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2:26 pm - 11/22/2012

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Johnny's 5-member idol group, Sexy Zone have topped the albums chart with their first album, "one Sexy Zone." They are the youngest male group to have achieved this at the average age of 15.4 years old, in which the record was previously held 10 years and 11 months ago by 3-member group, w-inds. with "w-inds. ~1st message~" (December 2001) at the average age of 16.3 years old. Sexy Zone also holds the record for the youngest group with no.1 debut single ("Sexy Zone" in November last year), and the youngest male group with no.1 DVD ("Sexy Zone Arena Concert 2012" in August this year).

In the singles chart, Johnny's 7-member group, Kis-My Ft2 have achieved their 5th consecutive no.1 single since debut single ("Everybody Go" in August last year) with "Ai no Beat." It has been 2 years and 9 months since a male group have achieved 5 consecutive no.1 singles beginning with debut single, the last time being Hey!Say!JUMP until "Hitomi no Screen" (March 2010).

Meanwhile, popular Korean female group, KARA have reached the top spot in both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with their live DVD, "KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA." This is their 3rd no.1 DVD after "KARA BEST CLIPS" (February 2011) and "KARA BEST CLIPS 2 & Shows" (February 2012), putting them at no.1 among foreign female groups. The Blu-Ray version also reached no.1 in the music-BD chart as well as no.2 in the overall BD chart. It sold 13,593 copies, for a DVD+BD total of 43,553 copies.

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 (12/11/2012~18/11/2012)

*1 86,451 *86,451 Sexy Zone - one Sexy Zone
*2 73,224 *73,224 KARA - Girls Forever
*3 64,240 169,109 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
*4 55,099 152,666 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
*5 26,174 805,070 Arashi - Popcorn
*6 26,080 *26,080 One Direction - Take Me Home
*7 25,811 *76,273 BENI - COVERS 2
*8 22,531 *22,531 GREEN DAY - DOS!
*9 19,654 *19,654 Sakamoto Maaya - Single Collection + Mitsubachi
10 14,865 *14,865 Various Artists - TV Anime 『Kuroko no Basuke』 DRAMA THEATER 2nd GAMES 「Sore ga
Bokutachi no Basuke desu」


11 14,640 Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Shotaro), Ittoki Otoya (Terashima Takuma) - Uta no☆Prince Sama♪SHUFFLE UNIT CD Reiji & Otoya
12 13,611 The Rolling Stones - GRRR! ~Greatest Hits 1962-2012
13 12,386 Hamasaki Ayumi - LOVE
15 10,553 Makihara Noriyuki - Aki Uta, Fuyu Uta。 ~Mou Koi Nante Shinai
16 *9,343 SPEED - 4 Colors
17 *8,947 Taylor Swift – Red
18 *8,616 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
19 *7,537 Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975~2012~
20 *7,260 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Yokubo
21 *7,098 MIYAVI – SAMURAI SESSIONS vol. 1
22 *6,065 Ms. OOJA - WOMAN -Love Song Covers-
23 *6,027 Angelo – RETINA
25 *4,969 Ne-Yo - R.E.D.
26 *4,862 PASSPO☆ – One World NEW
27 *4,841 Kobukuro - ALL SINGLES BEST 2
28 *4,645 Ieiri Leo – LEO
29 *4,578 Kanjani∞ - 8EST
30 *4,124 One Direction – Up All Night

Oricon Weekly - Singles (12/11/2012~18/11/2012)

*1 258,909 *,258,909 Kis-My-Ft2 - Ai no Beat
*2 130,242 *,130,242 2PM - Masquerade
*3 *94,762 *,*94,762 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~
*4 *40,835 *,*40,835 T-ARA - Sexy Love (Japanese ver.)
*5 *19,303 *,*19,303 Fairies - White Angel
*6 *19,106 *,336,157 NMB48 - Kitagawa Kenji
*7 *18,008 1,191,881 AKB48 - UZA
*8 *17,219 *,*17,219 Ling tosite sigure - abnormalize
*9 *16,378 *,*16,378 Afilia Saga East - SURVIVE!!
10 *13,400 *,*13,400 Ketsumeishi - moyamoya / guruguru


