AKB48's single sales have surpassed the 40 million mark with the release of it latest single "LOVE TRIP".
The group's latest single sold 1,177,769 copies during its first week of sales. The single easily placed #1 on Oricon's Weekly Single Sales chart.
With its latest single, AKB48 has sold 40,423,000 singles since its debut single "Sakura no Hanabiratachi" was released on February 1, 2006.
AKB48 is the first artist in Japan to sell over 40 million singles. The group has sold more singles than any other artist.
"LOVE TRIP" is the 26th AKB48 single in a row to sell over 1 million copies in its first week of release.