18 December 2011

[NEWS] Oricon's 2011 "New Artist" Sales Rankings, via TOKYOGRAPH


Kis-My-Ft2 is best selling new artist of the year

Oricon has revealed its sales rankings for 2011, and in the new artist category, Kis-My-Ft2 ranked #1 at approximately 1.47 billion yen. They are the first Johnny's artist to become the #1 new artist on the yearly charts since KAT-TUN in 2006 (6.66 billion yen).

Kis-My-Ft2 released their debut single “Everybody Go” in August, and it ranked #10 for the year at 442,000 copies sold. Their two DVDs released in October achieved a total of approximately 212,000 copies sold. In total, these three works sold 654,000 copies for 1.47 billion yen in sales.

The #2 and #3 new artists were Korean groups 2PM (990 million yen) and SHINee (870 million yen), respectively.
  1. Kis-My-Ft2 - 1.47billion yen (~$18.9 million USD)
  2. 2PM - 990million yen (~$12.7 million USD)
  3. SHINee - 870million yen (~$11.2 million USD)

The original article states that last year (2010), KARA was #1 with 13 billion yen and SNSD was #2 with 8.8 billion yen. :)


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