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As one of the most successful artists not only in Japan but the world, B'z have amassed a number of records, awards, and accolades over their career that has spanned decades. Since the latter half of 1990, the band has amassed an unprecedented series of consecutive number one singles and albums. With over 80,000,000 records sold, they remain Japan's top-selling music act of all time and hold more records than any other artist. Among their accomplishments are having the most singles sold, the most albums sold, the most number one singles, and the most music home videos sold, which regularly topped the charts of all home videos of any sort for a given year.

Please Note: All certifications and sales figures, unless otherwise noted, refer to physical copies sold only. Digital sales figures are rarely available for most Japanese artists.

Records

Singles

  • Total Singles Sold: 35,809,000 —— Ranked #2 since December 2015 (Ranked #1 until December 2015[1])
  • Total Number One Singles: 49 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Consecutive Number One Singles: 49 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Longest Streak of Number One Singles: 49 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Weeks Singles Were at Number One: 66 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Longest Consecutive Period with Single at Number One: 20 Years —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Singles that Entered Top 10: 50 —— Ranked #3 All-Time
  • Total Consecutive Singles that Entered Top 10: 50 —— Ranked #3 All-Time
  • Longest Consecutive Period with a Single in Top 10: 20 Years —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Million-Selling Singles: 15 —— Ranked #2 All-Time
  • Total Consecutive Million-Selling Singles: 13 —— Ranked #2 All-Time
  • Longest Consecutive Period with a Million-Selling Single: 6 Years —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Most Singles in the Top 10 Concurrently: 9 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
On March 26, 2003, B'z remastered and re-released ten of their earliest singles along with their then-latest single, "IT'S SHOWTIME!!". On the daily chart at launch, B'z held a monopoly over the chart's top eleven slots, with the new single ranking at the top and the re-issues covering the remaining ten. Ultimately, B'z would set a record that week for holding nine of the Top 10 slots for the week of release.

Albums

  • Total Albums Sold: 46,074,000 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
Recognized as a Guinness World Record under "Artist with Most Albums Sold in Japan" in 2007, with a total of 42,000,000 at the time of publication.
  • Total Million-Selling Albums: 19 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Consecutive Million-Selling Albums: 8 —— Ranked #2 All-Time
  • Total Number-One Albums: 26 —— Ranked #1 All-Time

Home Videos

  • Total Releases at Top of Music Home Video Year-End Chart: 8 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Releases at Top of General Home Video Year-End Chart: 5 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Music VHS Units Sold: 300,100 —— Ranked #3 All-Time
  • Total Music DVDs at Top of Music Home Video Year-End Chart: 8 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Consecutive Music DVDs to Debut at Top of General DVD Chart: 8 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Blu-ray Discs to Make Annual Music Blu-Ray Chart: 2 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total Blu-ray Discs to Top General Blu-ray Chart: 3 —— Ranked #1 All-Time

Miscellaneous

  • Total CD Shipments: 100,000,000 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Total CD Sales: 81,500,000 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Certified Consecutive Shipment of One Million Singles: 17 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Certified Consecutive Shipment of One Million Albums: 10 —— Ranked #1 All-Time
  • Only artist in history to lead all six major categories tracked by Oricon —— Ranked #1 All-Time

Awards & Accolades

Japan Gold Disc Awards

Others

  • 1990: Japan Cable Awards' Most Requested Singer Award
  • 1991: Japan Cable Awards' Most Requested Singer Award
  • 1999: World Music Awards' Best Selling Japanese Artist of the Year
  • 2007: Hollywood RockWalk Induction (B'z, first Asian artists inducted)
  • 2010: 53rd Annual Grammy Awards' Best Pop Instrumental Album (Tak Matsumoto & Larry Carlton, TAKE YOUR PICK)
  • 2010: Billboard Japan Music Awards' "Hot 100 of the Year 2009": #1 ("Ichibu to Zenbu")

