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The Winning Numbers

Two important idol-related numbers to talk about today! The 48 groups are just about closing up the last few threads before the new year begins: First are the results of NMB48’s fan votes deciding the fates of Shimada Rena and Matsuda Shiori. Needless to say, both members have won the …

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The Million Flying Get

So, the impossible happened today—something even hardcore fans didn’t predict with this single, and something I had written off as incredibly idealistic. And yet, there the number is, staring right back at me: 1,025,952. ‘Flying Get’ has sold over a million copies on its opening day. What a ridiculous feat. …

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NMB48 Debut Blows Up Oricon

After over a year of this I should stop being surprised at everything, but here I go again. After all the criticism, doubt and “why would anyone bother with another 48 group” spilling out of my mouth, it goes off and sells 131,654 copies of their debut single on the …

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160K+ Sold in the Name of Tomochin.

Official first week results for Dear J: 163,000 units sold, nearly doubling the sum of her first-day sales. I couldn’t have predicted these numbers; it’s pretty remarkable, seeing how the last female artist to sell more than 150K was 4 years ago. It’s always good to see a surge of …

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It’s a Good Time to be an Idol

Idol groups are doing pretty well for themselves nowadays. Since AKB reignited the public’s interest in idols, it’s become mainstream again. Groups like Momoiro Clover, Smileage, and SKE48 have had huge growths in sales and popularity despite having only been around for about a year or less in the singles …

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On the Sixth Day

813,320 copies sold! This is another “first week” first for AKB, having surpassed Heavy Rotation’s insane first week sales by nearly 300,000 copies. Below was a list of Japan’s top ten best first week sales of all time.  I say “was” because AKB48’s ‘Beginner’ now takes the 9th position.  No …

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LET’S CHART THIS SHIT: time to break open that champagne

the first week of sales is over and Heavy Rotation has successfully broken 500k, having sold 516,012 copies; 14k more than Ponytail to Shushu. considering Ponytail was supported by extra copies sold because of the senbatsu election, this is a major success. this also means they created another milestone for …

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LET'S CHART THIS SHIT, PART TWO

day three sales for Heavy Rotation: 36,469 bringing up the total sales to 445,395. probably won’t continue updating sales numbers like this until the 1st week of sales is over, unless something awesome happens, like passing the .5 million mark, which is a possibility. still, don’t like to count my …

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