Popular Johnny's group, SMAP
have topped the singles chart with "Moment"
, the theme song to TBS' London Olympic 2012 where SMAP leader, Nakai Masahiro is the caster. As for London Olympic theme songs, Ikimonogakari achieved the highest spot at 3rd place previously with "Kaze ga Fuite Iru." Starting from "freebird" (May 2002), this is SMAP's 15th consecutive no.1 single and 26th no.1 single overall. SMAP have also exceeded B'z's record of most consecutive top 10 singles with 48 singles
starting from their debut single, "Can't Stop!! -Loving-" (September 1991). B'z have 47 consecutive top 10 singles so far.
Most consecutive top 10 singles (male artists):
1. SMAP - 48
2. B'z - 47
3. THE ALFEE - 46
In the albums chart, Kuwata Keisuke
achieved his 3rd consecutive week at the top with his special best album, "I LOVE YOU -now & forever-"
. This is the first time for him to achieve this in 25 years of his solo debut. The last time an album by a soloist reach the top spot for 3 consecutive weeks was "VOCALIST 4" by Tokunaga Hideaki (4 consecutive weeks from May 3rd~May 24th 2010), 2 years and 3 months ago. this is also the first time in 19 years and 10 months since Southern All Stars achieved 4 consecutive weeks at the top of the albums chart with "Yo ni Manyou no Hana ga sakunari" (September 1992).
Meanwhile, popular techno-pop unit, Perfume
have managed to grab the top spot in the music-DVD and overall DVD chart simultaneously with "Perfume 3rd Tour「JPN」"
. They are only the second female artists to have topped the overall chart for 5 consecutive times since Utada Hikaru with "traveling", 10 years and 6 months ago. For a female group however, this is the first time. Their previous DVDs to have grabbed the no.1 spot in the overall DVD chart were "Perfume First Tour 「GAME」" (October 2008), "Perfume 「BUDOUKaaaaaaaaaaN!!!!!」" (April 2009), "Perfume Second Tour 2009 「Chokkaku Nitouhen Sankakkei TOUR」" (January 2010), and "Kessei 10 Shuunen, Major Debut 5 Shuunen Kinen! Perfume LIVE @ Tokyo Dome 「1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11」" (February 2011). The first week sales for "Perfume 3rd Tour「JPN」" has also exceeded the previous work, making it their personal best so far.
In the Blu-Ray chart, the dormant rock unit, COMPLEX
formed by vocalist Kikkawa Koji
and guitarist Hotei Tomoyasu
have achieved the no.1 spot with "COMPLEX 20110730 Nippon Ichi Kokoro."
The video was recorded last year on 30th July from their charity live for the reconstruction assistance to Japan earthquake, and has sold 20,096 copies in the first week. This is COMPLEX's first Blu-Ray release. The DVD version was released last year in November and entered the music-DVD chart at 3rd place (with 49k sold in the first week), with a total sales of 58k so far. The last time they reached the top spot in the video ranking was with the VHS release of "19901108" (February 1991), 21 years ago.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
.( Collapse )Congrats to SMAP and Nana and RAD and Perfume! Also congrats to Kuwata-san, again! XD