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Oricon (オリコン Orikon?), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. It is best known for the music charts it produces, similar to those published by Billboard Magazine in the USA. The name "Oricon" is derived from the English words "Original Confidence". The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... Music charts are a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


The "Oricon Year" runs (as of 2006) from mid-December of one year to mid-December of the following year (was previously the beginning of December of one year, to the end of November the following year). Also to note, Oricon combines the last week of December with the first week of January, therefore an "Oricon Year" has 51 weeks versus a real year, which has 52 weeks. Despite this these weeks are counted as 2 instead of 1 in the chart run of a single or an album.


There have been only a handful of #1 singles by American or European artists since 1967, some of which were belatedly released in Japan several years after hitting the charts outside Japan. The all-time best-selling single in Japan by a non-Japanese artist is "Beautiful Sunday" by Daniel Boone, issued in Japan in 1976, four years after it was a hit in the U.S. Since 1980, only five singles involving American or European artists have reached #1 on the Oricon: "I'm in the Mood For Dancing" by The Nolans (1980), "Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara (1983), "To Love You More" by Celine Dion with Kryzler & Kompany (1995), "La-La-La Love Song" by Toshinobu Kubota with Naomi Campbell and "Candle in the Wind '97" by Elton John (1997). [1] World map showing the location of Europe. ... Daniel Boone (born Peter Green, 31 July 1942, Birmingham, England) is a British pop musician who became a one-hit wonder with the single, Beautiful Sunday, in 1972. ... The Nolans, previously billed as The Nolan Sisters are siblings from Ireland, who reached the peak of their success as a vocal act in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Flashdance. ... Irene Cara (born Irene Escalera on March 18, 1959 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American singer, Academy Award-winning, Grammy Award-winning, and a two-time Golden Globe-winning songwriter and actress of African, Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. ... To Love You More is a single by Céline Dion, released in 1995. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop vocalist and occasional songwriter. ... Toshi Kubota (KUBOTA Toshinobu, 久保田利伸) is a Japanese singer who is originally from Shizuoka, Japan. ... Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1970) is an English supermodel, actress, singer, businesswoman, and author. ... Candle in the Wind is a song with music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...

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History

In 1967, Original Confidencial Inc., a base of Oricon was founded by Soko Koike. In November of same year, the company began tentative singles chart, and on January 4, 1968, the first Japanese hit parade called "Original Confidence" was officially started. In 1992, the company changed name to "Oricon", and seven years later, it separated to several subsidiaries. After the death of a founder in 2001, a senior company of Oricon has managed by his relatives.


Policy

Currently, Oricon is counting sales of CD, DVD, video games and several other formats. Formerly, the sales of manga and books had also researched. In each Tuesday, the data of these charts are announced by a magazine called Oricon Style and an official web site for the Oricon. These results are based on the system called POS. Every Monday, Oricon receives data from some already registered record stores. Naturally, merchandise released from only excepted markets cannot reach to the chart. For example, the debut single of the idol group called NEWS was released at 7-Eleven stores only (convenience stores have not been added to the registry), and was not added to the chart. Before leading of POS, results on the charts depended on faxes which were sent from record shops. The announced sales of materials by the Oricon only have inferential value and is not completely accurate. NEWS is a J-pop group from Johnny & Associates, which also produced groups such as SMAP, TOKIO, V6, KinKi Kids, Arashi, KAT-TUN and Tackey & Tsubasa. ... 7-Eleven is an international franchisor, licensor, and operator of a chain of convenience stores in eighteen countries including: Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico in the Americas; Norway, Sweden and Denmark in Europe; mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan in East Asia; Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia...


Controversy

In 2006, Oricon launched a lawsuit against journalist Hiro Ugaya when he was quoted in a Cyzo magazine article as suggesting that Oricon was fudging their statistical data to benefit certain management companies and labels.[2]


Charts

Current charts

January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

Past charts

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

Yearly Charts

The year-end charts that shows the sales of albums and singles in Japan.


Singles

  • 1999 Top 50 Singles
  • 2000 Top 50 Singles
  • 2001 Top 50 Singles
  • 2002 Top 50 Singles
  • 2003 Top 100 Singles
  • 2004 Top 100 Singles
  • 2005 Top 100 Singles

Albums

  • 1999 Oricon Top 50 Albums
  • 2000 Oricon Top 50 Albums
  • 2001 Oricon Top 50 Albums
  • 2002 Oricon Top 50 Albums
  • 2003 Oricon Top 20 Albums
  • 2004 Oricon Top 20 Albums
  • 2005 Oricon Top 20 Albums

2007 Oricon Yearly Chart - TOP 10[3]


1. Mr.Children - HOME - 1,125,017 Mr. ...


2. Koda Kumi - Black Cherry - 998,230 On the cover of the October 2005 issue of Popteen Kumi Koda (倖田 來未 Kōda Kumi, born November 13, 1982), is a Japanese solo rhythm and blues singer. ...


3. Ayumi Hamasaki - A BEST 2 "WHITE" - 704,873 Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ...


4. Ayumi Hamasaki - A BEST 2 "BLACK" - 687,373 Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ...


5. Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing - 656,601 Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley[1] (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock singer and musician. ...


