Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AKB48 Tops H!P Idol Golden Era Record + New Member

AKB48 Tops H!P Idol Golden Era Record + New Member

The current Queens of Idol genre AKB48 after breaking singles record after singles record , have now broke an album record that will likely stir the emotions of two veteran idol camps.

AKB48`s album “Koko ni Ita Koto”  has sold a   very impressive 602,000 copies in a single week. By doing so AKB48 has broken Morning Musume`s 11 year hold for first week album sales by a female group ,when Morning Musume  sold 578,000 copies [863,000 + overall] in one week with “3rd-LOVE Paradise"  .

AKB48 also managed to defeat EXILE for the highest sales for an album to date this year.
Incase your wondering if this is just another marketing trick ? ,it is not ,this album does not include any promotional tickets .Now the question is will this album manage to break their record for weeks on Oricon at 62 weeks set when they released “Kamikyokutachi”.

On the singles front their single “Everyday, Kachuusha” is about to cross the 1,500,000 ,after three week sales of 1,499,000.

AKB48 has  also announced a new member Eguchi Aimi  who is quickly rising up the ranks and has endorsements already lined up . In case you have not heard, Aimi is a CGI Idol for an AKB48 endorsement campaign.

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