Newest Johnny's group, Sexy Zone have achieved their 2nd consecutive no.1 single with "Lady Diamond." It has been 4 months since the last time a debuting group achieved 2 consecutive no.1 singles with Kis-My-Ft2 in December last year ("We never give up!"). For a group in their teens, the last time this was achieved was in June 2008 with Hey!Say!JUMP ("Dreams come true"), 3 years and 11 months ago. The title track is currently being used as the theme song for FujiTV's "Real Scope Z", while the coupling song, "Kaze wo Kitte" is the ending theme for the NHK anime, "Nintama Rantaro."
Meanwhile, Domoto Tsuyoshi, one-half from Johnny's popular duo KinKi Kids, has grabbed the no.1 album spot with "shamanippon -Rakachinotohi-". The last time his solo album acquired the top spot was 6 years and 1 month ago with "Coward" under the name ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI (released in March 2006). This is his 4th no.1 solo album.
In the music-DVD and overall DVD chart, Korean group Choshinsei have achieved their very first no.1 Oricon ranking with "Fan Meeting 2011 "For You" Concert DVD". They are only the 3rd Asian (non-Japanese) male group to have reached the top spot in this ranking after Tohoshinki and JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN. The fan meeting and concert was recorded in October last year at Saitama Super Arena before their leader, Yoonhak's enlistment into the military.
And in the Blu-Ray chart, 5-girls idol unit Momoiro Clover Z have also finally reached the top spot (either single, album or DVD) for the first time with "「Momoiro Christmas 2011 Saitama Super Arena Taikai」 LIVE BD", selling 14k in the first week. The combined sales of both DVD and BD version is 22k. The video was recorded from their Christmas live at Saitama Super Arena last year with a total of 27 tracks. Additionally they also performed their latest single, "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dai 7 Gakushou 「Mugen no Ai」" as one of the concert's highlights.
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.
( Domoto Tsuyoshi, ClariS, Sexy Zone, Perfume, Morning Musume, Choshinsei, Momoiro Clover Z...Collapse )
Yay Dots surpassed his previous album's first week sales! XD
Also congrats to ClariS and Perfume and others!
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