List of Japanese idols

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This is a list of Japanese idols; a type of celebrity in Japan. The word "idol" is almost always used to refer to a young woman, although there a significant number of male idols. The following list includes both female and male idols as well as both solo idols and idol groups.

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Zenbu Kiki No Sei Da (group)

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The following is a list of the 20 all-time best-selling Japanese idols in Japan as of 2011, according to the Japanese music television program Music Station.[1]

Rank Artist Records
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1 SMAP 32,310,000
2 Seiko Matsuda 29,510,000
3 Akina Nakamori 25,340,000
4 KinKi Kids 24,670,000
5 Speed 19,530,000
6 Arashi 19,140,000
7 Morning Musume. 16,700,000
8 Momoe Yamaguchi 16,220,000
9 Hiromi Go 15,780,000
10 Kenji Sawada 15,700,000
11 The Checkers 15,380,000
12 Miho Nakayama 14,970,000
13 Shizuka Kudō 14,870,000
14 Kyōko Koizumi 14,260,000
15 Pink Lady 13,330,000
16 Hideki Saijo 13,290,000
17 Toshihiko Tahara 12,700,000
18 Masahiko Kondō 12,670,000
19 Hikaru Genji 12,220,000
20 Tomomi Kahara 12,190,000

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  1. ^ "Music Station announces their Top 50 Idols of All-Time". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. January 15, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2016.