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8:05 pm - 12/19/2010

Oricon releases their 2010 yearly ranking for “Artist Total Sales”!

Oricon has stamped the end of 2010 with the release of their yearly ranking for “Artist Total Sales“.  The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs.

We’ve got the list of the ‘top 5′ artists with the highest record of sales down below!


1. Arashi – ¥17.163 billion/¥17,163,000,000 (approximately $204,321,424)

2. Tohoshinki - ¥9.431 billion/¥9,431,000,000 (approximately $112,273,808)

3. AKB48 – ¥7.092 billion/¥7,092,000,000 (approximately $84,408,472)

4. EXILE – ¥6.015 billion/¥6,015,000,000 (approximately $71,590,096)

5. Ikimonogakari – ¥5.618 billion/¥5,618,000,000 (approximately $66,865,032)

※None of the artists above have sales for Blu-Ray Discs

Those numbers are astounding, but they definitely provide solid statistics of the artists’ popularity!

Source: Oricon style + Tokyohive



Oricon has compiled total sales data for the top artists of 2010, counting singles, albums, and DVDs. This year's top artist was Arashi, with more than 17.16 billion yen worth of sales. In fact, Arashi ranks as the #1 artist in seven different categories: Total gross sales for an artist; Total gross single sales for an artist; Copies sold for an album; Gross sales for an album; Copies sold for a music DVD; Gross sales for a music DVD; Total gross music DVD sales for an artist.

Arashi easily outdid their numbers from 2009, when they were also the #1 selling artist at 14.46 billion yen.

Among new artists, Korean girl groups KARA and SNSD were the top sellers of the year.

Total Artist Sales: (mentioned above already)

Total Artist Sales (New Artists):
  1. KARA (1.30 billion yen)
  2. SNSD (0.88 billion yen)
  3. WEAVER (0.13 billion yen)

WEAVER in top 3?!  *throws confettis*

Source: Tokyograph

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buyme_arashi ARASHIIII~ ARASHIIIIIIIII20th-Dec-2010 02:10 am (UTC)
meoinkie2 Re: ARASHIIII~ ARASHIIIIIIIII20th-Dec-2010 02:12 am (UTC)
you're on a roll bb xD
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captainmarvel 20th-Dec-2010 02:11 am (UTC)
GO TOHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

applepuffs 20th-Dec-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
I love how you're like second in every Tohoshinki post.
You are awesome.
coolncute 20th-Dec-2010 02:11 am (UTC)
1. Arashi – ¥17.163 billion/¥17,163,000,000 (approximately $204,321,424)

5. Ikimonogakari – ¥5.618 billion/¥5,618,000,000 (approximately $66,865,032)

=> love love love ^^

tonieboo0013 20th-Dec-2010 04:25 am (UTC)
MTE. So much love and adoration for these two groups ♥
luckypurple 20th-Dec-2010 02:12 am (UTC)
sasuga Arashi XD they can take no 1 spot for single of the year..but not this ^^
avengedsyue 20th-Dec-2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I tried listening to EXILE songs, but I failed D:D:
anyways congrats to all, esp #1 & #5
yaoilicious_53 20th-Dec-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Really?~ I luuuuv their songs <333333
meoinkie2 ARASHI & IKIMONOGAKARI20th-Dec-2010 02:13 am (UTC)
karened 20th-Dec-2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Crazy. They must be one of the biggest contributors to the Japan economy, terms of idols.

That's not including the tourism effect. How people travel to Japan and contribute to tourism related industries just to attend cons, buy Japanese goods etc etc...And then, sales of idols good, con goods, con tickets..It's crazy.

Look at the gap between #1 and #2!
freedz88 20th-Dec-2010 06:55 am (UTC)
Totally agree.

And yeah, the first thing i did was comparing #1 and #2 too! (since I'm not surprise its Arashi :P)
tawsuna 20th-Dec-2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Totally proud of them. Good job, guys :)!!!!
See you in 2011 ;)!!!!
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poison_cheeks Re: do not complain like in the previous post pliz20th-Dec-2010 02:19 am (UTC)
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poison_cheeks 20th-Dec-2010 02:18 am (UTC)
a storm , indeed.Get it.
renai21 20th-Dec-2010 02:21 am (UTC)
ho shit, Tohoshinki outselling AKB48? Makes you think what could have achieved if things had been different ;______;

Congrats to AKB too. this was a perfect year for them and I hope 2011 would be their year again :3
xcapsule 20th-Dec-2010 02:21 am (UTC)
hsj_is_love_17 20th-Dec-2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Johnny is one rich and genius bastard.
jankat 20th-Dec-2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Good for Arashi
love it
meoinkie2 here AGAIN for the Arashi gifs..keep em coming babies!! ^_^20th-Dec-2010 02:22 am (UTC)
ryokenshi PUT YOUR HANDS UP20th-Dec-2010 02:56 am (UTC)
same here.

though I'm leaving in two seconds. I'll come back tomorrow to admire the art.
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