World Vibe: AKB48's latest single garners a million over sales

News source: Oricon

On top of selling over 20 million CDs and topping the chart for best selling singles, majorly successful Japanese idol group, AKB48, holds the record for the most singles sold in Japan by a female group. Often characterised as social phenomenon, they have once again topped the chart.

Since the release of their 30th single on 20th February, it has achieved a whooping 1036,000 sales on the first week. Furthermore, this is their 17th continuous chart topping single and 11th continuous single to achieve over a million in sales. These impressive records definitely cement their legacy in this industry in a huge way!

It was just last month that the group revealed the cover jacket for their 30th single which comes in 4 types: Type A, K,B and a Theatre version. Team K's new song "Yuuhi Marie" will be included in the Type K version of the CD.

After hearing the good news, I have only thumbs up for Yasushi Akimoto as their producer and lyricist!


(Type A) IMAGE SOURCE: TOKYO HIVE


(Type K) IMAGE SOURCE: TOKYO HIVE


(Type B) IMAGE SOURCE: TOKYO HIVE


(Theater) IMAGE SOURCE: TOKYO HIVE

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