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“Sakura Girl” hit for the NEWS as it leads the charts this week with 195,000 copies sold

Boy band NEWS now has a dozen consecutive #1 singles, as their latest song “Sakura Girl” led the charts this week with 195,000 copies sold. UVERworld’s “GOLD” was #2 at 50,000, and they have a similar streak going with a dozen consecutive top ten singles.

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s ranked 3rd with their theme song for the “Solanin” movie, while AKB48 duo Queen & Elizabeth came in at 4th. The only other new single in the top ten was AI’s collaboration with Namie Amuro, which charted at #8.

On the album charts, aiko’s “BABY” led the way at 136,000 in sales. This was roughly twice as much as V6′s “READY?,” which was #2 for the week.

Maaya Sakamoto (#3) and Kumi Koda (#5) were also in the top five with new albums, while Slash and Madonna charted at #7 and #10, respectively.