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-.

Inbetween all of the greatest hits albums is the Nagi Yanagi with her first album “Euaru”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for July 1st – 7th


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
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
6 SPYAIR Genjyo Destruction July 17,770
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


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
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


Source: Oricon