Charts: Sexy Zone, Domoto Tsuyoshi

Sexy Zone led the charts this week with their second single, “Lady Diamond,” selling almost 116,000 copies. The group now has a streak of two consecutive #1 singles since their debut. The last teenage male group to achieve that was Hey! Say! JUMP in 2008.

Meanwhile, Morning Musume took #3 with their 49th single, “Renai Hunter,” their last one before leader Niigaki Risa graduates from the group. Morning Musume now has a total of 49 singles that have entered the Top 10, giving them the current all-time record, ahead of Hamasaki Ayumi (48 singles), B'z (47 singles), SMAP (46 singles), and THE ALFEE (46 singles).

  1. Sexy ZoneLady Diamond – 115,950
  2. PerfumeSpring of Life – 93,881
  3. Morning MusumeRenai Hunter – 41,036
  4. B'zGO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku- – 21,382
  5. 2AMDenwa ni Denai Kimi wa – 16,028
  6. SHU-IHITORIJIME – 14,481
  7. Taketatsu AyanaSinfonia! Sinfonia!! – 13,897
  8. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATIONKakato de Ai wo Uchinarase – 13,780
  9. Fukuyama MasaharuIkiteru Ikiteku – 9,995
  10. The BirthdayROKA – 9,236

In albums, Domoto Tsuyoshi’s newest solo album “shamanippon -Rakachi no Tohi-” was #1 with more than 72,000 copies sold.

Although not in the Top 10 this week, Tokunaga Hideaki’s “VOCALIST & BALLADE BEST” was in the Top 300 ranking for the 51st time. This is the 6th album in Tokunaga’s “VOCALIST” cover series, and the albums in the series have now charted in the Top 300 a total of 600 times. This is the first cover album series to ever achieve such a high number.

  1. Domoto Tsuyoshishamanippon -Rakachi no Tohi- – 72,309
  2. ClariSBIRTHDAY – 53,909
  3. KARASuper Girl – 17,774
  4. Sound HorizonChronology 2005-2010 – 17,721
  5. BENICOVERS – 10,495
  6. Nicki Minaj – Roman Reloaded – 9,759
  7. Kis-My-Ft2Kis-My-1st – 9,549
  8. Madonna – MDNA – 8,275
  9. Various Artists – DJ KAORI’S JMIX V – 8,078
  10. YusukeAno.. Namida ga Arukara Ai ga Arundesukedo. – 7,608

Sources:
Oricon (weekly single ranking)
Oricon (weekly album ranking)
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