Topping the singles charts this week is the debut single from HKT48 – “Suki! Suki! Skip!” – selling over 250,000 copies. The Fukuoka based sister group of AKB48 formed in 2011 and follows other sister groups SKE48 and NMB48 which previously have released debut singles.
In the #2 spot is Korean girl group T-ARA with their 6th Japanese single “Bunny Style!” and in the #6 spot is Aimer with “RE: I AM EP” with tie-in as theme song for anime OVA Mobile Suit Gundam UC Unicorn episode 6.
On the album charts band BOOWY tops with their great hits album “THE BEST STORY”. In the #3 spot is favorite Kalafina with their 4th album “Consolation”. In the #10 spot is the anime K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX which is a 12-CD 258 song compilation release.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for March 18th – 24th
|1||HKT48||Suki! Suki! Skip!||March 20th||250,147|
|2||T-ARA||Bunny Style!||March 20th||56,785|
|3||Kyary Pamyu Pamyu||Ninjyari Bang Bang||March 20th||26,648|
|4||S/mileage||Tabidachi no haru ga kita||March 20th||22,560|
|5||Arashi||Calling | Breathless||March 6th||21,888|
|6||Aimer||RE: I AM EP||March 20th||14,544|
|7||Kuwata Keisuke||Yin Yang / Namida wo buttobase!||March 13th||14,426|
|9||Nogizaka46||Kimi no na wa kibo||March 13th||13,083|
|10||Alice Nine||Daybreak||March 20th||9,437|
Albums for March 18th – 24th
|1||BOΦWY||THE BEST “STORY”||March 21st||38,271|
|4||Various Artists||Winter Sonata Memorial Album||March 20th||14,922|
|5||ONE OK ROCK||I x life =||March 6th||14,135|
|6||Girls Generation (mix)||Best Selection Non-stop Mix||March 20th||13,238|
|7||Various Artists||DR KAORI x EXILE TRIBE MIX||March 20th||12,296|
|8||Bon Jovi||What About Now||March 13th||11,842|
|9||GARNET CROW||Terminus||March 20th||11,043|
|10||K-ON! Various Artists||K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX||March 20th||10,266|