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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Top 5 bestselling music artists in 2017 (Oricon)

The numbers in brackets indicate the total sales in Japanese yen chalked up by each artist for their music-related releases i.e. singles, albums, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs for the period of 12 December 2016 to 10 December 2017.  The list of titles released or sold within the qualifying period is listed below each artist's name.

Arashi has won the bestselling artist title for 5 years in a row and this is the 7th time they have secured this title (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017):



1) Arashi (JPY 10.868 billion)
- Singles: "I'll be there" / "Tsunagu" / "Doors ~ Yuuki no Kiseki"
- Album: "untitled"
- DVD: "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?"
- Blu-Ray: "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?"

2) Amuro Namie (JPY 9.428 billion)
- Single: "Just You and I"
- Album: "Finally"
- DVD: "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2016-2017"
- Blu-Ray: "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2016-2017"

3) SMAP (JPY 8.816 billion)
- Single: "Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana"
- Album: "SMAP 25 YEARS"
- DVD: "Clip! Smap! Complete Singles"
- Blu-Ray: "Clip! Smap! Complete Singles"

4) Nogizaka46 (JPY 8.055 billion)
- Singles: "Influenza" / "Nigemizu" / "Itsuka dekiru kara kyou dekiru"
- Album: "Umaretekara hajimetemita yume"
- DVDs: "4TH YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE 2016.8.28-30 JINGU STADIUM" / "NOGIBINGO!7"
- Blu-Rays: "4TH YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE 2016.8.28-30 JINGU STADIUM" / "NOGIBINGO!7"

5) AKB48 (JPY 7.256 billion)
- Singles: "Shoot Sign" / "Negaigoto no mochigusare" / "#Sukinanda" / "11gatsu no Anklet"
- Album: "Thumbnail"
- DVDs: "AKB Love Night Koi Koujou DVD Box" / "AKB48 Group Doujikaisai Concert in Yokohama" / "Dai 6 Kai AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Utagassen" / "Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~" / "AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2017" / "Ano koro ga ippai ~ AKB48 Music Video Shuu ~" / "AKB48 Team 8 no Bunbun! Eight Daihousou" / "Watanabe Mayu Sotsugyo Concert"
- Blu-Rays: "AKB Love Night Koi Koujou DVD Box" / "AKB48 Group Doujikaisai Concert in Yokohama" / "Dai 6 Kai AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Utagassen" / "Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~" / "AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2017" / "Ano koro ga ippai ~ AKB48 Music Video Shuu ~" / "AKB48 Team 8 no Bunbun! Eight Daihousou" / "Watanabe Mayu Sotsugyo Concert"

Source: Oricon

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