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Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Johnny's 5-member group, Sexy Zone have reached the top spot with their 4th single, "Real Sexy! BAD BOYS." This is about 40k higher than their previous single, "Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu" (October last year) which sold 95k in the first week. This is also their 4th consecutive no.1 single since their debut with "Sexy Zone" (November 2011). The last time for an artist in their teens to have achieved this was 4 years ago by their agency's senior group, Hey!Say!JUMP in November 2008.

In the albums chart, popular duo, Yuzu have achieved their 4th consecutive no.1 album with their new album, "LAND", for a total of 12 no.1 albums. The cover for this CD jacket is drawn by contemporary artist, Murakami Takashi for Yuzu for the first time in 8 years. It has been 2 years and 3 months since the duo's last original album, "2 -NI-" (February 2011). This album includes the latest single "REASON" (January this year), as well as the song for the anime 'HUNTERxHUNTER', "Nagareboshi Kirari (Yuzu version)", for a total of 13 songs.

Meanwhile, popular group, Arashi have topped both the music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaenously for 2 weeks in a row with their live DVD, "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Popcorn". Including music, drama, variety and other genres, the total DVD sales for Arashi has reached 7.824 million copies, and getting to 8 million copies for the first time ever is becoming more imminent. It has been 4 months for the same artists to have achieved the top spot in the DVD chart for 2 consecutive weeks, the last time was with "ARASHI ARAFES" (December 2012). For male artists, the last time it was achieved was by Mr.Children with "Mr.Children / Split The Difference" (November 2010).

In the music-BD chart, voice actress/singer, Mizuki Nana has achieved her 7th no.1 music-BD with her live Blu-Ray, "NANA MIZUKI LIVE GRACE-OPUSII-xUNION". The Blu-Ray has also reached no.2 in the overall Blu-Ray chart. It has sold 22,623 copies for a DVD+BD total of 28,683 copies. The first time she reached the top spot in this chart was with "NANA MIZUKI LIVE FIGHTER BLUExRED SIDE" (December 2008). She is now ahead of Tokyo Jihen, Momoiro Clover Z, Amuro Namie and Hamasaki Ayumi with the most no.1 music-BDs. This is her highest-selling first week so far, surpassing "NANA MIZUKI LIVE CASTLExJOURNEY-QUEEN-" (May 2012) which sold 19k. The live footage was filmed in January this year with a full orchestra of 188 people at Chiba QVC Marine Field, during the last day of her long tour which began in summer last year.

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.


Oricon Weekly - Albums (29/4/2013~5/5/2013)

*1 89,334 *89,334 Yuzu - LAND
*2 42,881 *42,881 Hoshino Gen - Stranger
*3 16,819 130,710 Golden Bomber - The Past Masters vol. 1
*4 16,748 *93,973 E-girls - Lesson 1
*5 15,223 315,270 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS LAST BEST
*6 11,411 *11,411 STRAIGHTENER - 21st CENTURY ROCK BAND
*7 11,003 408,656 NMB48 - Teppen Tottande!
*8 *8,338 *92,115 Otomo Naoto, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra - Samuragochi Mamoru: Sym, 1, 《HIROSHIMA》 (Total since 20/7/2011: 123,448)
*9 *8,317 **8,317 SHINee – Chapter 2: Why So Serious? Misconceptions Of Me
10*7,630 **7,630 HEY-SMITH - Now Album

11~30:

11 *5,950 FALL OUT BOY - Save Rock and Roll
12 *5,930 Cyclamen - Surume 1
13 *5,724 Momoiro Clover Z - 5TH DIMENSION
14 *5,201 BOΦWY - THE BEST "STORY"
15 *4,947 Sakanaction – sakanaction
16 *4,789 THE GOLDEN WET FINGERS - KILL AFTER KISS (KILL Ban)
17 *4,746 Will.i.am - #Will Power
18 *4,341 THE STRYPES - Blue Collar Jane
19 *4,066 RC SUCCESSION - Kanashii Koto Bakkari (Official Bootleg)
20 *3,876 Various Artists – EXIT TUNES ACADEMY BEST
21 *3,578 One Direction – Take Me Home
22 *3,492 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
23 *3,213 LOVE PSYCHEDELICO - IN THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD
24 *2,885 ONE OK ROCK - JINSEI x BOKU =
25 *2,864 Tohoshinki - TIME
26 *2,752 MEJIBRAY – MESSIAH.bat
27 *2,668 Taylor Swift - Red
28 *2,598 Kis-My-Ft2 – Good Ikuze!
29 *2,480 the band apart - Machi no 14kei
30 *2,415 KANA-BOON - Boku ga CD wo Dashitara

