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AKB48's latest album sells over 950,000 copies in the first week

January 27, 2014 @ 6:13 pm
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AKB48's latest original album 'Tsugi no Ashiato' (went on sale on January 22) sold 962,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly ranking.

SEE ALSO: Oshima Yuko's graduation ceremony to be held in March at National Olympic Stadium


This is the first time in 5 years and 2 months for an album to sell over 900,000 copies during the first week since EXILE's best-of album "EXILE BALLAD BEST" accomplished it by selling 944,000 copies.


Also, this album allowed AKB48 to become the 2nd female group to sell their album over 900,000 copies in the first week as it has been achieved only by SPEED with their album "RISE" (sold 1,318,000 copies in the first week) back in 1998. 

"Tsugi no Ashiato" is the group's 3rd consecutive chart-topping album (4th in total) followed by "Koko ni Ita Koto" (released in June 2011) and "1830m" (released in August 2011), but this marked their best first week sales album.


Source & Image: Oricon

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· Posted January 27, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

Whats the twist here... ? Is there a lottery ticket or handshake event or something in this album ? There's always something going on with akb48... If there's nothing going on then I apoligize... anyway congratz 

hashiyuka
· Posted January 27, 2014 @ 11:26 pm
The days of only releasing one edition with no gimmicks are over. Everyone uses some form of gimmickry. AKB48 just uses a lot of them.
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AMNOS
· Posted January 28, 2014 @ 4:58 am
It might be also because oshima's last album like how last time it was Maeda's But this time it's 4 versions ver 1830m 2 ver If you check soundscans the album actually decreased even with one more ver. Theater edition don't count, tho those are the highest selling version.(I guess cuz it's really cheap) But at least this year japan gets a million for album on the yearly charts lol
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· Posted January 27, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

that's an amazing feat


congratz to AKB

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· Posted January 27, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

Impressive - Congratz AKB48!

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