Sunday, December 18, 2011

AKB48 Tops 2011




2011 has been a great year for AKB48 with many accomplishments ,however their latest has set them apart from all other artists in the industry.
For the calendar year of 2011 AKB48`s combined CD,DVD,Blu-Ray sales was 8,911,000 . Their total record sales revenue was 16,280,000 yen the most by any female group in history for a single year.

In the yearly rankings there is 16 categories AKB48 ranks first in 7 of them . They passed every other artist by having five singles in a calendar year sale a million or more copies each and breaking a record set 16 yrs ago . They became the first artist in history to hold the first five spots in the singles sales rankings for the year and a number of other records that I have listed below.

2011 was truly a great year for AKB48 ,with so many new groups rising up and even their sister units gaining ground ,will 2012 be the year of AKB48 or will another yet unknown group arrive on the scene and capture the hearts of the nation ?

Rankings for 2011 that AKB48 were first in.

Total sales, by artist – 16,280,000,000 yen (record for a female group)
Number of copies sold for singles, by work – “Flying Get” 1,587,000 copies ( record for a female group)
Value of sales for singles, by work – “Everyday, Kachuusha” 2,150,000,000 yen
Value of sales for singles, by artist – 9,590,000,000 yen
Number of copies sold for music Blu-ray discs , for a release – “AKB ga Ippai” 148,000 copies
Value of sales for music Blu-ray discs, for a release – “AKB ga Ippai” 1,010,000,000 yen
Value of sales for music Blu-ray discs, by artist – 1,010,000,000 yen
Total sales for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays during 2011 8,911,000 copies

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