Oricon 2010 Rankings (Total Artist Sales): Arashi on top for 2nd consecutive year
Oricon has compiled total sales data for the top artists of 2010, counting singles, albums, and DVDs. This year’s top artist was Arashi, with more than 17.16 billion yen worth of sales. In fact, Arashi ranks as the #1 artist in seven different categories: Total gross sales for an artist; Total gross single sales for an artist; Copies sold for an album; Gross sales for an album; Copies sold for a music DVD; Gross sales for a music DVD; Total gross music DVD sales for an artist.
Arashi easily outdid their numbers from 2009, when they were also the #1 selling artist at 14.46 billion yen.
Arashi (17.163 billion yen)
TVXQ (9.431 billion yen)
AKB48 (7.092 billion yen)
EXILE (6.015 billion yen)
Ikimono Gakari (5.618 billion yen)
Total Artist Sales (New Artists):
KARA (1.30 billion yen)
SNSD (0.88 billion yen)
WEAVER (0.13 billion yen)