Releases

Singles

No. Cover Single Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 01s.jpg

Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
1988.09.21

2 02s.jpg

Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
1989.05.21

3 03s.jpg

LADY-GO-ROUND
1990.02.21

6,080+

100,000+

39

Gold

4 04s.jpg

BE THERE
1990.05.25

31,280+

348,000+

3

10

60

Platinum

5 05s.jpg

Taiyou no Komachi Angel
1990.06.13

52,080+

464,000+

1

15

27

Platinum

6 06s.jpg

Easy Come, Easy Go!
1990.10.03

96,690+

472,000+

1

4

28

Platinum

7 07s.jpg

"Itoshii Hito yo" Good Night...
1990.10.24

92,500+

355,000+

1

1

62

Platinum

8 08s.jpg

LADY NAVIGATION
1991.03.27

212,850+

1,173,000+

1

1

7

Million

9 09s.jpg

ALONE
1991.10.30

381,340+

1,127,217+

1

1

10

Million

10 10s.jpg

BLOWIN'
1992.05.27

586,580+

1,764,000+

1

1

3

Million

11 11s.jpg

ZERO
1992.10.07

615,470+

1,311,000+

1

1

11

Million

12 12s.jpg

Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni
Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai

1993.03.17

725,340+

2,021,000+

1

1

2

2x Million

13 13s.jpg

Hadashi no Megami
1993.06.02

778,336+

1,736,000+

1

1

5

Million

14 14s.jpg

Don't Leave Me
1994.02.09

791,310+

1,444,000+

1

1

4

Million

15 15s.jpg

MOTEL
1994.11.21

738,520+

1,316,000+

1

1

18

Million

16 16s.jpg

Negai
1995.05.31

701,870+

1,499,000+

1

1

13

Million

17 17s.jpg

love me, I love you
1995.07.07

455,360+

1,394,000+

1

1

14

Million

18 18s.jpg

LOVE PHANTOM
1995.10.11

951,140+

1,862,000+

1

1

10

Million

19 19s.jpg

Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~/MOVE
1996.03.06

715,620+

1,236,000+

1

1

11

Million

20 20s.jpg

Real Thing Shakes
1996.05.15

606,360+

1,141,000+

1

1

12

Million

21 21s.jpg

FIREBALL
1997.03.05

426,820+

1,000,000+

1

3

24

Million

22 22s.jpg

Calling
1997.07.09

506,100+

1,000,020+

1

1

16

Million

23 23s.jpg

Liar! Liar!
1997.10.08

469,200+

1,000,000+

1

1

20

Million

24 24s.jpg

Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
1998.04.08

405,590+

1,000,000+

1

2

32

Million

25 25s.jpg

HOME
1998.07.08

559,170+

1,000,000+

1

3

17

Million

26 26s.jpg

girigiri chop
1999.06.09

501,910+

805,000+

1

3

19

3x Platinum

27 27s.jpg

Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
2000.02.09

671,630+

1,129,000+

1

3

8

Million

28 28s.jpg

May
2000.05.24

457,110+

695,000+

1

2

29

2x Platinum

29 29s.jpg

juice
2000.07.12

452,790+

674,000+

1

3

31

2x Platinum

30 30s.jpg

RING
2000.10.14

400,450+

546,000+

1

1

37

2x Platinum

31 31s.jpg

ultra soul
2001.03.14

501,040+

876,000+

1

3

11

3x Platinum

32 32s.jpg

GOLD
2001.08.08

400,020+

562,000+

1

2

27

2x Platinum

33 33s.jpg

Atsuki Kodou no Hate
2002.06.05

370,730+

501,120+

1

1

14

2x Platinum

34 34s.jpg

IT'S SHOWTIME!!
2003.03.26

308,262+

422,702+

1

1

12

Platinum

35 35s.jpg

