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KAT-TUN ranks No.16 Most Powerful Group of all-time in terms of album and single sales! 
14th-Jan-2012 03:12 pm
kazuya touch


Music Station just presented on Jan 13 with a special report 最強グループBEST20 or Most Powerful Group BEST 20 which the the Top 20 most powerful groups of all-time in term of physical single and album sales.

KAT-TUN joined the Top 20 at No.16.  With five year debut, 17 singles and 5 albums, together have made them over 8,450,000 copies sold.  Music Station hints to this ranking included the debut single Real Face which become 2006's No.1 selling single and how they managed to hold 8 consecutive concert at Tokyo Dome.

Among the groups in Top 20, KAT-TUN is apparently the newest group!

MUSIC STATION 最強グループBEST20

01. SMAP - 32,730,000
02. KinKi Kids - 25,210,000
03. TRF - 21,690,000
04. Arashi - 21,590,000
05. EXILE - 19,760,000
06. SPEED - 19,540,000
07. Morning Musume - 16,860,000
08. Pink Lady - 13,330,000
09. AKB48 - 13,280,000
10. Hikaru GENJI - 12,220,000
11. V6 - 12,210,000
12. My Little Lover - 11,990,000
13. CHEMISTRY - 11,640,000
14. PUFFY - 9,190,000
15. KETSUMEISHI - 9,080,000
16. KAT-TUN - 8,450,000
17. MAX - 8,270,000
18. Wink - 7,490,000
19. Tonneruzu - 7,290,000
20. GOSPELLERS - 6,450,000

Pictures credited to KFC_223 & kzy223.  Thanks.
Ranking & sale info provided by marchlavender.  Thanks.

It doesn't stated "all-time" in the show, however, the ranking includes artists from the past until now, so that's all time, right ? (I'm not sure either.)

Originally posted at http://www.kat-tunthailand.com/index.php?mo=14&newsid=299607.

Comments 
14th-Jan-2012 08:17 am (UTC)
I submitted the whole ranking at arama but of course, it always takes ages to get approved over there. The last time was like 5 hours!


Here are the best selling groups of all time...

01. SMAP - 32,730,000
02. KinKi Kids - 25,210,000
03. TRF - 21,690,000
04. Arashi - 21,590,000
05. EXILE - 19,760,000
06. SPEED - 19,540,000
07. Morning Musume - 16,860,000
08. Pink Lady - 13,330,000
09. AKB48 - 13,280,000
10. Hikaru GENJI - 12,220,000
11. V6 - 12,210,000
12. My Little Lover - 11,990,000
13. CHEMISTRY - 11,640,000
14. PUFFY - 9,190,000
15. KETSUMEISHI - 9,080,000
16. KAT-TUN - 8,450,000
17. MAX - 8,270,000
18. Wink - 7,490,000
19. Tonneruzu - 7,290,000
20. GOSPELLERS - 6,450,000
14th-Jan-2012 08:22 am (UTC)
Wow.. thank you so much. May I put this up over there, please ?
14th-Jan-2012 08:26 am (UTC)
Yes, sure. It's not like this list is mine. Everyone who downloaded and watched the show has this list. :)
14th-Jan-2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
thanks^^
so proud of KAT-TUN being here along with their senpai^^

6 of them is JE group^^
14th-Jan-2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
congrats to them!
14th-Jan-2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
Gosh i'm so proud of them ;_______________;
14th-Jan-2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Among the groups in Top 20, KAT-TUN is apparently the newest group!

And AKB48, actually. AKB48 debut single was released on the same year, only their's on February.
But still, congratulations KAT-TUN!!! And all the group listed on Top 20!

Oh btw... glad to see lot's of Johnny's group on the list ^^

14th-Jan-2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
I´m so proud of them! Keep it up guys!
14th-Jan-2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing! well done KAT-TUN! ♥
14th-Jan-2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
wow congrats kat-tun :D
14th-Jan-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so proud of them. KAT-TUN is the best^^
14th-Jan-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations KAT-TUN!!
The boys deserve it as they worked really hard for it especially since Jin left.
14th-Jan-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
so proud of them!!!



14th-Jan-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing~
14th-Jan-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Good job, KAT-TUN~!!!

And yay for HikaGen still reigning at #10! :D <3 :D

And yay for KinKi at #2~! :D

Okay, I'm done now ._.
14th-Jan-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this info! I'm so proud of them to be #16! :D considering most of the other groups have existed for many years, much longer than KT have, and that KT are the newest group among the 20 =)
Although, AKB48 did debut the same year as KT...but they released their debut single a little earlier than KT I think.
16th-Jan-2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
and there are 48 ppl in the group!
15th-Jan-2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
congratulations kat-tun ♥
i actually thought NEWS would be up there since they also hit #1 but anyways, YAYYY!

thanks for sharing this information ♥
18th-Jan-2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
yes, but NewS has never sold more than KT, and KT's sales are still much more than NewS' overall.

I think just about every JE group have hit #1 on the charts...but this list obviously consists of the top 20 highest-selling groups of all-time, and many of the groups on this list have been in the business for over a decade, some have already been in the business for about 2 decades or more.

NewS is really not close to the top 20 in terms of overall sales, even though they have quite a lot of #1 releases themselves.


Edited at 2012-01-18 02:50 pm (UTC)
20th-Jan-2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
hihi it was just an assumption given the circumstances :))
NEWS was always a single sold #1 consecutively above KT so i actually thought they made it in but given their long years of activity and currently are not as productive as they used to, i guess :)) they're both awesome bottomline :))

true true! its amazing how KT actually hit 16, considering such a short, progressing career compared to the others, its kind of like a miracle when its already expected XD im just happy they made the mark and they're still holding up strong despite the many challenges and difficulties concerning their commercial lives.

i see, well we cant blame the #1s. they vary every other month so again leading to my assumption :)) almost anyone famous could top the charts :))
21st-Jan-2012 11:05 am (UTC)
Both KT and NewS are currently tied for having the same amount of #1 consecutive singles & albums, but NewS' TOTAL overall sales are much lower than KT's.

Yes, it's not really about who has the most #1 releases, because just about every debuted JE group, and many other idol & music groups have had #1 singles & albums on the oricon charts.

What's important regarding this particular list is the actual amount of records sold in total during the years these groups have been active in the business. And NewS' total overall sales are still much lower than KT's....even though they debuted several years before KT.




Edited at 2012-01-21 11:11 am (UTC)
20th-Jan-2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for info
Congratz KAT-TUN :D
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