Scoring another #1 and 1+ million selling single AKB48 tops the singles charts with 36th single Labrador Retriever. The celebration is muted by the injuries sustained by members Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina when attacked by a fan with a knife during a group handshake meeting on May 25th 2014.
Topping the albums chart is solo release by Koshi Inaba of rock group B’z with his 5th album Singing Bird.
Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.
Anime tied singles have Aimer in #3 with StarRingChild featured as the theme for final OVA movie in the Mobile Suit Gundam UC Unicorn series. In #8 is voice actress Sora Amamiya with her first song release Kanade featured as ED for One Week Friends.
Singles for May 19th – 25th 2014
|1||AKB48||Labrador Retriever||May 21st||1,662,265|
|2||Kana Nishino||We Don’t Stop||May 21st||20,779|
|4||TOKIO||LOVE, HOLIDAY||May 21st||17,074|
|5||Kishidan||Kenka Joutou||May 21st||16,697|
|6||KANA-BOOM||Full Drive||May 21st||11,468|
|7||Sexy Zone||King & Queen & Joker||May 14th||10,854|
|8||Kaori Fujimiya (Sora Amamiya)||Kanade||May 21st||10,105|
|10||Johnny’s WEST||Ei ja nai ka||April 23rd||9,596|
Original soundtrack album FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) continues its run landing in #2 after spending 3 weeks at #1 and in the top 10 for 11 weeks in a row since it released in Japan on March 12th 2014.
Albums for May 19th – 25th 2014
|1||Koshi Inaba||Singing Bird||May 21st||78,196|
|2||Various Artists||FROZEN: Anna and the Snow Queen Soundtrack||March 12th||77,698|
|3||flumpool||The Best 2008-2014 MONUMENT||May 21st||41,295|
|4||Michael Jackson||Escape||May 21st||32,827|
|5||Various Artists||TERRACE HOUSE TUNES||May 21st||22,707|
|6||Hikawa Kiyoshi||Hikawa Kiyoshi no Showa Enka Meikyoku shu||May 21st||22,479|
|7||Coldplay||Ghost Stories||May 21st||20,562|
|8||ULFULS||One Mind||May 21st||14,931|
|9||Pharrell Williams||GIRL||April 30th||14,114|
|10||GLAY||Haito daiyamondo Anthology||May 21st||13,358|
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