Oricon has recently revealed yearly cd ranking for 2012 .You can check out the full list here Total sales Singles Albums
For album chart this year ,popular rock band Mr.Children has dominated yearly album ranking for 2012 with 3 albums in top10 .To commemorate their 20th debut anniversar Mr.Children eleased two best-of album "Mr.Children 2005-2010＜macro＞"and "Mr.Children 2001-2005＜micro＞"which released on their debut day May 10th , sold over 1,170,000 total copies and 1,105,000 total copies respectively, placing at No.1 and No.2 the best selling album for 2012 yearly chart !! .They have both achieved "the best selling album" and " the most Artist total sales Albums " for this year.
For the best selling album of the year ,this is the second time for Mr.Children to achieve "the best selling album of the year" The last time they achieved this was back in 2007 with their original album "HOME" ( total sales :1.2 million copies)
Additionally,the artists who had dominated TOP 2 spots yearly album ranking previously were Inoue Yosui 's album "Kōri no Sekai " and "Nishoku no Koma" in 1975 ,B'z 's best albums "B’z The Best“Pleasure”" and "B’z The Best“Treasure" in 1998 .Mr.Children has become the third artists who achieved TOP 2 spots on the yearly album ranking ,and this is the first time in 14 years for any artist to achieve this !!.
Moreover, their new original album "［（an imitation）blood orange］",which was released on 28th November ,sold over 613,000 total copies , placing 8th in the best selling album in this year as well !. It's been 4 years since the last time an artist had 3 albums in TOP 10 .This position was last held by EXILE 's "EXILE LOVE" "EXILE CATCHY BEST " "EXILE BALLAD BEST" in 2008.
This year , there 're 3 million selling albums in yearly album chart ,Mr.Children 's 2 albums and AKB48 ' s "1830m"(selling over 1.03 million copies ・released on Aug 18th) .It has been 2 years for the million selling albums since Arashi ' s" Boku no Miteiru Fuukei"in 2010 , and it's been 3 years for 3 million selling albums on yearly album chart sinc Arashi 's "All the BEST！ 1999-2009" , Mr.Children 's "SUPERMARKET FANTASY" , GReeee 's "Shio, Koshō" in 2009
The Best Selling ALBUM 2012 TOP3
1.Mr.Children "Mr.Children 2005-2010＜macro＞" …1.17 million copies
2.Mr.Children "Mr.Children 2001-2005＜micro＞"…1.105 million copies
3.AKB48 "1830m"…1.03 million copies
Check out the full list here
Congrats to Misuchiru ..Legends at all XD They are still very strong !!
Misuchiru is the 2nd most selling artist in Japan music history .From their 3 albums which released in this year make them extend their record with selling CD over 58 million copies so far .I think it must take a long time to surpass 60 million mark because they rarely release new tasks XD