Topping the singles charts this week is Masaharu Fukuyama with his 16th #1 single “Tanjyobi ni wa Mashiro na Yuri wo / Get the groove”. Selling over 108,000 copies adding to his reign as the top all-time selling male solo artist in Japan.
In the #2 spot is NO NAME the AKB48 subunit tied to anime AKB0048 with single “Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu”. The #3 spot is singer/voice actor Mamoru Miyano with single “Kanon” featured as the opening theme for anime Uta no Prince-sama 2000%.
On the album charts is idol group Momoiro Clover Z with their 2nd album “5th Dimension” selling over 180,000 copies. Capitalizing on their surge in popularity the girls re-released their 1st album “Battle and Romance” (2011.07) and fans pushed all the way into the #2 spot selling over 37,000 copies (14,000 more than its original release).
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for April 8th – 14th
|1||Fukuyama Masaharu||Tanjyobi ni wa Mashiro na Yuri wo / Get the groove||April 10th||108,911|
|2||NO NAME||Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu||April 10th||48,720|
|3||Mamoru Miyano||Kanon||April 10th||28,360|
|5||Cheeky Parade||C.P.U!?||April 10th||18,623|
|6||The IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls||Cinderella||April 10th||17,229|
|7||THE Possible||Zenryoku banzai! / My Glory!||April 10th||12,047|
|9||Nogizaka46||Kimi no na wa kibo||March 13th||9,598|
|10||Minami Takahashi||Jane Doe||April 3rd||8,991|
Albums for April 8th – 14th
|1||Momoiro Clover Z||5th Dimension||April 10th||180,282|
|2||Momoiro Clover Z||Battle and Romance (1st album re-issue) July 2011||April 10th||37,594|
|3||Funky Monkey Babys||Funky Monkey Babys LAST BEST||March 27th||33,041|
|4||Ling tosite sigure||I’mprefect||April 10th||19,939|
|5||Kamiya Hiroshi||Hareiro||April 10th||18,338|
|6||BOΦWY||THE BEST “STORY”||March 21st||10,987|
|7||Ayana Taketatsu||apple symphony||April 10th||9,658|
|8||amazarashi||Ne mama Anata no Iutori||April 10th||9,499|
|9||Tokyo Symphony: Naoto Otomo||HIROSHIMA Symphony #1||July 20th 2011||8,818|
|10||Various Artists||Love Live Original Soundtrack||April 10th||8,063|