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  • SMAP reveal track list for 25th anniversary best-of album

    November 3, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    SMAP have revealed the track list for their best-of album "SMAP 25 YEARS" that's scheduled to drop in stores on December 21. The track list for "SMAP 25 YEARS" was decided by SMAP fans. The group received over 2 million votes, and the top 50 will be included in three discs. The track list for SMAP's live DVD/Blu-ray "Clip! Smap! Complete Singles" (December 28 release) has been revealed as well. This will contain videos of 63 s

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  • Pikotaro to release first album titled 'PPAP'

    November 3, 2016 @ 9:53 am

    Pikotaro is coming out with his first album "PPAP" on December 7.In addition to his hit song "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen," the album will include songs such as "KASHITE KUDASAIYO" and "NEO SUNGLASSES," which have also gained popularity on YouTube, as well as brand new songs. The album will be released in both limited and regular editions. As the bonus track, the regular edition will come with about 30 minutes of Pikotaro's live concert at home.

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  • Happiness announce their first single for 2017

    November 2, 2016 @ 9:33 am

    Happiness will release their new single "REWIND" on February 8, 2017. On the title track, which sings about an "adult love," vocalist Fujii Karen said, "With Happiness' current color as the base and incorporating a new approach, we will do our best so that you can feel our force and evolution with the new work." Leader MIYUU added, "The day following the release date is our 5th anniversary, so I feel very happy to be able

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  • Matsutoya Yumi & Amami Yuki sing a duet

    November 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am

    Matsutoya Yumi and Amami Yuki sing together for Matsutoya's new song "Smile for me." This collaboration song will be used in Fuji TV's new drama 'Chef~Mitsuboshi no Kyuushoku' starring Amami, which will make its premiere on November 3.The original version of "Smile for me" is the drama's theme song and is included in Matsutoya's new album "Uchuu Toshokan" released on November 2. As the drama portrays a woman's way of living, the lyrics sing about

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  • Death Note's Ryuk does a dance cover of Pikotaro's 'PPAP'

    November 2, 2016 @ 9:28 am

    A collaboration video for Pikotaro and movie 'Death Note Light up the NEW world' has been revealed.This video was put together to commemorate the movie claiming the top spot on the weekend box office ranking. In the video, you can see Ryuk dancing to Pikotaro's "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen." For those of you familiar with the 'Death Note' series, you know that apple is Ryuk's favorite food.  Along with the collaboration video, a video comm

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  • First artist lineup for 'Best Hits Kayousai 2016' revealed

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    The first artist lineup for Yomiuri TV / NTV's annual music show "Best Hits Kayousai 2016" has been announced. The show will live broadcast on November 17 from Festival Hall in Osaka. The first artist lineup consists of Ieiri Leo, E-girls, Ikimonogakari, AKB48, KinKi Kids, Kis-My-Ft2, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Nishino Kana, Nogizaka46, Hoshino Gen, Pikotaro, Yuzu, and more. KinKi Kids and Yuzu, who are celebratin

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  • HY to release 12th album next spring + nationwide live house tour

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    HY have announced the release their 12th album (currently untitled) next spring. To coincide with the album's release, they will also set out on a live house tour. The tour is set to begin on March 26 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Tokyo) and wrap up on June 17 at Music Town Otoichiba (Okinawa) for a total of 20 shows. Advanced reservations of tickets will be available via the band's official fan club 'HY HUB CLUB.'Further details on HY's new alb

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  • Suiyoubi no Campanella dances all over a bowling alley in 'Aladdin' PV

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    The PV for Suiyoubi no Campanella's new song "Aladdin" has been uploaded to YouTube."Aladdin" is included in the group's digital single "SUPERKID" released on November 1. The song has the motif "Aladdin and the magic lamp" and the theme "to rub." As such, cleaning and polishing tools appear in the song's lyrics. In the PV, you can see KOM_I dancing all over the bowling alley. At the PV shoot, KOM_I commented, "Shooting the PV during outside

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  • GLAY's TAKURO reveals artwork for his solo album 'Journey without a map'

    November 1, 2016 @ 9:53 am

    GLAY's TAKURO (G) has revealed the artwork for his solo album "Journey without a map" to be released on December 14. As previously reported, this instrumental work was produced by B'z Matsumoto Tak and recorded with musicians from Los Angeles, California. The jacket cover was shot while shooting the PV for one of the tracks. On the artwork, TAKURO commented, "I wanted it to represent the guitarist TAKURO playing the guitar nat

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  • Pikotaro, KinKi Kids, Sandaime JSB, and more invited to MUSIC STATION's November 4 broadcast

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line up for the next 'MUSIC STATION' episode scheduled to air on November 4.The upcoming show will include performances by [Alexandros], KinKi Kids, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Suiyoubi no Campanella, Nogizaka46, and Pikotaro.Check out the full set list below![Alexandros] - "Feel like"KinKi Kids - "Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana"Sandaime J Soul Brothers - "Welcome to TOKYO"Suiyoubi no Campanella - "Aladdin"Nogizaka4

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