Electro group Perfume has found another hit with their third album, “Triangle.” The album sold nearly 211,000 copies to take #1 on the weekly charts, giving them their second consecutive chart-topper after last year’s “GAME.” This also gives them the current 2009 record for first-week sales by a female group.
Miliyah Kato’s “Ring” achieved #2 with a strong showing of its own, at 151,000 copies sold. Also in the top ten were a “Mobile Suit Gundam 00” soundtrack (#5), TUBE (#7), the soundtrack to the latest “Evangelion” movie (#8), and MONGOL800 (#9).
On the singles chart, Tegomass claimed the top spot with their 4th single, “Tanabata Matsuri,” at 80,000 in sales. This was enough to earn them their second consecutive (third overall) number-one song. They outperformed even Kumi Koda, who settled for second place with her “3 SPLASH.”
Most of the other top ten singles were new releases: Ayaka (#4), Big Bang (#5), ORANGE RANGE (#6), Junko Akimoto (#8), Yajima Biyoshitsu (#9), and KREVA (#10).