Let's look back on their history. AKB48's latest single, "Kuchibiru Ni" ("Be My Baby)," sold 813,000 copies on Dec. 9, the day it was released, according to Oricon Inc. This brought the group's total CD sales of singles to a record 36,158,000 copies.
AKB48’s latest single, titled “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby,” started arriving at CD stores on Tuesday and sold 810,000 copies that day, adding to the massive sales of the band’s preceding 41 singles. The overnight success of the 42nd single also.
This just in. With its latest single “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby,” J-pop group AKB48 has become the artist with the most number of single album sales in Japan. With its new record, the group surpassed the record of the group B’z that has sold around 35.