Yasei no ENERGY
2003.07.16

230,019+

304,756+

1

3

19

Platinum

36 36s.jpg

BANZAI
2004.05.05

187,503+

281,907+

1

4

22

Platinum

37 37s.jpg

ARIGATO
2004.09.01

188,000+

259,744+

1

1

27

Platinum

38 38s.jpg

Ai no Bakudan
2005.03.09

200,023+

293,572+

1

1

27

Platinum

39 39s.jpg

OCEAN
2005.08.10

265,000+

509,052+

1

2

7

2x Platinum

40 40s.jpg

Shoudou
2006.01.25

202,000+

304,370+

1

1

22

Platinum

41 41s.jpg

Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
2006.04.12

160,593+

233,375+

1

33

Platinum

42 42s.jpg

SPLASH!
2006.06.07

271,000+

330,164+

1

19

Platinum

43 43s.jpg

Eien no Tsubasa
2007.05.09

152,778+

205,655+

1

26

Gold

44 44s.jpg

SUPER LOVE SONG
2007.10.03

180,650+

232,772+

1

1

19

Gold

45 45s.jpg

BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
2008.04.16

141,562+

194,970+

1

1

32

Gold

46 46s.jpg

Ichibu to Zenbu/DIVE
2009.08.05

180,600+

379,602+

1

1

6

Platinum

47 47s.jpg

MY LONELY TOWN
2009.10.14

180,723+

250,000+

1

1

20

Platinum

48 48s.jpg

Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
2011.04.13

130,195+

177,180+

1

3

44

Gold

49 49s.jpg

Don't Wanna Lie
2011.06.01

168,917+

250,000+

1

1

28

Platinum

50 50s.jpg

GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
2012.04.04

143,402+

187,166+

1

4

34

Gold

51 51s.jpg

Uchouten
2015.01.14

133,980+

170,000+

1

2

37

Gold

52 52s.jpg

RED
2015.06.10

157,000+

190,887+

1

1

32

Gold

53 Seimei Still Alive Cover.jpg

Seimei/Still Alive
2017.06.14

120,000+

154,000+

1

4

Gold

Studio Albums

No. Cover Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 01a.jpg

B'z
1988.09.21

3,790+

338,360+

47

84 (1991)

Platinum

2 02a.jpg

OFF THE LOCK
1989.05.21

4,590+

604,700+

33

65 (1991)
90 (1992)

2x Platinum

3 03a.jpg

BREAK THROUGH
1990.02.21

41,700+

724,640+

3

49 (1990)
58 (1991)

3x Platinum

4 04a.jpg

RISKY
1990.11.27

314,770+

1,695,900+

1

26 (1990)
10 (1991)
50 (1992)

Million

5 05a.jpg

IN THE LIFE
1991.11.27

1,043,070+

2,402,970+

1
(2 Weeks)

2 (1992)
77 (1993)

2x Million

6 06a.jpg

RUN
1992.10.28

1,190,380+

2,196,660+

1

6 (1992)
25 (1993)

2x Million

7 07a.jpg

The 7th Blues
1994.03.02

1,049,900+

1,630,450+

1
(3 Weeks)

4

Million

8 08a.jpg

LOOSE
1995.11.22

1,336,150+

3,003,210+

1

3

3x Million

9 09a.jpg

SURVIVE
1997.11.19

1,040,160+

1,723,030+

1

10

Million

10 10a.jpg

Brotherhood
1999.07.14

1,019,270+

1,391,850+

1

17

Million

11 11a.jpg

ELEVEN
2000.12.06

756,910+

1,132,180+

1

19

Million

12 12a.jpg

GREEN
2002.07.03

800,120+

1,131,788+

1

7

Million

13 13a.jpg

BIG MACHINE
2003.09.17

500,237+

746,451+

1

12

3x Platinum

14 14a.jpg

THE CIRCLE
2005.04.06

345,041+

557,783+

1

1

15

2x Platinum

15 15a.jpg

MONSTER
2006.06.28

401,000+

539,708+

1

1

20

2x Platinum

16 16a.jpg

ACTION
2007.12.05

292,987+

440,108+

1

5

36 (2007)
76 (2008)

