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YesAsia 2017 Bestsellers - Japanese Music

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Taking the world by storm in 2017, BTS dethroned Arashi to become our highest-selling artist in Japanese music for the first time. The Korean boy band swept the top two spots for singles, came in second for albums with a greatest hit compilation, and landed two concerts in the top ten.

EXO is also all over our J-pop charts with subunit EXO-CBX topping album sales, and their Coming Over, 2016's best-selling single, hanging on at #4. Twice makes a strong debut at #3 for both albums and singles, and GOT7 and SHINee also have multiple releases on the charts.

Arashi continues to be the top concert seller for the seventh straight year and the top-selling Japanese artist. The perennially popular group has three singles in the top ten and ranks fifth on the album chart. They're joined by fellow Johnny's acts Hey! Say! JUMP and Kame to Yama-P (Yamashita Tomohisa and Kamenashi Kazuya's special unit). Meanwhile, diva Amuro Namie's last album, which has sold over a million copies in Japan, completes our top ten albums at #6.

The below rankings are based on Japanese music sales on from January 1 to December 31, 2017.



1. BTS
2. Arashi
4. Twice
5. EXO
6. Amuro Namie
7. Hey! Say! JUMP
8. SHINee
9. B.A.P
10. KinKi Kids

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Published January 5, 2018

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