Popular idol group AKB48’s 22nd single “Flying Get” (released on August 24th) sales has reached 1.5 million copies, 4 weeks after the release. The latest weekly sales came in at 23,000 copies.
This is AKB48’s 2nd consecutive single to reach 1.5 million sales since their previous single “Everyday, Kachuusha” (released on May 25th) also sold 1,573,000 copies in total.
Selling 1.5 million copies for 2 consecutive singles has been accomplished by B’z (in 1993), Mr.Children (in 1994, and 1996), KinKi Kids (in 1998), and Utada Hikaru (in 2000), however, AKB48 is the first female group in history to achieve this.
“Flying Get” was also the single that sold over a million copies on its release day which was the first time in Oricon’s ranking history, and it also had the best first week sales.
AKB48 will be releasing their 23rd single “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” on Ocotober 26th.source