Topping Oricon album charts for 2013* is Arashi with their 12th album LOVE that topped the charts for two consecutive weeks with over 780,000+ sold. In the #2 & #3 spots are long time duo B’z with their best compilation albums B’z The Best XXV 1988 – 1998 & B’z The Best XXV 1999 – 2012.

In the #4 spot is FUNKY MONKEY BABYS with compilation album LAST BEST which is the only album in the top 20 which didn’t debut at #1. The album was #2 behind Kis-My-Ft2’s Good Ikuse! (#13) but the following week it climbed into #1 and charted in the top 10 for 11 consecutive weeks.

In the #5 spot is NMB48 with their first album Teppen Tottande! and they are the only idol group in the top 20 albums this year.

*Oricon Charts 2013 annual spans December 10th 2012 – December 8th 2013

Read on for the complete top 20 album charts for 2013….

Top 20 Albums for 2013

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold**
1 Arashi LOVE Oct 23rd 784,792
2 B’z  The Best XXV 1988 – 1998 June 12th 567,004
3 B’z The Best XXV 1999 – 2012 June 12th 555,721
4 Funky Monkey Babys LAST BEST March 27th 465,000
5 NMB48 Teppen Tottande!  Feb 27th 413,310
6 Namie Amuro FEEL July 10th 383,000
7 KANJANI8 JUKE BOX Oct 16th 373,019
8 EXILE BEST HITS Love Side / Soul Side Dec 5th 2012 340,000***
9 Superfly BEST Sept 25th 325,000
10 Tohoshinki TIME March 6th 298,389
11 Kana Nishino Love Collection ~ mint ~  Sept 4th 287,000
12 Kana Nishino Love Collection ~ pink ~  Sept 4th 277,000
13 Kis-My-Ft2 Good Ikuse! March 27th 273,000
14 Ikimonogakari Balladon Dec 19th 2012 253,277
15 Maximum the Hormone Yoshu Fukushu July 31st 245,000
16 J Soul Brothers MIRACLE Jan 1st 2013  
17 Yumi Matsutoya (Yumi Yumi) 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nov 20th 2012  
18 One Direction Take Me Home Nov 14th  
19 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda Collection June 26th  
20 BUMP OF CHICKEN BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] July 3rd  

**total sales unofficial (sources: Oricon, Wikipedia, RIAJ), download and other not counted.
***total sales 700,030 (2012-2013).

Previous Oricon Charts

Source: Oricon