The single charts are topped this week by idol group Nogizaka46 and their 6th single “Girls Rule” selling over 337,000 copies. The group’s success continues with their 5th #1 single and best opening week sales by nearly 100,000 over their 5th single. EXILE jumps into the 2nd spot with a huge surge in sales for their previously #1 single released April 3rd “EXILE PRIDE Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame” selling over 157,000 copies for the week and over 740,000 total.
On the album charts its BUMP OF CHICKEN with a pair of greatest hits albums BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] and BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010] selling over 172,000 and 168,000 copies respectively. The double greatest hits albums are definitely a trend with an amazing 3 different groups each having a pair of greatest hits on the album charts this week!
Group B’z continues to chart for the 3rd straight week with their pair of greatest hit albums in the #5 & #6 spots. Popular singer/actor GACKT hits the #8 & #9 spots with his pair of greatest hit albums BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD- & BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for July 1st – 7th
|1||Nogizaka46||Girls Rule||July 3rd||337,138|
|2||EXILE||EXILE PRIDE Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame||April 3rd||157,570|
|3||VAMPS||AHEAD / REPLAY||July 3rd||50,058|
|4||S/Mileage||Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan||June 26th||26,573|
|5||flumpool||Taisetsuna mono wa kimi igai ni miataranakute / Binetsu Refrain||July 3rd||25,781|
|7||Mariya Takeuchi||Dear Angie||July 3rd||12,697|
|8||Hey! Say! JUMP||Come On A My House||June 26th||11,996|
|9||EXILE TAKAHIRO||Issen Ichibyo||June 26th||10,453|
Doll ☆ Elements
|Kimi no Heart ni Tokihanatsu!||July 3rd||9,622|
Albums for July 1st – 7th
|1||BUMP OF CHICKEN||BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004]||July 3rd||172,712|
|2||BUMP OF CHICKEN||BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010]||July 3rd||168,262|
|3||Kyary Pamyu Pamyu||Nanda Collection||June 26th||45,165|
|4||Nagi Yanagi||Euaru||July 3rd||20,985|
|5||B’z||The Best XXV 1988-1998||June 12th||19,156|
|6||B’z||The Best XXV 1999-2012||June 12th||18,954|
|7||May J.||Summer Ballad Covers||June 19th||18,538|
|8||GACKT||BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD-||July 3rd||16,942|
|9||GACKT||BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-||July 3rd||16,326|
|10||Masashi Sada||Appare ~All Time Best ~||June 26th||15,826|