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06 January 2012

AKB48 Highest Overall Single Sales (for a female group)

AKB48 now holds the record of having the highest overall single sales (for a female group) on the Oricon charts!

The latest oricon data revealed that sales of all 25 AKB48 singles combined amounts to 11.787 million, beating previous record holder Morning Musume's 11.774 million with 56 singles in 13 years and 11 months. It took AKB48 just under 6 years to reach that number.

All of AKB48's singles in 2011, Sakura no Ki ni Narou, Everyday, Kachuusha, Flying Get, Kaze wa Fuiteiru, and Ue kara Mariko, have each surpassed 1 million. The total sales from all of them so far is 7.346 million, accounting for 64% of the 11 million.

They have finally did it. Not really surprised considering that AKB48 singles now sell over a million. It was either going to be Ue kara Mariko or GIVE ME FIVE! that would break the record. I'm still proud of the girls of course. highest overall single sales. Now that is a big record.

While AKB48 has broken Momusu's overall single sales, their highest selling single Flying Get still has yet to break Momusu's Love Machine sales of 1.64 million. It's close though, and just a matter of time.

Oh yeah if your wondering, I did take the title from Momusu's wiki.
"Currently, they (Momusu) hold the record of having the highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts."

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