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2:54 pm - 11/29/2012

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Veteran singer-songwriter, Matsutoya Yumi has topped the albums chart with her 40th anniversary best album, "Nippon no Koi to, Yuming to。". It has been 11 years since she achieved no.1 in the chart with her last time being her ballad best album, "sweet, bitter sweet YUMING BALLAD BEST" (November 2001), for a total of 22 no.1 albums overall. Yuming is ranked first among female artist with the most number of million-selling albums (9), and including the 22 no.1 albums, she has 58 total works also ranked, and has now reached an overall total sales of 30.154 million copies. She has set a milestone as the first female artist to have surpassed 30 million in album sales. Including singles, Yuming has now achieved the first place for 5 consecutive decades from 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, breaking the record held by Tokunaga Hideaki, Kuwata Keisuke and Yamashita Tatsuro (all 3 artists achieved the first place in 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She is also the oldest female artist to reach no.1 at 58 years and 10 months old, breaking the record held by Takeuchi Mariya (now 57) who made it with "Expressions" (October 2008) when she was 53 years and 3 months old.

In the singles chart, Watanabe Mayu, soloist from popular idol group, AKB48 has reached the no.1 ranking with her 3rd single, "Hikaru Monotachi." Since her solo debut in February this year, this is her first time to achieve the top spot. In this year's AKB48 general election, Watanabe (18) is ranked second behind Oshima Yuko (24) and is seen as one of the candidates as the ace for the group's next generation.

Meanwhile, popular group KAT-TUN have achieved their 9th consecutive no.1 music-DVD, and 8th no.1 overall DVD with their latest live DVD, "KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN TOKYO DOME." The latter achievement puts them at 3rd place among male groups after B'z and Mr.Children. The DVD contains footage from their final concert at Tokyo Dome as part of the group's nationwide tour, "KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN," with the tour theme "CHAIN = Kizuna. Tsunagari."

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 (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*1 336,234 336,234 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。
*2 *58,866 *58,866 Kato Miliyah - TRUE LOVERS
*3 *34,256 203,365 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
*4 *33,977 *33,977 LED ZEPPELIN - Celebration Day
*5 *29,291 181,957 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
*6 *29,003 *29,003 Hikawa Kiyoshi - Enka Meikyou Collection 17 ~Saigo to Kimeta Hito Dakara~
*7 *26,532 *26,532 back number - blues
*8 *19,304 *19,304 Ken Yokoyama - Best Wishes
*9 *18,879 *22,640 Otomo Naoto, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra - Samuragochi Mamoru: Sym, 1, 《HIROSHIMA》
10 *17,689 *93,962 BENI - COVERS 2


11 *17,266 Rihanna – Unapologetic
12 *16,708 ℃-ute - ②℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album
13 *15,672 KARA - Girls Forever
14 *15,216 Arashi - Popcorn
15 *12,895 Taylor Swift – Red
16 *12,866 One Direction - Take Me Home
17 *11,416 Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975~2012~
18 **9,026 GREEN DAY - DOS!
19 **8,760 Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku - Ebi Chu no Zetsuban Best ~Owaranai Seishun~
20 **8,456 Ryu Siwon – Season
21 **8,295 TRF – TRF 20TH Anniversary COMPLETE SINGLE BEST
22 **8,203 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
23 **8,052 The Rolling Stones - GRRR! ~Greatest Hits 1962-2012
24 **7,545 Makihara Noriyuki - Aki Uta, Fuyu Uta。 ~Mou Koi Nante Shinai
25 **7,048 Il Divo – The Greatest Hits
26 **6,682 Aerosmith - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!
27 **5,697 Hamasaki Ayumi - LOVE
28 **5,495 Sexy Zone - one Sexy Zone
29 **5,405 Christina Aguilera - Lotus
30 **5,122 Kobukuro - ALL SINGLES BEST 2

Oricon Weekly - Singles (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*1 91,907 *91,907 Watanabe Mayu - Hikaru Monotachi
*2 73,745 *73,745 Momoiro Clover Z - Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo
*3 71,932 *71,932 GENERATIONS - BRAVE IT OUT
*4 34,128 *34,128 SID - V.I.P
*5 29,065 *29,065 Shoujo Jidai - FLOWER POWER
*6 24,620 *24,620 Aoi Eir - INNOCENCE
*7 20,453 279,362 Kis-My-Ft2 - Ai no Beat
*8 19,481 149,723 2PM - Masquerade
*9 19,366 *19,366 NYNAME - What's Up
10 18,432 *18,432 SHU-I - Daigyakuten


