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AKB48 Becomes Best-Selling Female Artist In Japanese History

2mo ago   ·   Tuesday 5 Sep, 2017 - 06:50pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   3 upvotes   ·   4 comments   ·   3,494 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 2mo ago

    They are all so hot  

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    Trekkie 2mo 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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    fazz 3w ago

    Nice... they really have many good songs and the melody are very energetic.. some are soothing.. keep all the single and albums coming coz i'll continue supporting the group.. All thanks to ms. Akimoto and the Golden Age AKB Idols. 

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