Johnny’s WEST, a new unit from Johnny’s Entertainment, debuts at #1 with their first single Ei ja nai ka selling over 262,000 copies. In #2 is NEVER LET YOU GO the 5th single from GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE selling 86,000 copies. A bit of a surprise #3 is the OP theme release for anime Love Live! season 2, Sore ha Bokutachi no Kiseki (それは僕たちの奇跡) selling over 65,000 copies. The song is performed by the 9 lead voice actresses as fictional idol group μ’s (Muse).

Korean band CNBLUE 7th Japanese single Truth lands in #4 and at #5 is rock band SCANDAL with their 18th single Departure.

Not yet tops the album chart with their first (and maybe only) album already selling over 68,000 copies. The AKB48 unit features graduating center Oshima Yuko along with Sashihara Rino, Yokoyama Yui, and Kitahara Rie.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.

Singles for April 21st – 27th 2014


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Johnny’s WEST Ei ja nai ka April 23rd 262,154
3 μ’s (Muse) Sore ha Bokutachi no Kiseki April 23rd 65,930
4 CNBLUE Truth April 23rd 35,602
5 SCANDAL Departure April 23rd 30,953
6 palet Keep on Lovin’ You April 23rd 21,714
7 HKT48 Sakura, Minna de Tabeta March 12th 17,738
8 Dream5 Break Out April 23rd 16,640
9 Hata Motohiro Dialogue Monologue April 23rd 15,578
10 Yumemiru Adolescence Mawaru Sekai April 22nd 13,000


Albums for April 21st – 27th 2014


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Not yet already April 23rd 68,111
2 Yonezu Kenshi YANKEE April 23rd 30,983
3 May J. Heartful Song Covers March 26th 17,401
4 Various Artists FROZEN: Anna and the Snow Queen Soundtrack March 12th 17,195
5 Wagakki Band Vocalo Zanmai April 23rd 15,453
6 Fukuyama Masaharu HUMAN April 2nd 14,480
7 TM NETWORK DRESS2 April 23rd 11,477
8 Nana Mizuki SUPERNAL LIBERTY April 16th 10,181
9 One Direction Midnight Memories Nov 27th 2013 5,051
10 Dirty Loops Dirty Loops April 23rd 4,374


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Source: Oricon