After debuting at the top spot of Oricon Daily Charts and selling 1 million copies in 2 days, AKB48's latest single, "Everyday, Kachuusha" breaks Oricon Weekly Charts effectively becoming the highest first-week single sales record in Japan.
With 1,334,000 copies sold in its first week, "Everyday, Kachuusha" breaks rock band Mr. Children's record of selling 1,208,000 copies of their song "Namonaki Uta" back in 1996.
For the idol group, it also marked AKB48's eighth consecutive first-week top-seller since "RIVER" in 2009. The last female group that managed to possess such a long-lasting streak was "Pink Lady", more than 32 years ago.
Although the inclusion of voting cards for AKB48′s ongoing "3rd Senbatsu General Election" was a factor in the single’s sales, the group was already trending upward in sales for their recent singles.
Member Takahashi Minami commented, “It’s such a big honor for us (to break this record). Everyone knows that it’s all thanks to all of our fans.”
Source: Sanspo, Oricon and Sports Hochi via tokyohive and generasia
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