Arashi “Japonism” (J Storm)

Arashi is set to take the title of highest-selling album of the year with “Japonism,” a feat they’ve managed by releasing three editions instead of the usual two. The accomplishment originally looked set to go to Sandaime J Soul Brothers, who have a more Western sound and look, but Arashi has countered by looking inward and playing into patriotism — a good move in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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