Charts: Akanishi’s LANDS, GReeeeN

This week’s #1 single was “BANDAGE,” the theme song for the upcoming movie of the same name. The song was released last week by the unit LANDS (named after the fictional band from the movie), which consists of KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi as the vocalist with support from music producer Takeshi Kobayashi on keyboard and RIZE’s Nobuaki Kaneko on drums. The single sold an impressive 211,000 copies.

BUMP OF CHICKEN had to settle for the #2 spot, even though their new single also saw strong sales of 147,000 copies. Porno Graffitti ranked #3 with 51,000 in sales. Other new releases in the top ten were a “Hetalia: Axis Powers” character single (#6), the AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves (#8), GIRL NEXT DOOR (#9), and Remioromen (#10).

GReeeeN also had a big week, with their newly released best album selling over 255,000 copies. This is their third consecutive album on top of the sales charts.

The top ten album chart also had several releases by foreign artists, including Susan Boyle and Rihanna. However, Japanese singer May'n had a bigger impact, as she actually placed two albums in the top ten. May’n voices the character of Sheryl Nome in the anime series “Macross Frontier,” and an album released under the Sheryl Nome name ranked #3 on the charts. In addition, her first solo album, released at the same time, charted at #7.

Source:
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