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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」

11~30:

11 14,640 Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Shotaro), Ittoki Otoya (Terashima Takuma) - Uta noPrince SamaSHUFFLE UNIT CD Reiji & Otoya
12 13,611 The Rolling Stones - GRRR! ~Greatest Hits 1962-2012
13 12,386 Hamasaki Ayumi - LOVE
14 10,995 Aerosmith - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!
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
24 *6,006 JAM Project – JAM Project BEST COLLECTION IX THE MONSTERS
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

11~30:

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
17 **4,837 HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA - HALLOWEEN PARTY
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
*5 *4,798 **4,798 INFINITE - 2012 INFINITE CONCERT 「SECOND INVASION」 in JAPAN
*6 *3,695 **3,695 INFINITE - MY K-STAR INFINITE (MBC DVD COLLECTION)
*7 *3,591 **3,591 Matsuda Seiko - Seiko Matsuda Concert Tour 2012 Very Very 
*8 *3,569 189,276 EXILE - EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH
*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


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