Thursday, 28th July 2011
In Japan Entertainment News,
AKB48 play three concerts in Saitama
Japanese super girl group AKB48 have just finished a three-day residency at the Seibu Dome in the Saitama prefecture.
The outfit, officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest pop group, has exactly 60 members, according to Japan Today.
However, it was not only these girls doing the singing; affiliate groups NMB48, SKE48 and Not Yet took part as well, bringing the total number of performers to 141.
Each day, the pop group performed for two hours, singing more than 40 songs in every performance.
The Seibu Dome, which can seat over 35,000 people, is home to the professional baseball outfit Saitama Seibu Lions. The team won the Pacific league and the Japan Series in 2008.
AKB48 recently held an election to decide which members of their gargantuan roster will participate in recording their new single. After more than one million people voted, the group was narrowed down to 40 to sing.
Written by Susan Ballion