AKB48

AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-eight) is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. The group has expanded since then to include over 130 members as of December 2015. aged from their early teens to their mid-20s. AKB48's producer, Yasushi Akimoto, wanted to form a girl group with its own theater (unlike pop groups performing occasional concerts and seen on television) and performing daily so fans could always see them live. This "idols you can meet" concept includes teams which can rotate performances and perform simultaneously at several events and "handshake" events, where fans can meet group members. Akimoto has expanded the AKB48 concept to several sister groups in China, Japan and Indonesia, with upcoming groups announced for the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.

The group is one of the highest-earning musical performers in Japan, with 2013 sales of over $128 million, and has been characterized as a social phenomenon. As of December 2015 the group has sold over 41 million records, including over 36 million singles and over 5 millon albums. As of September 2016, the group has sold over 40 million singles. AKB48 is the highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold and the highest by a girl group. AKB48's thirty-two latest singles have topped the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, with a record twenty-seven singles selling over a million copies. Their highest selling single, "Tsubasa wa Iranai", sold over 2.5 million in 2016 according to Billboard / Soundscan. In 2010, "Beginner" and "Heavy Rotation" placed first and second, respectively, on the list of Japan's best-selling singles for the year. From 2011 to 2016, AKB48's singles have occupied the top four or five spots of the Oricon Yearly Singles Chart.

 

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
AKB48 - ポニーテールとシュシュ 2010 CD, Single
No Image AKB48 - 桜の木になろう 2011 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - So Long! 2013 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 大声ダイヤモンド 2008 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Stereo
No Image AKB48 - Teacher Teacher 2018 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
No Image AKB48 - 前しか向かねえ 2014 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - 翼はいらない 2016 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - Love Trip / しあわせを分けなさい 2016 CD, Single
AKB48 - さよならクロール 2013 CD, DVD, All Media, Maxi-Single, Special Edition
AKB48 - 僕たちは戦わない 2015 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - ヘビーローテーション 2010 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - Green Flash 2015 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - Love Trip / しあわせを分けなさい 2016 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single, Special Edition
AKB48 - Gingham Check 2012 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - センチメンタルトレイン 2018 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - サステナブル 2019 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - So Long 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - サステナブル 2019 CD, Single
AKB48 - Nogashita Sakanatachi - Single Video Collection 2010 DVD, NTSC
AKB48 - ジワるDays 2019 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
No Image AKB48 - Halloween Night 2015 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
AKB48 - ジワるDays 2019 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 真夏のSounds Good! 2012 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media
AKB48 - 会いたかった 2006 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - 翼はいらない 2016 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 失恋、ありがとう 2020 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
No Image AKB48 - 風は吹いている 2011 CD, Single
AKB48 - Teacher Teacher 2018 CD, Single
AKB48 - 上からマリコ 2011 CD, Single
AKB48 - ハート・エレキ 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - 言い訳Maybe 2009 CD, Single
AKB48 - キミが思ってるより 2013 CD, Single, DVD, Single
AKB48 - So Long! 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 軽蔑していた愛情 2007 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - High Tension - ハイテンション 2016 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition, Stereo
AKB48 - ハート・エレキ 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - 重力シンパシー公演09 キンモクセイ 2012 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - Give Me Five! 2012 CD, Single, DVD, Single
AKB48 - 恋するフォーチュンクッキー 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - 鈴懸の木の道で「君の微笑みを夢に見る」と言ってしまったら僕たちの関係はどう変わってしまうのか、僕なりに何日か考えた上でのやや気恥ずかしい結論のようなもの 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - 真夏のSounds Good! 2012 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - 心のプラカード [劇場盤] 2014 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - 真夏のSounds Good! 2012 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - さよならクロール [劇場盤] 2013 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - ジャーバージャ 2018 CD, Single, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 桜の花びらたち2008 2008 CD, Single
AKB48 - Team B 2nd Stage 会いたかった ~Studio Recordings コレクション~ 2013 CD, Compilation, Reissue, Special Edition
AKB48 - チャンスの順番(劇場盤) 2010 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, Single
AKB48 - ハイテンション 2016 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - Team Surprise 04 Sunset Tears 2012 CD, DVD

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