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Kazefui: 1.30 million. AKB reaches 10 million total single sales and even more records broken

AKB's latest single "Kaze wa fuiteiru" sold 1.30 million copies on its debut week, ranking at the top position of the Oricon weekly charts.

"Kaze wa fuiteiru" is AKB's 10th consecutive single debuting at 1#, making AKB the first female group to make such achievement surprising Pink Lady's record of 9 consecutive 1# singles ("S·O·S (1978/11 Release) ~ "Chameleon Army" (1978/12 Release)) re-writing the music history after almost 33 years.

following their 2 previous singles "Flying Get" (First week sales: 1.35 million) and "Everyday, Kachuusha" (First week sales: 1.33 million), this gives AKB a new record as the first artist ever to have 3 consecutive singles as million sellers on their first week in japan, as well as gives AKB the monopoly in the top 3 of the "Highest First Week sales" in Oricon's Singles category.

Counting this single's sales, AKB has reached a total of 10.034.000 CD single sales. being the forth female group in japan holding this record after Pink Lady, SPEED and Morning Musume.

    Highest First Week Sales in Japan (Singles, Top 5)

    1. AKB48 / Flying Get (2011/08/24): 1.354.000 copies
    2. AKB48 / Everyday, Kachuusha (2011/05/25): 1.334.000 copies
    3. AKB48 / Kaze wa Fuiteiru (2011/11/26): 1.300.000 copies

    4. Mr.Children / Namonaki Uta (1996/02/05): 1.208.000 copies
    5. Utada Hikaru / Addicted To You (1999/11/10): 1.068.000 copie

cascadingascent 31st-Oct-2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Proud of the girls <3
ryukokoro_oppa 31st-Oct-2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
To get a million seller in a week much less a day in these years is amazing. Congrats to you AKB!! ♥
suzieeq_luv 31st-Oct-2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
:DDDDD love it
(no subject) - Anonymous
yasmine2009 1st-Nov-2011 01:14 am (UTC)
sere_chan 31st-Oct-2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Very impressive :)

Go girls!!
eishastan 31st-Oct-2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
Amazing! Queens of Jpop! their sales are impressive and i love Kaze wa Fuiteiru! so happy!!!
riniswonderland 31st-Oct-2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
My favourite song!♥
They never cease to amaze me! Congratulations to them!
tomoeicemaiden 1st-Nov-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
恐ろぴい 8D
thewarpedmelody 1st-Nov-2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Go Get em
icehism 1st-Nov-2011 12:55 am (UTC)
First artist? wow.
I wouldn't have expected such an achievement considering the time we live in.
Go AKB48! <3
inurbed 1st-Nov-2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Eff yeah.
Now where is that ''get it gif"' when you need it
ryocchi 1st-Nov-2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Roses are red
violets are blue
akb broke another record
what else is new?
convenience93 1st-Nov-2011 07:09 am (UTC)
kinenbi 1st-Nov-2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Awww yea! Go AKB!
senshicalico 1st-Nov-2011 04:49 am (UTC)
I love that even now sales records like this can still be broken.
smilepi 1st-Nov-2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Kazefui is a fantastic song. Congrats!
hyperxbeam 1st-Nov-2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Congrats bbs.

Something really needs to overtake Furage tho.
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artsxcouture 1st-Nov-2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Same here!
natto_killer 1st-Nov-2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Lol I like the songs, but it doesn't make sense to me that the songs can beat Addicted to You and even Namonaki uta.... the power of wotas, I guess. Since one wota can buy hundreds of copy for the election.
Anyhow, I still prefer AKB to dominate the chart rather than another Kpop group.
(and no, I won't respond to your fanatic wota reply, so cut it out)
sheix0 1st-Nov-2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
i know you won't reply~ but at least read this
this single sell well on RIAJ chart as well as Recochoku. same with flying get which topped 3 Reco chart, ringtone, song, and PV the week it was released. so it's not wota bulk buying. that's like saying wota "bulk singing" heavy rotation topping karaoke list for 50 weeks.....

and this is not election single either.
rim1789 1st-Nov-2011 07:43 am (UTC)
Congrats girls! ^^
arashic5 1st-Nov-2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
song_jihyuk 3rd-Nov-2011 11:41 am (UTC)
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