AKB48 tops the 2014 annual album rankings with their 5th album Tsugi no Ashiato selling over 1,041,000 copies. The album, in addition to containing their singles and many new songs, is tied to member 2-shot photo events. Landing at #2 is the ultra popular animated movie FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) sound track album that charted in the top 10 for an amazing 24 straight weeks.

Read on for the complete top 10 albums for 2014.

Albums ranking December 9th 2013 – December 7th 2014*


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Tsugi no Ashiato Jan 22nd 1,041,355
2 VA FROZEN: Anna and the Snow Queen Soundtrack March 12th 980,383
3 Arashi THE DIGITALIAN Oct 22nd 784,933
4 Namie Amuro Ballada June 4th 431,356
5 NMB48 Sekai no Chushin wa Osaka ya ~ Namba Jichiku ~  Aug 13th 397,661
6 J Soul Brothers THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT Jan 1st 347,363
7 Fukuyama Masaharu  HUMAN April 2nd 344,036
9 KANJANI8 Kanjanizm  Nov 5th 327,752
10 Kis-My-Ft2 HIT! HIT! HIT! March 26th 293,309

*Oricon annual ranking 2014 period December 9th 2013 – December 7th 2014

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Source: Oricon