These days, one cannot talk JPOP without mentioning AKB48, a girl group that originally had 48 members. Talk about going big, the group has now expanded to over 130! AKB is short for Akihabara, and area of the world’s largest city – Tokyo – where the group is based, owning its own theatre and performing daily concerts there. Having so many members enables various subgroups, or “teams” to perform in shifts. AKB48 has sold over 40 million records and earns annually up to 130 million USD. It is not uncommon to see a song by the group at the top of the charts in Japan, and its latest, “Love Trip”, has done just that. Check out the MV below.