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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Nogizaka46: 'Girls Awards' Fall/Winter show pics and video #1



 Four posts today for this event and may have another one tomorrow with some missed catwalk pics. The group is scheduled to announce the details of their 16th single next Sunday on their 'Under Construction' show which will be 3 1/2 weeks before the singles release.
 It's got quite a high barrier to beat as their fifteenth single "Hadashi de Summer" continues to sell well. Total sales are up to 845,000+ which is their highest number yet, every single is setting a group record and the total copies sold are so much higher than they were a year ago.
 At Saturday's 'Girls Awards' show Nogi performed that single and another crowd favorite 'Popipappapa" which is a B-side from their "Ima, Hanashitai Dareka" single. If you've been following my 'Nogi singles series' then you know most of my faves are B-sides and that tune is one of them. That single came out in October of 2015 and has sold over 740,000 copies, you can see what an increase the last single had over it and 'Ima' was the #6 best selling single last year in Japan.


 Unfortunately there's no videos of the group performing those two songs though the other posts for their appearance at the event had many of them on the catwalk. So after these fabulous group pics of the group singing those two songs there's a video of "Popopappapa" from last year's X-Mas show.






































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