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4:43 pm - 05/16/2012

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs



For albums article, go HERE.

Additionally, Mr.Children are the first artist with a 20-year long career who have achieved no. 1 & 2 spots in either single or album. The last time an artist with the longest career to reach the top 2 rankings was Hotei Tomoyasu with 12 years and 11 months. Mr.Children have finally updated the record, proving their long live popularity. It has also been 10 years and 10 months for a group to monopolize the top 2 rankings since TM Network and Porno Graffitti.

Five most recent works by the same artist to monopolize the top 2 album rankings:

Mr.Children - 1) Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro> / 2) Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro> (May 2012)
Porno Graffitti - 1) PORNO GRAFFITTI BEST ACE / 2) PORNO GRAFFITTI BEST JOKER (November 2008)
ORANGE RANGE - 1) RANGE / 2) ORANGE (August 2007)
Hamasaki Ayumi - 1) A BEST 2 -WHITE- / 2) A BEST 2 -BLACK- (March 2007)
Yuzu - 1) Home [1997~2000] / 2) Going [2001~2005] (June 2005)

In the singles chart, popular Johnny's group, Arashi have achieved their 27th consecutive no.1 single since "PIK★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released in February 2004) with "Face Down", making it their 34th no.1 single overall. The title song is the theme for the Fuji TV Monday drama, "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" starring Arashi leader, Ohno Satoshi. Previously, their theme song for the Fuji TV drama starring member Matsumoto Jun which was in the same time slot also reached the top spot ("Wild At Heart"), making this their 2nd consecutive no.1 drama theme song in 2 quarters.

Meanwhile, visual-kei band, the GazettE celebrated their 10th anniversary of formation by clinching the no.1 spot in the music-DVD and overall DVD charts for the first time with "TOUR11-12 VENOMOUS CELL FINALE OMEGA LIVE AT 01.14 YOKOHAMA ARENA." This DVD was recorded at their Yokohama Arena final date which concluded their nationwide tour in 27 locations beginning October last year until January 14th this year. They performed 23 tracks including songs from their album "TOXIC" (released last October), to the excitement of 15,000 fans. The band's highest music-DVD ranking previously was "TOUR 2007-2008 STACKED RUBBISH GRAND FINALE [REPEATED COUNTLESS ERROR]IN Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyougi Jou Daiichi Taiikukan" (released in August 2008) at 3rd place. In CD ranking, their highest position was 3rd in albums chart with "STACKED RUBBISH" (released in July 2007), and 2nd in singles chart with "PLEDGE" (released in December 2010).

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2012. New release in bold.




Oricon Weekly - Albums (7/5/2012~13/5/2012)

*1 731,589 731,589 Mr.Children - Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>
*2 715,556 715,556 Mr.Children - Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>

*3 *38,721 246,346 Yuzu - YUZU YOU 2006~2011
*4 *15,601 *15,601 Ms.OOJA - HEART
*5 *11,283 *97,786 BENI - COVERS
*6 *10,910 *10,910 Taetiseo – Twinkle: Taetiseo 1st Mini Album
*7 **8,912 *72,837 Def Tech - GREATEST HITS
*8 **8,861 **8,861 L'Arc~en~Ciel - World's Best Selection
*9 **7,042 *18,812 Mr.Children - Mr.Children 1992-1995 (Total since 11/7/2001: 2,362,866)
10 **6,795 **6,795 Various Artists - Mahou Tsukai no Yoru Original Soundtrack

11~30:

11 **6,600 Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
12 **6,280 Mr.Children - Mr.Children 1996-2000 (Total since 11/7/2001: 1,797,663)
13 **6,038 Various Artists - DJ KAORI'S PARTY MIX 3
14 **6,016 NAOTO INTI RAYMI - Kazauta Caravan
15 **5,294 THA BLUE HERB - TOTAL
16 **5,205 Video Soundtrack - Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Original Soundtrack 3
17 **4,897 My Bloody Valentine - EP's 1988-1991

18 **4,357 Lady Gaga – Born This Way
19 **4,233 Various Artists - -shape.memory.music- DRAMAtical Murder soundtrack
20 **3,804 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

21 **3,769 Nakagawa Shoko - Shokotan☆Best――(°∀°)――!!
22 **3,269 BIGBANG - ALIVE
23 **3,200 Ikimonogakari - NEWTRAL
24 **3,141 Nicki Minaj - Roman Reloaded
25 **2,912 Hilcrhyme - Best of Hilcrhyme ~GOLD~
26 **2,844 Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever
27 **2,822 BLEACH - BLEACH BEST TRAX
28 **2,618 andymori - Hikari
29 **2,597 Madonna - MDNA
30 **2,577 Hitoto Yo - Kayoukyoku

