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AKB48's album sells over a million copies for 2nd consecutive time

February 9, 2014 @ 7:14 pm
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The total sales number of AKB48's 5th album "Tsugi no Ashiato" (went on sale on January 22) reached 1,001,000 copies when including the sales --1,351 copies-- from February 6.
This marked their 2nd consecutive million-selling album.

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



They achieved it 16 days after the album went on sale, and it is the fastest record for the group's history (for albums), as their previous album "1830m" reached a million copies 33 days later from the release day.

This is the first time in 6 years and 8 months for a female artist to have 2 consecutive million-selling albums, since it was last accomplished by Koda Kumi in 2007, and for a female group, it is the first time in over 15 years.

Takahashi Minami made a comment, "We are very happy, and grateful to you fans that we were able to reach a million copies. Thank you very much. All of us members realize how we need to continue trying our best in order for us to respond your support."


"Tsugi no Ashiato" contains the group's 7 previous singles, as well as many new songs. During the first week, it sold 962,000 copies which was the best record for the group.


Source & Image: Oricon 


 

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· Posted February 15, 2014 @ 1:57 am

I love akb <3 Mashika mukanee:")

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· Posted February 10, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

I'm quite surprised though. 962,000 in the first week and then it takes almost 3 weeks to sell 40,000 to push them over a million.

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· Posted February 11, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
I don't think you understood what you read. "They achieved it 16 days after the album went on sale"
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· Posted February 10, 2014 @ 11:26 am

congrats :))

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· Posted February 10, 2014 @ 6:45 am

wow great

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· Posted February 9, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

This honestly isn't all that surprising... I'd be more surprised if they DIDN'T sell a million copies.

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· Posted February 9, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

Wow!  So fast too.

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