Ayumi Hamasaki‘s 46th single, “Sunrise / Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~,” was released last week. With over 75,000 copies sold, it ranked #1 on the sales charts, becoming her 21st consecutive (33rd total) number-one single. Overall, it is also her 44th single to enter the Top 10, putting her ahead of Southern All Stars, SMAP, ZARD, and B’z for the current record.
At #2 was Morning Musume with their latest song, “Nanchatte Renai,” selling 55,000 copies. The rest of the top ten included GACKT (#4), supercell (#5), Toshihiko Takamizawa (#6), a new “K-On!” character single (#9), and Motohiro Hata (#10).
On the albums chart, Kobukuro remained at #1 for the second week in a row, but Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi ranked highest out of the new releases with 72,000 copies of “FRIENDS” at #2. Crazy Ken Band (#4) and Kaori Mochida (#9) also made the top ten.