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  • MAN WITH A MISSION has song placement in BMW commercial right before the start of their US Tour

    June 14, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    MAN WITH A MISSION ended their solo show as a big success on May 31st. Shortly thereafter on June 11th, one of their songs started airing in a TV commercial of major automobile company, BMW for their 4 series Gran Coupe.The tie-in song is "babylon", one of the main songs from their latest concept album "Tales of Purefly", and the edgy sound goes perfect with the cool image of the BMW Gran Coupe.You can check out the commercial on T

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/04~6/10

    June 14, 2014 @ 2:21 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 4th to June 10th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "Sweat" - Tohoshinki 05 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 06 - "Happy" - Pharrell Will

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/2 ~ 6/8

    June 11, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for June 2nd to the 8th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "In Fact" - KAT-TUN : 6/4 (145,872)2. "BACK TO THE FUTURE" - EXILE SHOKICHI : 6/4 (61,804)3. "Butterfly Effect" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 6/4 (53,913)4. "Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni / Futsuu, Idol 10-nen Yatterannaidesho!?" - Berryz Kobo : 6/4 (44,219)5. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (39,422)(Check out the full ranking h

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  • Amuro Namie's 1st best-of ballad album tops Oricon weekly ranking with 1st week sales of 255,000 copies

    June 9, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album titled "Ballada" (went on sale on June 4) sold 255,000 copies during its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking in the process. This is her 7th consecutive chart-topping album, and 12th overall, since "PLAY" (released in June 2007).The first week sales for this album exceeded Fukuyama Masaharu's "HUMAN" (released on April 2, first week sales of 213,000 copies), therefore, it is now the album w

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/28~6/03

    June 6, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 28th to June 3rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 04 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/26 ~ 6/1

    June 4, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts during May 26th to June 1st. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi : 5/28 (461,622)2. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (62,802)3. "Yume no Tobira" - μ's : 5/28 (40,710)4. "FiNAL DANCE / nerve" - BiS : 5/28 (33,706)5. "ADRENALINE" - BEAST :  5/28 (32,023)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Awa no youna Ai Datta" - aiko : 5

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  • Arashi's 44th single grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking

    June 2, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    Popular group Arashi's 44th single "Dare mo Shiranai" (went on sale on May 28) sold 462,000 copies during the first week, and it topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This is the group's 33rd consecutive chart-topping single since "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released in February 2004), and it is also their 40th in total. With this single, Arashi became the 2nd artist (including both male/female, group/solo artists) to achieve 40 chart-topp

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/21~5/27

    May 31, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 21st to May 27th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Abe Koji & Takahashi Ai to hold their wedding ceremony in Hawaii

    May 31, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    It was reported that comedian Abe Koji and former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai who registered their marriage back in February, will hold their wedding ceremony in Hawaii on June 2. According to the agency, their family members and close friends will attend the ceremony, and former Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika will also be there to celebrate the couple.In addition, the couple is also planning to hold the wedding reception party in Japa

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  • Oguri Shun & Yamada Yu expecting their first child

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    It has been reported that model Yamada Yu, the wife of actor Oguri Shun, is pregnant with their first child. According to the announcement made by Yamada's agency, she is in the sixth month of pregnancy, and is expecting a baby in September.The couple married in March of 2012, and at the press conference for their marriage, Yamada mentioned that she would like to have at least three children. As she will appear in TBS' show "Pittanko Kan★K

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