Oricon Flashback: 2001 Year End Chart

Over the next few days, we’ll be looking back on the year end charts for the years that were covered in the 2016 editions of Oricon Flashback. This is the second part of this series, the year 2001.

Albums:

1. Utada Hikaru – Distance (4,404,000)

2. Ayumi Hamasaki – A BEST (4,248,640)

3. Southern All Stars – Ballad 3 ~the album of LOVE~ (2,659,000)

4. GLAY – DRIVE-GLAY complete BEST (2,637,420)

5. Morning Musume – Best! Morning Musume 1 (2,224,000)

6. Mr.Children – Mr.Children 1992-1995 (1,963,160)

7. SMAP – Smap Vest (1,679,000)

8. MISIA – MARVELOUS (1,637,540)

9. LOVE PSYCHEDELICO – THE GREATEST HITS (1,610,000)

10. CHEMISTRY – The Way We Are (1,543,850)

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  • Comments

    • yacchaitai

      iconic year

    • H

      Honestly the most diverse year in Jpop after the TK boom of the late 90s. A lot of new acts that broke out and a lot of interesting rivalry.

    • honey girl

      My Iconic Queen snatched the #1 yearly album and single. Distance was truly a jpop masterpiece. Why is she great. 😭😭😭

    • Arron Hayre

      Those sales tho!!!!

    • PigeonPop

      Such a legendary year. The release of Distance and A Best also happens to hold the record for most CDs sold in Japan in one day (and in one week) as well.

    • Lady Sara

      legendary year