This week Tower Records Japan have chosen to announce the releases which stand at the top of their Bestseller lists for the year 2018. These rankings reflect the combined total sales of the Japanese, Imported, Limited, Analog, etc. versions of each Album/DVD sold through Tower Records stores from December 1st of last year through November 30th of this year.
The Japanese Year-End chart was topped by Namie Amuro’s “Finally” for the second year in a row, while the Foreign Year-End chart has been topped by the original soundtrack for film The Greatest Showman. The Jazz category was ruled by John Coltraine’s “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album”, with Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna’s interpretation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 taking the top spot in the Classical category. Finally, the top selling single at Tower Records’ stores was King & Prince’s “Cinderella Girl.”
Congratulations of course go to all of the victors, and the full Top 20s for the Japanese Album chart, the Western Album chart, and more will follow after the cut.
-’Tower Records Japan’ 2018 Bestseller Lists-
Japanese Albums (Top 20):
- Namie Amuro – Finally
- Southern All Stars – Umi no Oh, Yeah!!
- Kanjani8 – GR8EST
- Mr.Children – Juuryoku to Kokyuu
- Hikaru Utada – Hatsukoi
- WANIMA – Everybody!!
- Hey! Say! JUMP – SENSE or LOVE
- Sakanaction – Sakanazukan
- Johnny’s WEST – WESTival
- Kenshi Yonezu – BOOTLEG
- Perfume – Future Pop
- Sexy Zone – XYZ=repainting
- NEWS – EPCOTIA
- KAT-TUN – CAST
- MAN WITH A MISSION – Chasing the Horizon
- ENDRECHERI – HYBRID FUNK
- Hiragana Keyakizaka46 – Hashiridasu Shunkan
- THE ORAL CIGARETTES – Kisses and Kills
- UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – MODE MOOD MODE
- Yumi Matsutoya – Yuming kara no, Koi no Uta.
Japanese Singles (Top 10):
- King & Prince – Cinderella Girl
- Nogizaka46 – Jikochuu de Ikou!
- Nogizaka46 – Synchronicity
- Keyakizaka46 – Glass wo Ware!
- King & Prince – Memorial
- Keyakizaka46 – Ambivalent
- Nogizaka46 – Kaerimichi wa Tomawari Shitakunaru
- Arashi – Natsu Hayate
- Kenshi Yonezu – Lemon
- Kenshi Yonezu – Flamingo / TEENAGE RIOT