Topping the singles charts this week is KAT-TUN with their 20th single “EXPOSE” selling over 154,000 copies. It’s the popular boy group’s 20th #1 single keeping their record perfect! In the second spot is AKB48 idol Yuki Kashiwagi with her solo debut single “Shortcake” selling over 104,000 copies.

In the 5th spot is anime voice actress and singer Tamura Yukari with her 28th single “W:Wonder tale” with tie-in as the ending theme for anime OreShura. Tamura Yukari also voices lead heroine Natsukawa Masuzu in the anime.

On the album charts its pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki with her 14th album “LOVE again” in the top spot. The album is the 4th part of her 15th anniversary celebration of consecutive monthly releases. The releases drop on the 8th day of the month leading up to her anniversary date of April 8th 2013.

In the 3rd spot on the album charts are our favorite girls of SCANDAL with their b-sides compilation album “Encore SHOW”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for February 4th – 10th


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 KAT-TUN EXPOSE  Feb 6th 154,710
2 Yuki Kashiwagi Shortcake Feb 6th 104,799
3 SKE48 Choko no dorei Jan 30th 46,892
4 C-ute Kono machi Feb 6th 24,361
5 Tamura Yukari W:Wonder tale  Feb 6th 15,118
6 CODE-V Nando sayonara o kurikaeshitara bokura wa tsuyoku nareru no? Feb 6th 14,818
7 Mai Kuraki TRY AGAIN Feb 6th 13,900
8 μ’s (Muse) Kitto seishun ga kikoeru Feb 6th 12,218
9 Dream5 COME ON! / Doremifa sorairo Feb 6th 11,901
10 DGNA Valentine Fighter Feb 6th 11,794


Albums for February 4th – 10th


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Ayumi Hamasaki LOVE again Feb 8th 53,065
2 Sonar pocket Sonarpokeizumu 4 Feb 6th 39,035
3 SCANDAL Encore SHOW Feb 6th 28,817
4 The Cro-Magnons YETI vs. CROMAGNON Feb 6th 17,947
5 Tomoyasu Hotei Come Rain Come Shine Feb 6th 17,897
6 One Direction Take me Home Nov 14th 2012 16,519
7 Mika Nakashima REAL Jan 30th 16,241
8 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Dec 12th 2012 11,708
9 Unison Square Garden CIDER ROAD Feb 6th 11,281
10 Mongol800 800BEST Jan 23rd 11,205


Source: Oricon