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AKB48 Becomes Best-Selling Female Artist In Japanese History

3w ago   ·   Tuesday 5 Sep, 2017 - 06:50pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   3 upvotes   ·   3 comments   ·   3,303 views
AKB48 Becomes Best-Selling Female Artist In Japanese History

AKB48 has officially become the best-selling female artist in Japanese history.

The group's latest single "#Sukinanda" was released on August 30, 2017. During its first week of sales, it sold 1,089,288 copies, making it the best-selling single of the week according to Oricon.

With its latest single, AKB48 has sold 51,298,00 copies of its music (both CD and album sales), making the group the best-selling female artist in Japan of all time. The record was previously held by Ayumi Hamasaki who has sold 50,675,000 copies during her career.

AKB48 is now the 3rd best-selling Japanese artist of all time, overtaking Ayumi Hamasaki's spot. Mr.Children is the 2nd best-selling Japanese artist with 59,535,000 copies sold.

It is expected that AKB48 will become the 2nd best-selling artist in Japanese history within the next 2 years.

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    mab0roshi 3w ago

    They are all so hot  

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    Trekkie 3w ago

    i think all of the members in that picture have gradutated now, old picture lol.

    anyone know who is the #1 best selling artist of all time in japan? the article only tells who #2 is.

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    B'z with 80+ million CDs (single and albums) sold :)

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