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  • Maeda Atsuko sheds tears at her last Music Station appearance as an AKB48 member

    August 17, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Maeda Atsuko will be graduating from AKB48 on August 27th and she just had her final performance on Music Station as an AKB48 member on August 17th. She started tearing up during the MC talk segment, remarking “I feel lonely.” To commemorate her graduation, the group performed a special medley of songs. Mid-performance, Maeda turned to the cameras and gave a message to the viewers, “I made lots of memories on the program. Thank you for letti

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  • Official cover singer for AKB48, GILLE takes #7 spot on Oricon weekly chart with debut album

    July 24, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Female singer GILLE (26) released her debut album "I AM GILLE." on July 18th and it took the 7th spot on the July 30th Oricon weekly ranking by selling 18,000 copies in it's first week of sales. This is a big achievement for GILLE. Her two singles released last year under her previous stage-name of "TASHA gee" did not even make it in the TOP 200 list. "I AM GILLE." comprises completely of English songs, some of which are covers of popular Jap

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  • GILLE covers Kimura Kaela, AKB48, Adele & more for debut album, "I AM GILLE"

    July 3, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    The track list and cover for GILLE's upcoming major label debut album "I AM GILLE" have been revealed! The mysterious singer - whose nationality and age have not been revealed - has been garnering attention by covering hit songs such as Hilchryme's "Shunka Shuutou" and Saito Kazuyoshi's "Yasashiku Naritai". GILLE's most recent English cover of AKB48's smash hit "Flying Get" has been sweeping the internet, earning the singer praise for how sh

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  • What is your favorite million seller song by AKB48?

    January 30, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    From their last February release of “Sakura no Ki ni Narou” to their recently released single, “Ue Kara Mariko,” the popular group AKB48 brought all five of their 2011 released songs to million seller status! Regarding this fact, goo has decided to ask the users, “What is your favorite million seller song by AKB48?” to see what song was the most popular among the ladies' six total million seller songs from the past. Check out which song

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  • AKB48 wins Japan Record Award with "Flying Get"

    December 30, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    AKB48 has become the most unstoppable girl group this year after they nabbed the highly coveted Japan Record Award from the "The 53rd Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards"! On December 29th, the girls won the award for "Flying Get" at the New National Theatre in Tokyo. Seven years after their CD debut, all five singles released this year have sold over one million copies, and now they've captured this prestigious award with their 22nd single.

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  • Oricon reveals full list for "2011 Yearly Single Ranking"

    December 19, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of the "2011 Oricon Yearly Ranking" for singles. Check out who sold the most amount of singles in 2011 below! - <2011 Oricon Yearly ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 - "Flying Get" - AKB48 : (1,587,229) 02 - "Everyday, Kachuusha" - AKB48 : (1,586,840) 03 - "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : (1,418,888) 04 - "Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 : (1,198,864) 05 - "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" - AKB48 : (1,079,460) 06

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  • AKB48 is #1 on the United World Chart!

    November 8, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Selling 1,300,000 copies of “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” in their first week, it’s no surprise that the girls of AKB48 are also taking over the United World Chart this week as well. The United World Chart ranks the most popular tracks according to “global paid downloads, single-sales and airplay”. In week 45 of 2011, AKB48 has come in at #1. AKB48 is not only topping the charts for this week, but “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” and their other top hits,

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  • AKB48 sets another record with their latest single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru"

    October 26, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    On October 26th, popular idol group AKB48 released their latest single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" which is the support song for the recovery from the Tohoku earthquake, and the single sold 1,045,937 copies on the first day! With their previous single "Flying Get" selling 1,025,952 copies on its release day (accumulative sales: 1,570,000 copies),  this means the girls had two consecutive singles that sold over a million copies on the release day.  

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 09/28~10/04

    October 7, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of September 28th to October 4th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, theref

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/28~10/04

    October 5, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 28th to October 4th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Step" - KARA 02/(06) "Rising Sun" - EXILE 03/(01) "Ai wo Tomenaide" - Koda Kumi 04/(02) "Because... ~Anata ga Ita~ feat. Noa" - LGYankees 05/(00) "Bo Peep Bo Peep (Japan

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