National idols, SMAP
released their 20th anniversary album, "SMAP AID"
last week, which also serves as a charity album to support the Tohoku Earthquake disaster relief The album has topped the albums chart for the 6th consecutive times since "SMAP 016/MIJ" released in June 2003 (out of a total 12 no.1 albums). This album is based on fans' votes where they countdown to the top 15. This album is only limited to be sold until December this year, and 200 yen from each CD sale is contributed towards the disaster relief.
In the singles chart, popular idols Kanjani8
achieved their 4th no.1 single this year with "Tsubusa ni Koi,"
following the release of "T.W.L/Yellow Pansy Street" in April, "My Home" in May, and "365 Nichi Kazoku" in June. This is their 6th consecutive no.1 single out of a total 14 no.1 singles. The title track is currently being used as the ending theme for member Nishikido Ryo's drama, "Zenkai Girl."
Meanwhile, rocker Yazawa Eikichi
has also reached the top spot in the music-DVD chart with "ONLY ONE ~touch up~ SPECIAL LIVE in DIAMOND MOON,"
and 3rd in overall DVD ranking. This is his highest position in 6 years since "FIFTY FIVE WAY" which was released in May 2005. With the thought of wanting to give support and energy to Tohoku from his official shop "DIAMOND MOON", this special live was recorded. The DVD includes live and uncut version, as well as unpublished interviews.Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2011.( Collapse )Congrats Kanjani8, Kuwata-san, and SMAP! XDAnd if you see anything wrong with the formatting, I blame it on LJ! :(EDIT: Changed the format a bit (for now).
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