2009 in Japanese music

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The following is an overview of the year 2009 in Japanese music. It includes notable awards, lists of number-ones, yearly best-sellers, albums released, groups established and disestablished, deaths of notable Japanese music-related people as well as any other relevant Japanese music-related events. For overviews of the year in music from other countries, see 2009 in music.






The two best-selling music artists in Japan in 2009 by value of sales, including sales of records and of DVDs and Blu-rays, according to Oricon, were Arashi, with ¥14.46 billion and Exile.[1]


The following is a list of the top 10 best-selling albums in Japan in 2009, according to Oricon.[2] The best-selling album of the year, All the Best! 1999–2009, sold more than 1.43 million copies.[1]

Rank Album Artist
1 All the Best! 1999–2009 Arashi
2 Supermarket Fantasy Mr. Children
3 Shio, Koshō Greeeen
4 Aisubeki Mirai e Exile
5 Exile Ballad Best [ja] Exile
6 Ayaka's History 2006–2009 Ayaka
7 Do You Dreams Come True? Dreams Come True
8 Remio Best Remioromen
9 Box Emotions Superfly
10 Calling Kobukuro

Albums released[edit]

The following section includes albums by Japanese artists released in Japan in 2009 as well as Japanese-language albums by foreign artists released in the country during this year.

Groups established[edit]

Groups disestablished[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Arashi sweeps 2009 sales rankings". tokyograph. December 17, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "年間 CDアルバムランキング 2009年度". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Versailles' Jasmine You Passes Away". jame-world.com. 2009-08-09. Retrieved January 23, 2020.