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  • AAA to release 52nd single prior to dome concert

    August 8, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    It's been revealed that AAA will release their 52nd single (currently untitled) on October 5.AAA is scheduled to hold their very first dome concert in November at the Kyocera Dome Osaka. Their upcoming single, which will be released before their big stage, will include "Yell," which serves as the as the official support song for Japan Karatedo Foundation, as well as the CM song for Benesse Corporation's Shinkenzemi Plus. More details will be anno

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  • Arashi to release their 50th single in September

    August 6, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Popular group Arashi's 50th single titled "Power of the Paradise" will be released on September 14. The title track will be used as the theme song to NTV's "Rio de Janeiro 2016", which member Sakurai Sho serves as the main caster. "Power of the Paradise" is said to be a support song for the athletes as well as for all the people who keep on challenging. It's said to have a positive vibe that wraps around you with refreshing vigor

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  • Nogizaka46's recent single sells over 720,000 copies in the 1st week

    August 2, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

    Nogizaka46's 15th single "Hadashi de Summer" which went on sale on July 27, sold 728,000 copies during its debut week, topping Oricon's most recent weekly ranking. This is the group's 14th No.1 single, and for a female group, placing them fourth overall for all female groups. The group also renewed the "number of consecutive No.1 singles" which they stand in at third place following AKB48 (31 consecutive singles) and SKE48 (15 consecutive single

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP set a new sales record with their latest album

    August 2, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Oricon recently revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP topped their latest weekly album ranking with their 5th album 'DEAR.,' released on July 27. 'DEAR.' is the 5th consecutive No.1 album for the idol group since 'JUMP NO.1' (released in July 2010), and the first week sales reached 258,000 copies. This is the highest selling album for the group.The album contains a total of 16 tracks, including CM tie-up songs like "Ai no Shubiduba" and "Eternal."Source:

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  • Nogizaka46, Hamasaki Ayumi and more to headline next week's MUSIC STATION

    July 25, 2016 @ 1:54 am

    MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line up for its July 29 broadcast. Next week's show will feature performances by E-girls, Johnny's WEST, Spitz, Nogizaka46, Hamasaki Ayumi, RADIO FISH feat. Toyama Mirei, and WANIMA. You can take a look at the full set list below.E-girls - "Pink Champagne"Johnny's WEST - "Jinsei wa Subarashii"Spitz - "Samenai"Nogizaka46 - "Hadashi de Summer"Hamasaki Ayumi - "FLOWER"RADIO FISH feat. Toyama Mirei - "G

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  • BUCK-TICK to release new single in September

    July 21, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

    It was recently announced that rock band BUCK-TICK will be releasing a new single titled "New World" on September 21.Since 2010, the band has been working under their own label Lingua Sounda and released their last single in 2014. At the end of last year, the band told their fans during their "THE DAY IN QUESTION" concert at Tokyo's Budokan that they changed their label back to Victor Entertainment under which they had their major debut in 1987 a

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  • Abe Mao to release her first drama theme song

    July 19, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    Abe Mao will release her new single "Onnatachi" on August 24."Onnatachi" has been picked up as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama series 'Onnatachi no Tokusou Saizensen' that's scheduled to premiere on July 21. It's a pop song that delivers a positive message to women who live strongly in society. This will be the singer's first time providing a theme song for a drama series. To coincide with the single's release, Abe has announced the date

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  • Sakanaction postpone release of new single

    July 15, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    Sakanaction have decided to postpone the release of their new single (currently untitled) that was originally scheduled to drop on August 10. The band's 12th single will include CM song for Shiseido's sunscreen "Anessa." During the "Sakana LOCKS!" segment of JFN's radio program "SCHOOL OF LOCK!," Yamaguchi Ichiro made the announcement that the single's release would be postponed. On the reason for its postponement, Yamagu

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  • Kimura Kaela to release first album in almost 2 years

    July 15, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Kimura Kaela will release a new album titled "PUNKY" on October 19 and embark on a nationwide tour later this year. "PUNKY" marks the singer's first original album in almost two years. The title holds two meanings, "to emit light naturally," and "punk-like." The new album will include her already released single "EGG" as well as "Koiwazurai no Buta," which was used as the CM song for Kracie's "Naive," "BOX," which received a tie-up with

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  • Matsuoka Hana to be the center for HKT48's next single

    July 13, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    It's been revealed that HKT48 will release a new single (currently untitled) on September 7.This announcement was made on July 12 during the group's concert at Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall. Matsuoka Hana will serve as center for this single. Besides Matsuoka, the senbatsu members are Miyawaki Sakura, Sashihara Rino, Kodama Haruka, Yabuki Nako, Tomonaga Mio, Tanaka Miku, Matsuoka Natsumi, Motomura Aoi, Kojina Yui, Moriyasu Madoka, Tashima M

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