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Posted by Kanki0 pt Friday, November 4, 2011

Japan's favorite artists named by 20,000 people

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Weekly entertainment magazine “Only?Star” has revealed its 8th “20,000 Music Fans Select Their Favorite Artist Ranking”.

As expected, Arashi kept their position from last year, coming in at #1 for two consecutive years. Additionally, this year also saw some big leaps. Popular for their hit songs and infamous “Senbatsu General Election”, the girls of AKB48 jumped from #30 to #11. Meanwhile, Perfume jumped from #28 to #20 with their movie and CM appearances, marking  their first time in the Top 20.

Check out the Top 20 below!

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[20,000 Music Fans Select Their Favorite Artist Ranking]

01. Arashi

02. Ikimonogakari

03. Mr. Children

04. Utada Hikaru

05. aiko

06. Fukuyama Masaharu

07. B’z

08. Kobukuro

09. Southern All-Stars

10. Yuzu

11. AKB48

12. YUI

13. DREAMS COME TRUE

14. Spitz

15. Porno Graffitti

16. Kuwata Keisuke

17. BUMP OF CHICKEN

18. Amuro Namie

19. GReeeeN

20. Perfume

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[Favorite Among Teens]

01. Arashi

02. Ikimonogakari

03. YUI

04. AKB48

05. BUMP OF CHICKEN

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[Favorite Among 20 Year Olds]

01. Arashi

02. Mr. Children

03. Ikimonogakari

04. Utada Hikaru

05. AKB48

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[Favorite Among 30 Year Olds]

01. Mr. Children

02. Arashi

03. B’z

04. Ikimonogakari

05. Utada Hikaru

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[Favorite Among 40 Year Olds]

01. Southern All-Stars

02. Ikimonogakari

03. Fukuyama Masaharu

04. Kuwata Keisuke

05. Arashi

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[History Of The Top Artists]

2011: Arashi

2010: Arashi

2009: Mr. Children

2008: Utada Hikaru

2007: Utada Hikaru

2006: aiko

2005: aiko

2004: Utada Hikaru

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Source: Oricon

  1. AKB48
  2. YUI
  3. ARASHI
  4. PERFUME
  5. BZ
  6. MR-CHILDREN
  7. KOBUKURO
  8. AIKO
  9. FUKUYAMA-MASAHARU
  10. IKIMONOGAKARI
  11. AMURO-NAMIE
  12. YUZU
  13. SOUTHERN-ALL-STARS
  14. KUWATA-KEISUKE
  15. UTADA-HIKARU
  16. BUMP-OF-CHICKEN
  17. GREEEEN
  18. DREAMS-COME-TRUE
  19. PORNO-GRAFFITI
  20. ONLY-STAR
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