Today statistics-tracking company Oricon Inc. published its mid-year report, which reveals all of the sales data that it has collected for the first half of the year 2018. This includes the top earning acts during the period (December 12th, 2017-June 12th, 2018), as well as the cumulative Single, Album, Digital Single, Digital Album, Music DVD, and Music Blu-ray charts.
At the half-year mark, the top earner is popular idol group Nogizaka46, with ¥5,600,000,000 grossed so far. AKB48 currently tops both the Single chart, with “Teacher Teacher”, and the Album chart with “Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru”. Meanwhile, Sandaime J Soul Brothers tops the Music DVD chart with their “2016-2017 LIVE TOUR ‘METROPOLIZ'”, and Kanjani8 tops the Music Blu-ray chart with “Kanjani’s Eightertainment Jam”. Last but not least, Kenshi Yonezu tops the Digital Single chart with “Lemon” and The Greatest Showman Soundtrack tops the Digital Album Chart.
You’ll find the Top 10 Earners, the Top 25 Singles and Albums, the Top 20 Digital Singles and Digital Albums, and the Top 10 Music DVDs & Blu-rays for the year right after the jump, so please read on if you’re curious about the full rankings.
-Oricon Inc. Mid-Year Sales Rankings 2018-
Total Artist Sales:
- Nogizaka46 (¥5,600,000,000)
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers (¥5,410,000,000)
- AKB48 (¥4,750,000,000)
- Kanjani8 (¥3,770,000,000)
- Kis-My-Ft2 (¥2,540,000,000)
- Boudan Shounen Dan -BTS- (¥2,470,000,000)
- Namie Amuro (¥2,280,000,000)
- GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE (¥2,260,000,000)
- Mr.Children (¥2,060,000,000)
- NEWS (¥1,890,000,000)