I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Top 10 Albums in Oricon History

1.  Hikaru Utada                       First Love                      7.7 million     1999
2.  B'z                                       B'z The Best "Pleasure" 5.1 million     1998
3.  GLAY                                 Review-Best of GLAY   4.8 million     1997
4.  Hikaru Utada                      Distance                          4.5 million     2001
5.  B'z                                       B'z The Best "Treasure" 4.4 million     1998
6.  Ayumi Hamasaki                A BEST                           4.3 million     2001
7.  globe                                   globe                               4.1 million     1996
8.  Hikaru Utada                      Deep River                      3.6 million     2002
9.  Mai Kuraki                         Delicious Way                 3.5 million     2000
10. Southern All Stars             Umi no Yeah!!                 3.5 million     1998

Also, have a look at the "Top 10 Singles in Oricon History".


  1. Hi. Do you know this chart?
    There's an article for every artist in the list... I would love to read the translations, can you help me somehow? Do you have an email contact?

    1. Hi there.

      I actually never came across the chart before so thanks for that. Unfortunately I don't think I have the time to take care of the translation work for all of those articles, though. If you need to contact me, you can use the contact form at the upper right.

      Take care,

  2. 7 millions for a debut album? Damn, Hikaru is really something! And her first album is really good.

    1. Pretty darn good indeed. And "First Love" got a lot of heavy play on my stereo for a long time. :)


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