Ayumi Hamasaki albums and songs sales

CSPC Ayumi Hamasaki albums and singles sales art

Unless you are an avid chart follower or well aware of the Japanese culture, the name of Ayumi Hamasaki surely doesn’t speak to you.

In her homeland though, the diva used to be unstoppable, hitting the #1 position with 25 singles in a row at some point. Get to know the one who was regarded as Japan’s Madonna at the turn of the century!

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Streaming Masters – Ayumi Hamasaki

Although her popularity has been going down lately, Ayumi Hamasaki remains the highest selling female artist of all-time in Japan according to Oricon.

As we all know, the market is now switching into a streaming market. Japan is famously late to this game, how much does it impact the diva’s performances?

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Looking at China’s most popular international artists

Every year China seems to be climbing several positions on IFPI’s top music market’s ranking and the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

In just a few years we could see this country overtake markets like the UK, France and Germany and seriously challenging Japan! So who is benefiting the most from this? Just like we did with Gaana earlier this year we’re now looking at the most followed international artists on QQ Music, China’s biggest streaming service.

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