Japan’s Oricon Charts publish sales rankings for 2015

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Japan’s official sales chart Oricon has unveiled their annual sales ranking for 2015. The yearly sales rankings also includes data for the top 5 grossing Japanese acts of 2015 plus the yearly single, album, music DVD, and music Blu-ray charts.

The top five selling Japanese music acts and their total gross for 2015 (in Yen and converted to $AUD) are as follows:

1. Arashi (¥14,328,000,000 – $A165,890,000)
2. AKB48 (¥11,291,000,000 – $A130,760,000)
3. Sandaime J Soul Brothers (¥6,856,000,000 – $A79,377,000)
4. Kis-My-Ft2 (¥5,777,000,000 – $A66,894,000)
5. Kanjani8 (¥5,471,000,000 – $A63,351,000)

Japanese music juggernaut Arashi grossed a cool $A165 million dollars in 2015 followed by AKB48 with $AUD130 million. The top 5 combined for a total of $AUD506 million in gross revenue for 2015.

The Top 25 Singles in Oricon for 2015 (with sales in brackets) are as follows:

1. AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai (Sales Number: 1,782,707)
2. AKB48 – Halloween Night (Sales Number: 1,328,411)
3. AKB48 – Green Flash (Sales Number: 1,045,492)
4. AKB48 – Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby (Sales Number: 905,490)
5. SKE48 – Coquettish Juutaichuu (Sales Number: 702,299)
6. Nogizaka46 – Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru (Sales Number: 686,539)
7. Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock (Sales Number: 678,481)
8. Nogizaka46 – Inochi wa Utsukushii (Sales Number: 620,555)
9. Arashi – Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari (Sales Number: 571,597)
10. NMB48 – Don’t look back! (Sales Number: 530,830)
11. Arashi – Sakura (Sales Number: 521,067)
12. Arashi – Ai wo Sakebe (Sales Number: 519,330)
13. Kis-My-Ft2 – Thank you Jian! (Sales Number: 475,048)
14. SKE48 – Mae no Meri (Sales Number: 459,769)
15. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – starting over (Sales Number: 456,179)
16. SKE48 – 12-Gatsu no Kangaroo (Sales Number: 452,543)
17. NMB48 – Durian Shounen (Sales Number: 449,148)
18. NMB48 – Must be now (Sales Number: 386,320)
19. Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss Damashii (Sales Number: 384,383)
20. HKT48 – 12-Byou (Sales Number: 337,237)
21. Kanjani8 – Maemuki Scream! (Sales Number: 315,682)
22. HKT48 feat. Kishidan – Shekarashika! (Sales Number: 292,670)
23. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – O.R.I.O.N. (Sales Number: 237,295)
24. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness (Sales Number: 234,022)
25. Hey! Say! JUMP – Kimi Attraction (Sales Number: 226,602)

The Top 25 Albums in Oricon for 2015 (with sales in brackets) are as follows:

1. Arashi – Japonism (Sales Number: 981,639)
2. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – PLANET SEVEN (Sales Number: 868,247)
3. DREAMS COME TRUE – DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! Watashi no Dorikamu (Sales Number: 828,505)
4. AKB48 – Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! (Sales Number: 780,591)
5. AKB48 – 0 to 1 no Aida (Sales Number: 687,688)
6. Mr.Children – REFLECTION (Sales Number: 576,867)
7. Southern All Stars – Budou (Sales Number: 534,482)
8. SEKAI NO OWARI – Tree (Sales Number: 484,588)
9. Kanjani8 – Kanjani8 no Genki ga Deru CD!! (Sales Number: 348,197)
10. Kis-My-Ft2 – KIS-MY-WORLD (Sales Number: 336,069)
11. Nogizaka46 – Toumei na Iro (Sales Number: 307,694)
12. B’z – EPIC DAY (Sales Number: 294,329)
13. EXILE – 19 -Road to AMAZING ROAD- (Sales Number: 283,862)
14. E-girls – E.G.TIME (Sales Number: 271,685)
15. Tohoshinki – WITH (Sales Number: 266,824)
16. Amuro Namie – _genic (Sales Number: 246,269)
17. ONE OK ROCK – 35xxxv (Sales Number: 241,307)
18. V6 – SUPER Very best (Sales Number: 214,428)
19. Hey! Say! JUMP – JUMPing CAR (Sales Number: 205,588)
20. Fukuyama Masaharu – Tamashii Riku (Sales Number: 200,823)
21. Ikimonogakari – FUN! FUN! FANFARE (Sales Number: 182,316)
22. back number – Chandelier (Sales Number: 173,014)
23. Superfly – WHITE (Sales Number: 164,368)
24. Soundtrack – Wild Speed Sky Mission -Fast&Furious 7- Original Soundtrack (Sales Number: 161,053)
25. Hamada Shogo – Journey of a Songwriter ~Tabisuru Songwriter (Sales Number: 159,344)

The Top 10 Music DVDs in Oricon for 2015 (with sales in brackets) are as follows:

Arashi – ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii (Sales Number: 360,688)
Arashi – ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN (Sales Number: 327,628)
Kis-My-Ft2 – 2014ConcertTour Kis-My-Journey (Sales Number: 203,538)
Kanjani8 – Jussai (Sales Number: 201,919)
Kanjani8 – Kanjanism LIVE TOUR 2014≫2015 (Sales Number: 196,948)
EXILE TRIBE – EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ (Sales Number: 167,816)
Sensations – Koro Sensations (Sales Number: 136,692)
Amuro Namie – namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2014 (Sales Number: 131,219)
Hey! Say! JUMP – Hey! Say! JUMP LIVE TOUR 2014 smart (Sales Number: 111,425)
NEWS – Yonjuushi (Sales Number: 94,609)

The Top 10 Music Blu-Ray discs in Oricon for 2015 (with sales in brackets) are as follows:

Arashi – ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN (Sales Number: 314,137)
Arashi – ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii (Sales Number: 298,988)
SMAP – Mr.S “saikou de saikou no CONCERT TOUR” Blu-ray (Sales Number: 93,779)
Tohoshinki – Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2015 WITH (Sales Number: 69,870)
Kanjani8 – Jussai (Sales Number: 68,542)
Kanjani8 – Kanjanism LIVE TOUR 2014≫2015 (Sales Number: 60,595)
μ’s – Love Live! μ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015~Dream Sensation!~ Blu-ray Memorial BOX (Sales Number: 57,971)
EXILE TRIBE – EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ (Sales Number: 52,607)
Kis-My-Ft2 – 2014ConcertTour Kis-My-Journey (Sales Number: 49,536)
Domoto Koichi – INTERACTIONAL / SHOW ME UR MONSTER (Sales Number: 49,519)

For the full and complete list of see Oricon Charts 2015 Report