HOT JAPANESE POP STAR Ayumi Hamasaki scores 50th top-ten single, makes MUSIC history!YOU HAVE TO SEE HER VIDEOS TO BELIEVE!!

The Empress of Jpop made history this week with her latest single "Zutto... / Last minute / Walk" which became her fifthieth single to enter the top ten. Hamasaki, whose first top ten hit, "Trust", dates back to 1998, is the first solo act to achieve this feat since the inception of the Oricon charts in 1968.

Trailing behind the half-deaf, half-relevant chanteuse are Kumi Koda with 46 top-ten singles and Gackt with 44. In the groups category, Morning Musume. still leads with 57, followed by SMAP with 53.