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2:32 am - 01/14/2012

Arashi and AKB48 rule the CM Kingdom

Japanese magazine, Josei Jisin, revealed a list of the most highly paid celebrities for commercials, and some familiar names made it into the higher ranks.

Arashi came in at the top spot, reportedly earning 150 million yen (approx. $1.95mil USD), ahead of SMAP who earned 120 million yen (approx. $1.56mil USD). Jang Keun Suk was the fourth most highly paid male star for modelling. At his highest, he used to be paid 120 million yen, but he soon lowered his fee to about 80 million yen "because Jang Keun Suk became too expensive, many companies started to pull out their contracts".

The top spot for female modeling fees went to Japan’s beloved idol group AKB48. AKB48, who is rewriting J-Pop history by releasing million-seller albums and singles, was priced at about 50 million yen (approx. $650,000 USD).

KARA was revealed to be of top star status in Japan by ranking third at around 40-50 million yen. According to the article, KARA is the most highly priced Korean idol singer, and is considered well worth the price.

Girls’ Generation, tied with several other female stars at #12, was priced at 30 million yen, while Tohoshinki came in seventh on the male star list at 40 million yen.

source: enewsworld
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yunizhamasaki 13th-Jan-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Please correct me if I'm wrong but what I see in this post, Arashi earning 15 million yen (approx. $195,000 USD) and SMAP who earned 12 million yen (approx. $156,000 USD). While AKB48 is 5 million yen (approx. $650,000 USD).
How come 5 million yen is higher than 15 million yen? It is really $650,000 USD or maybe $65,000 USD?
supersaiyananf 13th-Jan-2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
5 million yen is around 65,000 USD. Just a mistake from the writer.
usagi2107 13th-Jan-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Actually 1万 = 10,000, so Arashi payment is 15,000万 yen = 150,000,000 yen(and approx. $1,950,000 USD). Same for Smap and the others.
ocha_suki 13th-Jan-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
so true! ;)
i think it's only Japan that use 10,000-multiples, so it's confusing most of people who not used to this XDDD
krzhope 13th-Jan-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
i LOL-ed at this: "because Jang Keun Suk became too expensive, many companies started to pull out their contracts". =D

if the company is getting what they are paying for they wont mind paying you a big amount...^^
funkaliciousss 13th-Jan-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
lol he is extremely overrated. i don't even udnerstand his appeal. is he like the asian johnny depp?
anduril_narsil 13th-Jan-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)

I just doubt the credibility of Josei Jisin. Would like to see the Nikkei Entertainment's report.
annacamillex3 13th-Jan-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
so is it 50 million yen for AKB? I find it hard to believe that they'd only make $65k

5000万 = 50,000,000 ~ $650,000?
funkaliciousss 13th-Jan-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yay congrats! I love Japanese CMs! Can't wait to see more from all my geols in the future.

And wow! Yuko Oshima = All Of SNSD, get it gurl.
funkaliciousss 13th-Jan-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Anyway, I've always wondered why don't Korean celebrities write their names in Hanja instead so that the Japanese people can read it too? Anyone can explain this?
meiachii 13th-Jan-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Hanja and Kanji's readings aren't the same all the time. I guess that's why.
mintceres 13th-Jan-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
the metallic red 3DS is much prettier.

/useless post
sibylblack 13th-Jan-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
MatsuJun reminds me of some other celebrity in that picture but I can't quite put my finger on it...
flashylicious 13th-Jan-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
possible since before it was said that arashi members are paid 35 million yen each per CM, so that makes 150-175m to deploy the whole group
yuki_yang 13th-Jan-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Jang Keun Suk is NOT worth that high...can't sing, can't act, terrible style...and ugly.
If he was a bit attractive...I can forgive that...but..that ugly -_-
arashic5 13th-Jan-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Arashi,SMAP,Akb48 and KARA. As expected.
ararat010 13th-Jan-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
Can someone find a version of those scans without those horrible red circles? I find them seriously offensive to my senses.
Also, assuming this isn't just the personal guesstimations of some tabloid, one has got to wonder who comes up with those ask prices. The fact some celebrities are priced so high yet they appear in barely any commercial at all (compare the amount of CMs starring AKB48 versus those starring Kara) clearly means that some of those people think of themselves more highly than they are actually worth.
toomanysides 13th-Jan-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
But endorsing too many can lower your price. People pay a lot for exclusive contracts, companies wants that association between the celebrity and the product. If you endorse too many, then it lessens that association. Japan should have ad industry polls...

KARA with 6 this year in Japan doesn't seem like that little given they were mia for like half the year.
larrapin 13th-Jan-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Suspicious rankings are suspicious. Josei Jisin is a tabloid magazine and can't be taken as gospel truth anyway.

I'm curious about where this "data" came from. It's been rumored for years and years that SMAP as a group charges at least 150,000,000 yen per CM.
usagi2107 14th-Jan-2012 03:19 am (UTC)
But the data is true though, because TV also reported the same info this morning: pic here
hpswf1 13th-Jan-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
>SMAP who earned 120 million yen
It's their money as group with Softbank CM, or with their solo CM? ^^' Or it's per CM? ^^''
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