Local acts, like J-pop girl group AKB48, heavily weight the tops of music charts in Japan. British songbird Adele was the most popular recording artist in the world in 2015 ... The music market in the United States is more than triple the size of any.
Anaheim, CA – April 27, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that Japanese musical supergroup, AKB48, will be official Guests of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, the United States ... of the Oricon album chart.
while at the same time appearing in venues around world, ranging from Russia to the United States. As of now, AKB48 has released five albums and almost thirty singles, thirteen of which have topped the charts in their native Japan. Despite the enormous.
AKB48 ... the Oricon charts in June. The idol group is the no. 2 bestselling music act in the entire history of Japanese pop music in terms of singles sold. And Japan is the second-largest pop music market in the world – just behind the United States.
In the United States and Europe ... In Asia, however, the world of the manufactured pop group, is taken to an entirely new level. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of AKB48. Originally a 48-member all-girl pop group with a rotating line.
Founded in 2005 by Japanese music producer Yasushi Akimoto, who wanted to create a collection of "idols you can meet," AKB48 has achieved domestic ubiquity with a string of chart -topping hits, spin-off bands, TV shows, ads, unceasing autograph signings .
Former AKB48 member and fashion plate Tomomi Itano made her solo United States debut this weekend at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit Festival ... the world of solo acts with her debut single Dear J in 2011 hitting number 2 on the weekly Oricon charts.
K-pop has become a fixture of pop charts not only in Korea but throughout Asia, including Japan—the world's second-biggest music market, after the U.S.—and Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. South Korea, a.
After hitting a whopping 1.3 million units sold in just a week after the release of their 21st single "Everyday, Kachuusha", AKB48 ranks #1 on the United World Chart, ranks the most popular tracks according to “global paid downloads, single-sales and.
In the intervening years, Apple Music and Google Play Music began their services worldwide , including in Japan, while domestic competitors Line Music and Awa entered the Japanese market alongside KKBox of Taiwan. An early bird elsewhere, Spotify is a .
Selling 1,300,000 copies of “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” in their first week, it’s no surprise that the girls of AKB48 are also taking over the United World Chart this week as well. The United World Chart ranks the most popular tracks according to “global.
AKB48 holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest pop group: the current lineup consists of 140 members. Each year fans vote on who gets to join the 16-person ... By creating new sub-groups/sister groups and shuffling members around.