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  • Oricon Album Ranking for the first half of 2014

    June 17, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    Check out the TOP25 of Oricon's album ranking released for the first half of 2014 below to see if your favorite artists made the cut!   =====[Album TOP25]1. "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48 : (1,036,751)2. "Anna to Yuki no Joou (Frozen) Original Sound Track" - Various Artists : (754,407)3. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Masaharu : (329,285)4. "THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : (323,798)5. "HIT! HIT! HIT!" - Kis-My-Ft2

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  • Oricon Single Ranking for the first half of 2014

    June 17, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

    Oricon has released the single ranking for the first half of 2014.Below are the TOP 25 songs that made it, check it out! =====[Single TOP 25]1. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : (1,764,489)2. "Maeshika Mukanee" - AKB48 : (1,151,372)3. "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono" - AK

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  • Former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi gives birth to her first child

    June 17, 2014 @ 3:10 am

    Former AKB48 / SDN48 member Ohori Megumi has given birth to her first child on June 16.  According to her official blog, Ohori gave birth to a 2,956 gram (6lbs 8oz) baby girl. She revealed that she was finally able to give birth about two days after her water broke. "Our child, who was doing her best in my stomach for 10 months, was so precious that I held her and said, 'You did your best.' From now on, together with my husband, we hop

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  • Amuro Namie grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:36 am

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album "Ballada" which went on sale on June 4, topped Oricon's weekly album ranking 2 weeks in a row.The album sold 66,000 copies this week, and the accumulated total is now 321,000 copies. Including both solo and group, this is the first time this year that a female artist has topped the album ranking 2 consecutive weeks."Ballada" includes the top 15 of Amuro's popular ballads voted by her fans such as "Lo

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  • Matsui Jurina injures her fingers during the rehearsal for SKE48's special live

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    On June 16, idol group SKE48 member Matsui Jurina was injured during the rehearsal for the group's "AiiA SKE48 Special live" held at AiiA Theater Tokyo, leading to the cancellation of her appearance on the live.According to a source close to the group, Matsui injured the middle finger and ring finger of her right hand, but it's unknown if those fingers are fractured. At the beginning of the live, Matsui appeared on the st

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  • 5 Dempagumi.inc members transported to the hospital due to carbon monoxide poisoning during filming

    June 15, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    It was reported that idol group Dempagumi.inc members were transported to a hospital after complaining of poor physical condition. They were filming at a quarry site of Oyaishi (Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi) for their net digital and movie contents which was a collaborative production between TV Asahi and Toei on June 15th at around 2:00 am. There were total 10 people transported to the hospital including 5 of Dempagumi.inc membe

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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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