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Singer JUJU has achieved the top 2 rankings in the albums chart with her first 2 best albums, "BEST STORY ~Life Stories~" and "BEST STORY ~Love Stories~" respectively. This is her first best albums since her major debut in August 2004, and this is also the first time she has achieved the top 2 rankings in Oricon chart. JUJU is only the 3rd female artist (including female groups) to have made this achievement after Fuji Keiko in 1970 (1) Onna no Blues, 2) Shinjuku no Jo/"Enka no Hoshi"), and Hamasaki Ayumi in 2007 (1) A BEST 2 -WHITE-, 2) A BEST 2 -BLACK-). This is JUJU's 3rd no.1 album. Previously, she has reached the top spot with a cover album, "Request" (September 2010) and her 4th original album, "YOU" (July last year).

In the singles chart, AKB48's sister group based in Namba (Osaka), NMB48 have reached the top spot with their 6th single, "Kitagawa Kenji." This is their 2nd consecutive no.1 single since "Virginity" (August this year), for a total of 5 no.1 singles overall. Since their debut with "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo", NMB48 have entered the top 3 for 6 consecutive times. It has been 12 years since a female artist or group have entered the top 3 in the singles chart right after debut for 6 times in a row, since Kuraki Mai did it from "Love, Day After Tomorrow" (December 1999, 2nd) until "Reach for the sky" (November 2000, 3rd).

Meanwhile, popular Johnny's group, Hey!Say!JUMP have topped both the music-DVD chart and overall DVD chart simultaneously with their live DVD, "JUMP WORLD 2012." This is the 5th consecutive time for the group to reach no.1 in the overall DVD chart since "Hey! Say! Jump-ing Tour '08-'09" (April 2009). For music-DVD chart, this is their 6th time in a row since their 1st DVD, "Hey! Say! JUMP Debut & First Concert Ikinari! in Tokyo Dome" (April 2008).

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 (5/11/2012~11/11/2012)

*1 104,869 104,869 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
*2 *97,567 *97,567 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
*3 *77,636 778,896 Arashi - Popcorn
*4 *64,841 *64,841 Hamasaki Ayumi - LOVE
*5 *50,462 *50,462 BENI - COVERS 2
*6 *33,556 *33,556 Aerosmith - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!
*7 *20,422 *20,422 YUKI - BETWEEN THE TEN
*8 *18,548 *18,548 The Gospellers - STEP FOR FIVE
*9 *16,331 *16,331 Various Artists - THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER Namassuka SPECIAL 05
10 *11,343 *11,343 Ms. OOJA - WOMAN -Love Song Covers-

11~30:

11 *11,199 Taylor Swift – Red
12 **9,747 Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975~2012~
13 **9,071 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
14 **8,862 HAN-KUN - VOICE MAGICIAN III ~ROAD TO ZION~
15 **8,761 Ieiri Leo – LEO
16 **8,413 Ne-Yo - R.E.D.
17 **7,018 Kirinji - SUPER VIEW
18 **6,761 Various Artists – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE The Best
19 **6,350 Kobukuro - ALL SINGLES BEST 2
20 **6,269 Kiyoharu - UNDER THE SUN
21 **6,120 Kanjani∞ - 8EST
22 **5,857 HAWAIIAN6 – The Grails
23 **5,420 Hakase Taro – WITH ONE WISH
24 **4,184 Tsuruta Kamo & MOSAIC.TUNE feat. Hatsune Miku – Minna Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪ ~Heartsnative2~
25 **4,054 People In The Box – Ave Materia
26 **3,823 BENI - COVERS
27 **3,757 Che’Nelle - Believe
28 **3,651 Superfly - Force
29 **3,559 Miyagawa Akira, Miyagawa Hiroshi – Anime 『Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199』 Original Soundtrack
30 **3,547 Nakajima Miyuki – Joyato

Oricon Weekly - Singles (5/11/2012~11/11/2012)

