Charts: KinKi Kids, Superfly, Arashi

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Image from: Oricon

KinKi Kids proved that they’re still king of the charts with their latest single “Time,” selling close 151,000 copies in the first week. This extends two records that they currently hold: most consecutive years with a #1 single (15), and most consecutive #1 singles starting with their debut (31).

Another notable single in the top 10 is AKB48’s “Everyday, Kachusha,” which sold 18,000 copies in its 4th week to reach a total of more than 1.5 million copies sold.

  1. KinKi KidsTime – 150,661
  2. ChoshinseiKuriunnare -Kimi ni Aitakute- – 53,657
  3. BEASTBAD GIRL – 42,386
  4. Morning MusumeOnly you – 32,869
  5. SUPER☆GiRLSMAX! Otomegokoro / Happy GO Lucky! ~Happy Lucky de Go!~ – 29,027
  6. Kaoru to Yuki, Tama ni MookMaru Maru Mori Mori! – 28,928
  7. AKB48Everyday, Kachusha – 18,166
  8. SuGGimi Gimi – 18,024
  9. Galileo GalileiAoi Shiori – 15,798
  10. Kanjani8365 Nichi Kazoku – 15,080

On the album rankings, Superfly’s “Mind Travel” took #1 with 166,000 copies sold. Including her cover best album, she now has a streak of four consecutive number-ones, starting with her first album. The last female artist to achieve this was Utada Hikaru in 2004.

  1. SuperflyMind Travel – 166,473
  2. ShonannokazeShonannokaze ~Single Best~ – 89,375
  3. AKB48Koko ni Ita Koto – 75,179
  4. Shoujo JidaiGIRLS’ GENERATION – 52,876
  5. Lady Gaga – Born This Way – 27,004
  6. 9mm Parabellum BulletMovement – 26,625
  7. ShonannokazeShonannokaze ~Live Set Best~ – 25,145
  8. Hirai KenJAPANESE SINGER – 23,354
  9. The BirthdayI’M JUST A DOG – 15,378
  10. Nem’s GardenMoratorium – 9,240

In DVDs, the latest release from Arashi debuted at #1 with approximately 539,000 copies sold, becoming their 8th DVD to top the general rankings. The DVD also pushed the group to become the first artist ever to sell more than 5 million DVDs.

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