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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/1~7/7

    July 9, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 1st to July 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "PLAYBACK" - JUJU 02 - "RED" - B'z 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Step by step" - Hamasaki Ayumi 05 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 07 - "Ki

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  • Pottya is looking for a new member

    July 9, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    After the withdrawal of member Tsukada Emi, idol group Pottya has announced that they are looking for a new member. Produced by Kobayashi Takeo, who also produced sexy idol group Ebisu Muscats, Pottya made their debut in January with a "chubby girl" concept. The PV for their debut song "Po・Po・Po・Pocha Rinko☆" received a lot of attention with over 400,000 views after its first week on YouTube.The group is accepting new member applications until A

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  • Sexy Zone tops Oricon's latest weekly single ranking

    July 7, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Popular group Sexy Zone released a new single "Cha-Cha-Cha Champion" on July 1st. And after selling 108,000 copies in its first week, the single debuted at No.1 on Oricon single weekly ranking.  This is the group's 9th consecutive No.1 single since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released in November 2011).The title track has also been chosen as the theme song for volleyball tournament  'FIVB World Cup Volleyball 2015' which opens on Aug

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 achieves 5th consecutive No.1 album by selling 300,000 copies in the first week

    July 7, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    Oricon revealed that popular group Kis-My-Ft2's 5th album "KIS-MY-WORLD" (went on sale on July 1) topped their latest weekly ranking with the first week sales of 300,000 copies. This marked the group's 5th consecutive No.1 album, and also the highest first week sales for their albums.With this, they have become the first artist (including both male/female, solo/group) in 9 years to sell over 200,000 copies during the first week with 5 consecutiv

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  • Tsukada Emi withdraws from Pottya

    July 6, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    Tsukada Emi will withdraw from "chubby girl" idol group Pottya on July 6.On July 4th, Tsukada wrote on the group's official blog and explained her reason for the withdrawal, "I learned many things in P♡ttya. From singing to dancing, and even things that will be useful in my future. I was really able to learn various things. However, there is something that I really want to do right now. That is nursing." Tsukada also expresse

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/24~6/30

    July 3, 2015 @ 3:47 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 24th to June 30th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "RED" - B'z 02 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Crystal Kay 05 - "SO GOOD - JUNHO (From 2PM) 06 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariy

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  • Utada Hikaru announces the birth of her baby!

    July 2, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Utada Hikaru made an announcement on her official site that she gave birth to a baby boy! On a post entitled, "Announcement to you fans," she wrote, "Ah, we just had a new addition to our family! It's a very calm baby boy that suckles well and sleeps well."Utada also revealed that she was working on a new album during her pregnancy. According to her, it will take a little more time until it's finished, but she can't wait to deliver it to her fan

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka announces marriage

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    On July 1, former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka (29) updated her official blog and announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man (25) that she had been dating for some time. Kato introduced her husband saying, "He accepts everything about me and understands my work. I am grateful for him from the day we met until now." Kato said that she plans on continuing her work as "Kato Sayaka". She called out to her fans, "It would make me ha

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  • SPEED's Imai Eriko and Shimabukuro Hiroko form a new unit

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    SPEED members Imai Eriko (ERI) and Shimabukuro Hiroko (HIRO) have formed a new unit called 'ERIHIRO'. They will release their first single "Stars" on August 26. With the theme "sound play for adults," ERIHIRO will aim to send out music into the world that both members and users are able to enjoy in full force. For the single's title track "Stars", they teamed up with DJ'TEKINA//SOMETHING. It's said to be a fusion of EDM and pop music.&n

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/22 ~ 6/28

    July 1, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 22 to 28. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Chumu Chumu" - NEWS : 6/24 (124,088)2. "Flavor of kiss" - AAA : 6/24 (37,071)3. "Evolution Eve" - Quartet Night : 6/24 (26,595)4. "My Instant Song E.P." - MONOEYES : 6/24 (20,794)5. "Natsu ni Kiss Shite Ii Desu ka?" - Ars Magna : 6/24 (19,222)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "JUMPing CAR" - Hey! Say! JUMP

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