Charts: SMAP, Team Dragon

SMAP’s new album “We are SMAP!” sold 180,000 copies this week to rank #1 on the charts, giving them their 11th number-one album (5th consecutive). They now have a number-one album in three consecutive decades (’90s, ’00s, ’10s), becoming just the third group to accomplish that feat after Southern All Stars and CHAGE and ASKA (both currently have a streak from the ’80s to the ’00s).

Singer JASMINE took the #3 spot with her first album. The rest of the top ten included new releases from Megumi Hayashibara (#6) and Gackt (#7), as well as a “Katekyo Hitman Reborn!” character album (#9).

In singles, the top seller of the week was “Kokoro no Hane” from AKB48 sub-unit Team Dragon, which sold 80,000 copies. the GazettE was #2, followed by Ketsumeishi. Megumi Hayashibara released a new single this past week (in addition to her album), mirroring her #6 spot on the album rankings. Choshinsung (#7), Minori Chihara (#9) and BoA (#10) also made the top ten with new songs.

On the overall DVD sales ranking, the movie “BANDAGE” (starring Jin Akanishi) was #1 in its first week, selling 37,000 copies.


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