11 **9,717 9nine - Iiaru! Kyonshi feat. Haohao! Kyonshi Girl / Brave
12 **9,491 D=OUT – Chukyori Renai Nishi Nihon Ban
13 **9,446 Miyano Mamoru - ULTRA FLY
14 **6,802 THE SECOND from EXILE - THINK 'BOUT IT!
15 **5,379 Nishino Kana - Always
16 **5,125 SKE - Kiss Datte Hidarikiki
18 **4,788 Golden Ixion Bomber-DT - DT Suteru / Let's Go-ED
19 **4,475 Aldious – White Crow
20 **3,837 HANAE – Kamisama Hajimemashita / Kamisama Onegai
21 **3,204 Dochin Yoshikuni – Shout / hummingbird
22 **3,091 Kiryuin Sho from Golden Bomber - Life is SHOW TIME
23 **3,076 Silent Siren – Sweet Pop!
24 **2,964 Miyama Hiroshi – Otoko no Uso
25 **2,953 Sonar Pocket - Kimi Kinenbi ~Umaretekitekurete Arigatou。~
26 **2,826 flumpool - Answer
27 **2,708 The Beatles – Love Me Do
28 **2,207 Little Blue boX – 2 Spirits / Legend
29 **2,178 Ito Kanae – COLORS!
30 **2,098 Nakayama Yuma - Missing Piece

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (12/11/2012~18/11/2012)

*1 29,960 *29,960 KARA - KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA
*2 *6,934 **6,934 SiM - DUSK and DAWN
*3 *6,901 *49,006 Yazawa Eikichi - EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE 『BLUE SKY』
*4 *5,058 *60,541 Hey!Say!JUMP - JUMP WORLD 2012
*7 *3,591 **3,591 Matsuda Seiko - Seiko Matsuda Concert Tour 2012 Very Very 
*9 *2,077 *11,091 Sonar Pocket – Sonapokeizm SPECIAL ~Natsu no Jin~ in Nippon Budokan~ 
10 *2,051 **2,051 Hello!Project - Hello!Project Tanjo 15 Shunen Kinen Live 2012 Natsu ~Wkwk Natsu no FAN Matsuri~

One week ago, who would've thought that SZ can get no.1. KARA has dropped a lot! 86k is not that good, but enough to secure them the top spot.

Congrats to JUJU and BENI for good consistency, and also congrats too 3G-JSB, Fairies and Ketsumeishi. And oh, Ling tosite sigure! XD

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
goto 21st-Nov-2012 06:35 am (UTC)
WHAT happened to kara omfg, they were great album sellers but speed up/girls power had higher first week sales...

oh well really happy with sexy love's numbers, looks like Japan didn't really care about the scandal either.
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
you meant Super Girl right? yeah their previous album sold like 275k first week...
eevaleena 21st-Nov-2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
275k in 1st week? Makes one wonders if KARA really flopping in Japan right now....
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
and 700k+ (or is it 750k+?) in the long run...
goto 21st-Nov-2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
i mentioned speed up cause i was shocked that their album couldn't even top that single! and speed up was only just released in march it doesn't make sense to me :(

really wanna see snsd's numbers now. i'm sure it will be higher than kara's but i'm expecting a really really big drop from their first album

