Popular digital download platform Recochoku recently published their rankings for the year 2016 to their website; these charts cover the period starting from December 1st of 2015 through November 30th of this year and represent data collected from across Recochoku’s many services.
Atop the Overall Artists chart is Kana Nishino, whose continued strong performance was buoyed by the success of songs like “Torisetsu” and album lead track “Have A Nice Day”. Meanwhile, the Digital Singles chart has been topped by Kenta Kiritani’s (as Taro Urashima) “Umi no Koe”, a song which has continued to chart throughout the year. The Digital Albums chart was topped by singer/songwriter Hikaru Utada’s “Fantome”, one of the year’s most popular records. Finally, the Top New Artist of the year is idol unit Keyakizaka46, whose debut song “Silent Majority” made a sizable impact back in April.
Read on below for the Top 25 of the Artist and Digital Singles charts, the Top 10 of the Digital Album chart, and the complete New Artists ranking.
-Recochoku 2016 Yearly Charts-
Top 25 Overall Artists:
- Kana Nishino
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- Sandaime J Soul Brothers (from EXILE TRIBE)
- ONE OK ROCK
- Namie Amuro
- Hikaru Utada
- Gen Hoshino
- Kenta Kiritani (Taro Urashima)
- RADIO FISH
- BUMP OF CHICKEN
- Miyuki Nakajima
- DREAMS COME TRUE
For #26-100, see here.
Top 25 Digital Singles:
- Kenta Kiritani (Taro Urashima) – Umi no Koe
- AKB48 – 365 Nichi no Kami Hikouki
- RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)
- RADIO FISH – PERFECT HUMAN
- back number – Christmas Song
- Gen Hoshino – Koi
- Kana Nishino – Torisetsu
- Hikaru Utada – Hanataba wo Kimi ni
- ONE OK ROCK – Wherever you are
- Gen Hoshino – SUN
- Namie Amuro – Hero
- Kobukuro – Mirai
- Namie Amuro – Mint
- JY – Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
- Sakura Fujiwara – Soup
- AI – Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version)
- Ketsumeishi – Tomo yo ~Kono Saki mo Zutto…
- Aoi Teshima – Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)
- Flower – Yasashisa de Afureru You ni
- Perfume – FLASH
- Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku
- Miyuki Nakajima – Ito
- RADWIMPS – Nandemonaiya (movie ver.)
- back number – Heroine
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers (from EXILE TRIBE) – R.Y.U.S.E.I.
For #26-100, see here.
Top 10 Digital Albums:
- Hikaru Utada – Fantome
- RADWIMPS – Kimi no Na wa.
- Kana Nishino – Just LOVE
- DREAMS COME TRUE – DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! Watashi no Dorikamu
- back number – Chandelier
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers (from EXILE TRIBE) – THE JSB LEGACY
- Ikimonogakari – Cho Ikimonobakari ~Tennen Kinen Members’ BEST Selection~
- Gen Hoshino – YELLOW DANCER
- Various Artists – 2015-nen Yougaku Souzarai! Party Anthem Hits! 2015 Best Edition
- Various Artists – HiGH & LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM
For #11-100, see here.
Top 3 Best New Artists:
- Satoshi Hayashibe