2012 in Japanese music

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List of years in Japanese music

Events in 2012 in Japanese music.

Events[edit]

Charts[edit]

Best-sellers[edit]

Artists[edit]

The following is a list of the five best-selling music artists in Japan in 2016 by value of sales, including sales of records and of DVDs and Blu-rays, according to Oricon.[2]

Rank Artist Total earnings
1 AKB48 ¥19.098 billion
2 Exile ¥12.177 billion
3 Arashi ¥10.454 billion
4 Mr. Children ¥9.947 billion
5 Kanjani8 ¥4.196 billion

Albums[edit]

The following is a list of the top ten best-selling albums in Japan in 2016, according to Oricon.[3]

Rank Artist Album Sales
1 Mr. Children Mr. Children 2005–2010 <macro> 1,170,000
2 Mr. Children 2001–2005 <micro> 1,105,000
3 AKB48 1830m 1,030,000
4 Arashi Popcorn 848,000
5 Exile / Atsushi Exile Japan / Solo 767,000
6 Keisuke Kuwata I Love You: Now and Forever 758,000
7 Kobukuro All Singles Best 2 694,000
8 Mr. Children (An Imitation) Blood Orange 613,000
9 Yumi Matsutoya The Best of Yumi Matsutoya 40th Anniversary 550,000
10 Tatsuro Yamashita Opus: All Time Best 1975–2012 519,000

Debuting artists[edit]

Soloists debuting
Groups debuting
Returning from hiatus

Disbanding in 2012[edit]

Disbanding
Going on hiatus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Award show to be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan". MTVAsia.com. Viacom International Inc. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. ^ "オリコン2012年上半期 CD&DVD ランキング大発表 アーティストトータルセールス TOP5" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  3. ^ "オリコン2012年上半期 CD&DVD ランキング大発表 アルバム TOP100" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2018-09-24.