The number one single for the past week was SMAP‘s “Mistake!/Battery”, which sold 161,681 copies in its first week. The result was within the group’s normal range. This is SMAP’s sixteenth consecutive #1 single, and they have the record for most top 10 single releases for male artists – 49.

At #2 was “Mirai no Museum” (未來のミュージアム) from Perfume with 68,784 copies sold.

AKB48’s “So long!” took #3 in its second week, adding 50,403 for a total of 1,086,389. That’s under 5% of first week sales, so this is a soft second week by any standards.

“Arigatou” from Funky Monkey Babys got #4 by selling 35,152 copies.

Kis-My-Ft2 took #9 in the third week of “My Resistance – Tashikanamono / Unmei Girl” sales, bringing its total to 354,899.

In its fifth week on the charts, “Choco no Dorei” from SKE48 was at #11, now boasting a total of 632,401.

Hikawa Kiyoshi-san’s “Shigure no Minato” stayed in the top 20, taking #19 with a three-week total of 57,375.

In albums, NMB48‘s début album “Teppen Tottande!” (てっぺんとったんで!) got the top spot with 328,436 copies sold. This is the first time a female group topped the charts with both their début single and their début album, and the first time any female artist has done it in 17 years.

Behind NMB48 was a tight pack from #2 to #5, and the winner out of that particular pack was D-LITE (from BIGBANG) with “D’scover” selling 35,205 copies.

Next up was “Color the Cover” by Koda Kumi-san, which sold 33,993.

The one I was rooting for from the pack was T. M. Revolution, but he got #4 with 32,684 copies of “UNDER:COVER” sold.

Finally, adding 30,631 more to its total, MISIA‘s “Super Best Records – 15th Celebration-” took #5 and brought its total to 95,310.

 

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