee with “sherlock” their 4th Japanese single (release details) selling 48,900 copies. Very close in the third spot is AAA with “Still Love You” (release details) with 48,200 copies sold.

On the album charts Mr. Children impressively retains the first two spots from the previously week with their simultaneous released greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling another 170,000 copies each.

In the fourth spot is FTISLAND with album “20 [twenty]”, their 2nd Japanese album (release details), selling a good 41,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for May 14th – 20th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 SKE48 Aishite Love Ru! May 16th 472,327
2 SHINee sherlock May 16th 48,990
3 AAA Still Love You May 16th 48,284
4 Arashi Face Down May 9th 39,415
6 ViViD REAL May 16th 20,845
7 Leo Ieiri Shine May 16th 19,645
8 NMB48 Nagiichi May 9th 16,823
9 Kaela Kimura Mamireru May 16th 12,742
10 JUNO Everything May 16th 11,646


Albums for May 14th – 20th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Mr. Children Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO May 9th 179,756
2 Mr. Children Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO May 9th 171,391
3 Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi Stay Alive May 16th 42,707
4 FTISLAND  20 [twenty]  May 16th 41,726
5 Yuzu YUZU YOU [2006-2011] April 25th 38,924
6 Yonetsu Genshi diorama May 16th 25,041
7 BENI COVERS Mar 21st 9,706
8 Ms. OOJA Heart May 9th 8,280
9 XIA (Jensu) Tarantaregura May 20th 7,140
10 Mr. Children Mr. Children 1992-1995 July 11th 2001 7,012

Source: Oricon