The Oricon Albums Chart is a Japanese music chart for albums. Albums on the chart are ranked by the number of copies they have sold. The chart is made by Oricon. The Oricon Albums Chart started including downloaded album copies in 2016. In November 2018, Oricon also started including streamed albums.
The charts are released every Tuesday. There are different charts for the most popular albums of every day, week, month, and year.
Best-selling albums on the charts[change | change source]
These are the albums that have sold the most copies on the Oricon Albums Chart.
|1||1999||First Love||Hikaru Utada||7,650,215|
|2||1998||B'z The Best "Pleasure"||B'z||5,135,922|
|5||1998||B'z The Best "Treasure"||B'z||4,438,742|
|6||2001||A Best||Ayumi Hamasaki||4,301,353|
|8||2002||Deep River||Hikaru Utada||3,604,588|
|9||2000||Delicious Way||Mai Kuraki||3,530,000|
|10||1998||Time to Destination||Every Little Thing||3,520,330|