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  • Next week's 'MUSIC STATION' to feature performances by E-girls, NEWS and more

    January 16, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's January 22 episode has been revealed.Next week's broadcast will feature performances by E-girls, indigo la End, Kiritani Kenta+BEGIN, Gesu no Kiwami Otome., and NEWS.  Check out the full line up below! E-girls - "Gomennasai no Kissing You", "Follow Me"indigo la End - "Kokoro Ame"Kiritani Kenta+BEGIN - "Umi no Koe"Gesu no Kiwami Otome. - "Ryouseibai de Ii Janai"NEWS - "Hikari no Shizuku"Source: natalie

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  • Check out the full PV for flumpool's 'Yoru wa Nemureru kai?'

    January 16, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    The full PV for flumpool's new single "Yoru wa Nemureru kai?" has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel.  "Yoru wa Nemureru kai?" is an edgy rock tune that was picked up as the theme song for the anime film "Ajin Part 1: Shoudou" as well as the "Ajin" TV anime series. Its release date is now set for February 10. Source: natalieThanks to minlilin for the tip! 

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  • Full details of E-girl's 1st best-of album revealed

    January 15, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    E-girls revealed the full details of their very first best-of album "E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-", which is set for release on February 10.The album compiles all of the group's singles since their debut in December of 2011 as well as new songs "DANCE WITH ME NOW!" and "Syukkou sa! ~Sail Our For Someone~." There will be 5 different types for the album; 2 types of "Complete Pack" (2CD + 3DVD or 2CD + 3 Blu-ray), 2 types of "Best CD + Music Video Pack

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  • NGT48's Kitahara Rie featured in the MV for Chris Hart's new song

    January 14, 2016 @ 6:36 pm

    American-born J-pop singer Chris Hart just released a short music video to his new song "Boku wa Koko de Ikiteiku", and Niigata based idol group NGT48's Kitahara Rie is featured in its MV.This marks the very first time for Kitahara to appear in a music video for another artist. "Boku wa Koko de Ikiteiku" is the first song for Chris to write the lyrics himself, and he expressed his resolution to keep on living in Japan where is far away from his

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  • Arashi reveals release date for new single

    January 14, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

    Arashi will be releasing a new single entitled "Fukkatsu LOVE" on February 24! "Fukkatsu LOVE" is written by Takeuchi Mariya, and composed/arranged by Yamashita Tatsuro. It has already been selected as the CM song to NTT docomo's 'd Hits' CM.The single will have a limited edition and a regular edition.The limited edition will come with a DVD which contains "Fukkatsu LOVE" music video and its making-of video, while the CD will contain 3

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  • BREAKERZ' AKIHIDE to release his 5th solo album

    January 11, 2016 @ 6:27 am

    BREAKERZ member AKIHIDE will be releasing his 5th solo album "Furusato" on March 23rd. This marks his first solo album in a year and a month since he last released "Tsuki to Hoshi no Caravan."Reportedly, the theme of this upcoming album is "Wa (Japanese)", and he will express the changes of the four seasons with acoustic guitar.The details on the album will be gradually announced on AKIHIDE's official site. With the release of "Furusat

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  • KAT-TUN's new single chosen as the theme song to Kamenashi Kazuya's starring drama

    January 11, 2016 @ 6:26 am

    KAT-TUN's 26th single entitled "UNLOCK" was chosen as the theme song to upcoming NTV drama "Kaito Yamaneko" which member Kamenashi Kazuya will star in.Reportedly, it's a powerful rock song which Kamenashi describes as "A very KAT-TUN-ish song which only KAT-TUN could sing is ready. It's an aggressive song that would match your image of us." The upcoming drama "Kaito Yamaneko" is based on Kaminaga Manabu's mystery novel series "Kaito Tantei Yaman

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to release his 2nd best-of album

    January 8, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Yamashita Tomohisa's first best-of album entitled "YAMA-P" will be released on January 27. The upcoming album will contain his previous singles "Ai, Texas", "LOVE CHASE", "Ke Sera Sera", and "SUMMER NUDE '13" as well as other songs from his albums. Moreover, it will also include his self-cover version of the fan favorite "Dreamer", which has never been released before. The lyrics of "Dreamer" were written by Yamashita himself, and it was arrange

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  • Morning Musume's 60th single tops Oricon chart

    January 5, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume.'15's 60th single "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only", released back on December 29, sold 143,000 copies during the first week and grabbed the top spot on Oricon's weekly single ranking.This was the last single for Sayashi Riho who graduated from the group after Hello! Project's countdown live held on New Year's Eve. This marks their first No.1 single in 4 releases, since they last topped the chart

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  • Red team wins this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    NHK's annual New Year's Eve music program "The 66th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was live-broadcast from NHK Hall to close the year 2015, and this year, red team won for the first time in 4 years. At the moment of the announcement for the red team's victory, Ayase Haruka, the host of the red team, shared a hug with Wada Akiko and Matsuda Seiko. She started shedding tears as she received the championship flag from a guest judge Sakai Masato.

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