Popular group, Kis-My-Ft2 have achieved their 6th consecutive no.1 single since debut with "My Resistance -Tashikana Mono-/Unmei Girl." This is also their highest-selling first week sales so far since their debut with "Everybody Go" (August 2011). The last time a soloist, male or female groups (including re-debut) have achieved the top spot for 3 years in a row since debut was their Johnny's Jimusho seniors, KAT-TUN who reached it with "LIPS" (February 2008), 5 years ago. The first time the group surpassed the 300k mark was with their debut single (315,781 copies). The song "My Resistance -Tashikana Mono-" is the theme song for TV Asahi's drama, "Nobunaga no Chef" starring member, Tamamori Yuta, while "Unmei Girl" is used as the CM song for 7&i's Valentine Fair. The group will simultaneously release a single, album and DVD on March 27th.
In the albums chart, Korean 6-member male group, 2PM have reached the top spot for the first time since their debut in Japan with their 2nd album, "LEGEND OF 2PM." The last time a Korean artist has topped the albums chart was CNBLUE with "CODE NAME BLUE", 5 months ago. Their previous best placing was in the singles chart at no.2 with "Beautiful" (June last year) and "Masquerade" (November last year). The album has surpassed the first week sales of their first Japanese album, "REPUBLIC OF 2PM" (May 2011) which sold 50k in the first week, making it their highest-selling first week sales for an album so far.
Meanwhile, 7-member co-ed group, AAA have topped both the music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with "AAA TOUR 2012 -777- TRIPLE SEVEN." It has been a year and 11 months since the group have reached no.1 in the music-DVD chart. Previously, their highest-selling DVD in the first week is "AAA 6th Anniversary Tour 2011.9.28 at Zepp Tokyo" (February 2012) with 23k. The Blu-Ray version has also sold 6k and ranked at no.2 in the music-BD chart. The live DVD/BD was filmed at Yokohama Arena during their largest nationwide tour ever, mobilizing 120,000 attendance in total.
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
In the music-BD chart, Johnny's 5-member group, Sexy Zone have reached the top spot with their live Blu-Ray, "Johnny's Dome Theatre ~SUMMARY 2012~ Sexy Zone," selling 12,379 copies in the first week. The average age of the group is 15.6 years old, making them the youngest to have ranked at no.1 in this chart, surpassing the record made by Momoiro Clover Z with 16.6 years old when they released "Momoiro Christmas 2011 Saitama Super Arena Taikai LIVE BD" (April 2012). The DVD version has also sold 23,586 copies and ranked at no.2 in the music-DVD chart, for a DVD+BD total of 35,965 copies.
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Another weak week for albums. At least the singles chart looks good.