The weekly Oricon singles charts are topped by the boys of KANJANI8 with their 20th single “Aoppana” selling over 208,000 copies. The single is featured as theme song for TV drama “Boys on the Run” that also stars group member Maruyama. The second spot goes to the combined EXILE and J Soul Brothers as EXILE TRIBE with their single “24karats TRIBE OF GOLD” selling over 154,000 copies.

YUI and her first single of 2012 “fight” finds its way into the 5th spot on the charts. The song was written to be part of the 79th annual Junior High School Chorus contest.

Rock band abingdon boys school made their way onto the charts in the 8th spot with their first single in over 2 years “WE aRE”.

The album charts are topped by duo Kobukuro and their compilation album “All Singles BEST 2” with over 395,000 copies sold. Second spot goes to Kana Nishino with her 4th album “Love Place” selling over 167,000 copies. Rounding out the top 3 is popular Korean girl group KARA with their album “Collection” sell over 47,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.


Singles for September 3rd – 9th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 KANJANI8 Aoppana Sept 5th 208,039
2 EXILE TRIBE 24karates TRIBE OF GOLD Sept 5th 154,042
3 AKB48 Gingham Check Aug 29th 53,860
4 C-ute Aitai Aitai Aitaina Sept 5th 46,827
5 YUI fight Sept 5th 41,269
6 Momo Kuro Teiichimon Nippon Egao Hyakkei Sept 5th 34,478
7 U-KISS One of You Sept 5th 29,875
8 abingdon boys school WE aRE Sept 5th 16,126
9 Camus & Ranmaru IDOL SONG (Uta no Prince Sama) Sept 5th 14,245
10 ORANGE CARAMEL Yasashī akuma Sept 5th 12,068


Albums for September 3rd – 9th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Kobukuro All Singles BEST 2 Sept 5th 395,457
2 Kana Nishino Love Place Sept 5th 167,712
3 KARA Collection Sept 5th 47,553
4 AKB48 1830m Aug 15th 17,728
5 Aqua Timez because you are you Sept 5th 14,541
6 Various Artists The Idolm@ster Anim@ton Master Special 02 Sept 5th 13,903
7 Uehara Hiromi Trio Project MOVE Sept 5th 10,950
8 Sukima Switch DOUBLES BEST Aug 22nd 9,679
9 Kuwata I LOVE You – now & forever – July 18th 8,132
10 Tokyo Jihen Shinya Waku Aug 29th 7,854

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Source: Oricon