AKB48 has set numerous records in Japanese music history. 45 of their songs have won No.1 on the singles chart in Japan. And, it makes them No.1 in the Japanese female artist category. They also achieved over a million sales for 39 songs, and this is also a No.1 record in Japan. Moreover, their overall sales for their singles are 57 million sales.
AKB48 has many sister groups outside Japan, including JKT48 in Indonesia, BNK48 and CGM48 in Thailand, MNL48 in the Philippines, SGO48 in Vietnam, AKB48 TeamTP in Taiwan, and AKB48 Team SH in China. In other words, they have been active not only inside Japan but also in the Asian idol scene.
AKB48 released a new song ‘Ne mo Ha mo Rumor’
After one and a half years of hiatus, their latest song, Ne mo Ha mo Rumor is out now! They showed off their new performance on a Japanese music TV program before the release of the song.
People who watched the show were surprised to see their latest dance performance based on LOCK DANCE. Their dance has so much energy, and many people loved it and described it as an “unbelievably amazing dance.”
The music video and the dance clip got over 7.5 million views on YouTube. This new song was a hot topic inside and outside of Japan and reached groups of people who never knew AKB48 before, meaning that their support rate has moved rapidly up.
When Japanese female idol groups have many members like AKB48, there are always issues when members graduate from the group. AKB48 currently consists of members only from the main AKB48 group for the first time after 10 years and 9 months. This situation where many old members left the group recently changed AKB48 to a young fresh group.
Nana Okada performs at the center when the group sings the new song. Also, Hitomi Honda has just come back from the girl group IZ*ONE attracting new fans from the younger generation in Japan and abroad.
They stopped recruiting the members from sister groups and reformed the group to only AKB48 original members. This shuffle made the group more powerful and let them see the direction for the future more clearly. They rebuilt the new style of AKB48 getting out of the category of the idol. Thus, they are trying to stand out with their exceptional dance skills.
Although AKB48 has been very active in Asia, this latest music video, ‘Ne mo Ha mo Rumor,’ has 10 language subtitles for the first time on their YouTube channel. The languages are Japanese with the Roman alphabet, English, Indonesian, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French.
Viewers can see the young vibes in the music video, along with a clear understanding of the Japanese lyrics. It is pretty interesting to see how people in the world will react to the video.
This new song is their first new step to be reborn. AKB48 may gain further popularity overseas, and it will be a huge progress for their great career.
Ne mo Ha mo Rumor -1st hal Street Dance ver.