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In the albums chart, 7-member vocal and dance unit, Sandaime J Soul Brothers have achieved their 2nd consecutive week at the top with their 3rd album, "MIRACLE." This is the first time they achieved this in either singles or albums charts since their debut in November 2010.

Meanwhile, popular group, Arashi have topped both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously for 2 weeks in a row with their live DVD recorded at the National Stadium in September last year, "ARASHI ARAFES." With this, the group has surpassed 7.057 million copies of total DVDs sold at first place, leaving Morning Musume at second place with 2.74 million copies (4.3 million copies less than Arashi). Last week, Arashi sold 624k of the DVD, making it the best-selling music-DVD in the first week since Oricon began ranking DVDs in 1999 (previously VHS). With this, the group now has 6 of the highest-selling music-DVDs in the first week of all time.

Total DVD sold by artists:

1. Arashi - 7.057 million copies
2. Morning Musume - 2.740 million copies
3. Hamasaki Ayumi - 2.535 million copies

Highest-selling music-DVD in the first week of all time:

1. ARASHI ARAFES (December 2012) - 624k copies
2. ARASHI 10-11 Tour "Scene" ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ STADIUM (January 2011) - 618k copies
3. ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World (May 2012) - 572k copies
4. ARASHI 10-11 Tour "Scene" ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ DOME+ (June 2011) - 539k copies
5. ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5x10 (April 2010) - 477k copies
6. 5x10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009 (October 2009) - 428k copies

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 (31/12/2012~6/1/2013)

*1 57,978 195,796 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - MIRACLE
*2 38,805 121,460 EXILE - EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE- (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 620,935)
*3 *30,784 113,439 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 5
*4 *27,303 179,117 Ikimonogakari - Baradon
*5 *21,496 126,399 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。 (Total since 20 Nov 2012: 675,940)
*6 *16,926 119,026 Mr.Children - [(an imitation) blood orange] (Total since 28 Nov 2012: 731,533)
*7 *11,770 *73,720 YUI - GREEN GARDEN POP (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 190,432)
*8 *11,168 *72,175 YUI - ORANGE GARDEN POP (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 188,118)
*9 *10,593 *38,009 Various Artists - DJ KAORI'S PARTY MIX IV
10 *10,162 *47,547 Arashi – Popcorn (Total since 31 Oct 2012: 895,218)

11~30:

11 **8,797 Soundtrack – Les Miserables ~Soundtrack
12 **8,471 Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
13 **8,450 Taylor Swift - Red
14 **6,668 Shoujo Jidai - GIRLS' GENERATION II ~Girls & Peace~
15 **6,560 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
16 **6,530 Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
17 **6,287 AKB48 Team B – Team B 3rd Stage 「Pajama Drive」 -studio recordings Collection-
18 **6,158 One Direction - Take Me Home
19 **5,768 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
20 **5,477 Mizuki Nana - ROCKBOUND NEIGHBOURS
21 **5,317 Kanjani∞ - 8EST
22 **5,229 AKB48 Team K – Team K 4th Stage 「Saishu Bell ga Naru」 -studio recordings Collection-
23 **5,170 vistlip - GLOSTER
24 **5,149 Chikyu Sankyodai - Babea Man
25 **5,093 Sexy Zone – one Sexy Zone
26 **4,817 Ketsumeishi - KETSUNOPOLIS 8
27 **4,671 AKB48 Team A – Team A 4th Stage 「Tada Ima Renai Chu」 -studio recordings Collection-
28 **4,520 Golden Bomber – The Golden Best ~Pressure
29 **4,350 GREEN DAY – TRE!
30 **4,238 AKB48 Himawari Gumi – Himawari Gumi 1st Stage 「Boku no Taiyou」 -studio recordings Collection-

Oricon Weekly - Singles (31/12/2012~6/1/2013)

*1 124,827 124,827 Golden Bomber – Dance My Generation
*2 *10,156 102,184 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 1,175,683)
*3 *10,039 263,549 Nogizaka46 - Seifuku no Mannequin
*4 **8,490 *14,013 Golden Bomber – Memeshikute (Total since 21 Oct 2009: 33,374)
*5 **7,555 *48,163 UVERworld - REVERSI
*6 **5,697 *20,650 Momoiro Clover Z - Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo (Total since 21 November 2012: 115,286)
*7 **5,228 *37,810 Kasai Tomomi - Masaka
*8 **5,048 *17,972 AKB48 – UZA (Total since 31 Oct 2012: 1,233,051)
*9 **4,571 *59,726 V6 - ROCK YOUR SOUL
10 **4,215 *49,210 NMB48 – Kitagawa Kenji (Total since 7 Nov 2012: 402,370)

11~30:

11 **3,996 Hana wa Saku Project – Hana wa Saku
12 **3,944 Kis-My-Ft2 - Ai no Beat
13 **3,900 EXILE ATSUSHI - MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~
14 **2,836 Kawanaka Miyuki – Meoto Zakura
15 **2,765 Golden Ixion Bomber-DT - DT Suteru / Let's Go-ED
16 **2,714 Itsuki Hiroshi - Yoake no Blues
17 **2,414 GReeeeN - Yuki no Ne
18 **2,365 The MONSTERS - MONSTERS
19 **2,310 NMB48 - Virginity
20 **2,262 Kobukuro - Kami Hikouki
21 **2,158 Koda Kumi - Koishikute
22 **1,945 Fukuyama Masaharu – Beautiful life / GAME
23 **1,932 MEJIBRAY – Avalon
24 **1,873 Kouzai Kaori – Sake no Yado
25 **1,861 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya
26 **1,688 Kitajima Saburo, Toba Ichiro – Otoko Doushi
27 **1,656 Mizumori Kaori – Hitori Nagaragawa
28 **1,634 Saito Kazuyoshi – Yasashiku Naritai
29 **1,609 AKB48 – Gingham Check
30 **1,598 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Fashion Monster

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (31/12/2012~6/1/2013)

*1 54,725 678,228 Arashi – ARASHI ARAFES
*2 *5,121 *78,899 Mr.Children – Mr.Children TOUR POPSAURUS 2012
*3 *4,770 *25,451 Utada Hikaru – Sakura Nagashi
*4 *4,737 *11,596 Kashiwagi Yuki – 1st Solo Live –Nete mo Semete mo Yukirin World-
*5 *3,817 *21,884 Momoiro Clover Z - 「Momokuro Natsu no Baka Sawagi SUMMER DIVE 2012 Seibu Dome Taikai」 LIVE DVD
*6 *3,253 *45,435 L’Arc~en~Ciel – WORLD TOUR 2012 LIVE at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
*7 *3,132 *38,699 SMAP - GIFT of SMAP CONCERT '2012 (Total since 5 Dec 2012: 171,366)
*8 *2,915 **2,915 D☆DATE - D☆DATE TOUR 2012 –DATE A LIVE-
*9 *2,889 *11,257 EXILE – EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH (Total since 17 Oct 2012: 209,915)
10 *2,815 *13,972 AKB48 – AKB48 in TOKYO DOME -1830m no Yume- SINGLE SELECTION (Total since 28 Nov 2012: 27,139)

Not many new releases last week. And Blu-Ray chart this week is pretty low.

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