Charts: ZARD returns, RADWIMPS arrive

The newest ZARD compilation, “ZARD Request Best ~beautiful memory~,” ranked 1st on the charts this past week, selling more than 126,000 copies. The two-disc release features 30 songs from ZARD’s discography, chosen by fans’ votes. This is the group’s 11th time at the top, tying with DREAMS COME TRUE for the most number-one albums by a female vocal group.

Following up on their #1 single the previous week, TVXQ entered the album charts at #4 with “T,” which saw over 52,000 in sales. Meanwhile, R&B group COLOR came in at #6, followed closely by SOUL'd OUT. THE BACK HORN’s best album also made the charts at #10.

On the singles side, rock band RADWIMPS finally achieved their first #1 release with “Order Made,” which sold more than 73,000 copies. They were joined in the Top 10 by a flood of new releases, including Ketsumeishi at #2 with their theme to the movie “Kagehinata ni Saku” and R&B artist Thelma Aoyama at #3. Other entries were Kumi Koda, MATCHY with QUESTION? (Masahiko Kondo’s first Top 5 single in almost 12 years), AKB48, Kalafina, and Idoling!!!

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