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  • AKB48's Kojima Mako announces graduation

    January 16, 2019 @ 3:15 am

    On January 12, AKB48 member Kojima Mako announced her graduation from her group during Team K's concert at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. After the concert, she tweeted, "All I want to say is thank you, and I love you! The reason why I smile is because of everyone's smiles! Everyone, thank you very much for making me smile!"She continued, "I'm glad my last team was this team. I never thought they would cry or say they would miss me... I am really hap

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  • 2018 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking Top 50

    December 21, 2018 @ 3:32 am

    Oricon has revealed its yearly single rankings. Check out the top 50 below!  [2018 Oricon Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Singles]01. "Teacher Teacher" - AKB48 : 5/30 (1,819,237)02. "Sentimental Train" - AKB48 : 9/19 (1,471,958)03. "Synchronicity" - Nogizaka46 : 4/25 (1,306,247)04. "Jikochu de Ikou!" - Nogizaka46 : 8/8 (1,281,625)05. "NO WAY MAN" - AKB48 : 11/28 (1,213,501)06. "Jabaja" - AKB48 

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  • 2018 Oricon Yearly 'Artist Total Sales' Ranking Top 5

    December 21, 2018 @ 3:31 am

    Oricon has revealed its annual 'Artist Total Sales Revenue' ranking for 2018. The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.Check out this year's top 5 below!1 - Amuro Namie # 18,999,000,000 Yen (approximately $171,074,783 USD)2 - Nogizaka46 # 10,329,000,000 Yen (approximately $93,007,049 USD)3 - AKB48 # 7,795,000,000 Yen (approximately $70,204,194 U

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  • Song list for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' revealed

    December 18, 2018 @ 3:08 am

    TV Asahi will air its 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2018' on December 21 from 7:00 pm. At this time, the song list has been revealed.This year, 45 artists are scheduled to perform on the show. To commemorate its 1,300th broadcast, the upcoming program will feature special medleys and collaborations.  Check out the song list below the cut!  [MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2018]・aiko「Hanabi」・Aimyong「Marigold」・Aoyama Thelma「Soba ni Iru ne」・Arashi「Kimi no Uta

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/28~12/4 2018

    December 12, 2018 @ 3:37 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of November 28th to December 4th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Old Fashion" - back number 03 - "Prologue" - Uru 04 - "Flamingo" - Yonezu Kenshi 05 - "U.S.A." - DA PUMP 06 - "half of me" - Hirai Ken 07 - "Adabana Necromancy" - FranCho

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  • Ayaka, Kobukuro, DAIGO, and more to perform on November 30 MUSIC STATION

    November 27, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line up for its November 30th broadcast.This week's episode will feature performances by Ayaka, AKB48, Official Hige Dandism, Kobukuro, Sexy Zone, DAIGO, and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Miyamoto Junji.The full set list can be seen below. Ayaka - "Aikotoba" "Ito"AKB48 - "NO WAY MAN"Official Hide Dandism - "Stand By You"Kobukuro - "Silent Majority" "Harebare"Sexy Zone - "Karakuri Darake no Tenderness" "

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  • The winner and nominees for the '60th Japan Record Awards' announced

    November 20, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    TBS will broadcast the '60th Japan Record Awards' on December 30 at 5:30 pm. At this time, the winners and nominees have been announced.As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be selected among the winners of the "Best Song" category. Some of this year's nominees are Keyakizaka46, TWICE, SEKAI NO OWARI, Nogizaka46, AKB48, and DA PUMP.  Similarly, the "Best New Artist" will be selected among the winners of the "New Arti

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  • SGO48 recruit 29 first generation members

    November 19, 2018 @ 2:41 pm

    AKB48's new overseas sister group SGO48 have recruited 29 first generation members. SGO48 received over 7,000 applications when they opened up the registration in August. After narrowing down the number of applicants based on the applications, they held interviews, and ended up with 120 applicants for the final screening. Among the 29 selected members is Koseki Yumi, a 14-year-old Japanese girl who lives in Ho Chi Minh. She commented, "I was very

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  • Nozawa Rena announces graduation from AKB48 and JKT48

    November 15, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    AKB48 Team K's Nozawa Rena has announced that she will graduate from the group next May. The announcement was made via 'Nozawa Rena no NOZAWORLD Traveler', which was uploaded onto YouTube. In the video, Nozawa visits the AKB48 CAFE & SHOP AKIHABARA and AKB48 Theater and reported the situation from the scene using English. In the second half of the video, she shares that she wanted to announce her graduation to both her Japanese

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  • AKB48 group's 'Request Hour' to be held on January 18 and 19

    November 15, 2018 @ 3:06 am

    AKB48 Group's live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2019' will be held on January 18 and 19 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.  'Request Hour' is an annual event where the fans vote for their favorite songs and the members perform them in the order they rank. The polling period will take place from November 27 at 10:00 am to December 11 at 3:00 pm. Source & Image: natalie

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