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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.


Oricon Weekly - Albums (10/12/2012~16/12/2012)

*1 98,064 98,064 EXILE - EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE- (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 480,281)
*2 96,661 96,661 Mizuki Nana - ROCKBOUND NEIGHBOURS
*3 71,756 71,756 Kim Hyun Joong - UNLIMITED
*4 56,179 56,179 Ketsumeishi - KETSUNOPOLIS 8
*5 50,746 50,746 flumpool - experience
*6 44,398 44,398 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。 (Total since 20 Nov 2012: 593,939)
*7 42,989 42,989 Mr.Children - [(an imitation) blood orange] (Total since 28 Nov 2012: 655,496)
*8 29,342 29,342 YUI - GREEN GARDEN POP (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 146,054)
*9 28,817 28,817 YUI - ORANGE GARDEN POP (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 144,760)
10 19,544 19,544 GREEN DAY - TRE

11~30:

11 18,414 Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
12 15,358 Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shota), Hijirikawa Masato (Suzumura Kenichi), Kurusu Sho (Himono Hiro) - Uta no☆Prince Sama♪Shuffle Unit CD Ai & Masato & Sho
13 12,967 Arashi - Popcorn
14 12,703 Shoujo Jidai - GIRLS' GENERATION II ~Girls & Peace~
15 12,666 Otomo Naoto, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra - Samuragochi Mamoru: Sym, 1, 《HIROSHIMA》
16 10,832 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
17 10,012 Hamasaki Ayumi - again
18 *9,475 Taylor Swift – Red
19 *9,293 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
20 *8,447 Shibasaki Kou - Lyrical*Wonder
21 *8,213 lecca – ZOOLANDER
22 *7,840 Plastic Tree – Ink
23 *6,460 One Direction - Take Me Home
24 *6,400 Shimizu Shota - MELODY
25 *6,365 UVERworld - THE ONE
26 *6,131 BENI - COVERS 2
27 *5,776 Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975~2012~
28 *5,738 Kato Miliyah - TRUE LOVERS
29 *5,651 HY - Route29
30 *5,576 POKOTA – 28 sai de Kaisha wo Yamete Ongaku Katsudo ni Sennen Shiteiru Pokotaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Oricon Weekly - Singles (10/12/2012~16/12/2012)

*1 130,899 130,899 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya
*2 *56,216 *56,216 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 1,129,715)
*3 *40,017 *40,017 SHINee - 1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite...
*4 *30,190 *30,190 Lead - Still
*5 *29,752 *29,752 U-KISS - Distance...
*6 *22,615 *22,615 LUNA SEA - The End of the Dream / Rouge
*7 *21,573 *21,573 Miura Daichi - Right Now / Voice
*8 *18,012 *18,012 Mano Erina - NEXT MY SELF
*9 *15,359 *15,359 EXILE ATSUSHI - MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~ (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 107,527)
10 *14,405 *14,405 baroque - Kizuna

11~30:

11 *12,475 9nine – White Wishes
12 *10,722 ORANGE CARAMEL - LIPSTICK / Lum no Love Song
13 **9,456 THE CRO-MAGNONS – Honoo
14 **9,049 The MONSTERS - MONSTERS
15 **6,688 EGOIST - Namae no Nai Kaibutsu
16 **6,521 SOPHIA – Gekkou / I will
17 **5,561 Becky♪# - MY FRIEND –Arigatou-
18 **4,967 Momoiro Clover Z - Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo
19 **4,320 BIGMAMA – Jeffrey Campbell no Skate Shoes de
20 **4,241 AKB48 - UZA
21 **4,049 DaizyStripper – Tokyo Horizon –Day & Day-
22 **3,930 Kobukuro - Kami Hikouki
23 **3,605 GENERATIONS - BRAVE IT OUT
24 **3,553 GLAY - JUSTICE [from] GUILTY
25 **3,443 GLAY - Unmeiron
26 **3,296 Kis-My-Ft2 - Ai no Beat
27 **3,018 Kameleo – Hajimari no Uta
28 **2,973 Aobouzu – Seiso, Sasou
29 **2,768 Yamashita Tatsuro – Christmas Eve
30 **2,757 moumoon – DREAMER DREAMER / Doko e mo Ikanai yo

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (10/12/2012~16/12/2012)

*1 33,856 33,856 Yamashita Tomohisa – TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 –Ero P-
*2 31,600 31,600 SHINee – SHINee THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012”
*3 19,159 19,159 SMAP - GIFT of SMAP CONCERT '2012 (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 151,826)
*4 *6,530 *6,530 Kato Miliyah – M BEST Tour 2011
*5 *6,286 *6,286 ayaka – ayaka LIVE TOUR 2012 “The beginning” ~Hajimari no Toki~
*6 *3,686 *3,686 AKB48 – AKB48 in TOKYO DOME -1830m no Yume- SINGLE SELECTION (Total since 28 Nov 2012: 16,853)
*7 *3,194 *3,194 AKB48 – AKB48 in TOKYO DOME -1830m no Yume- Special Box (Total since 28 Nov 2012: 62,536)
*8 *3,123 *3,123 EXILE - EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH (Total since 17 Oct 2012: 201,781)
*9 *2,481 *2,481 ANZENCHITAI – 30th Anniversary Concert “The Ballad House”
10 *1,921 *1,921 YUKI - YUKI LIVE"SOUNDS OF TEN" at TOKYO DOME 2012.05.06 (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 10,399)


Though Nana didn't get no.1, at least it's her highest first week yet I believe so congrats to her! :)

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