The top single for the past week was “Snow Dome no Yakusoku/Luv Sick” from Kis-My-Ft2, which sold 268,382 copies to pass platinum certification in its first week. That’s okay. Very much . . . okay.

NMB48’s “Kamonegikkusu” jumped from #56 to #2 in its seventh week with 57,133 copies sold to bring its total to 454,044. It’s got to be an event of some kind, right?

At #3, “Ame nochi Hareruya/Mamotte Agetai” from Yuzu sold 29,960.

The Alfee’s “Glorious” took #7 with 22,785 copies sold.

Koda Kumi-san’s “Dreaming Now!” was at #9 with 21,135 sold.

A flood of Idolmaster releases pushed the rest of the releases down lower than they’d normally be.

At #20, AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” saw 10,774 copies sold in its third week, bringing its total to 1,245,228.

In its second week, Momoiro Clover Z’s “GOUNN” took #24, adding 7,150 to push its total to 84,731.

ClariS’ “Colorful” tacked on a solid 6,155 at #25, and it now has a three-week total of 60,020.

Thanks to the Idolmaster releases, “Sayonara☆Arigatou” from the Hottake Band dropped from #1 to #26, even though its second week sales – 6,139 – were not too bad considering this was bound to be a front-heavy release. Its two-week total is 88,316.

On the album side, the self-titled album by GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE took the top spot by selling 48,598 copies.

Lady Gaga’s “Artpop” was #2, adding an impressive 27,837 for a total of 86,330 after two weeks.

Omigod – The Beatles now! Seriously – the Japanese album charts are totally getting invaded, and this time it’s by the original British Invasion! Yes, The Beatles took #3 with “On Air – Live at the BBC Vol.2”, which is a collection of previously unreleased recordings from the 60s. It sold 25,779 at #3.

Oh, and I might as well mention here that Paul McCartney is still in the standings at #9 with his new album – appropriately titled “NEW”, which saw an additional 9,063 copies sold to boost its five-week total of 58,338.

Avril Lavigne’s eponymous album had very good results at #4 – adding 24,330 – more than 50% of first week sales – for a two-week total of 72,203.

Last but certainly not least, still valiantly representing Japan through four weeks, Arashi’s “LOVE” got #8, selling 10,203 for a fresh total of 764,704.