6. Ai Otsuka ~ Ai am BEST - 652,054 Ai Otsuka , born September 9, 1982) is a Japanese pop female singer-songwriter and pianist from Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ...


7. YUI - CAN'T BUY MY LOVE - 578,291 This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


8. EXILE - EXILE EVOLUTION - 545,501 EXILE is a 7-member Japanese pop music band. ...


9. Kobukuro - ALL SINGLES BEST - 519,713 Kobukuro (Kobuchi and Kuroda, コブクロ) is a Japanese male pop band. ...


10. Yuna Ito - HEART - 503,910 This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Album Ranking[4]

First Love is an album by Utada Hikaru, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Utada redirects here. ... Distance is an album by Utada Hikaru, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Utada redirects here. ... A BEST is a greatest hits album released by Ayumi Hamasaki on 28 March 2001. ... Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Utada redirects here. ...

Best Selling Singles and Albums January 1st, 1999 - April 24th, 2006

Singles[5]:


Albums[5]: Southern All Stars ) is a Japanese pop rock band formed in Kanagawa, fronted by lead singer and singer-songwriter Keisuke Kuwata. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... MISIA MISIA (Japanese) - A Japanese R&B singer. ... Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ... Utada redirects here. ... Morning Musume ) is an all-girl J-pop group from Japan. ... Kamenashi Kazuya (KAT-TUN) and Yamashita Tomohisa (NewS) formed a special temporary unit, Shuuji to Akira (修二と彰), under Johnnys Entertainment from fall 2005 to winter 2006. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Utada redirects here. ... Can You Keep A Secret? was Hikkis 8th single released in February 16, 2001. ...

  • 01 - Utada Hikaru - Distance - 2001 - 4,469,000 (#1 for two weeks)
  • 02 - Ayumi Hamasaki - A BEST - 2001 - 4,295,353 (#4 for one week)
  • 03 - Utada Hikaru - DEEP RIVER - 2002 - 3,605,000
  • 04 - Mai Kuraki - delicious way - 2000 - 3,530,000
  • 05 - Ayumi Hamasaki - Duty - 2000 - 2,904,000
  • 06 - Southern All Stars - Ballad3 ~the album of LOVE~ - 2000 - 2,836,000
  • 07 - MONGOL800 - MESSAGE - 2001 - 2,687,000
  • 08 - GLOBE - CRUISE RECORD 1995-2000 - 1999 - 2,650,050
  • 09 - ORANGE RANGE - musiQ - 2004 - 2,648,000
  • 10 - GLAY - DRIVE~GLAY complete BEST - 2000 - 2,637,000

Utada redirects here. ... Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ... Utada redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ... Southern All Stars ) is a Japanese pop rock band formed in Kanagawa, fronted by lead singer and singer-songwriter Keisuke Kuwata. ... MONGOL800 (also known to fans as Monpachi) is an Okinawan ska/punk band that has enjoyed moderate success at home and abroad. ... Orange Range ) is a Japanese group signed to Sony Music (SMEJ) in Japan. ... GLAY (グレイ) is a popular Japanese rock (or J-Rock ) band, comprised of four main members--Takuro, Hisashi, Teru, and Jiro--and a changing cast of support musicians. ...

40th Anniversary Charts

In 2006 Oricon celebrated their 40th anniversary and released a list of the top selling acts and releases since the creation of the Charts. The winners were presented with the WE LOVE MUSIC AWARD in five different categories and they are:


1 - Total Overall Sales:


Male artists

  • Singles: B'z - 33,210,000
  • Albums: B'z - 41,450,000

Female artists Bz (pronounced bees) is a popular and influential Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto , guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, vocals). ... Bz (pronounced bees) is a popular and influential Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto , guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, vocals). ...

2 - Total Number of #1 Releases: Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ... Yumi Matsutoya ), nicknamed Yuming ), also known by her maiden name Yumi Arai ) (born January 19, 1954 ) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. ...

3 - Number of Platinum (1 million copies sold) Releases: Bz (pronounced bees) is a popular and influential Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto , guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, vocals). ... Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷由実, born January 19, 1954) is a Japanese J-Pop singer-songwriter. ...

  • Singles: B'z - 15
  • Albums: B'z - 19

4 - Consistently Having Each Release Enter at #1 Since Debut: Bz (pronounced bees) is a popular and influential Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto , guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, vocals). ... Bz (pronounced bees) is a popular and influential Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto , guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, vocals). ...

5 - Total Number of Weeks Spent at #1: KinKi Kids is a Japanese popular group established by Johnny & Associates. ... Ayumi Hamasaki , born October 2, 1978) is an award-winning J-Pop singer. ...

Source: JmusicEuropa Pink Lady can refer to either Pink Lady, a Japanese pop music duo. ... Yosui Inoue was one of Japans most popular folk-rockers of the early 1970s. ...


External Links

References

  1. ^ Reference: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=317101
  2. ^ http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20070208f2.html
  3. ^ 2007年上半期ランキング大発表 (The first half rank big announcement in 2007) (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  4. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/tv/top40/
  5. ^ a b http://www.jmusiceuropa.com/

Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Official Website

  • Oricon website (Japanese)

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