Lots of noteworthy new releases this week. The top single for the past week was NEWS’ “ONE -for the win-“, which saw a very strong 182,772 copies sold. I like sporty NEWS in general, so I’m glad this one did well.

Tohoshinki’s “Sweat/Answer” was at #2, selling 119,301 copies.

There’s another μ’s single already!? “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” sold 46,069 at #3, which seems like what all of these μ’s single end up doing.

At #4 was Hoshino Gen-san’s “Crazy Crazy/Sakura no Mori”, which had 36,390 in sales in its first week.

“Nettaigyo no Namida” (熱帯魚の涙) from Flower took #5, selling 34,316.

Choutokkyuu’s “BelievexBelieve” was at #6, and sold 32,748.

In its third week, “Dare mo Shiranai” from Arashi got #11, adding 10,426 to its total to get above the double platinum level. It’s now at 507,800.

The top single last week, KAT-TUN’s “In Fact”, had a dismal second week, falling to #14, selling 6,997 to bring its total to 152,869. That’s less than 5% of first week sales – unusual for a Johnny’s group.

The previous μ’s single, “Yume no Tobira”, has only been out for three weeks and is still hanging out at #18, with a running total of 49,984.

At #19, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold an additional 4,295 copies to bring its total to 61,594.

Taking #20 in its fourth week, AKB48’s “Labrador Retriever” tacked on 4,251 for a grand total of 1,768,740 copies sold.

Arashi’s “GUTS!” was hanging out at #22. It now has a seven-week total of 586,461.

Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Tougegoe” is still in, selling 3,168 in its eleventh week to bring its total to 62,651.

“Butterfly Effect” from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku fell from #3 to #24 in its second week, adding just 2,747 for a total of 56,660 copies sold.

On the album side, Amuro Namie-san’s “Ballada” took #1 for the second week in a row, selling an impressive 66,274 copies to bring its total to 321,218.

UKASUKA-G, a collaboration unit with Mr. Children’s Sakurai-san and GAKU-MC, saw their album “AMIGO” take #2, selling 43,812 copies.

The Frozen Soundtrack held onto #3, selling 32,086 additional copies to bring its eighteen week total to 786,503.

Michael Jackson’s posthumous album “Xscape” popped back up to #5 with 7,766 copies sold for a five-week total of 69,757.

At #6, ClariS’s “PARTY TIME” now has a two-week total of 50,315 copies sold.

May J.’s “Heartful Song Covers” returned to the top 10, going from #14 to #7 by selling 7,080. Its twelve-week total is 186,185.

“Girl” from Pharrell Williams celebrated its fifteenth week at #8, now with 109,476 copies sold in total.

Finally, at #10, Hirai Ken-san’s “Ken’s Bar III” saw 5,847 copies sold to boost its three-week total to 46,369.