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.
( JUJU, Arashi, Hamasaki Ayumi, NMB48, THE SECOND from EXILE, AKB48, Hey!Say!JUMP, Yazawa Eikichi...Collapse )
Good-looking albums chart overall, better than last week's. Congrats to especially JUJU, The Gospellers, NMB, THE SECOND and flumpool! :)
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.