Categorized As "Sales / Sales by Artist", idol group Nogizaka46, which entered its seventh year since their debut in 2011 and for the first time ranked the first with sales music [Blu, or an increase of 24.3 Billion Yen from last year's period.
Meanwhile, AKB48 is ranked 3rd with sales of soft music [Single, Album, Music DVD & Blu-ray] of 47.5 Billion Yen.
Oricon Rankings in the Early Quarters of 2018 "Sales by Artist"
[Period: December 25, 2017 ~ June 18, 2018]
- Nogizaka46 = 56 Billion Yen
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE = 54.1B Yen
- AKB48 = 47.5B Yen
- Kanjani 8 = 37.7B Yen
- Kis-My-Ft2 = 25.4B Yen
- B T S = 24.7B Yen
- Amuro Namie = 22.8B Yen
- GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE = 22.6B Yen
- Mr.Children = 20.6B Yen
- NEWS = 18.9B Yen