AKB48 on Guinness World Records

48-members Japanese girl group AKB48 is recognised by Guinness World Records as the “pop group with most number of members.”

AKB48 on Guinness World Records

AKB48’s producer Akimoto Yasushi received the recognition.

AKB48’s Beginner sold over 800,000 copies in a week

Japanese pop group AKB48’s latest single Beginner has sold over 800,000 copies in a week, breaking their own record set in August.

AKB48 Beginner Oricon chart

This makes Beginner the best selling single in 2010 so far, and also the best selling record in its first week since year 2000.


AKB48 – Heavy Rotation music video

Japanese pop group AKB48’s Heavy Rotation music video. The single sold over 520,000 copies in its first week, their best selling single to date.

AKB48 broke their own record with Heavy Rotation

Japanese girl group AKB48’s latest single album Heavy Rotation has sold over 527,336 copies in the first week, breaking their own single sales record for Ponytail to Shushu.

AKB48 Heavy Rotation Oricon chart


AKB48 breaks record with Ponytail to Shushu

Japanese girl group AKB48 breaks their own best selling record with new single Ponytail to Shushu, which sold over 500,000 copies since it was released on May 26.

AKB48 Ponytail to Shushu

AKB48’s previous single Sakura no shiori sold over 300,000 copies in February 2010, the best selling single by Japanese female artists in seven years. Obviously the record is broken yet again.