The top single for the past week was Arashi’s “GUTS!”, which sold 501,493 copies. Well, at least it got that double platinum right away.
S/mileage was at #2 with their “Mystery Night!/Eighteen Emotion” selling 34,340.
It was one of those weeks with a flood of Idolmaster releases – those took number 5, 7, 8, 11, and 12, pushing everything else down.
NMB48’s “Takane no Ringo” took #6, bouncing up from #41 by selling 16,952 copies. Its six-week total is now 439,475.
Johnny’s WEST’s début single “Ee ja nai ka” got #10 in its second week, tacking on 15,174 in sales to bring its total to 277,328. Not a great second week, but that’s typical of a highly anticipated idol single, and this single had been anticipated since the beginning of the year.
At #13 was “Kizuitara Kataomoi” from Nogizaka46, which saw 11,519 copies sold and now has a five-week total of 518,185. It’s really holding up very well.
Right below it was “Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki” by μ’ｓ, now with a two-week total of 76,040.
Taking #15 in its seventh week was SKE48’s “Mirai to wa?”. It sold 7,834 copies and brought its total to 485,082.
SEKAI NO OWARI’s “Honoo to Mori no Carnival” continued its march to gold, selling 7,665 at #16 in its fourth week. Its total is now 91,570, so just a week or two away from 100k.
Despite all the pressure from the Idolmaster releases, Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Tougegoe” only fell two spots – from #15 to #17 – with 5,072 sold in its fifth week – a great result, considering its total so far is only 42,844.
SMAP’s “Yes we are/Koko kara” got #29 and now has a four-week total of 160,938.
Rounding out the singles, Dream5 barely managed to hang in there as “Break Out/Youkai Taisou Daiichi” took #30 in its second week, now boasting a total of 19,985.
On the album side, the soundtrack to the Disney movie Frozen took #1 by more than doubling its total out of nowhere. That wouldn’t be so amazing if its total had been in the five digits or less, but it managed to sell 152,946 in its twelfth week to bring its total to 300,087. That’s . . . a lot.
May J. also had a bit of a boom, though not of the same magnitude. Her “Heartful Song Covers” saw 21,093 more copies sold in its sixth week, which was good enough for #2 and a new total of 116,064. Very impressive.
“Girl” from Pharrell Williams took #4, bouncing up from #13 in its ninth week by selling 14,534 to push its total to 47,390. It sure looks like a good week for album sales.
Fukuyama Masaharu-san’s “HUMAN” held onto #6 in its fifth week, and now has a total of 307,361 copies sold.
Last but not least, “already” from Not yet took #10, selling 9,087 to score a two-week total of 77,198. That’s a strong second week for them.