*1 317,051 *,317,051 NMB48 - Kitagawa Kenji
*2 106,161 *,106,161 THE SECOND from EXILE - THINK 'BOUT IT!
*3 *45,177 1,173,873 AKB48 - UZA
*4 *34,699 *,*34,699 flumpool - Answer
*5 *23,047 *,*23,047 Golden Ixion Bomber-DT - DT Suteru / Let's Go-ED
*6 *21,362 *,*21,362 Nishino Kana - Always
*7 *11,530 *,*89,959 HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA - HALLOWEEN PARTY
*8 *10,721 *,*10,721 sphere - Pride on Everyday
*9 **9,869 *,**9,869 Sonar Pocket - Kimi Kinenbi ~Umaretekitekurete Arigatou。~
10 **9,588 *,**9,588 Dream5 - Shekimeki!

11~30:

11 **8,782 Kiryu – Tomoshibi
12 **8,730 GRANRODEO - DARK SHAME
13 **7,105 Kitamura Eri – Destiny
14 **5,629 back number - Aoi Haru
15 **5,491 MISIA – DEEPNESS
16 **5,135 Kiryuin Sho from Golden Bomber - Life is SHOW TIME
17 **5,085 Nakayama Yuma - Missing Piece
18 **4,711 HILCRHYME – Kaleidoscope
19 **4,660 Koda Kumi - Go to the top
20 **4,313 Yanagi Nagi – Laterality
21 **4,286 Miyama Hiroshi – Otoko no Uso
22 **4,044 MONOBRIGHT – Moonwalk
23 **3,966 Kagami Goro – Horete Michizure
24 **3,948 Yusuke - VIVA! Nossa Nossa
25 **3,611 3Peace☆Lovers - Love Evolution
26 **3,598 Rita - Little Busters! / Alicemagic -TV animation ver.-
27 **3,547 Baba Toshihide – Baba Toshihide EP 3 –Yowamushi
28 **3,503 Kalafina - Hikari Furu
29 **3,475 AAA - Niji
30 **3,022 Komatsu Mikako – Tsumetai Heya, Hitori

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (5/11/2012~11/11/2012)

*1 55,483 *55,483 Hey!Say!JUMP - JUMP WORLD 2012
*2 42,105 *42,105 Yazawa Eikichi - EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE 『BLUE SKY』
*3 *9,014 **9,014 Sonar Pocket – Sonapokeizm SPECIAL ~Natsu no Jin~ in Nippon Budokan~
*4 *4,925 185,707 EXILE - EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH 
*5 *3,087 **3,087 Nidaime J Soul Brothers + Sandaime J Soul Brothers - EXILE TRIBE Nidaime J Soul Brothers VS Sandaime J Soul Brothers Live Tour 2011 ~Keisho~
*6 *2,613 *37,600 SUPER JUNIOR - SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR SUPER SHOW 4 LIVE in JAPAN
*7 *1,262 *44,786 Acid Black Cherry - Acid Black Cherry TOUR 『2012』
*8 *1,138 **1,138 Takahashi Naozumi - Naozumi Takahashi 10th Anniversary PV Collection 2 『DECADE』 
*9 *1,042 *59,949 Shoujo Jidai - GIRLS’ GENERATION COMPLETE VIDEO COLLECTION 
10 **,912 *21,181 Yuzu - LIVE FILMS YUZU YOU DOME DAY 2 ~Minna, Doumo Arigatou~





Good-looking albums chart overall, better than last week's. Congrats to especially JUJU, The Gospellers, NMB, THE SECOND and flumpool! :)

EDIT:

And since there's actually Arashi fans who are actually offended when I said that this week's albums chart is better overall than last week's, let me tell you, I did mention the word overall. O-V-E-R-A-L-L. There, I even spelled it for you. Now go away and return to your little fandom and stop thinking that every single thing in this world revolves around your fav when it's not. And don't force me to write something like this again since this is an Oricon post, NOT an opinion post.

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