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Japanese Music

The power of the Korean Wave in the Japanese music world could clearly be felt in 2011, as Girls’ Generation, SHINee, TVXQ, and other popular Korean artists dominated the music charts. Johnny’s artists like Arashi and KAT-TUN nevertheless remained big favorites among J-pop fans, while Hamasaki Ayumi continued her reign as the most popular solo female artist. Check out the charts below to see if your favorites made the list!” – YesAsia

BEST-SELLING J-POP ALBUMS

1. Girls’ Generation
GIRLS’ GENERATION
2. Arashi
BEAUTIFUL WORLD
3. Dong Bang Shin Ki
TONE
4. SHINee
THE FIRST
5. Yamashita Tomohisa
SUPERGOOD SUPERBAD
6. Hamasaki Ayumi
FIVE
7. YUI
HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE
8. Amuro Namie
CHECKMATE!
9. Hamasaki Ayumi
LOVE SONGS
10. Koda Kumi
DEJAVU

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BEST-SELLING J-POP SINGLES

1. Girls’ Generation
MR. TAXI /
RUN DEVIL RUN
2. SHINee
JULIETTE
3. SHINee
REPLAY – KIMI WA BOKU NO EVERYTHING
4. Akanishi Jin
ETERNAL
5. Infinite
BTD (BEFORE THE DAWN)
6. Arashi
LOTUS
7. KAT-TUN
BIRTH
8. Jang Keun Suk
LET ME CRY
9. KAT-TUN
WHITE
10. SHINee
LUCIFER

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BEST-SELLING ARTISTS

1. Girls’ Generation
2. Arashi
3. SHINee
4. KAT-TUN
5. Hamasaki Ayumi
6. AKB48
7. TVXQ
8. Yamashita Tomohisa
9. Koda Kumi
10. 2PM