Girl group AKB48 thoroughly dominated 2011 by setting sales records galore all up in the grill of the Hallyu Wave!
They released five singles this year, all of which sold over a million copies, setting a record in the Japanese music industry. Furthermore, they dominated the top five spots on the year-end singles chart, which gave the girls yet another record.
On the other hand, SNSD and Kara never sold a million copies of a single even once, thus proving that the Kawaii Wave is reigning supreme!
1 – AKB48 – 16,282,000,000 Yen
2 – Arashi – 15,369,000,000 Yen
3 – EXILE – 5,603,000,000 Yen
4 – Kara – 4,926,000,000 Yen
5 – SNSD – 4,049,000,000 Yen
As you can clearly see, even combining the two Hallyu Wave groups barely amounts to half the profits taken in by AKB48, proving the immense popularity of the group, as well as the growing swell of power hidden within the Kawaii Wave!
As many of you know, the Korean media has constantly dismissed AKB48 as a joke of a group and their own CEO has marketed the fact that they are imperfect.
Despite that, the 16,828,000,000 Yen taken in by AKB48 for 2011 set a record for a female group, as did the number of singles sold for “Flying Get” at 1,587,000 copies.
With the media constantly hyping the Hallyu Wave to conquer Japan by dominating the charts, and in the face of the Korean media dismissing them as just a bunch of worthless faces, AKB48 faced up to the adversity and pulled up their skirts to create a gigantic steaming fecal plate for the top two Hallyu Wave groups, covered their mouths in modesty as they chuckled to themselves, and marched away with their chins held high after giving their rivals something to remember them by.
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Thanks to this wonderful piece of journalism from OSEN for bringing to the forefront how objective articles without bias are supposed to be written.