11 14,292 Sata Andagi - Hitotsu Hitotsubu
12 12,410 Black Raison d'etre - INSIDE IDENTITY
13 12,340 Nakayama Yuma - Missing Piece
14 12,051 Tominaga TOMMY Hiroaki - Jojo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
15 11,009 AKB48 - UZA
16 10,854 Kamiya Hiroshi + Ono Daisuke - Bokura Dake no Monogatari
17 10,610 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - Sayonara Janai
18 10,463 NMB48 - Kitagawa Kenji
19 10,303 Tokunaga Hideaki - Namae no Nai Kono Ai no Tame ni
20 *9,884 N Zero (formerly AKBN 0) - Let's get all!
21 *8,204 Kondo Masahiko – Let’s Go!
22 *7,199 AK-69 – THE SHOW MUST GO ON
23 *6,255 Terashima Takuma – magic words
24 *6,225 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~
25 *5,416 Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! – Koisho!!!
26 *4,531 Miura Ryosuke – Kimi e no X’mas Song
27 *4,210 Ling tosite sigure - abnormalize
28 *4,138 Suzuki Konomi – DAYS OF DASH
29 *4,108 SPYAIR – WENDY ~It’s You~
30 *3,841 Pet na Kanojotachi (Kayano Ai, Nakamatsu Mariko, Takamori Natsumi) – Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*2 13,255 *13,255 Oda Kazumasa – Oda Kazumasa Concert “Domo Domo” Sono Hi ga Kurumade in Tokyo Dome
*3 *4,797 *34,757 KARA - KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA
*4 *4,097 **4,097 STARDUST REVUE - STARDUST REVUE All Cast de Dai Shaonkai ~5 Jikan Teido, Mattari to~ Omiyage Tsuki LIVE at SAITAMA SUPER ARENA
*5 *3,972 **3,972 BIGBANG - 2009 BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT 'BIG SHOW' -Special Price-
*6 *3,516 *52,522 Yazawa Eikichi - EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE 『BLUE SKY』
*8 *2,663 **2,663 BIGBANG - BIG SHOW BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT 2010 -Special Price-
*9 *2,549 **2,549 BEAST - The Beautiful Show In Seoul Live DVD
10 *2,143 **2,143 BIGBANG - 2011 BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT DVD -Special Price-

Aww, MomoClo at no.2! It's also their best-selling first week so far if I'm not mistaken. Also congrats to Yuming, Miliyah, GENERATIONS and SID. And another big Kpop group is doing below expectation, but we'll see how their album will do.

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
mrstaguchi100 KAT-TUN!!!28th-Nov-2012 07:29 am (UTC)
well done boys, expected nothing less than your flawlessness shining through in numbers! my money was well spent!

now, just waiting for the delivery of my DVD....
yuma_daisuki 28th-Nov-2012 07:40 am (UTC)
*3 71,932 *71,932 GENERATIONS - BRAVE IT OUT

Great debut, GENERATIONS!
darkangelhome 28th-Nov-2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Congrats KAT-TUN! I'm waiting my DVD :)
blackdevil2722 28th-Nov-2012 07:58 am (UTC)
Proud of KAT-TUN for getting that #1. I'm glad to have contributed even just 1 copy in those numbers.

And really happy for how well Mayuyu and Momoiro Clover Z charted as well. I'm loving both their new singles.(Y)
eevaleena 28th-Nov-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Hoping for higher number for KAT-TUN, but... oh well! Congratulations my babies!!!

crazgal5 29th-Nov-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
Do you know what the numbers were for the previous DVD?? Coz I really can't find that information anywhere XS.
eevaleena 29th-Nov-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I was wondering about that too? {erhaps there's someone keeping track?
whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
maybe you can check or ask at kattunlove LJ...
shiharipanda 29th-Nov-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
101k in the first week
darkangelhome 29th-Nov-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
But don't forget only one version is release :(
shiharipanda 1st-Dec-2012 04:00 am (UTC)
I know.. but I honestly think 2 versions wouldn't make big difference :/ DVDs are expensive... few fans could buy 2 copies -esp when the differences aren't so relevant...
yuijbj 13th-Jan-2013 06:17 am (UTC)
NMP (limited edition) sold 80000 copies last time. And CHAIN sold 70000 copies.
Actually pretty amount of fans bought 2 copies last time.
kawai_me 28th-Nov-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
Congrats for KAT-TUN!!!
star_chuu 28th-Nov-2012 08:30 am (UTC)
Congrats KAT-TUN!!!
lilly0 28th-Nov-2012 08:53 am (UTC)
Congrats Mayu! (By the way is this also the highest number she sold till now? However, it's pretty cool!!)
Also congrats to c-ute, Momoiro Clover Z and Generations.
And happy to see Kondo Masahiko in the ranking <3 Also congrats to Kat-tun.

