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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 00:49

SKE48 24th Single & Hinatazaka46 1st Single Break 500k Sales

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According to Billboard Japan, SKE48 24th single "Stand by you" and Hinatazaka46 1st single "Kyun" were selling good last week, with 49,163 copies and 36,831 copies sold respectively, and both of them's total sales both break 500,000 copies.

Moreover, NMB48's 20th single sold 12,344 copies, and its total sales has reached 295,963 copies.


Billboard JAPAN Top Singles Sales
(Sales data was collected from 1 to 7 April 2019) 

  1. Kimi wo Matteru (King & Prince): 400,315 copies
  2. We are Hi☆Five (Hi☆Five): 49,202 copies
  3. Stand by you (SKE48): 49,163 copies
  4. Flying Fish (FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE): 42,625 copies
  5. Kyun (Hinatazaka46): 36,831 copies

Original source: Billboard Japan

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8 comments

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Tuesday, 09 April 2019 01:05 posted by Paul Cho

    Personal Remarks:

    SKE48 24th single was released on 12 December 2018
    - 10 (9+1) handshake events
    - SKE48 previous handshake event was held on 6 April 2019 during the sales period
    - 55 members + 19 kks (current status)
    - SKE48 Obata Yuna graduated from SKE48 and held her final SKE48 handshake event on 6 April 2019 (during the sales period).

    Hinatazaka46 1st single was released on 29 March 2019
    - 9 handshake events
    - Hinatazaka46 previous handshake event was held on 7 April 2019 during the sales period
    - 21 members

  • Comment Link kinako Tuesday, 09 April 2019 02:48 posted by kinako

    Agreed... don't see much common ground aside from the bare numbers, all things being equal.

    I wonder what Kyun's sales will look like in July, with all the akushuukais till then ;)

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 09 April 2019 08:22 posted by Tuberose

    Well, considering how people said 48G is sinking and their sister groups are drowning in this era of Sakamichi, it's good to see SKE still doing well.

  • Comment Link alex Tuesday, 09 April 2019 13:05 posted by alex

    its will better to ske48 if matsui graduate... they need new generation centers...

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 09 April 2019 13:40 posted by Tuberose

    Hey Paul, do you take a request? I just saw Sucheese performing Okujo Kara Sakebu (Jiwaru DAYS' cw) in AKBingo and they looked very promising. Maybe you can to write an article about it? To let people know that 48G is not dying yet. Thank you!

  • Comment Link JK Tuesday, 09 April 2019 15:42 posted by JK

    Amazing numbers for both, although for me Hinata's is more remarkable because their debut single sold 500K.

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:31 posted by Paul Cho

    @Tuberose
    Let me think about it, but I am a bit busy recently, if I do, I may just pick one or two of them (Suenaga Oka, perhaps).

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:43 posted by Tuberose

    Thank you, I will appreciate it a lot. Oka also caught my attention, she's like the mini version of Shibata Aya that I would believe it if anyone told me they're sisters.

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