AKB48 Top Artist in 2011.

Oricon ‘Artist Total Sales’ for 2011, which is based on gross total sales of CD’s (Singles and Albums), DVD’s and Blu-Ray Discs. Not sure what date oricon has it’s year end date. I assume it would be around Mid-December since they’ve already release this plus their yearly Top Singles and Albums for the year 2011. I will be posting the Top 100 Singles and Albums of the year, after Christmas. Doesn’t seem right doing it before Christmas.

Artist Total Sales Top 5:

1. AKB48 – 16,282,000,000 Yen (Approx. 209,126,008 US$).

2. Arashi – 15,369,000,000 Yen (Approx. 197,339,436 US$).

3. EXILE – 5,603,000,000 Yen (Approx. 71,964,932 US$).

4. KARA – 4,926,000,000 Yen (Approx. 63,269,544 US$).

5. Shoujo Jidai (Girls’ Generation) – 4,049,000,000 Yen (Approx0 52,005,536 US$).

Also in “The 44th Yearly Ranking 2011′, AKB48 topped 7 out of 16 categories.

The 7 categories that AKB48 topped are :

*Total Sales, By Artist – 16,280,000,000 Yen (New Record by Female Group).

*Number of copies sold for singles, By work – ‘Flying Get’ 1,587,000 copies (New Record by Female Group).

*Sum of sales for single, By Work – ‘Everyday, Kachuusha’ 2,1500,000,00 Yen.

*Sum of sales for singles, By Artist – 9,590,000,000 Yen.

*Number of copies sold for music Blu-Ray Discs, By work – ‘AKB ga Ippai’ 148,000 copies.

*Sum of sales for music Blu-Ray Discs – ‘Akb ga Ippai’ 1,010,000,000 Yen.

*Sum of sales for music Blu-Ray Discs, By Artist – 1,010,000,000 Yen.

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