This week the singles charts are topped by the idols of Nogizaka46 with their 5th single “Kimi no na wa kibo” (君の名は希望) selling over 242,000 copies. It’s the self-appointed rival to AKB48 4th #1 single.
In the #2 spot is Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) with his new single “Kai Sera Sera”. Landing in the #5 spot is Korean boy group SHINee with their 7th Japanese single “Fire”. Pulling into the #7 spot group AAA with single “PARTY IT UP”.
Just out of the top 10 in #11 spot is group supercell with 7th major single “The Bravery” that’s featured as the opening theme for anime Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic.
On the album charts rock band Sakanaction with album “sakanaction” selling a good 82,000 copies. Vocal group AAA also lands on the album charts with compilation album “Ballad Collection” in the #4 spot. Out of the top 10 in the #15 spot is one of our favorites – idol group 9nine with their second album “CUE”.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for March 11th – 17th
|1||Nogizaka46||Kimi no na wa kibo||March 13th||242,053|
|2||Yamashita Tomohisa||Kai Sera Sera||March 13th||96,961|
|3||Kuwata Keisuke||Yin Yang / Namida wo buttobase!||March 13th||68,753|
|4||Arashi||Calling | Breathless||March 6th||63,137|
|6||E-Girls||CANDY SMILE||March 13th||34,764|
|7||AAA||PARTY IT UP||March 13th||34,106|
|8||Berryz Koubou||Asian Celebration||March 13th||28,218|
|9||SHU-I||Acha kocha SORRY||March 13th||16,433|
|10||Spyair||Sakura mitsutsuki||March 13th||10,979|
Albums for March 11th – 17th
|2||Bon Jovi||What About Now||March 13th||32,210|
|3||ONE OK ROCK||I x life =||March 6th||27,878|
|4||AAA||Ballad Collection||March 13th||19,858|
|5||David Bowie||The Next Day||March 13th||18,336|
|6||Tohoshinki (TVXQ)||TIME||March 6th||18,133|
|7||√５||ROOT FIVE||March 13th||17,231|
|8||Breathe||Lovers’ Voices||March 13th||13,987|
|9||Shonan no Kaze||Shonannookaze -2023-||March 6th||13,068|
|10||150P||Shuen – Re: write –||March 13th||10,210|