Edited at 2012-11-21 03:06 pm (UTC)
love323able 21st-Nov-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
don't know why i'm laughing at sz taking what was supposed to be kara's place, maybe the effect of releasing a dvd at the same time?
and wow are 2pm really that popular, cuz i really don't see why O.O
queryz 21st-Nov-2012 07:31 am (UTC)
2PM held handshake events if I'm not wrong.
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
2PM has high-five event...if I understand correctly, the single includes a postcard for a member, and buyers will be eligible to high-five that particular member...apparently, not all CDs have postcards, so if a fan wants to participate, she'll have to buy another CD, and if not then another, and so on...
eevaleena 21st-Nov-2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh... no wonder ^^
urubaby21 22nd-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
wow, good marketing.
l_no_sekai 22nd-Nov-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
even the dvd is only sold 29k copies, I don't think it has any significant effect to the album's sales IMO
athenarei 21st-Nov-2012 06:39 am (UTC)
YIEYYY for Kis-My-Ft2!!
g_odalisque13 21st-Nov-2012 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad to see Silent Siren charting. I am in love with their single.
And I'm so happy that BENI has been doing so well!
It's a bit of a bummer that Kara didn't get number 1, especially with how strong their singles were leading up to the album.
And I thought PASSPO☆ would have charted higher, but I guess I don't really know their popularity in relation to other artists.
kanbisenshi 21st-Nov-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
what's up with KARA's sales lately? that's less than half of super girl's first week.
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
less than 1/3, to be more accurate...
carmine_pink 21st-Nov-2012 07:24 am (UTC)
Thanks OP for always posting this, I look forward to it every week :)
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
aww you're welcome! *and cute panda!* :)
queryz 21st-Nov-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
Kisumai's sales almost reach my prediction haha(260k). Good job <3
Their music is getting better and better XD.
harukakamiya 21st-Nov-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
that moment when you see The Beatles on a singles ranking and you wonder if you travelled back to 1962
chrismellody 21st-Nov-2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
liniang 22nd-Nov-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
sakana93 21st-Nov-2012 08:15 am (UTC)
I dont think Kara's fans know that they are flopping. I said so and got attacked by them :-s
whited_79 21st-Nov-2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
'You can't handle the truth!!' (cue Jack Nicholson from A Few Good Men) XDDD
kanaala 21st-Nov-2012 08:25 am (UTC)
wow, KARAs sales are really low o.O
tbh I also think the album is not that good though.. Super Girl was better.
ryu_23 21st-Nov-2012 10:24 am (UTC)
Congrats to Sexy Zone!
And Kis-My-Ft2 really great! Good job, guys ♥
shibaru11 21st-Nov-2012 10:58 am (UTC)
kisumai needs to work extra to reach 300k...
but they will, one fine day...
yuma_daisuki 21st-Nov-2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
So a week of Johnnys competing with K-pop artists for the top spot~~
Well done, Johnny's♥
ohprecioustime 21st-Nov-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)

careers are dying in Korea and Japan, feel kinda sorry for them

anyway *7 25,811 *76,273 BENI - COVERS 2

get it BENI~

supermusicmaker 21st-Nov-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
lmao I was so wrong about KARA. This album flopped hard, especially compared to Super Girl. It won't even reach 150-175k at this point.
whited_79 22nd-Nov-2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
This weekend I'll start learning about Kanjani8 so I will get their album as well.

lilly0 21st-Nov-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this!! ♥

Congrats to Fairies! <3
And I was suprised to see that Sexy Zone managed to catch the first spot. Congrats to them.

Congrats to Kisumai - they did well too. And to Silent Siren!
minam_shi 21st-Nov-2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
SZ achieve their week first and I still haven't find time to watch the bonus at Las Vegas... ;___;
l_no_sekai 22nd-Nov-2012 04:15 am (UTC)
tbh, sexy zone's first album is worth to take no.1 spot. I would say that even I like their album better than arashi's popcorn. Seems the intense promotions for the album really works
lolufailhard 22nd-Nov-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
congratz to Kis-My-Ft2, 2pm, and JSB! their singles are really great.
lovegahora 22nd-Nov-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yay for 9nine and Kis-My-Ft2 !!!!
urubaby21 22nd-Nov-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ugh at the first two on singles chart..but whatever.
Seeing Ling tosite sigure at number eight is really awesome, couldn't stop playing that song for the past week when I saw it on Psycho Pass.
whited_79 23rd-Nov-2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Ugh at the first two on singles chart..but whatever.


and Ling tosite sigure is awesome! XD
urubaby21 24th-Nov-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
You're more awesome for posting this stuff and keeping me up to date.
whited_79 24th-Nov-2012 06:04 am (UTC)
aww, and thank you! :)
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