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Veteran singer-songwriter, Matsutoya Yumi has topped the albums chart with her 40th anniversary best album, "Nippon no Koi to, Yuming to。". It has been 11 years since she achieved no.1 in the chart with her last time being her ballad best album, "sweet, bitter sweet YUMING BALLAD BEST" (November 2001), for a total of 22 no.1 albums overall. Yuming is ranked first among female artist with the most number of million-selling albums (9), and including the 22 no.1 albums, she has 58 total works also ranked, and has now reached an overall total sales of 30.154 million copies. She has set a milestone as the first female artist to have surpassed 30 million in album sales. Including singles, Yuming has now achieved the first place for 5 consecutive decades from 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, breaking the record held by Tokunaga Hideaki, Kuwata Keisuke and Yamashita Tatsuro (all 3 artists achieved the first place in 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She is also the oldest female artist to reach no.1 at 58 years and 10 months old, breaking the record held by Takeuchi Mariya (now 57) who made it with "Expressions" (October 2008) when she was 53 years and 3 months old.

In the singles chart, Watanabe Mayu, soloist from popular idol group, AKB48 has reached the no.1 ranking with her 3rd single, "Hikaru Monotachi." Since her solo debut in February this year, this is her first time to achieve the top spot. In this year's AKB48 general election, Watanabe (18) is ranked second behind Oshima Yuko (24) and is seen as one of the candidates as the ace for the group's next generation.

Meanwhile, popular group KAT-TUN have achieved their 9th consecutive no.1 music-DVD, and 8th no.1 overall DVD with their latest live DVD, "KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN TOKYO DOME." The latter achievement puts them at 3rd place among male groups after B'z and Mr.Children. The DVD contains footage from their final concert at Tokyo Dome as part of the group's nationwide tour, "KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN," with the tour theme "CHAIN = Kizuna. Tsunagari."

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.




Oricon Weekly - Albums (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*1 336,234 336,234 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。
*2 *58,866 *58,866 Kato Miliyah - TRUE LOVERS
*3 *34,256 203,365 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Life Stories~
*4 *33,977 *33,977 LED ZEPPELIN - Celebration Day
*5 *29,291 181,957 JUJU - BEST STORY ~Love Stories~
*6 *29,003 *29,003 Hikawa Kiyoshi - Enka Meikyou Collection 17 ~Saigo to Kimeta Hito Dakara~
*7 *26,532 *26,532 back number - blues
*8 *19,304 *19,304 Ken Yokoyama - Best Wishes
*9 *18,879 *22,640 Otomo Naoto, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra - Samuragochi Mamoru: Sym, 1, 《HIROSHIMA》
10 *17,689 *93,962 BENI - COVERS 2

11~30:

11 *17,266 Rihanna – Unapologetic
12 *16,708 ℃-ute - ②℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album
13 *15,672 KARA - Girls Forever
14 *15,216 Arashi - Popcorn
15 *12,895 Taylor Swift – Red
16 *12,866 One Direction - Take Me Home
17 *11,416 Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975~2012~
18 **9,026 GREEN DAY - DOS!
19 **8,760 Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku - Ebi Chu no Zetsuban Best ~Owaranai Seishun~
20 **8,456 Ryu Siwon – Season
21 **8,295 TRF – TRF 20TH Anniversary COMPLETE SINGLE BEST
22 **8,203 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
23 **8,052 The Rolling Stones - GRRR! ~Greatest Hits 1962-2012
24 **7,545 Makihara Noriyuki - Aki Uta, Fuyu Uta。 ~Mou Koi Nante Shinai
25 **7,048 Il Divo – The Greatest Hits
26 **6,682 Aerosmith - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!
27 **5,697 Hamasaki Ayumi - LOVE
28 **5,495 Sexy Zone - one Sexy Zone
29 **5,405 Christina Aguilera - Lotus
30 **5,122 Kobukuro - ALL SINGLES BEST 2

Oricon Weekly - Singles (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*1 91,907 *91,907 Watanabe Mayu - Hikaru Monotachi
*2 73,745 *73,745 Momoiro Clover Z - Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo
*3 71,932 *71,932 GENERATIONS - BRAVE IT OUT
*4 34,128 *34,128 SID - V.I.P
*5 29,065 *29,065 Shoujo Jidai - FLOWER POWER
*6 24,620 *24,620 Aoi Eir - INNOCENCE
*7 20,453 279,362 Kis-My-Ft2 - Ai no Beat
*8 19,481 149,723 2PM - Masquerade
*9 19,366 *19,366 NYNAME - What's Up
10 18,432 *18,432 SHU-I - Daigyakuten

11~30:

11 14,292 Sata Andagi - Hitotsu Hitotsubu
12 12,410 Black Raison d'etre - INSIDE IDENTITY
13 12,340 Nakayama Yuma - Missing Piece
14 12,051 Tominaga TOMMY Hiroaki - Jojo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
15 11,009 AKB48 - UZA
16 10,854 Kamiya Hiroshi + Ono Daisuke - Bokura Dake no Monogatari
17 10,610 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - Sayonara Janai
18 10,463 NMB48 - Kitagawa Kenji
19 10,303 Tokunaga Hideaki - Namae no Nai Kono Ai no Tame ni
20 *9,884 N Zero (formerly AKBN 0) - Let's get all!
21 *8,204 Kondo Masahiko – Let’s Go!
22 *7,199 AK-69 – THE SHOW MUST GO ON
23 *6,255 Terashima Takuma – magic words
24 *6,225 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~
25 *5,416 Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! – Koisho!!!
26 *4,531 Miura Ryosuke – Kimi e no X’mas Song
27 *4,210 Ling tosite sigure - abnormalize
28 *4,138 Suzuki Konomi – DAYS OF DASH
29 *4,108 SPYAIR – WENDY ~It’s You~
30 *3,841 Pet na Kanojotachi (Kayano Ai, Nakamatsu Mariko, Takamori Natsumi) – Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (19/11/2012~25/11/2012)

*1 70,125 *70,125 KAT-TUN - KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN TOKYO DOME
*2 13,255 *13,255 Oda Kazumasa – Oda Kazumasa Concert “Domo Domo” Sono Hi ga Kurumade in Tokyo Dome
*3 *4,797 *34,757 KARA - KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA
*4 *4,097 **4,097 STARDUST REVUE - STARDUST REVUE All Cast de Dai Shaonkai ~5 Jikan Teido, Mattari to~ Omiyage Tsuki LIVE at SAITAMA SUPER ARENA
*5 *3,972 **3,972 BIGBANG - 2009 BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT 'BIG SHOW' -Special Price-
*6 *3,516 *52,522 Yazawa Eikichi - EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE 『BLUE SKY』
*7 *2,915 192,191 EXILE - EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH
*8 *2,663 **2,663 BIGBANG - BIG SHOW BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT 2010 -Special Price-
*9 *2,549 **2,549 BEAST - The Beautiful Show In Seoul Live DVD
10 *2,143 **2,143 BIGBANG - 2011 BIGBANG LIVE CONCERT DVD -Special Price-



Aww, MomoClo at no.2! It's also their best-selling first week so far if I'm not mistaken. Also congrats to Yuming, Miliyah, GENERATIONS and SID. And another big Kpop group is doing below expectation, but we'll see how their album will do.

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