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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:21

AKB48 50th Single tops ORICON Chart

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AKB48 have released their 50th single "11-gatsu no Anklet" on 22 November 2017, the single is the last single for the group's key member Watanabe Mayu, who will be leaving the group at the end of the year. She's featured in the center position of the title track 11-gatsu no Anklet's choreography, and one coupling track Sayonara De Owaruwakejanai as her graduation song.

The single 11-gatsu no Anklet sold 1,048,400 copies at its first day, and rank no. 1 at ORICON Single Daily Chart. 

Original sources: ORICON NEWS 

11-gatsu no Anklet

Sayonara De Owaruwakejanai (Watanabe Mayu's Graduation Song)

Omoidasete Yokatta (STU48)

Ikiru Koto ni Nekkyou wo! (Team 8)

Hohoemi no Toki (7byou go, Kimi ga Suki ni Naru)

Yabanna Kyuuai (Dance Unit)

Hotei Sokudo to Yuusetsukan (U-17 Unit)

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  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:05 posted by Tuberose

    Pretty impressive, I'm waiting for Billboard version

  • Comment Link Nana Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:37 posted by Nana

    Do you know why Oricon and Billboard have different numbers ? Billboard reported that AKB sold 1.4M+

  • Comment Link kreepy Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:32 posted by kreepy

    Mayu, not May.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:42 posted by Tuberose

    @Nana: its because Oricon no longer count ppl who bought the single in bulk. So if someone bought 20+ they only count 20, the remaining won't be count

  • Comment Link Someone48 Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:56 posted by Someone48

    It is also because Oricon doesn't count exported sales, digital sales while billboard does.
    The truth is somewhere between the two.

  • Comment Link akaiseigo Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:38 posted by akaiseigo

    that means they outsold Taylor Swift without much press release from overseas?More than a million in just one day,WOW.

  • Comment Link veliem Monday, 27 November 2017 05:33 posted by veliem

    You have to take into account that most Akimoto lead group sales are super bloated. People don't buy the CD for the CD. They buy it for the photo, chance to vote for akb top 100 songs, chance to vote in ssk, chance to go to handshake events, etc. Also there are usually 10 version of the CD, so some hardcore fan will buy type A B C D, A limited, B limited, C, limited, D limited AND theater version to collect them all (like pokemon). So if you can count HOW MANY PERSON is buying CDs instead of HOW MANY CD is sold, AKB might not even hit 1M.

    This 50th single comes with some limited edition event ticket. I'm sure the fans that are in Japan or going to Japan will want this event ticket more than the CD itself.

    All other artists and idol group dont really sell CD this way, so you won't get 1 fan buying bulk orders of 5 or more CD. So I like that Oricon does their count this way, but at a limit of 20 copies per person... I still think that is too much.

  • Comment Link Remy Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:49 posted by Remy

    A sales a sale in my opinion. If they put it out and someone buys it that should count.

    If you don't want to count all of akbs sales because people might not be buying the cd purely for the music then you really wouldn't be able to count cds bought as gifts or cds bought for collections or cds bought for promotion either or any other random ulterior motive. It would lower all numbers across the board for everyone.

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