Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Sales Records For AKB48

This is becoming a per release thing, AKB48 have broken yet another set of records with the first week sales of Heavy Rotation [took 6 days to sale 500,000]. Records broken by Heavy Rotation are as follows.

AKB48 has become the first female group in history to have two singles in a row sell over 500,000 in the first week , and becomes the third female artist in history to achieve this - . Hamasaki Ayumi and Utada Hikaru are the other to women who have achieved this weekly mark.

While many Idols from the 80`s and early Morning Musume have higher sales totals then AKB48 for a single, only AKB48 and two non idols have sold back to back first week 500,000 releases. That is impressive when you think of all the female artists having released a single in the last 30 years.

Week one sales numbers

1. 527,336 AKB48
2. 47,381 Acid Black Cherry
3. 45,992 AAA

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