Thanks for posting this! ♥
hina 28th-Nov-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Mayuyu's debut single sold more, but this is her second highest sales.
whited_79 28th-Nov-2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Mayuyu's first single is her highest with 123k...
riringo 28th-Nov-2012 08:55 am (UTC)
congrats Mayuyuuu
kawaii mayuyu
aibada 28th-Nov-2012 09:41 am (UTC)
yay KAT-TUN ^o^
sergel02 28th-Nov-2012 10:01 am (UTC)
That Miliyah figure depresses me considering her last two studio albums sold nearly 3 times that amount in their first week.
thewarpedmelody 28th-Nov-2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations to Mayuyu, GENERATIONS and SID!!
Was hoping SPYAIR can sell higher... T.T
blahblah 28th-Nov-2012 10:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!
whited_79 28th-Nov-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! :)
kurakura_chan 28th-Nov-2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
so happy for kattun XD
izumi_ixa 28th-Nov-2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
KAT-TUN again Nº 1 ♥
Congratulations!!! (^0^)v
kerplunk 28th-Nov-2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
Wait i thought yuming already reached 38 million copies according to oricon? i thought this release would bump her up to 39 million

Congratulations for the great debut Generations. What happened to kato miliyah tho, this album had nice songs, and the last 2 singles were hits :( SJJD's flower power low rank doesn't surprise me, hoping this song could do better digitally.
whited_79 28th-Nov-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
39 million for single+album, but 30 million is for albums only...which is incredible...
kerplunk 28th-Nov-2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Ahh right!, it is in incredible, 40 million soon enough, and thanks for the updates.

whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
you're welcome! :)
lolufailhard 28th-Nov-2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
YAY congratz to Generations!!! a top 3 debut! well done!!! so happy. been waiting quite a long while for their debut lmao. I was hoping MYNAME could shift more copies, but I'm just glad they debuted in the top 10. congratz to them!
was genuinely hoping SPYAIR would shift more copies too :/ "Wendy ~it's you~" is a stellar track, as is "Blowing" (the b-side). quite disappointed, but it's w/e
uncieloazul 28th-Nov-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
ugh, kinda mad VIP sold that much :( i can't stand that song, i fast forward it in magi every time
rim1789 28th-Nov-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS KAT-TUN ^^ And Mayuyu too : D
eishastan 28th-Nov-2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Damn those are some nasty numbers for my SJJD babies, but i hope it was a marketing strategy to release the single a week before the album, so far on it's first day it has sold more than Flower Power did on it's first week.

And i'm sad to see Miliyah's album sales dropping... her singles were never big sellers but her albums were.

Also congrats to Mayuyu <3

Edited at 2012-11-28 04:44 pm (UTC)
love323able 28th-Nov-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Dang SZ that drop, for sure kara will still sell better overall

So happy for Generations<3

blovesit 28th-Nov-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
ok time for Miliyahood

nah congrats Mili <3 TRUE LOVERS is a great album :)
convenience93 28th-Nov-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
wow nmb sold another 10k in 3rd week. not bad. lol just saying :P
urubaby21 28th-Nov-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Mayu Watanabe at first place. This makes me too happy. Generation at number three is also pretty exciting, can't wait to see their performances.
mina_sweet_chan 28th-Nov-2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
liniang 28th-Nov-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
336,234 336,234? WOW
whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
yup, the legend lives on...:)
gingerrangerftw 28th-Nov-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
nishya 29th-Nov-2012 01:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for the news, and congratz to my bbs KAT-TUN ♥
The DVD is wonderful and I just can't stop watching it!
whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
you're welcome!
crazgal5 29th-Nov-2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Congrats to KAT-TUN, waiting for my copy~~~~ ^___^

Satisfied with GENERATIONS debut XD

336,234 for albums, WoW, congrats to Matsutoya Yumi XP

BIGBANG and BEAST sales are so...low...
martinrosem 29th-Nov-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing as always! :D
I wish Momoclo will get to enjoy the Kouhaku effect and sell even better next year. Seriously, my eyes watered when they're appearance was determined since I just saw the HnA ep then. XD

Wow at Juju's sales staying strong!

Edited at 2012-11-29 04:56 pm (UTC)
whited_79 30th-Nov-2012 05:56 am (UTC)
you're welcome! :)
lelouchikaru 30th-Nov-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
OP, because the single is released a week before an album,of course, most people would not bother buying it if a song is already on an upcoming album, they mostly look forward for the albums instead of the singles in some cases.
whited_79 30th-Nov-2012 06:16 am (UTC)
that would've been true, if the single is doing great digitally, which it isn't...only one week on iTunes top 10, not even peaking at no.1, one week in Recochoku Chaku-Uta Full top 10, 3 weeks in Chaku-Uta top 10...the song is performing the worst digitally too among their songs released in Japan so far...
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