In the latest issue of Only★Star magazine, they revealed the results for their annual “Favorite Artist Ranking” where Arashi remained supreme for four consecutive years. 20,000 readers have voted and here are the rest of the results:
『オリ★スタ』 Favorite Artist Ranking 2013
3) Mr. Children
4) Fukuyama Masaharu
6) Utada Hikaru
8) Southern All Stars
9) Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Arashi managed to keep their top spot with their live concert DVDs (Arafes 2012 and Arashi Live Tour Popcorn) monopolizing Oricon’s half-year DVD ranking in 1st and 2nd place. Moreover, their last two singles also managed to hit the number one spot in singles ranking.
In addition, there’s not much change with the Top 5 ranking as compared to last year’s ranking.
For full results, click HERE.
おめでとうございます to Arashi! I’m also surprised to see Kyary’s name in Top 9, she ousted Porno Graffiti who was in last year’s ranking. BTW, sadly there are no more Johnny’s in the TOP 20 but Oricon did mention that Kanjani8 had a slight elevation with their ranking at 34th. God knows what was their rank before. Momoclo is a surprise entry in top 14, a huge leap from their 50+ rank last year.