Popular Johnny's group, SMAP have topped the singles chart with their 46th single, "Boku no Hanbun." This is their 13th consecutive no.1 single starting from their 34th single, "freebird" (released in May 2002). SMAP are only the third group with no.1 singles in more than 20 years of career besides Southern All Stars (last single "I AM YOUR SINGER" with 31 years) and B'z (last single "Don't Wanna Lie" with 23 years). This single is also SMAP's 46th consecutive top 10 singles since debut. The title track is written by reknowned singer-songwriter, Saito Kazuyoshi, expressing men's broken heart.
In the albums chart, another popular group, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS achieved the no.1 spot with their 4th original studio album, "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 4." This is their third consecutive no.1 album.
Meanwhile, popular hip-hop group, Ketsumeishi released four best albums simultaneously last week and all four occupied the other spots in the top 5. Artists who previously achieved four releases in the top 5 were Inoue Yousui (1974), Ozaki Yutaka (1992), and TMN (1994). This is Ketsumeishi's 10th consecutive top 10 album ranking.
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.
( FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, Ketsumeishi, SMAP, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Acid Black Cherry, Amuro Namie...Collapse )
Congrats FMB, Ketsumeishi, SMAP, Laruku, ABC and Namie! XD
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