This week’s singles charts saw three big single releases but in the end it was another #1 for Arashi with “Face Down” (release details) selling over 520,000 copies. Typical strong sales for this mega group that’s only matched by a few others these days. In a strong second spot was NMB48 with “Nagiichi”  (release details) their first single not to chart #1. They sold over 375,000 copies, more than either of their #1 charting previous three did but coming out the same week as Arashi was bad luck for the idol group. Rounding out the top 3 is SUPER JUNIOR and their Japanese single “Opera” (release details) with a solid 160,000 copies sold.

May’n and her new single “Chase the world” – (release details) – featured as opening theme for anime ACCEL WORLD charted a respectable 7th and selling close to 17,000 copies.

On the album charts Mr. Children tops the first two spots with simultaneous release of greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling a super strong over 700,000 copies each!! Nothing else….

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for May 7th – 13th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Arashi Face Down May 9th 526,106
2 NMB48 Nagiichi May 9th 375,785
3 SUPER JUNIOR Opera May 9th 159,789
4 SID S May 9th 23,406
5 Mr. Children Inori ~ Namida no Kidou April 18th 21,977
6 Nogizaka46 Oide Shampoo May 2nd 21,863
7 May’n Chase the world May 9th 16,990
8 Sashihara Rino Soredemo Sukidayo May 2nd 15,088
9 TUBE Itsumo, Itsu Made mo May 9th 11,174
10 SMAP Sakasama no Sora April 25th 7,575


Albums for May 7th – 13th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Mr. Children Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO May 9th 731,589
2 Mr. Children Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO May 9th 715,556
3 Yuzu YUZU YOU [2006-2011] April 25th 38,721
4 Ms. OOJA Heart May 9th 15,601
5 BENI COVERS Mar 21st 11,283
6 Taetiseo Twinkle: Taetiseo 1st Mini Album May 9th 10,910
7 Def Tech Greatest Hits April 18th 8,912
8 L’Arc~en~Ciel World’s Best Selection May 7th 8,861
9 Mr. Children Mr. Children 1992-1995 July 11th 2001 7,042
10 Various Artists Mahou Sukaino Yoru Orijinaru – Soundtrack May 9th 6,795

Source: Oricon