Oricon Weekly | Mamoru Miyano, Shugo Nakamura and more top this week’s charts

oricon weekly 2nd week december 2023

Back with a new Oricon Weekly roundup.

This article covers the 2nd week of December, including singles and albums released between 11/12/2023 and 17/12/2023.

The Oricon charts, known for their comprehensive coverage of the Japanese music industry, provide valuable insights into the best-selling CDs across various categories. These charts serve as a reliable indicator of popular and successful releases, be it physical singles, albums, EPs, or mini-albums.

The Oricon charts meticulously monitor the performance of both physical and digital releases, allowing music enthusiasts to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and sales figures.

However, the focus of this feature is directed specifically towards physical releases, including singles and albums/EPs/mini-albums.

Let’s take a look at the data.

Oricon Weekly Singles Ranking

#12

NEW ENTRY: Mamoru Miyano “Sing a song together”

Mamoru Miyano “Sing a song together”

 Mamoru Miyano‘s 24th single “Sing a song together“ grabs a seat at #12 after selling 5,970 copies.

Oricon Weekly Albums Ranking

#11

NEW ENTRY: HEAVENS “Dramatic Masterpiece Show「Dreaming of OZ」”

HEAVENS‘ entry in the Dramatic Masterpiece Show enters Oricon’s chart at #11. “Dreaming of OZ” sold 5,662 copies.


#26

NEW ENTRY: Shugo Nakamura “Henshin”

Shugo Nakamura Henshin regular edition

Shugo Nakamura‘s new mini-album “Henshin” sold 2,729 copies, more than enough to grab a spot at #25.


#35

NEW ENTRY: Tomohito Takatsuka “Ai Kotoba”

Tomohito Takatsuka Ai Kotoba regular edition

Tomohito Takatsuka‘s 2nd mini-album “Ai Kotoba” enters the chart at #35 after selling 1,830 copies.


#46

ŹOOĻ “Źquare”

ZOOL ZQUARE regular edition

ŹOOĻ‘s 2nd album “Źquare” slips on the chart from #9 to #46 after selling 1,271 copies. The album has over 18,000 copies sold in two weeks.


By highlighting the best-selling CDs every week, the Oricon charts offer a snapshot of the Japanese music scene’s popularity and commercial success.

Last but not least, Oricon charts’ commitment to inclusivity extends beyond mainstream genres, encompassing a wide array of musical styles. From pop to rock, hip-hop to jazz, and everything in between, these charts strive to reflect the diverse and ever-evolving tastes of music listeners in Japan.

If there aren’t sales figures on the prints posted, the music label behind that artist doesn’t want to disclose that information.

It often happens with the Daily rankings. The Oricon charts depicted here only count physical copies. Digital figures are featured on a different chart that is not covered here.


SOURCE: Oricon – Singles / Albums

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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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