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WOWOWOOWOWOOWOWOOW!!! What an amazing and wonderful year for Arashi!!! I mean what a SUPER WONDERFUL YEAR for them! They’ve just got it all.. they’ve got.. Being number 1 in everything is the first ever in history in the oricon charts.. superb man.. just superb! I mean who else has got top 3 singles of the year.. OH and also top 5th single too.. AND top album of the year OH AND top Music DVD of the year.. OH and not just top but also 2nd Music DVD of the year.. no one.. no one.. BUT ARASHI of coz!

Source: Tokyograph

Fri, December 18, 2009 (2:27am EST)
Oricon’s year-end sales rankings for 2009 are out, and the results confirm that Arashi is the top selling artist of the year. They had the #1 single, the #1 album, the #1 music DVD, and were #1 for the first time in artist total sales. In the 42 years of Oricon’s history, no one else has topped all four categories in the same year.

Counting sales of singles, albums, music DVDs, and music Blu-ray Discs, Arashi grossed a total of more than 14.46 billion yen. At #2 this year was EXILE, who topped the list in 2008 with 19.58 billion yen in total sales.

In single sales, Arashi had the #1, #2, #3, and #5 releases, with “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei” in front at nearly 657,000 units sold. The only other artists to occupy the top three spots were Pink Lady in 1978 and Hikaru Genji in 1988. Arashi are the first to have four of the top five, as well as the first to hold the top two spots in back-to-back years.

Their “All the BEST! 1999-2009” album sold over 1.43 million copies. In DVD sales, they were #1 and #2 with “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009” (591,000) and “ARASHI AROUND ASIA 2008 in TOKYO” (428,000).

More complete ranking lists are available on the Oricon website.

Source: Oricon

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Source: Tokyograph

Oricon: ideal new co-worker
Thu, April 9, 2009 (3:19am EDT)
With springtime meaning lots of fresh graduates entering companies for the first time, Oricon conducted a survey of 20- to 40-year-olds, asking them which famous person they would like to have as their new co-worker. Sho Sakurai of Arashi and talento Becky took the top spots in the men’s and women’s rankings, respectively.

For the male rankings, one female stated that Sakurai “thinks quickly and seems like the type to remember things about work quickly.” Working as a newscaster for NTV’s “NEWS ZERO,” Sakurai has gained a lot of attention for his opinions. In the survey, he was followed by Teppei Koike of the duo WaT and pro golfer Ryo Ishikawa.

  1. Sho Sakurai
  2. Teppei Koike
  3. Ryo Ishikawa
  4. Hiro Mizushima
  5. Haruma Miura
  6. Satoshi Tsumabuki
  7. Yusuke Kamiji
  8. Takeru Sato
  9. Junpei Mizobata
  10. Eiji Wentz

Among the women, Becky’s regular TV appearances have given her a very cheerful image. Some of the survey takers described her as someone who can “read the situation at hand,” and as someone “so lively and cheerful that it’d be a nice breath of fresh air to have her around in the company.” Right behind her in the rankings were actresses Aya Ueto and Yui Aragaki.

  1. Becky
  2. Aya Ueto
  3. Yui Aragaki
  4. Maki Horikita
  5. Masami Nagasawa
  6. Aoi Miyazaki
  7. Haruka Ayase
  8. Saki Aibu
  9. Erika Toda
  10. Mikako Tabe

Source: Oricon

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Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s latest single, “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei,” dominated the charts this past week. With roughly 502,000 copies sold, it has become the best-selling single of 2009 so far. It is also the first to break half a million in its opening week since KAT-TUN’s “Real Face” (754,000) in April 2006. Arashi achieved the same feat once before with their debut single “A-RA-SHI” (557,000) in 1999.

New singles flooded the top ten, occupying the next seven spots behind Arashi. The releases came from GLAY, AKB48, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, Yuna Ito, YUKI, Ken (of L’Arc~en~Ciel), and ROCK’A’TRENCH.

On the album rankings, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS edged out a win with their aptly named third album, “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 3.” The album sold 80,000 copies, only 2,000 more than Chatmonchy’s “Kokuhaku.” Also in the top ten were JUJU, supercell, Mika Nakashima, Dragon Ash, Kalafina, and AI.

Source: Oricon 

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This is taken from Oricon.

Source: Tokyograph

Sun, January 25, 2009 (12:10pm EST)
With Japan’s exam season approaching, Oricon conducted a survey last month asking high school girls which male celebrity they would want as a tutor. The #1 choice by a large margin was Arashi member and Keio graduate Sho Sakurai, whose intellectual side has earned him regular spots on news and variety shows.

#2 was comedian Fuminori Ujihara (of the duo Rozan), who has become a familiar face on quiz shows. The ever-popular Masaharu Fukuyama made #3 on the list, largely due to his good looks. Hiro Mizushima and Satoshi Tsumabuki rounded out the top five.

Source: Oricon

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