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1:44 pm - 11/01/2013

AKB48's latest single 'Heart Ereki' sells over a million copies in one day

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Popular idol group AKB48' 33rd single "Heart Ereki" (released on October 30) sold 1,021,000 copies on the first day of sales.

This marks the group's 14th consecutive million-selling single (15th in total) since "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" (released in February 2011).

With this single, AKB48 has set a new record for the number of consecutive million-selling single, breaking B'z' record (13 consecutive singles) after 17 years and 5 months. Also, having 15 million-selling singles in total ties B'z' record.

Kojima Haruna who served as the center for this single, made a comment, "When I received a mail from Akimoto-sensei that said 'Kojima would be the center.', I thought it was a mistake. I even thought it was a spam mail or something like that, but I am truly happy that I was able to take the center position for this honorable single. We will work hard to be able to meet everyone's expectations, so please continue to support us."

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This is fun. They still can sell this amount despite the prediction of haters/non-fans that AKB is currently in decline. I think people forgot that during the time of Million-selling singles, downloading is not yet common and now people would not want to waste money on some CD with CHEAP package. IF this madness continue until next year they can gain the title for the girl idol group that has the longest peak (4 years) since as of now Akb's downfall was still unknown and their future is still unpredictable. AKi-P knows how to play the game.
yukinoo13 1st-Nov-2013 07:58 am (UTC)
when i see the number of 1st day sale
i can't believe they can sell that much without voting ticket RH2014 & after Mariko,Tomochin's graduation
At this game,Aki-P is winner
pauline568 1st-Nov-2013 08:15 am (UTC)
It's amazing how they can sale 1 MILLION CDs the first day...(even Arashi can't and I'm not that fan of them anymore thought)
I'm still convince some people bought it like 10 times or more so the sales increase. Anyway, glad for them huh :)
yukinoo13 1st-Nov-2013 09:04 am (UTC)
well,they can sell that much because in CDs have handshake ticket & bonus from each member
despite they have lost 3 popular members but they can sell like this which is the most amazing thing
mintceres 1st-Nov-2013 09:09 am (UTC)
second day sale though...
mamoswine1 1st-Nov-2013 09:27 am (UTC)
50K+ still amazing usually 2nd day sale are aroung 20K below for other girl group
sawsan88 1st-Nov-2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
I love Akb and I love their songs too, but it makes me sad that they surpassed the legend B'Z which is unbelievable!
It just shows how the music industry has changed and what people listen to nowadays :(

oh well, congrats to them<3
mikarocker 1st-Nov-2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
As usual they're still SLAYKB XD even without Mariko-sama and Tomochin which is surprising.
berhonyka 1st-Nov-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
At least for once I will be happy if in one of your post you dont disses Arashi or any other JE group or artist in general. You are the perfect example of why our fandoms can't get along.

And I don't hate AKB btw.

Edited at 2013-11-01 05:51 pm (UTC)
taciturndream 1st-Nov-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
+1 that was so immature, seriously. "those scumbags"
kemi_chan 1st-Nov-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
I like this cover very much! And Kojiharu looks so pretty!>__< I was surprised she even got some solo lines in the middle of the song (I'm not an expert, but I don't think that's common in AKB48 right?) I usually don't like when they wear uniform outfits, but in this case it looked pretty good, maybe it's because it has a sort of military band feel which I find really nice!

Now, the song... well, I liked Koisuru Fortune Cookie better. Heart Ereki didn't spark my interest... but it's still okay for an idol song I suppose! lol

Does this song have a PV? I only saw their live performance in a music show...
tikachinen 1st-Nov-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
lol
fantaesticbaby 2nd-Nov-2013 10:49 am (UTC)
wow i didn't even know they had a new single yet, i'm still happy singing along to fortune cookie...
ansuhzol_117 2nd-Nov-2013 11:56 am (UTC)
i always like akb's song.but i dont like this song.surprise that it can sell very well
tensaibaka 2nd-Nov-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hopefully this wont be harunyan last single...

But those rumors make it sound like it....

AKI-PI is losing all the aces alr...

I wondered who will be the last man standing...
kuronochou 2nd-Nov-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Haven't heard of the song but great that it crossed 1M since Harunyan is one of my fave on AKB48.
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