Billboard Japan Release Its 2017 Mid-Year Charts

We’re getting towards the mid-point of the year, which means it’s time for mid-year charts! Billboard Japan has now released their mid-year chart for 2017, which covers the period of November 28, 2016 to May 28, 2017.

Hoshino Gen was named Top Artist, which is the sum of the points from the Hot 100 chart and the Hot Albums chart. His song “Koi” was ranked #1 on the mid-year Hot 100 chart.

SMAP’s “SMAP 25 YEARS” topped the mid-year Hot Albums chart, while RADWIMPS’ “Zen Zen Zense” topped the Hot Animation chart.

Check out the top 10 from each mid-year chart below!

Top Artist

1. Hoshino Gen



4. Keyakizaka46

5. back number


7. Sandaime J Soul Brothers

8. AKB48

9. Nogizaka46

10. Mr.Children

Hot 100

1. Hoshino Gen – Koi

2. Keyakizaka46 – Futari Saison

3. Piko-Taro – PPAP

4. Keyakizaka46 – Fukyouwaon

5. Nogizaka46 – Influencer

6. RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense

7. Keyakizaka46 – Silent Majority

8. Perfume – TOKYO GIRL

9. AKB48 – Shoot Sign

10. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work

Hot Albums


2. back number – Encore

3. AKB48 – Thumbnail

4. ONE OK ROCK – Ambition

5. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – THE JSB WORLD

6. Utada Hikaru – Fantôme

7. RADWIMPS – Ningen Kaika

8. Yuzu – Yuzu Iroha 1997-2017

9. Suchmos – THE KIDS

10. Nogizaka46 – Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume

Hot Animation

1. RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense

2. Yonezu Kenshi – orion

3. Hey! Say! JUMP – OVER THE TOP

4. HKT48 – Bugtte Iijan

5. Doubutsu Biscuits x PPP – Yokoso Japari Park e

6. LiSA – Catch the Moment

7. Mai Kuraki – Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~

8. UVERworld – Itteki no Eikyou

9. RADWIMPS – Nandemonai ya

10. Kato Miliyah – Dokomademo ~How Far I’ll Go~


  • Comments

    • pokimunchies

      My eyes only focus on Hey! Say! JUMP

    • monica_monami

      It’s refreshing not to see Arashi :D btw, yay to Gen! I love that guy!

    • 3 songs for Keyakizaka46 in the hot 100 is quite interesting. Also Austin Mahone’s nearly two year old song, but i guess Japan can relate to the office life concept. King.

      • Liokt

        The power of Career Woman! hahaha

      • starlightshimmers

        Japan has a different taste than the rest of the world, to simply put it. You can’t predict which foreign artists will be successful there. Everyone in the West right now is crazy for Drake and Adele, but both of them are not popular in Japan at all.

        • Lmao I know that, it’s just that I’ve been following him since his career started and literally no one knows who he is so it’s surprising to me how much of an effect some comedy routine can have. I understand them not relating to Drake or Adele but to me I’m just shocked they’ve even heard of him let alone got him a hit. He deserves it tbh!

      • Lol

        Blouson chiemi power xD

    • Fatima

      JUMP <3

    • JSBLover

      Congrats Keyakizaka!! :D

    • WorldGN18

      Keyakizaka46 is slaying!!!! Perfume, LiSA and UVERworld <3