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  • Total number of albums and singles sold by Arashi reaches 30 million copies

    May 20, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Popular group Arashi released their 46th single "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari", which is the theme song for member Aiba Masaki's ongoing Fuji TV drama "Youkoso, Wagaya e", on May 13.According to Oricon, the single sold 501,000 copies during the first week, and it topped its latest weekly ranking. When including the sales of the single, the total number of singles and albums sold by Arashi have reached 30,413,000 copies (46 singles: 21.74 mill

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  • A.B.C-Z tops Oricon weekly album chart for the first time

    May 19, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    A.B.C-Z's second album 'A.B.Sea Market,' which went on sale on May 13 has sold 48,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly album chart.  Though the group has topped the Oricon weekly DVD chart with 6 works including their debut song "Za ABC~5stars~" (released in February 2012), this is the first time for them to top the album weekly chart.Also, the first week sales for the album is the highest number for them, as their first album s

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  • May'n cancels her tour due to vocal cord polyp treatment

    May 18, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    May'n has announced that she will cancel the remainder of her tour "May'n Road to 10th Anniversary Acoustic Tour 2015: Hang jam vol.2" in order to treat her vocal cord polyps.  May'n was diagnosed with polyps on both sides of her vocal cords in late April. She decided to prioritize treatment to prevent her condition from worsening. Thus, all 7 of her upcoming shows have been canceled and ticket refunds will be issued. Below are the list of conce

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/6~5/12

    May 16, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 6th to May 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 04 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 05 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakar

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  • Sheena Ringo's 'Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku' wins 'Music Jacket Award 2015'

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:52 am

    The winners of 'Music Jacket Award 2015' sponsored by Music Jacket Promotion Committee have been announced.This year's grand prix went to Sheena Ringo's self-cover album "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku". The runner-ups were Aimer's "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP" and Pink Floyd's "TOWA". The special prize went to Denki Groove's "25".  [Sheena Ringo - "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku][Aimer - "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP"][Pink Floyd - "TOWA"][Denki Groove

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  • Fujimoto Toshifumi and Kinoshita Yukina are expecting their 2nd child

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:51 am

    On May 14, comedian Fujimoto Toshifumi (44) and talento Kinoshita Yukina (27) sent a fax to media outlets announcing that they are expecting their second child. The couple reported, "At this time, the Fujimoto family will be gaining a new family member." They also called out to their fans, "The whole family is looking forward to becoming more lively. We will work even harder, so please continue to support us." Kinoshita is currently 4-month

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  • Original character produced by HYDE to be sold as a stuffed toy

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:49 am

    Original character 'CHUPACABRA' that's designed and produced by HYDE will be sold as a stuffed toy at amusement facilities nationwide beginning later this month. The toy will come in 2 different versions; both about 20 cm in size. Would you buy one of these "scary, but cute" toys? Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Funky Kato announces the birth of his son

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:59 am

    Funky Kato has announced the birth of his first child, a baby boy.On May 13, Funky Kato updated his official blog and revealed that he had welcomed his son in mid-February. He reported on the status of his child, "He is very healthy."  Funky Kato was able to witness the birth of his son. "I was able to see the miracle of the birth of life before my own eyes. I am overflowing with feelings of gratitude," he commented. Finally, he said, "I wa

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  • Hamada Shogo tops Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:53 am

    Singer-songwriter Hamada Shogo's latest original album "Journey of a Songwriter" released on April 29 sold 24,000 copies this week, topping the Oricon weekly album ranking. As it was also ranked No.1 last week, this is the second consecutive week for the album to top the chart. With this, Hamada has become the oldest artist to top Oricon's chart (for both singles and albums) 2 weeks in a row. Up until now, Takeuchi Mariya was the olde

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/4 ~ 5/10

    May 13, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for May 4 to 10. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Timeless" - V6 : 5/8 (93,402)2. "Summer Magic / Sunshine Miracle / SUNNY DAYS" - KARA : 5/5 (52,496)3. "Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolution Cross Unit Idol Song Ren x Syo x Cecil" - Jinguji Ren (Suwabe Junichi), Kurusu Syo (Shimono Hiro), Aijima Cecil (Toriumi Kosuke) : 5/8 (15,785)4. "Koeteke Everything" - ALLOVER : 5/6 (13,46

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