Topping the singles charts for the second week in a row is idol group SKE48 and their 12th single “Utsukushi Inazuma” selling another 94,000 copies (605,000 total). The AKB48 sister group pulls of the rare feat of repeating as #1 (first repeat this year). Popular Korean female group KARA lands in the #2 spot with their 9th Japanese single “Thank You Summer Love”. Another Korean group FTISLAND climbs into the #5 spot with their 11th Japanese single “Shiawase Theory”.
The album charts are topped by group Ikimonogakari with their 6th album “I” selling over 112,000 copies. Close in the #2 spot is Korean group SUPER JUNIOR with their first Japanese album “Hero” selling over 102,000 copies. Landing in the #3 spot is JUNHO (2PM) with solo debut album “Kimi no Koe” with songs written and produced himself.
The complete top 10 singles and album charts follow.
Singles for July 22nd – 28th
|1||SKE48||Utsukushi Inazuma||July 17th||94,577|
|2||KARA||Thank You Summer Love||July 24th||69,416|
|3||Kobukuro||One Song From Two Hearts / Diamond||July 24th||63,734|
|4||GLAY||DARK RIVER / Eternally||July 24th||42,040|
|5||FTISLAND||Shiawase Theory||July 24th||23,833|
|6||Fairies||Hikari no Hate ni||July 24th||22,312|
|8||BiBi (VA)||Cutie Panther (Love Live!! unit single)||July 24th||16,618|
|10||Linked Horizon||Jiyu e no shingeki||July 10th||13,922|
Albums for July 22nd – 28th
|2||SUPER JUNIOR||Hero||July 24th||102,224|
|3||JUNHO (2PM)||Kimi no Koe||July 24th||61,241|
|4||Backstreet Boys||In a World Like This||July 24th||38,106|
|5||Namie Amuro||FEEL||July 10th||24,249|
|6||CreepHyp||Fukikoboreru Hodo no Ai, Ai||July 24th||24,018|
|7||Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku||Chunin||July 24th||20,141|
|8||U-KISS||Inside of Me||July 24th||16,073|
|9||Masashi Sada||Appare ~All Time Best ~||June 26th||13,954|
|10||Sotaisei Riron||TOWN AGE||July 24th||13,515|
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