Founded in 2005 by producer Yasushi Akimoto, AKB48 is one of the highest grossing music groups in the world. In 2011 they made over $200 Million USD in CD, MP3 Downloads, and DVD sales. The group started with 20 girls and at one time grew up to 90 female members. To celebrate Japanese pop culture, 16 members will be performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival on March 27 in Washington D.C.
Here are a few of their videos.