Platinum

17 17a.jpg

MAGIC
2009.11.18

340,630+

500,000+

1

1

13

2x Platinum

18 18a.jpg

C'mon
2011.07.27

272,397+

383,428+

1

2 (July)
4 (August)

11

Platinum

19 19a.jpg

EPIC DAY
2015.03.15

209,576+

293,344+

1

2

12

Platinum

20 20a.jpg

DINOSAUR
2017.11.29

201,358+

1

Mini Albums

No. Cover Mini Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 01m.jpg

BAD COMMUNICATION
1989.10.21

87,100+

1,182,010+

12

Million

2 02m.jpg

WICKED BEAT
1990.06.21

101,250+

1,111,230+

3

21 (1990)
30 (1991)

Million

3 03m.jpg

MARS
1991.05.29

664,010+

1,730,500+

1

Million

4 04m.jpg

FRIENDS
1992.12.09

706,950+

1,355,530+

1

Million

5 05m.jpg

FRIENDS II
1996.11.25

966,140+

1,466,650+

1

Million

Compilation Albums

No. Cover Compilation Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 01b.jpg

B'z The Best "Pleasure"
1998.05.20

2,709,530+

5,135,922+

1

1

1

5x Million

2 02b.jpg

B'z The Best "Treasure"
1998.09.20

2,500,120+

4,438,742+

1
(3 Weeks)

1

2

4x Million

3 03b.jpg

B'z The "Mixture"
2000.02.23

1,101,440+

1,499,810+

1

8

Million

4 04b.jpg

The Ballads ~Love & B'z~
2002.12.11

1,050,125+

1,713,726+

1

3

Million

5 05b.jpg

B'z The Best "Pleasure II"
2005.11.30

762,000+

1,183,424+

1

5

Million

6 06b.jpg

B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure"
2008.06.18

560,857+

1,000,000+

1

1

7

Million

7 07b.jpg

B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure"
2008.09.17

413,038+

750,000+

1

2

16

3x Platinum

8 08b.jpg

B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998
2013.06.12

385,760+

567,004+

1
(2 Weeks)

1 (June)
15 (July)

2

2x Platinum

9 09b.jpg

B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012
2013.06.12

377,290+

555,721+

2

2

3

2x Platinum

10 B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX.jpg

B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX
2017.08.30

5,000+ ※

8

'—

Premium compilation priced at 50,000 yen ($439 USD)

Specialty Albums

No. Cover Specialty Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 Songless.jpg

B'z TV Style SONGLESS VERSION
1992.02.19

2

78

2 SonglessII.jpg

B'z TV STYLE II Songless Version
1995.02.20

17

3 Flashback.png

UNOFFICIAL ALBUM
Flash Back -B'z Early Special Titles-
1997.04.26

1,000,000+

2

22

Million

4 devil cover.jpg

DEVIL
2002.04.23

5 CompleteBz.jpg

The Complete B'z
2005.08.01

1

6 BzEP.png

B'z — INTERNATIONAL EP
2007.04.03

7 BzEal.jpeg

B'z — ENGLISH ALBUM
2012.07.25

1
iTunes Japan

1
iTunes Japan

2
iTunes Japan

Digital Singles

No. Cover Digital Single Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 Intofree.jpg

Into Free -Dangan-
2012.04.04

2 Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru Cover.jpg

Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
2016.10.04

3 Fukiarenasai Cover.jpg

Fukiarenasai
2016.11.23

Home Videos

No. Cover Home Video Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
1 filmriskyvhs.jpg

FILM RISKY
1990.12.16 VHS.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

2 justanotherlifevhs.jpg

JUST ANOTHER LIFE
1991.12.11 VHS.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

3 liveripperdvd.jpg

LIVE RIPPER
1993.12.09 VHS.jpg LD.jpg
2001.03.14
DVD.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

