Johnny's 4-member group, NEWS have achieved their 15th consecutive no.1 single since debut with "WORLD QUEST/Pokopon Pekorya." Including albums, this is also their 20th consecutive no.1 release. They are only the 3rd group to have achieved this after KinKi Kids last did it with "Kanashimi Blue" (May 2002) and KAT-TUN with "WHITE" (May 2011). "WORLD QUEST" is the official song for FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 in which member, Tegoshi Yuya also served as the main MC. "Pokopon Pekorya" is the theme song to the TBS midnight drama, "Hana no Zubora Meshi" in which member, Kato Shigeaki is also starring in.
In the albums chart, popular group, EXILE's double best album, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-" has topped the chart for 2 weeks in a row. This is their 3rd consecutive album to have achieved 2 straight weeks at the top after "Negai no Tou" (March 2011) and "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" (January this year). As this is also the first week of Oricon chart 2013, EXILE now have extended their record for both male artists and groups to have a yearly no.1 consecutive album to 11 years. This best album comes with 2 discs; “LOVE SIDE” with love ballads and “SOUL SIDE” with uptempo numbers, including 29 of their hit songs from their debut in 2001 until 2011.
Meanwhile, popular Johnny's talent, Yamashita Tomohisa has reached the top spot in both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with his live DVD, "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Ero P~." This is the first for Yamashita to rank first in the overall DVD chart since turning solo. It also exceeded his previous highest placing at 3rd with "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA ASIA TOUR 2011 SUPER GOOD SUPER BAD" (December 2011). The Blu-Ray version of the live DVD has also reached no.1 in the music-BD chart with 5,014 copies sold, for a DVD+BD total of 38,870 copies. This is also the first time for Yamashita to top the music-BD chart.
Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2013. New release in bold.
( EXILE, Mizuki Nana, Kim Hyun Joong, NEWS, AKB48, SHINee, Yamashita Tomohisa...Collapse )