The first chart of the New Year is usually a bit odd as there aren’t many releases the previous week. One new release tops the singles charts – Golden Bomber’s 13th single “Dance My Generation” with a good any week 124,000 copies sold. It’s the first #1 charting single from the visual kei theatrical rock band.
The album charts are basically unchanged from last week with the third album release from Sandaime J Soul Brothers – “MIRACLE” – again topping. The album released early and topped the charts last week giving the popular male group their first #1 selling album.
The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.
Singles for December 31st 2012 – January 6th 2013
|1||Golden Bomber||Dance My Generation||Jan 1st 2013||124,827|
|2||AKB48||Eien Pressure||Dec 5th||10,156|
|3||Nogizaka46||Seifuku no Mannequin||Dec 19th||10,039|
|4||Golden Bomber||Memeshikute||Oct 21st 2009||8,490|
|6||Momoiro Clover Z||Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo||Nov 21st||5,697|
|7||Tomomi Kasai||Masaka||Dec 26th||5,228|
|9||V6||ROCK YOUR SOUL||Dec 26th||4,571|
|10||NMB48||Kenji Kitagawa||Nov 7th||4,215|
Albums for December 31st 2012 – January 6th 2013
|1||J Soul Brothers||MIRACLE||Jan 1st 2013||57,978|
|2||Exile||Best Hits Love side/Soul side||Dec 5th||38,805|
|3||FUNKY MONKEY BABYS||Funky Monkey Babys 5||Dec 26th||30,784|
|5||Yumi Matsutoya||40 Shunen Kinen Best Album||Nov 21st||21,496|
|6||Mr. Children||[(an imitation) blood orange]||Nov 28th||16,926|
|7||YUI||Green Garden Pop||Dec 5th||11,770|
|8||YUI||Orange Garden Pop||Dec 5th||11,168|
|10||Various Artists||DJ KAORI’S Party Mix IV||Dec 19th||10,593|