Posts Tagged ‘Oricon Charts’

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Source: asianfanatic & japan_now

Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, Johnny’s Entertainment group Arashi has seen their popularity skyrocket in the past year. It seems they have no intention of slowing down as they have been added to the lineup for NHK’s Red and White Singing Contest.

Their newest single ‘My Girl’ has also become a hit, successfully earning them the top 4 spots on this year’s Oricon singles chart with the highest first week sales. ‘My Girl’ has reached number 3 on the charts, just after ‘Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon’ and ‘Believe / Kumorinochi Kaisei’. The fourth spot also belongs to them with their previous single ‘Everything’. They seem to have effortlessly dominated the sales in the singles chart for 2009.

In addition, fans from all over the world were thrilled when they announced their appearance on NHK’s Red and White Singing Contest. It is the first time that Johnny’s Entertainment will be having four groups perform on the show. Arashi’s popularity has continued to rise within this year, especially riding on the success of individual projects from all five members. To be invited to perform at the 60th Red and White Singing Contest during their 10th year seems very appropriate.

Source: udn
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net

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Credit : Tokyo Graph

Wed, November 4, 2009 (4:03am EST)
The latest KinKi Kids single, “Swan Song,” ranked #1 on the charts this past week with more than 160,000 in sales. This is their 29th consecutive number-one single, starting with their debut in 1997.

UVERworld‘s newest song was #2 on the charts, followed by Nana Mizuki and Morning Musume. BoA also made the top ten with her new single at #8.

On the albums chart, Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” was #1, selling close to 74,000 copies. Also in the top ten were The Gospellers (#2), The Cro-Magnons (#5), JAY’ED (#6), Junichi Inagaki (#9), and Chihiro Onitsuka (#10).

Meanwhile, Arashi‘s new DVD “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009” took the top spot on the overall DVD charts. At 428,000 copies sold, it set the record for highest first-week sales of a music DVD, surpassing the 374,000 of KAT-TUN‘s “Real Face Film” in 2006.

Source: Oricon

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Wooooooo Arashi rocks this year man!!!!! Taking the top 2 spots!! Arashi arashi OH YEAH!

Arashi was the big winner with three of their songs making the list. They took the top two spots with “truth / Kaze no Mukou e” (618,000 copies) and “One Love” (524,000), while “Beautiful days” was #10 (422,000). Arashi is only the 5th artist to have the top two singles in a year, with the last one being Princess Princess in 1989.

  1. “truth / Kaze no Mukou e,” Arashi
  2. “One Love,” Arashi
  3. “I AM YOUR SINGER,” Southern All Stars
  4. “Kiseki,” GReeeeN
  5. “Shuchishin,” Shuchishin
  6. “HANABI,” Mr.Children
  7. “Soba ni Iru ne,” Thelma Aoyama
  9. “LIPS,” KAT-TUN
  10. “Beautiful days,” Arashi
Source: Oricon

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