Surprise not to see Arashi at the top but this ranking boasts 4 JE groups in Top 10.
An artist popularity isn’t measured on CD sales alone, nowadays, there are Youtube views and concert attendance. Concert mobilization is not just measured on sold-out tickets but also with number of performances and the venue.
Here are the Top 10 Concerts with the highest mobilization
|Artist/Group Name||No. of Mobilized Audience(x 10,000 people)||No. of Performances|
|Sandaime J Soul Brothers||46.2||35|
-All independent performance of the artist from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 are counted. All tickets are assumed sold-out.
T/N – independent means that they must perform as one group (except for Fukuyama, the only solo artist in Top 10). In cases like in BIGBANG where their members (ie D-LITE and G.Dragon) have their own tour, those are counted separately.
– Only domestic performances are included. In cases where multiple artists appeared like in a music festival, it won’t be counted. Also, handshake festival, fan meeting, and school festivals are not counted.
T/N – This makes Arashi’s “BLAST in HAWAII” void since it’s an international performance. However, Kanjani8’s “Ten Festival” performances is counted.
-Since EXILE TRIBE is composed of multiple artists, they are also counted as one.
-Performances that are officially announced after Sept 30th are also not counted.