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  • Angela Aki models for Uniqlo + announces new album

    August 26, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    It's been reported that singer-songwriter Angela Aki will model for Uniqlo's "Merino Sweater". This will be her first time modeling, and the poster will be put up in various Uniqlo stores around the world. The product is made out of 100% extra fine merino wool. Because it is all-natural, it absorbs and retains moisture, and has a glossy appearance with a soft touch. On the advertisement poster, Angela wears a red merino sweater, she'll als

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  • Music Station reveals guest list for September 2nd!

    August 26, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Music Station has updated their official website with the guest list for its September 2nd broadcast! Visual kei band Golden Bomber will be appearing on the show for the first time, performing their latest single, "Memeshikute". This will also be Korean girl band 2NE1's first appearance on Music Station, and they will perform "I AM THE BEST" off of their upcoming mini-album "NOLZA". Check out the full set list below! - "Wired Liv

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  • 2NE1 releases PV for "Ugly"

    August 26, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Korean girl group 2NE1 have released numerous PVs over the past few weeks as part of their promotion plans for their Japanese debut. Following behind the heels of "I AM THE BEST" and "Hate You" comes "Ugly", a pop-rock track that expresses a person's insecurity about their looks and their worth. Arguably, this sounds like 2NE1's best Japanese track to date, as their delivery and pronunciation seem smoother this time around. Check out th

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  • What's your favorite song by Hamasaki Ayumi?

    August 26, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Recochoku recently revealed the results of its latest group of rankings, asking users to choose their favorite songs by  beloved pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi. The ranking was split into three different categories, each describing a different aspect of the famous singer. The first is a lyric ranking, where users picked a song whose lyrics they most sympathized with. Coming in first place for this list is the title track of her first album, "A Song

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN delays new single

    August 26, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Record label TOY'S FACTORY has announced that BUMP OF CHICKEN's 21st single, "Zero", will be delayed two weeks. While the single was originally scheduled to be released on October 5th, it's been decided that "Zero" will accompany the launch of upcoming PSP game, "FINAL FANTASY Rei Shiki", which utilizes "Zero" for its theme song. With "FINAL FANTASY Rei Shiki" scheduled to hit stores for October 27th, the new release date for BUMP OF CHICK

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Hamasaki Ayumi's "ANother Song feat. URATA NAOYA"

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    On August 25th, Hamasaki Ayumi revealed her collaboration song with Urata Naoya of AAA titled, "ANother Song feat. URATA NAOYA". This song is part of Hamasaki Ayumi's mini-album ,"FIVE", which is to be released on August 31st. "ANother Song feat. URATA NAOYA" is a medium-tempo song featuring their soulful voices. Check it out below!

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  • Check out KAT-TUN's new SOLIO CM featuring their song, "&FOREVER"!

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    On August 25th, the new CM for SUZUKI SOLIO was released featuring the members of KAT-TUN and the tie in song off their latest single, "RUN FOR YOU". Along with their song "&FOREVER", the boys goes for a ride in a SUZUKI SOLIO and arrive at a beautiful lake scenery. Check out their song and the CM below! Tip: Alice

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  • Kuraki Mai and Hirai Ken are banned in China?

    August 25, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    China’s Agency for Cultural Affairs has recently put a ban on various songs. Users in China will not be able to search for these songs or download them from music sites, as the country will be removing them. In total, this ban will prohibit people from trial listening to the songs, hearing them on broadcasts, and downloading them. Most of the bans affect Taiwanese and Hong Kong artists, but Japanese artists such as Hirai Ken and Kuraki Ma

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  • AKB48's "Heavy Rotation" creates new record on Oricon's Karaoke Ranking!

    August 25, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    AKB48’s 17th single “Heavy Rotation”, which was released back in August of 2010, has come in at number one on Oricon’s Karaoke Ranking this week, making this their 43rd consecutive week at number one! Up until now, ORANGE RANGE’s “Hana” has held this record for six years with 42 consecutive first place wins. “Heavy Rotation” was the result of AKB48’s “2nd Senbatsu General Election”, where Oshima Yuko took first place and was in the center

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  • Ms.OOJA reveals PV preview of her new song, "Dilemma"!

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Ms.OOJA has just revealed the short version for her upcoming PV, "Dilemma", through Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel! The classy video features shots of Ms.OOJA singing against a brick wall, mixed with glimpses of the singer-songwriter as she walks through the city. "Dilemma" is the title track of her upcoming single "Dilemma ~I'm your side~", which will be released on September 28th. Check out the PV preview, cover, and t

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