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AKB48 tops Oricon's weekly single ranking once again

August 27, 2013 @ 2:33 am
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AKB48's 32nd single "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" (released on August 21st) sold 1,330,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly ranking.

SEE ALSO: AKB48' latest single sells over a million copies on the first day



This is the 13th consecutive million-selling singles (14th single in total) for the group, and now they have tied the record with B'z.
 
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[TOP3 artists for the number of consecutive million selling singles] 
1. 13 consecutive singles : AKB48 
1. 13 consecutive singles : B'z
3. 8 consecutive singles : Mr.Children
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This single's first week sales 1,330,000 copies is the 5th best number after "Sayonara Crawl" (first week sales:1,763,000 copies), "Manatsu no Sounds good!" (first week sales:1,617,000 copies), "Flying Get" (first week sales: 1,354,000 copies), and "Everyday, Kachuusha" (first week sales: 1,334,000 copies).

"Koisuru Fortune Cookie" is also their 19th consecutive chart topping single. With this single, they have renewed their own records for a female group, 'number of consecutive chart topping singles' and 'total number of chart topping singles'. 

AKB48's total number of copies sold for their singles is now 23,378,000 copies, and it's the best record for a female artist. 

Source & Image: Oricon

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· Posted August 31, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

The Show Business in the world STINKS!!!!!

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· Posted August 31, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

Everybody knows that Akimoto-San likes Sashihara-San. It's easy to conclude that Akimoto-San spend more money with her, on Publicity, on a Music Video, on a melody to easy for dance and sing, etc... It's not fair with others members. Ah, little detail, Sashihara-San belong to Otah Pro, hummmmm, coincidence????

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· Posted August 28, 2013 @ 10:17 am

I really love the management behind AKB48, they are superb (yes also of course the girls too). AKB48 keeps attracting me because of their new and crazy and fun marketing strategies. Koisuru Fortune Cookie honestly for me is not a strong song, but casual fans loves how they can sing the song easily. KFC is marketed as a fan-based centre song, where hardcore fans and casual fans can easily sing the song (like I said) and also easily dance with the song.

AKB48 as I think, will still last for years maybe not to continue their strike but still sell good quantity, maybe like Arashi or other popular boy bands out there but if the management will keep striving for good marketing strategies in each single/album. Because nowadays people tend not to just listen to the songs of an artist but also want to experience what is the song itself, so for me AKB48 gives that idea to their fans, so that's why they still and can still manage record breaking sales.

Goodluck AKB48! Be the first female artist group that can break any records at the same time inspire us fans.

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· Posted August 27, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

Personally I don't care for this song but the strong physical sales (fanbase) and strong digital sales (general public/casual non fans interest) mean this song is popular and doing well

..............somehow...it's so basic tho...^^;

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· Posted August 27, 2013 @ 8:17 am

i just don't see AKB going downhill for a while


13 consecutive million singles . . . congratz girls


hoping they break the record and go for 14 . . . then 15 . . . then 16


in the words of LeBron James (slightly altered), ". . . not 14, not 15, not 16, not 17. . . "

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· Posted August 27, 2013 @ 7:37 am

Not just that: three consecutive weeks at top of chaku uta charts, two consecutive weeks at digital single charts, already at top of itunes charts and already first place on joysound karaoke charts. I think this numbers are actually more impressive than the million at oricon.

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