2015 in Japanese music

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The year 2015 in Japanese music.

Events[edit]

Number-ones[edit]

Best-selling records[edit]

Best-selling albums[edit]

The following is a list of the top 10 best-selling albums in Japan in 2015, according to Oricon.[1]

Rank Album Artist Copies
1 Japonism Arashi 981,639
2 Planet Seven Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe 868,247
3 Dreams Come True The Best! Watashi no Dorikamu Dreams Come True 828,505
4 Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! AKB48 780,591
5 0 to 1 no Aida AKB48 687,688
6 Reflection [ja] Mr. Children 576,867
7 Budō [ja] Southern All Stars 534,482
8 Tree Sekai no Owari 484,588
9 Kanjani Eight no genki ga deru CD!! [ja] Kanjani Eight 348,197
10 Kis-My-World [ja] Kis-My-Ft2 336,069

Best-selling singles[edit]

The following is a list of the top 10 best-selling singles in Japan in 2015, according to Oricon.[2]

Rank Single Artist Copies
1 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" AKB48 1,782,707
2 "Halloween Night AKB48 1,328,411
3 "Green Flash" AKB48 1,045,492
4 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" AKB48 905,490
5 "Coquettish Jūtai Chū" SKE48 702,299
6 "Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru" Nogizaka46 686,539
7 "Taiyō Nokku" Nogizaka46 678,481
8 "Inochi wa Utsukushii" Nogizaka46 620,555
9 "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari" Arashi 571,597
10 "Don't Look Back!" NMB48 530,830

Awards[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
28 Planet Seven[3] Sandaime J Soul Brothers J-pop Rhythm Zone

February[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
4 Colour by Number[4] Monkey Majik Rock Binyl Records
11 Imademo[5] Kim Hyun-joong Universal Music Japan
18 Call Me...[6] Pentagon Goemon Records
25 Last Song[7] Seo In-guk Nippon Crown

March[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
4 Epic Day[8] B'z Hard rock, pop rock Vermillion Records
18 Action[9] U-KISS Avex Trax
After School Best[10] After School Avex Trax
25 19: Road to Amazing World[11] Exile Rhythm Zone

April[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
1 Present[12] Donghae & Eunhyuk Avex Trax
15 2PM of 2PM[13] 2PM Epic Records Japan

September[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
30 Colors[14] CNBLUE Rock Warner Music Japan

November[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
18 New Beginning[15] Band-Maid Hard rock, heavy metal Gump Records

December[edit]

Date Album Artist Genre Labels
2 Yellow Dancer[16] Gen Hoshino Speedstar Records
16 For You[17] Infinite Delicious Deli Records
23 °Cmaj9[18] Cute J-pop Zetima

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015年 年間音楽ランキングを発表! 年間アルバムランキング 1位~25位". Oricon Style. Oricon. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015年 年間音楽ランキングを発表! 年間シングルランキング 1位~25位". Oricon Style. Oricon. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  3. ^ 三代目 J Soul Brothersニューアルバム詳細明らかに. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  4. ^ MONKEY MAJIK、結成15周年彩る新アルバム. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. September 12, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ キム・ヒョンジュン、2ndアルバム「今でも」2/11発売&日本全国ツアー決定. Musicman-NET (in Japanese). F.B.Communications, Magnet Company. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ ペンタゴン 「CALL ME...」. Visulog (in Japanese). Fakestar Company. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ ソ・イングク、ジャパン・ベスト・アルバム『Last Song』. Tower Records Japan (in Japanese). Tower Records. December 5, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ B'z新アルバム「EPIC DAY」は3月発売&スタジアムツアー決定. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. January 26, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ 【質問募集】U-KISS『Action』発売記念イベント(トーク&ミニライブ)@ 3月19日タワレコ渋谷. Tower Records Japan (in Japanese). Tower Records. February 19, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  10. ^ AFTERSCHOOL、約4年間の活動凝縮ベスト盤&キネマ倶楽部でリリパ. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. February 3, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  11. ^ EXILE、19人体制で初アルバム+秋のツアー決定. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. November 30, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ SUPER JUNIOR D&E、ミニアルバム「Present」携え全国ツアー. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. April 1, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  13. ^ 2PM、ニュー・アルバム『2PM OF 2PM』がリリース!. Tower Records Japan (in Japanese). Tower Records. March 13, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  14. ^ CNBLUE、「色」を軸にしたニューアルバム&全国ツアー. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. July 24, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  15. ^ メイド姿でハードロックを奏でるガールズ・ロック・バンド BAND-MAID®、11/4リリースの2ndミニ・アルバムより「Don't Let Me Down」のMV公開!レコ発企画も決定!. Geki-Rock (in Japanese). Geki-Rock Entertainment. October 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  16. ^ 星野源、2年7カ月ぶり新アルバム「YELLOW DANCER」リリース決定. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. October 14, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  17. ^ INFINITE、12/16発売のニューアルバム「For You」のジャケット写真が公開!. Kstyle (in Japanese). Line Corporation. November 20, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  18. ^ ℃-ute、9枚目のアルバム「℃maj9」にtofubeatsリミックス. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. November 11, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.