Japanese pop diva Kumi Koda is crowned the best selling Japanese artist in 2007 according to an Oricon report.

Japanese pop star Kumi Koda
Kumi Koda

Kumi has a total sales of 7.35 billion Yen (~ USD65 million) from her CDs and DVDs, just above her arch rival Ayumi Hamasaki (7.05 billion Yen) for 2nd year in a role. The remainders of the Top 10 best selling artists are Mr. Children, Exile, KAT-TUN, Ai Otsuka, Kobukuro, KinKi Kids, Arashi, and L’Arc-en-Ciel.

The best selling album of the year belongs to Mr. Children’s “Home” with 1.18 million copies sold. Best selling single belongs to tenor singer Masafumi Akikawa’s Sen no Kaze ni Natte (千の風になって).



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