Charts: KinKi Kids, Kumi Koda
Popular duo KinKi Kids extended a world record this week with their 28th single, “Yakusoku.” 171,000 units of the CD were sold in its first week, propelling it to #1 on the charts. This further cements their Guinness World Record of having the most consecutive number-one singles starting with the artist’s debut. They also have improved their Oricon record of most consecutive years with a number-one single (13).
GReeeeN ranked in at #2, selling 72,000 copies of their new single, “Ayumi.” While Junko Akimoto remained on the charts at #3, the rest of the top ten were all new releases: Kazuya Yoshii, Kaela Kimura, Gackt, Miliyah Kato, MUCC, Yui Horie, and Watarirouka Hashiritai.