Arashi’s “Japonism” Is the Best Selling Asian Album and the 25th Best Selling Album Worldwide of 2015

Arashi’s “Japonism” was the top selling album of 2015 in Japan, with the Oricon year end chart reporting that the album had sold 981,639 copies. But “Japonism” is not only topping the chart in Japan, but in Asia as a whole. The official Twitter of The World Music Awards recently announced Arashi’s album was the best selling Asian album of 2015.


The tweet also announced that “Japonism” is the 25th best selling album worldwide of 2015. But they were not the only Japanese act on the list of the the 100 best selling albums of 2015 globally. Eight other Japanese acts appeared on the list:

25. 989,000 Arashi – Japonism
37. 871,000 Sandaime J Soul Brothers – PLANET SEVEN
41. 834,000 DREAMS COME TRUE – DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! Watashi no Dorikamu
43. 796,000 AKB48 – Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
48. 697,000 AKB48 – 0 to 1 no Aida
56. 578,000 Mr.Children – Reflection
63. 532,000 Southern All Stars – Budou
69. 486,000 SEKAI NO OWARI – Tree
89. 353,000 Kanjani8 – Kanjani8 no Genki ga Deru CD!
93. 335,000 Kis-My-Ft2 – Kis-My-World