Nogizaka46 tops the singles chart with 11th single Inochi wa Utsukushii (命は美しい) selling over 500,000 copies. The single features member Nanase Nishino as center and is their best selling opening week single continuing the idol group’s growing popularity. Climbing into #2 is debut single Gangan☆Dance / Kimi no Tameni... from new Nagoya based idol group OS☆U.

Koda Kumi tops the album chart with her 12th original album WALK OF MY LIFE selling over 39,000 copies. Korean voical group U-KISS lands at #4 with 4th Japanese album Action. Voice actor Haruka Tomatsu climbs to #7 with 3rd album Harukarisk*Land.

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

Singles for March 16th – 22nd 2015


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Nogizaka46 Inochi wa Utsukushii  March 18th 500,297
2 OS☆U Gangan☆Dance / Kimi no Tameni… March 18th 26,331
3 CLEAR’s Yogo Shitakunai Cry March 18th 22,699
4 LOVE LAIKA The Idolmaster Cinderlla Girls Animation Project 02 Memories March 18th 18,198
5 [Alexandros] Wataridori / Dracula La March 18th 16,295
6 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Mondai Girl March 18th 16,032
7 Yumemiru Adolescence Bye Bye My Days March 18th 15,921
8 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Easter March 18th 11,699
9 Sanmyu Majimari no Melody March 18th 9,395
10 AARON Moisturizing March 18th 7,608


Albums for March 16th – 22nd 2015


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Koda Kumi WALK OF MY LIFE March 18th 39,346
2 Yoshii Kazuya STARLIGHT March 18th 24,180
3 Kubota Toshinobu L.O.K March 18th 21,285
4 U-KISS Action March 18th 20,297
5 IDOLING!!! Rodeo Machine March 18th 18,446
6 B’z EPIC DAY March 4th 14,716
7 Haruka Tomatsu Harukarisk*Land March 18th 8,744
8 Suzuki Masayuki ALL TIME BEST March 4th 8,001
9 J Soul Brothers  PLANET SEVEN Jan 28th 7,492
10 Omnibus (VA) Exit Tunes Presents Actors3 March 18th 7,144


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Source: Oricon