Charts: Shoujo Jidai, B’z

1
497

Image from: Oricon

This week’s music sales charts saw the rise of Korean girl group Shoujo Jidai, earning their first #1 on the album charts with their Japanese release, “GIRLS’ GENERATION.” The album sold 231,553 copies in its first week, surpassing BoA’s 2002 album “Listen to My Heart” (230,590) for the record of “highest first-week sales for a first album in Japan by a foreign artist.”

Among foreign female groups, Shoujo Jidai is only the second in history (after t.A.T.u. in 2003) to have a #1 first album.

  1. Shoujo JidaiGIRLS’ GENERATION – 231,553
  2. UVERworldLIFE 6 SENSE – 95,235
  3. Sandaime J Soul BrothersJ Soul Brothers – 93,548
  4. Lady Gaga – Born This Way – 64,802
  5. Hikawa KiyoshiEnka Meikyoku Collection 14 ~Ano Ko to Nogiku to Watashibune~ – 32,551
  6. Abe MaoSu. – 24,395
  7. Toyosaki Akilove your life, love my life – 22,447
  8. Tokunaga HideakiVOCALIST & BALLADE BEST – 13,557
  9. Amuro NamieCheckmate! – 12,377
  10. Matsuda SeikoCherish – 11,688

In singles, B’z took the top spot with their 49th single “Don’t Wanna Lie.” This extends the records they hold for “most #1 singles” and “most consecutive #1 singles,” now both at 45.

Mizumori Kaori entered the rankings at 7th with her “Shounai Heiya Kaze no Naka.” As a female enka artist, this makes her the new record-holder for “most top 10 singles” (8), and it extends two related records that she already held: “most consecutive top 10 singles” (8) and “most consecutive years with a top 10 single” (8).

  1. B’zDon’t Wanna Lie – 168,917
  2. AKB48Everyday, Kachusha – 119,154
  3. YUIHELLO ~Paradise Kiss~ – 69,838
  4. Team Amuse!Let’s try again – 48,461
  5. Golden BomberBoku Quest – 40,704
  6. Kaoru to Yuki, Tama ni MookMaru Maru Mori Mori! – 33,623
  7. Mizumori KaoriShounai Heiya Kaze no Naka – 28,532
  8. the HIATUSHatching Mayflies – 22,668
  9. JUJUMata Ashita… – 18,945
  10. vistlipSINDRA – 9,858

Sources:
Oricon (weekly single ranking)
Oricon (weekly album ranking)
Oricon
Oricon
Oricon

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here