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 - 真夏のSounds Good! 2012 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 上からマリコ 2011 CD, Single
AKB48 - 上からマリコ 2011 CD, Single
AKB48 - 大声ダイヤモンド 2008 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Stereo
AKB48 - Team K 4th Stage 最終ベルが鳴る ~ Studio Recordings コレクション~ CD, Compilation, Reissue, Special Edition
AKB48 - 永遠プレッシャー 2012 CD, Single
AKB48 - ジャーバージャ 2018 CD, Single, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - ギンガムチェック 2012 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
AKB48 - Halloween Night 2015 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - ハロウィン・ナイト 2015 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - "Gingham Check" 2012 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - 10年桜 2009 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single
AKB48 - さよならクロール 2013 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Special Edition
AKB48 - Love Trip / しあわせを分けなさい 2016 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single, Special Edition
AKB48 - Love Trip / しあわせを分けなさい 2016 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single, Special Edition
AKB48 - So Long 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - So Long! 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 僕たちは戦わない 2015 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 君はメロディー 2016 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 願いごとの持ち腐れ 2017 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - Labrador Retriever 2014 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - シュートサイン 2017 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - ヘビーローテーション 2010 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
AKB48 - 真夏のSounds Good! 2012 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - スカート、ひらり 2006 CD, Single
AKB48 - 大声ダイヤモンド 2008 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Stereo
AKB48 - 逃した魚たち~シングル・ビデオコレクション~ 2010 DVD, DVD-Video, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 上からマリコ 2011 CD, Single
AKB48 - Beginner 2010 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - Everyday, カチューシャ 2011 CD, Single, DVD, NTSC
AKB48 - チャンスの順番(劇場盤) 2010 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single
AKB48 - TVアニメ AKB0048 2012 CD, Promo
AKB48 - 桜の花びらたち2008 2008 CD, Single
AKB48 - ヘビーローテーション 2010 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - ハイテンション 2016 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - Gingham Check 2012 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 桜の栞 2010 CD, Single
AKB48 - So Long ! 2013 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - 11月のアンクレット 2017 CD, Single
AKB48 - ポニーテールとシュシュ 2010 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, Maxi-Single
No Image AKB48 - Everyday、カチューシャ 2011 CD, Maxi-Single
AKB48 - 言い訳Maybe 2009 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single
AKB48 - さよならクロール 2013 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, Special Edition
AKB48 - Green Flash 2015 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, Special Edition
AKB48 - ポニーテールとシュシュ 2010 CD, Maxi-Single, Stereo, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
AKB48 - 永遠プレッシャー 2012 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - Team B 5th Studio Recording シアターの女神 2010 CD, Compilation
AKB48 - 11月のアンクレット 2017 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media
AKB48 - ここがロドスだ、ここで跳べ! 2015 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, All Media, Limited Edition
AKB48 - Love Trip / しあわせを分けなさい 2016 CD, DVD, NTSC, All Media, Single, Special Edition

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