Today Tower Records, one of the largest physical music retailers in Japan, published their mid-year charts for 2016. These rankings reflect the combined total sales of the Japanese, Imported, Limited, Analog, etc. versions of each Album from January 1st through June 30th of this year.
Popular rock act BUMP OF CHICKEN stand atop the Japanese Album Chart with their latest full-length “Butterflies”, while David Bowie’s “Blackstar” claims the honor on the Western Album Chart.
Read on below to see what other releases comprise each respective list’s top 10s.
-’Tower Records Japan’ 2016 Mid-Year Bestseller Lists-
- BUMP OF CHICKEN – Butterflies
- BABYMETAL – METAL RESISTANCE
- Perfume – COSMIC EXPLORER
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers – THE JSB LEGACY
- MAN WITH A MISSION – The World’s On Fire
- Oda Kazumasa – Ano Hi Ano Toki
- KAT-TUN – 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST “10Ks!”
- Ikimonogakari – Cho Ikimonobakari ~Tennen Kinen Members BEST Selection~
- NEWS – QUARTETTO
- E-girls – E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-
- David Bowie – Blackstar
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – the Getaway
- Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
- Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind
- Justin Bieber – Purpose
- Adele – 25
- Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
- Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
- Various Artists – 2016 Grammy Nominees
- Rihanna – Anti