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  • Arashi provide CM song for 'Zexy'

    May 22, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    Arashi have provided their new song "Ai wo Sakebe" as the CM song for wedding information magazine 'Zexy'.According to creative director Yanai Michihiko, this collaboration came about as he wanted "the 5 members of Arashi to sing 'a national song of celebration' that everyone can sing together during a wedding reception." In response to Yanai's request, Arashi put together a cheerful and uptempo wedding song that's sung from the point of view of

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  • ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon to graduate from the group and Hello! Project

    May 22, 2015 @ 4:48 am

    ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) member Fukuda Kanon announced that she would graduate from the group and Hello! Project. She made the announcement on Hello! Project's YouTube program "Hello! Sta#118", which was released on May 20. Fukuda also released her comment on ANGERME's official site. She wrote regarding her graduation, "Now that it's been about 6 years since I joined S/mileage, I began facing sincerely with a big theme, graduation. When

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  • AKB48's latest single sells over 1.47 million copies on the first day

    May 21, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

    AKB48's 40th single "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" (released on May 20) sold 1,472,000 copies on the first day!The first day sales for this single exceeded their own record of 1,462,000 copies which they achieved last year with "Labrador Retriever." This is the 9th single for the group to sell over a million copies on the release day, and the 2nd single for Shimazaki Haruka to surpass the million mark as the center. "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" i

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/13~5/19

    May 20, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 13th to May 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakari 02 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 04 - "I know" - 2PM 05 - "Hapimari" - Silent Siren 06 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Cryst

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts 5/11 ~ 5/17

    May 20, 2015 @ 5:01 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for May 11 to 17. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari" - Arashi : 5/13 (501,010)2. "Evergreen" - GENERATION from EXILE TRIBE : 5/13 (44,266)3. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 08 GOIN'!!!" - CINDERELLA PROJECT : 5/13 (25,972)4. "Tensai Bakabon" - Team Syachihoko : 5/13 (25,356)5. "FOUR ROOMS (Toaru Hajimari no Jokei / ~

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  • Goto Mariko to resume her activities

    May 20, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    It's been revealed that Goto Mariko will resume her artist activities.Goto had been quiet since she announced her hiatus on February 13 of this year. Then on May 20 before dawn, she declared via Twitter that she would be resuming her activities. Her official website also says "Come-back" in large letters.  According to an interview held with natalie, specific details on her activities have not been determined at this time. However, it's kno

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  • Total number of albums and singles sold by Arashi reaches 30 million copies

    May 20, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Popular group Arashi released their 46th single "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari", which is the theme song for member Aiba Masaki's ongoing Fuji TV drama "Youkoso, Wagaya e", on May 13.According to Oricon, the single sold 501,000 copies during the first week, and it topped its latest weekly ranking. When including the sales of the single, the total number of singles and albums sold by Arashi have reached 30,413,000 copies (46 singles: 21.74 mill

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  • A.B.C-Z tops Oricon weekly album chart for the first time

    May 19, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    A.B.C-Z's second album 'A.B.Sea Market,' which went on sale on May 13 has sold 48,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly album chart.  Though the group has topped the Oricon weekly DVD chart with 6 works including their debut song "Za ABC~5stars~" (released in February 2012), this is the first time for them to top the album weekly chart.Also, the first week sales for the album is the highest number for them, as their first album s

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  • May'n cancels her tour due to vocal cord polyp treatment

    May 18, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    May'n has announced that she will cancel the remainder of her tour "May'n Road to 10th Anniversary Acoustic Tour 2015: Hang jam vol.2" in order to treat her vocal cord polyps.  May'n was diagnosed with polyps on both sides of her vocal cords in late April. She decided to prioritize treatment to prevent her condition from worsening. Thus, all 7 of her upcoming shows have been canceled and ticket refunds will be issued. Below are the list of conce

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/6~5/12

    May 16, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 6th to May 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 04 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 05 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakar

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