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AKB48 dominates first half of 2011 with 6.66 billion yen in sales

Oricon has released its sales rankings for the first half of 2011. As expected, AKB48 had the strongest showing, with the only two million-selling singles (“Everyday, Kachusha” and “Sakura no Ki ni Narou“...
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AYABIE signs with major label, plans more DEATHBIE

Visual-kei band AYABIE announced during an event on Saturday that they will make their major label debut this summer. Guitarist Yumehito also updated his blog with the news. The band has signed with TOY’S FACTORY and will...
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Maeda Atsuko reclaims #1 in AKB48’s 3rd Senbatsu Election

AKB48 held its 3rd Senbatsu election on Thursday, determining the participating┬ámembers for AKB48’s 22nd single. This year, the #1 spot was recaptured by Maeda Atsuko, after being narrowly defeated by Oshima Yuko last ye...
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AKB48 expands with Team 4

Today, AKB48 announced the creation of its 4th team. 10 of the group’s research students have been promoted to the newly launched “Team 4,” with 6 more available spots to be filled in the future. So far, AKB48...
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AKB48 members face off for rival magazines

Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha) and Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha) have each recruited a team of AKB48 members for a competitive project called “AKB48 YJ7 vs YM7: Jimbocho x Gokokuji Taisen.” As the name suggests, e...
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