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2009 in Japanese Music
The following is an overview of the year 2009 in Japanese music. It includes notable awards, lists of number-ones, yearly best-sellers, albums released, groups established and disestablished, deaths of notable Japanese music-related people as well as any other relevant Japanese music-related events. For overviews of the year in music from other countries, see 2009 in music.
The two best-selling music artists in Japan in 2009 by value of sales, including sales of records and of DVDs and Blu-rays, according to Oricon, were Arashi, with ¥14.46 billion and Exile.
The following is a list of the top 10 best-selling albums in Japan in 2009, according to Oricon. The best-selling album of the year, All the Best! 1999-2009, sold more than 1.43 million copies.
The following section includes albums by Japanese artists released in Japan in 2009 as well as Japanese-language albums by foreign artists released in the country during this year.