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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/19 ~ 1/25

    January 28, 2015 @ 1:37 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for January 19 to 25. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Dead or Alive" - KAT-TUN : 1/21 (191,505)2. "WAKE ME TONIGHT" - JYJ : 1/21 (135,556)3. "Shiroi Kiseki" - B1A4 : 1/21 (68,877)4. "FANTASY" - w-inds. : 1/21 (34,213)5. "Very Good (Japanese Version)" - Block B : 1/21 (33,576)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!" - AKB48 : 1/21 (

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki sings comedian duo Kumamushi's 'Attakaindakara♪'

    January 28, 2015 @ 1:23 am

    A video clip of Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48, NMB48) singing comedian duo Kumamushi's "Attakaindakara♪" has been uploaded onto YouTube. Kumamushi will make their CD debut with "Attakaindakara♪" on February 4. In the video clip, Kashiwagi is first introduced by Kumamushi, then sings the chorus with hand motions. Source: natalie

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  • KAT-TUN achieve their 23rd consecutive No.1 single

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    Popular group KAT-TUN released their 23rd single "Dead or Alive" on January 21, and they've found themselves at the top of Oricon's single ranking. The new single's first week sales reached 192,000 copies, and it allowed the group to grab the No.1 spot on Oricon's single weekly ranking."Dead or Alive" is their 23rd consecutive chart-topping single since their debut song "Real Face" (released in March 2006), and they are ranked in second place for

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  • AKB48's new album sells over 740,000 copies in the first week

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:22 am

    Popular idol group AKB48's 6th album "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!" (went on sale on January 21) sold 747,000 copies during the release week, and it topped Oricon's latest album weekly ranking.This is the group's 3rd consecutive album that marked the first week sales of over 700,000 copies. This is also their 4th consecutive album to hit No.1 after "Koko ni Ita Koto" (June 2011), "1830m" (August 2012), and "Tsugi no Ashiato" (January 2014),

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  • AKB48 group to form a new sister group based in Niigata

    January 25, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    During the final day of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 25, it was announced that their new sister group would be formed in Niigata. The new sister group NGT48 will begin recruiting the first generation members starting in March, and will open their own theater, NGT48 Theater, on October 1. With the opening of new theater, Imamura Etsuro, the current S

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/14~1/20

    January 23, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 14th to January 20th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Uchouten" - B'z 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Modoranai Love Story." - Sonar Pocket 06 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kum

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/12 ~ 1/18

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 12 to 18. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Uchouten" - B'z : 1/14 (133,980)2. "Eden" - Mizuki Nana : 1/14 (43,413)3. "Flowerwall" - Yonezu Kenshi : 1/14 (19,692)4. "Rafflesia" - SOLIDEMO : 1/14 (18,776)5. "Future" - CROSS GENE : 1/14 (14,425)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Tree" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 1/14 (247,964)2. "Dream Catcher" - Hamada Sho

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI tops Oricon's album chart for the first time

    January 20, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    4-member band SEKAI NO OWARI's 2nd album "Tree" (released January 14) sold 248,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly album ranking."Tree" is the band's very first chart-topping album since they made their major debut in August 2011, as their previous album "ENTERTAINMENT" (releaed in July 2012) was ranked No.2 at best. In addition, the first week sales for this new album was a lot more than the previous one's (65,000 co

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  • B'z break records and top Oricon chart with their 1st single in 2 years and 9 months

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    Popular rock unit B'z released their come back single titled "Uchouten" on January 14 which was their first single in 2 years and 9 months.After selling 134,000 copies in the first week, the single topped Oricon's weekly single ranking and it has become their 47th consecutive chart-topping single.The total number of weeks their singles have charted has reached 64 weeks, and it broke the record of "number of weeks an artist's singles have charted"

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  • Itano Tomomi & TAKAHIRO deny reports of relationship & marriage

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:38 am

    Recently, there have been some reports that singer Itano Tomomi and EXILE's TAKAHIRO will soon be getting married. On January 18, both parties denied such reports. A message titled "To everyone who support EXILE TAKAHIRO" was posted onto EXILE's official website. It stated, "From before there have been reports through various media outlets regarding relationship and marriage, but none of that is true." The message concluded, "Our sincerest apolog

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