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  • After School unleashes covers + track lists for debut Japanese single, "Bang!"

    July 3, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    After School fans across the world were saddened to hear about the group's graduation of rapper Bekah, who will go on to pursue personal goals in the future with full support from the group and fans alike. But now is the time for the group to move forward, as they announce one of their next moves as an eight member act. After School has set their sights on Japan, and are aiming to make a loud entrance with a Japanese remake of their 2010 hit

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  • flumpool's new song to be featured in a "AQUOS PHONE" CM

    July 3, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    On July 1st, it was revealed that flumpool’s new song, “Touch”, will be featured as a CM theme song for Sharp’s “au AQUOS PHONE IS 11SH”, and the CM started its broadcast on June 30th. “Touch” is the B-side single for their new single, “Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru/Touch”, and is scheduled for release on July 27th. The new single includes seven songs, and “Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru” has been used for Yamamura Ryuta (flumpool’s vocalist) sol

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  • Radio rip of Amuro Namie's "Tempest" revealed!

    July 3, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Hip-pop powerhouse Amuro Namie recently unveiled ambitious details of releasing a brand new triple A-side single, "NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest" at the end of July. The triple threat includes the sweeping ballad, "Tempest", which was revealed earlier to be the theme song for a drama of the same title. Although many weeks from the release of the single, we've already obtained previews of the first two A-sides, and now we're sharing a full rad

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  • Listen to the audio rip for S/mileage's upcoming song, "Uchouten LOVE"!

    July 3, 2011 @ 12:03 am

    Back in June, S/mileage released a short preview for their new song, "Uchouten LOVE". Recently, a longer, 4-minute audio rip of "Uchouten LOVE" was revealed! The audio features an energetic eurobeat feel and would be perfect on a summer party at a beach. This single is scheduled for release on August 3rd. Check out the audio below! Tip: Alyssa

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  • Buono!'s audio preview for "Natsu Dakara!"

    July 2, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Earlier, tokyohive reported on the preview PV and tracks for Buono!'s "Natsu Dakara!" and its B-side single. Today, a 3-minute audio track for "Natsu Dakara!" was released! Check it out below! Tip: Alyssa

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  • PV for HANGRY & ANGRY-f's new single, "Reconquista" revealed!

    July 2, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Dream Morning Musume's duo group, HANGRY & ANGRY-f (Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi)'s PV for their new single, "Reconquista" has been released! In this PV, the girls, with their white Gothic Lolita outfits and vibrant hair, are featured as marionette puppets who eventually break the 'control' that is holding them behind the wires and nets. This single is scheduled for release on August 10th and will also be on iTunes for worldwi

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  • LM.C to sing theme song for anime, "Nurarihyon no Mago"

    July 2, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Visual Kei band LM.C's new single, "Hoshi no Arika", has been chosen as the theme song for the anime, "Nurarihyon no Mago", starting July 3rd. Regarding the collaboration of their song and the anime, the duo commented: Aiji - "LM.C is a unit that expresses a wide variety of music. Since long ago, I felt our open and catchy music style were well-suited for animes." maya - "'Hoshi no Arika' has a catchy and royal melody, LM.C's specialty

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  • moumoon's new single becomes "Maquillage" CM song

    July 2, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    In June, pop duo moumoon announced that they will be releasing a new single, called "Chu Chu", on August 3rd, and it has now been revealed that "Chu Chu" will be the CM song for Shinseido's cosmetic brand, "Maquillage". Last year, moumoon's "Sunshine Girl" became a hit song as the CM song for Shinseido's "Anessa". They will be teamed up with Shinseido again this year with an up-tempo and catchy song. In this new CM, actress Takei Emi will

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  • Rake to sing his CM song "100 Man-kai no 'I love you'" at weddings

    July 2, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Rake has announced plans for his “Kekkon-shiki Seika Present Kikaku" (Live Song Wedding Present) performances, as he plans to sing his Yokohama Tire CM song “100 Man-kai no ‘I love you’” at weddings, as requests for him to sing have began to flood in. The fact that the impressionistic, yet simple phrase “’Aishiteru’ no kotoba ja tarinai kurai ni kimi ga suki” (Although the words “I love you” are not enough, I like you) can be used as a ring

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  • Koda Kumi's upcoming song "KO-SO-KO-SO" to be featured in a drama!

    July 2, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    On July 1st, it was announced that Koda Kumi’s upcoming song out of her 50th single "4TIMES", “KO-SO-KO-SO”, will be used as a theme song for the drama, “Piece Vote”. This drama features actor Hamada Gaku as a leading role in a suspense story about seven youths who were all gathered to one boat by a mysterious figure. At the boat, they are told, “Every one of you are criminals,” and a deadly game which will put their lives at stake will b

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