AKB48 become first artist to have 20 consecutive million selling singles after 'Green Flash' surpasses 1 million sales

March 9, 2015 @ 5:55 pm
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AKB48's 39th single "Green Flash" which Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna serve as the center, sold 1,001,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly single ranking.

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"Green Flash" is the group's 26th consecutive chart-topping single, and they broke the record of "the most number of consecutive No.1 singles" (for female artists) which was held by Hamasaki Ayumi with 25 consecutive singles. Hamasaki Ayumi held the record for 4 years and 5 months.

Also, the single is the 20th consecutive million selling single (21st in total) for the group. Up until now, no artist has achieved 20 consecutive million selling singles, so AKB48 is the first one to accomplish it. 

Not only that, but they also broke the female group's record of "the number of consecutive years with No.1 singles" which was 5 years and had been kept by Morning Musume (from 1998 ~ 2003). The record stood for 12 years as this is AKB48's 6th consecutive year to have a chart topping single since 2009.

Source & Image: Oricon


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· Posted March 15, 2015 @ 7:58 am

Aww man, they've been squashing all of Morning Musumes records :'( Im sad, but of course someone was going to overcome the Morning Musume obstacle, and one day someone will come and overcome the akb obstacle... Which will be Morning Musume >:) huahuahua 

P.S Congratz Akb48 on the milestone


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· Posted March 12, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

I can't say that I am a fan but I am amazed about achieving such records. Keep up the good work!


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· Posted March 9, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

Super Cool, Im very proud of being an AKB48 fan and as I can see it will pass sometime until someone else achieve this again

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