Charts: Arashi, Hey! Say! JUMP

This week’s music sales charts are out, and as expected, Arashi and Hey! Say! JUMP took the top spots on the single and album rankings, respectively.

Arashi’s new single “To be free” sold 426,000 copies to rank #1. Leader Satoshi Ohno also released the solo single “Yukai Tsukai Kaibutsu-kun” at the same time, and that sold 143,000 copies to rank #2. Together, they accomplished the rare feat of a group and a solo artist from the group taking the top two spots at the same time, which last happened nearly 10 years ago. “To be free” also counts as Arashi’s 20th consecutive #1 single, making them just the fifth artist to achieve such a streak.

SKE48’s latest single ranked #3, ahead of new releases from Kumi Koda, Dreams Come True, and Sukima Switch, in that order. Shota Shimizu also made the top ten at #10.

On the album rankings, Hey! Say! JUMP’s long-awaited first album “JUMP NO. 1” led the way with 156,000 in sales. Nana Mizuki was #2 with her “IMPACT EXCITER,” selling about 93,000 copies.

TUBE ranked #4, followed by MINMI. moumoon’s latest entered the charts at #7, while HAN-KUN was #10.


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