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  • miwa is the first Heisei-born solo singer to reach number one with debut album

    April 12, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    20 year old singer-songwriter and university student, miwa is enjoying a lot of success. Her debut album "guitarissimo", which was released on April 6th, has sold 40,000 copies in its first week and has topped this week's Oricon Albums Chart list. This is miwa's first number one release since her debut single, 'Don't Cry Anymore,' in March of 2010. "guitarissimo" is also the first debut album to reach number one on the weekly album chart by a

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  • Idoling!!!'s Goto Kaoru to take a break from the entertainment industry

    April 12, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Idoling!!! member #25 Goto Kaoru has announced that due to undisclosed family circumstances, she will be taking a short break from her entertainment industry activities. Goto joined Idoling!!! back in March of 2010 as part of the 4th generation. Since April of last year, she has been appearing on the group's regular TV show and keeping up a full schedule of activities. At present, her hiatus from the industry is expected to last 6 month

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  • LUNA SEA announces a "3D Live" album

    April 12, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    When LUNA SEA embarked on their "REBOOT World Tour" last year, their stop in Los Angeles had extra settings, as the stage was set up to be recorded as a "3D Live". Now the band has announced the release of a new live album titled, "LUNA SEA 3D IN LOS ANGELES ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK". It is scheduled to drop on June 1st. The last live album the band released was "NEVER SOLD OUT" back in May of 1999. There is no news of when the 3D Live DV

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  • Listen to radio rip of SCANDAL's new song, "Satisfaction"!

    April 12, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    A radio rip of one of SCANDAL's upcoming songs has just been revealed! "Satisfaction" is one of the two B-sides on the rock band's upcoming single "Haruka", which will be released on April 20th. The song is a catchy, girly rock song that perfectly compliments the refreshing, spring-theme title track. Check out the song below!

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  • Mizuki Nana documentary to air on Fuji TV NEXT

    April 12, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    Fuji Television's NEXT will air a total coverage documentary on the popular voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana entitled "Mizuki Nana seven pieces ~ NANA MIZUKI LIVE JOURNEY 2011 side-B~". The documentary will air in four parts with one part airing each month over the course of four months. This documentary will be filmed during Mizuki's first nationwide tour "NANA MIZUKI LIVE JOURNEY 2011" and will follow the singer backstage during conc

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi's "A 50 SINGLES ~LIVE SELECTION" DVD commercial revealed

    April 12, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Queen of Japanese pop Hamasaki Ayumi has uploaded the commercial for her best live performance compilation DVD "A 50 SINGLES ~LIVE SELECTION" on YouTube via her official account. Originally set to hit shelves on March 30th, the release date of "A 50 SINGLES ~LIVE SELECTION" was pushed back to April 20th in light of the recent natural atrocities. The DVD will include the most memorable and mesmerizing performance of each of her 50 single

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  • Uemura Kana to donate profits from "Kimi to Boku" to Red Cross

    April 12, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Singer-songwriter Uemura Kana's new song "Kimi to Boku" is scheduled to be released on April 13th. The track will be a number reminding the listener that regardless of how hard the times, happier days are sure to come. "Kimi to Boku" is currently featured on air as the theme song of TV Asahi's "Yajiuma TV! ~ Marugo to Seikatsu Jouhyoukyoku~". Profits from sales of "Kimi to Boku" will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross in order to aid

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  • UVERworld reveals new info on upcoming single, "CORE PRIDE"!

    April 12, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Rock band UVERworld has just updated their official website with new information on their upcoming single, "CORE PRIDE"! The single will be released on May 11th and comes in two different versions: a limited 'CD+DVD' version and a regular 'CD-only' version. The DVD includes footage of their December 16th live performance at Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS, as well as clips from between the sets of their "LAST Tour". Check out the official track list bel

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  • EMI MARIA uploads a special PV for "Proud"

    April 12, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    R&B singer-songwriter EMI MARIA uploaded a special music video onto Victor Music's official YouTube channel, showing her support for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. The song "Proud" was featured on her recent album, "BLUE BIRD" - which was released just two days before quake - but has not had a PV until now. "I originally sang this song about what I felt when I visited Papa New Guinea, where I lived until I was five years old an

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  • ViViD's "BLUE" to be new theme song for "BLEACH"

    April 12, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    Visual Kei rock band ViViD has announced that they will release their new single, "BLUE", in the summer of this year. The follow up to their major debut single, "[Yume] ~ MUGEN NO KATANA ~", "BLUE" is the opening theme song to the newest season of the hit anime series, "BLEACH", which premiered today on April 12th. Vocalist Shin expressed, "I'm really happy about this. Ever since BLEACH began its serialization in the weekly publication of

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