Oricon has released its end of year charts for 2019, highlighting the best-selling artists and music of 2019. The charts cover releases from December 10, 2018 to December 8, 2019.
Arashi were the best-selling artist of the year, and they also had the best-selling album of the year with 5X20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019. The J-pop boy band announced their hiatus to come into effect in 2020. The album is also Arashi's seventh album to top the end-of-year charts.
AKB48 had the best-selling single of the year with "Sustainable", topping the chart for the 10th consecutive year.
In digital sales, Kenshi Yonezu's "Lemon" was the best-selling digital single for the second year in a row, while Gen Hoshino's POP VIRUS was the best-selling album.
The most-streamed song of the year was Official HIGE DANdism's "Pretender".
Check out the full list here.
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