Topping the weekly singles charts is the 32nd single from Kinki Kids, “Kawatta Katachi no Ishi” with over 123,000 sold. Its also the 32nd consecutive #1 on the weekly charts from this prolific and successful duo of Domoto Koichi and Domoto Tsyuoshi. Congradulations!
Second spot goes to one of our favorites Nana Mizuki and her single “Synchrogazer” with more than 51,000 sold. The single is featured as the opening theme for anime “Symphogear”. Third spot on the charts sees 2AM and their Japanese debut single “Never let you go – Shindemo Hanasanai”.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,
Singles for January 9th – 15th
|1||Kinki Kids||Kawatta Katachi no Ishi||Jan 11th||123,475|
|2||Nana Mizuki||Synchrogazer||Jan 11th||51,017|
|3||2AM||Never let you go – Shindemo Hanasanai||Jan 11th||25,836|
|5||NYC / Yuma Nakayama||Wonderful Cupid/NYC Glass no Maho||Jan 4th (Dec 28th)||15,265|
|6||D☆Date||Love Heaven||Jan 11th||13,339|
|7||Kyary Pamyu Pamy||Tsukema Tsukeru||Jan 11th||13,100|
|8||Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas||Just Awake||Jan 11th||12,198|
|9||Tamio Okuda||Kobushi wo Tsukiagero||Jan 11th||11,123|
|10||SOPHIA||rainbow rain||Jan 11th||8,341|
The album charts are topped for the 3rd week in a row by EXILE with member ATSUSHI’s solo debut “EXILE JAPAN/Solo”, it remained strongly in the top spot with over 82,000 sold. One new release got into the top 3, at #2 is Kuraki Mai and her debut album “OVER THE RAINBOW”. Rounding out the top 3 is KARA’s album “Super Girl” has charted now for 7 weeks, all but one of those in the top 3.
Albums for January 9th – 15th
|1||EXILE||EXILE JAPAN/Solo||Jan 1st (2012)||82,634|
|2||Kuraki Mai||OVER THE RAINBOW||Jan 11th||29,618|
|3||KARA||Super Girl||Nov 23rd||24,311|
|4||FUNKY MONKEY BABYS||FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 4||Dec 21st||19,151|
|5||Girls Generation||Shoujo Jidai||Jun 1st||16,483|
|7||Golden Bomber||Golden Bomber||Jan 4th||11,625|
|8||Kubota Toshinobu||THE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~||Nov 23rd||8,816|
Yuki Saori & Pink Martini
|10||Lady||Born This Way||May 23||5,976|