Illustration by はつねネガメ

Another year has passed again and it’s the time of our annual statistical report.

The year 2017 was a little more special with the 10th anniversary of the most recognized vocaloid – Hatsune Miku. We got to see a vast amount of the songs (and albums) that were published in the celebration of the two-digit milestone. The event page on VocaDB lists total of 229 songs and 40 albums released around the date of Miku’s birthday.

According to the first work -tag, there were over 400 artists new to the vocaloid scene the past year. By comparison, the total number of active vocaloid music producers was around 4700.


  • 33 800 new songs added (25 500 in 2016)
  • 1 700 new albums added (920 in 2016)
  • 1 000 users joined (830 in 2016)
  •  872 196 visits by 508 958 users (700 890 / 388 196 in 2016)

Top 5 albums of 2017:

  1. Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Album 「Re:Start」
  2. Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai 2017” Official Album
  3. Reverberations 3 by Clean Tears
  4. Last Dance Refrain by HachioujiP
  5. 715 by CircusP

Top 5 songs of 2017:

  1. Sand Planet by Hachi
  2. Unknown Mother-Goose by wowaka
  3. Nobody Makes Sense by PinocchioP
  4. SPARKS by DECO*27
  5. Nerve Impulse by Police Piccadilly

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2018!”

  1. Thanks Shiroizu, I’m surprized by the ranking of Clean Tears album, how are you ranking ? Number of hits on the reference or number of people that have flagged the album as owned ?

  2. The albums are ranked by the rating count. With the collection count sort, the list stays the same except the positions for Clean Tears and HachioujiP albums are switched (3 & 4).

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