Oricon Weekly - Singles (7/5/2012~13/5/2012)

*1 526,106 526,106 Arashi - Face Down
*2 375,785 375,785 NMB48 - Nagiichi
*3 159,789 159,789 SUPER JUNIOR - Opera
*4 *23,406 *23,406 SID - S

*5 *21,977 253,117 Mr.Children - Inori ~Namida no Kido / End of the day / pieces
*6 *21,863 177,540 Nogizaka46 - Oide Shampoo
*7 *16,990 *16,990 May'n – Chase the world
*8 *15,088 139,571 Sashihara Rino - Soredemo Sukidayo
*9 *11,174 *11,174 TUBE – Itsumo, Itsumademo
10 **7,575 161,622 SMAP - Sakasama no Sora

11~30:

11 **6,583 Hikawa Kiyoshi - Sakura
12 **5,740 YUKI - playball / Sakamichi no Melody
13 **5,688 SID - Nokoriga
14 **5,115 Ikimonogakari - Haru Uta
15 **4,858 Saito Kazuyoshi - Gekkou
16 **4,623 Itsuki Hiroshi - Yoake no Blues
17 **4,459 HAN-KUN – POSSIBLE / RIDE ON NOW
18 **4,235 Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku - Karikeiyaku no Cinderella
19 **4,021 Mizumori Kaori - Hitori Nagaragawa
20 **3,609 Tokunaga Hideaki – Ningyo no Ie / Yume wa Yoru Hiraku
21 **3,544 Kozai Kaori – Sake no Yado
22 **3,431 Itano Tomomi - 10 Nengo no Kimi e
23 **3,050 Haruna Runa - Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau
24 **2,958 Mochida Kaori – Megumi / Kanashii Toki mo Ureshii Toki mo
25 **2,894 Akioka Shuji - Uramachizake
26 **2,740 Kalafina - to the beginning
27 **2,482 Hyadain – Start it right away
28 **2,447 Takegawa Miko - Isuzugawa

29 **2,403 Fukuyama Masaharu - Ikiteru Ikiteku
30 **2,362 Arashi – Wild At Heart

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (7/5/2012~13/5/2012)

*1 **7,859 **7,859 the GazettE - TOUR11-12 VENOMOUS CELL FINALE OMEGA LIVE AT 01.14 YOKOHAMA ARENA
*2 **6,103 *75,658 Mr.Children - Mr.Children STADIUM TOUR 2011 SENSE-in the field-
*3 **4,223 **4,223 Tokunaga Hideaki - 25th Anniversary Concert Tour 2011 VOCALIST & BALLADE BEST FINAL
*4 **4,068 355,978 EXILE - EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~
*5 **2,821 **2,821 SAKEROCK – Guuzen no Kiroku Final
*6 **2,536 **2,536 BEAST - BEAST for U~BEAST kara no MERRY CHRISTMAS~

*7 **2,295 *11,890 YUKI - YUKI tour "MEGAPHONIC" 2011
*8 **1,770 *10,054 YUKI – Yuki Video 3
*9 **1,660 *17,675 Momoiro Clover Z - 「Momoiro Christmas 2011 Saitama Super Arena Taikai」 LIVE DVD
10 **1,501 *91,846 AKB48 – Kouhaku Taikou Utagassen




Couldn't find the data for Mr.Children's first 2 best albums sold in 2012 only, so would appreciate it if anyone has it. Thanks in advance!

Go for that 2 million of albums, Misuchiru! XD And so glad to see that Yuzu are doing well too! LOL at top 3 albums from Toy's Factory. :)


Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
extrafickle 17th-May-2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
The adjustment for Face Down is 33,000+, which is quite high, even for an Arashi single. The usual adjustment for Arashi singles is around 20,000.

I think FD exceeded most Arashi fans' expectations. Most of the fan comments I read in Arashi LJ comms said they expected it to sell around 500,000 copies. Personally, I thought it would break 520,000 copies (just because I loved the song so much, and it was a bit different compared to most of their songs... and yes, I'm an international fan).

Edited at 2012-05-17 01:20 pm (UTC)
nekobot01 17th-May-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
That is interesting!! Thanks for explaining. :)

I'm international, too, and I really liked Face Down a lot. Had a very fresh feeling...
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