Oricon Weekly - Singles (29/4/2013~5/5/2013)

*1 138,863 138,863 Sexy Zone - Real Sexy! / BAD BOYS
*2 *79,182 *79,182 SEKAI NO OWARI - RPG
*3 *23,447 *23,447 EXILE ATSUSHI & Tsujii Nobuyuki - Soredemo, Ikiteyuku
*4 *22,193 *22,193 Kurusu Sho (Shimono Hiro) - Uta no☆Prince Sama♪ Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Kurusu Sho (TRUE WING)
*5 *19,436 314,512 Kanjani∞ - Hesomagari / Koko ni shikanai keshiki
*6 *18,235 *18,235 Himuro Kyosuke - NORTH OF EDEN
*7 *12,155 *12,155 Sphere - GENESIS ARIA
*8 *12,092 *39,224 765 MILLIONSTARS - THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01 「Thank You!」
*9 *11,777 *62,622 ST☆RISH (Ittoki Otoya, Hijirikawa Masato, Shinomiya Natsuki, Ichinose Tokiya, Jinguuji Ren, Kurusu Sho, Aijima Cecil  / CV: Terashima Takuma, Suzumura Kenichi, Taniyama Kishou, Miyano Mamoru, Suwabe Junichi, Shimono Hiro, Toriumi Kousuke) - Maji LOVE 2000%
10 *10,561 *10,561 CreepHyp - Yu, Sansan

11~30:

11 **8,854 Musical 『Tennis no Oujisama』 - WE ARE ALWAYS TOGETHER
12 **6,924 3Peace☆Lovers - Illusion / My True Love
13 **6,871 CHRIS HART – home
14 **6,823 HKT48 - Suki! Suki! Skip!
15 **6,274 SeiSHUN Gakuen - Ima, Koko ni Tatte!!
16 **5,978 Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE - SPARK
17 **5,920 Fukuyama Masaharu - Tanjoubi ni wa Masshiro na Yuri wo / Get the groove
18 **5,873 DOG in The Parallel World Orchestra - Boomy■Boomy
19 **5,575 miwa - Miracle
20 **4,200 SKE48 – Choco no Dorei
21 **4,061 SMAP - Mistake! / Battery
22 **3,936 ClariS - reunion
23 **3,588 Ushirokara Haiyoritai G - Koi wa Konton no Reiya
24 **3,500 Mizumori Kaori – Ise Meguri
25 **3,226 Oda Kazumasa - Sono Hi ga Kurumade / Yasashii Kaze ga Fuitara
26 **3,209 Project Yamato 2199 – Uchu Senkan Yamato
27 **3,063 Itsuki Hiroshi - Hakata A La Mode
28 **2,656 NAOTO INTI RAYMI – Koisuru Kisetsu
29 **2,564 CNBLUE - Blind Love
30 **2,445 Tamura Yukari - Fantastic future

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (29/4/2013~5/5/2013)

*1 50,796 631,180 Arashi - ARASHI LIVE TOUR Popcorn
*2 *6,060 **6,060 Mizuki Nana – NANA MIZUKI LIVE GRACE –OPUS II-xUNION
*3 *4,705 *62,346 A.B.C-Z - Twinkle Twinkle A.B.C-Z
*4 *3,905 **3,905 The Birthday – RAISE YOUR BLACK FLAG The Birthday TOUR VISION FINAL 2012. DEC. 19 LIVE AT NIPPON BUDOKAN
*5 *2,808 *28,185 Nishino Kana - Kanayan Tour 2012 ~Arena~
*6 *2,694 *20,872 AKB48 - AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2013
*7 *2,673 205,842 Amuro Namie - namie amuro 5 Major Domes Tour 2012 ~20th Aniversary Best~
*8 *2,495 *57,634 EXILE ATSUSHI - EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE ~Uta wo Utau~
*9 *2,338 780,026 Arashi – ARASHI ARAFES
10 *1,951 *59,073 BIGBANG - BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012 IN SPECIAL FINALIN DOME -TOKYO DOME 2012.12.05

So glad to see Yuzu and Gen doing fine! Both are good albums too.

Congrats also for a fine run by SNO! But surprised at how poorly ATSUSHI is performing with this single since he sold almost 100k with MELROSE. I wonder if people are not liking the song much.


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Tags: akb48, anime/animation, arashi, big bang, dream, exile, flower, hallyu, happiness, idols, johnnys entertainment, kana nishino, kanjani8, music/musician, music/musician (j-rock & visual kei), namie amuro, nmb48, oricon, seiyuu/voice actor, sexy zone, yuzu
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