4 buzzdvd.jpg

"BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
1996.01.01 VHS.jpg
2001.03.14 DVD.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

5 officialbootlegvhs.jpg

NON-RETAIL FANCLUB GIFT
B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG
1998.09.21 VHS.jpg

6 truemeaningofbrotherhooddvd.jpg

FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
The true meaning of "Brotherhood"?
1999.12.09 VHS.jpg
2001.03.14 DVD.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

7 brotherhooddvd.jpg

once upon a time in Yokohama
~B'z LIVE GYM'99 "Brotherhood"~

August 2, 2000 VHS.jpg
March 14, 2001 DVD.jpg

1 VHS.jpg

Gold

8 abeautifulreeldvd.jpg

a BEAUTIFUL REEL.
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~

2002.11.27 DVD.jpg VHS.jpg

131,000

206,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

9 typhoonno15dvd.jpg

Typhoon No.15
~B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure
"IT'S SHOWTIME!!" in Nagisaen~

2004.02.25 DVD.jpg VHS.jpg

167,000

259,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

10 monsterbluray.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2006
"MONSTER'S GARAGE"

2006.12.20 DVD.jpg
2010.12.22 BD.jpg

154,000

212,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

11 bzliveinnamba.jpg

B'z LIVE in Namba
February 28, 2008 DVD.jpg VHS.jpg

82,617

138,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

12 officialbootleg2008dvd.jpg

NON-RETAIL FANCLUB GIFT
B'z Official Bootleg
Hidden Treasure ~Typhoon No.20~

2008.09.21 DVD.jpg

13 hiddenpleasuredvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM
Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~

2008.12.10 DVD.jpg

133,221

180,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

14 glorydaysdvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008
-GLORY DAYS-

2009.02.25 VHS.jpg
2010.12.22 BD.jpg

142,050

179,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

15 aintnomagicdvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2010
"Ain't No Magic" at TOKYO DOME

2010.07.28 DVD.jpg BD.jpg

93,208

126,000+

1 DVD.jpg

Gold

16 liveinnambashowcase2007bluray.jpg

B'z LIVE in Namba 2006 &
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- at Zepp Tokyo

2010.12.22 BD.jpg

17 cmondvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2011
-C'mon-

2012.05.30 DVD.jpg BD.jpg

53,009 DVD.jpg
55,681 BD.jpg

69,000+ DVD.jpg
66,000+ BD.jpg

1 DVD.jpg
1 BD.jpg

Gold

18 actionbluray.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2008
-ACTION-

2013.01.30 DVD.jpg BD.jpg

31,401 DVD.jpg
42,141 BD.jpg

43,000+ DVD.jpg
51,000+ BD.jpg

2 DVD.jpg
1 BD.jpg

Gold

19 circleofrockdvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2005
-CIRCLE OF ROCK-

2013.02.27 DVD.jpg

54,858

69,000+

2 DVD.jpg

20 elevendvd.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2001
-ELEVEN-

2013.03.27 DVD.jpg

51,047

63,000+

2 DVD.jpg

21 XXVbestcomplete.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013
ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST-

2014.01.29 DVD.jpg BD.jpg

53,858 DVD.jpg
73,667 BD.jpg

70,000+ DVD.jpg
88,000+ BD.jpg

2 DVD.jpg
1 BD.jpg

Gold

22 EPIC NIGHT Blu-ray Cover.jpg

B'z LIVE-GYM 2015
-EPIC NIGHT-

2016.02.24 DVD.jpg BD.jpg

DVD.jpg
BD.jpg

40,000+ DVD.jpg
57,000+ BD.jpg

2 DVD.jpg
2 BD.jpg

24 DVD.jpg
11 (Music) BD.jpg
20 (General) BD.jpg

References

  1. JapanTimes - "Total sales of AKB48 singles hit 36 million copies, a Japan record", http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/12/10/music/total-sales-akb48-singles-hit-36-million-copies-japan-record/