The currently-unstoppable boy band Arashi proved their domination once again this week, with their latest single “Troublemaker.” In its first week, the single sold 542,000 copies, setting a new sales record for this year. Last year, Arashi’s “Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon” also broke the half-million mark in its first week.
#2 on the singles chart was SID’s new song “sleep,” with about 41,000 in sales. Berryz Koubou and Mai Kuraki were right behind them in the rankings. Meanwhile, reunited rock band Anzen Chitai took the #9 spot, marking their first top ten appearance since 1988.
Young R&B singer Shota Shimizu topped the album charts with his second album, “Journey,” which sold 57,000 copies. Not far behind it was Remioromen’s “Kachou Fuugetsu” at 53,000 copies.
capsule’s new album “PLAYER” ranked #4. Motohiro Hata, Lady Gaga, and Straightener also made the top ten, landing in the #8 to #10 spots.