Friday, January 6, 2012

Morning Musume is NO longer the Top-Selling Girl Group in Single Sales

Yup, you heard it right, Morning Musume has held the record as the Top-selling girl group in single sales for so long, having a total of 11,774,000 sold copies with 56 singles and a history of thirteen years and eleven months since their debut. But with the latest results of the Oricon weekly charts, it was conformed that they no longer hold that record.

Idol Group, AKB48 has overtaken the spot with a total of 11,787,000 sold copies with 25 singles for 5 years and 11 months since their debut. So Congrats to AKB48.

I actually wasn't so surprised with this, I kind of expected that sooner or later AKB48 would surpass MM's sales due to their staggering sales of more then 7Million just this 2011. Record are meant to be broken anyway, even Avatar broke Titanic's record right?? but it didn't make Titanic any less special or amazing, it's was still one of the Best Movies ever! So just like in Morning Musume's case, even if they no longer hold that record, if you're a true fan, you would still appreciate and see how amazing they are. (P.S. 13 years of existence is no joke at all! ). The gap between their sales is not that big so I hope they could get back to their feet, stand up and regain that title back. Just enjoy the music of both groups =)

Wait, what about Love Machine? I hope they could still keep that record *crosses fingers*, but let's be happy that atleast Morning Musume is a true legendary group being part of the Top 10 Best Selling Artists of All Times not only in Japan but in the whole world, where they ranked 8th.
(8th in the whole wide world!!!!!)


  1. Top-Selling is not everything.
    But still as a true fans we must support Momusu.
    One of the way is buy their single.
    Ganbatte ne Momusu. :)

  2. i'm pretty sure Morning Musume will go up again and i still am hoping they will

  3. To-Selling but not really famous song compare to Love Machine and UFO(pink lady)
    they got the record all thanks to fans who buy cd's like crazy
    one AKB fan can buy thousands of cd for just simple reason

    but momusu still got many record, like
    - Best Album selling Rank
    1.Morning Musume 3.240.000
    2.Nakamori Akina 800.000
    3.Pink Lady 700.000
    -NHK kohaku apperance
    1.Morning Musume 10times
    2.Matsuda Seiko 9times
    3.Yamaguchi Momoe 6times
    -Single Oricon Chart 1st
    1.Morning Musume 11songs
    2.AKB 10songs
    3.Pink Lady 9songs
    and many else

    source Exile Tamashii 2011-12-04

  4. sad...
    but mosumu is my no.1 forever

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