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