06 Jan '12, 11am

AKB48 beats Morning Musume to having the most number of singles sold in Japan: 11.78 million

TOKYO - Japanese girl group AKB48 has become the new record holder for being the group with the highest number of single sales in Japan, after recent sales data revealed that its 24 singles have sold a combined total of 11.787 million copies, reported Japanese media. The previous record holder, Japanese girl group Morning Musume, had released 56 singles to date and managed to sell a combined total of 11.774 million copies, in the 13 years and 11 months since their debut. AKB48's five 2011 singles like Everyday, Katyusha and Flying Get have sold exceptionally well in Japan, accounting for 7.346 million (more than 60 percent) of the 11.787 million copies their singles have sold, since the group's debut a just a little over five years ago. "It is very exciting to hold the record. We are astonished by this unimaginably big number," said AKB48 member Minami Takahashi, adding th...

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