The details of the other categories in this annual ranking will be posted gradually today so do keep a lookout for them as you enjoy your Christmas Eve!
Numbers in brackets indicate the total sales figures in yen for the CD singles, albums and DVDs released by the artists this year:
1) Arashi (12,183,000,000)
2) Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE (8,256,000,000)
3) Nogizaka46 (7,437,000,000)
4) AKB48 (6,947,000,000)
5) Kanjani 8 (4,788,000,000)