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  • Aoyama Thelma to release singles best album

    July 13, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    It's been reported that R&B singer Aoyama Thelma will be releasing a best album on August 24th, titled "SINGLES BEST", containing all of her top singles since her debut. This best album will feature a total of fifteen songs, including a newly recorded cover of Ou Yang Fei Fei's "Love is Over". The song has a reggae arrangement that is perfect for the summer, and conveys Aoyama's origins. The limited edition will come with a DVD consisti

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  • PENICILLIN's Chisato's solo project "Crack6" releases new album after 6 1/2 years

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    A new album for PENICILLIN’s Chisato’s solo project, “Crack6” titled “Butterfly Effect” was released on July 13th. Crack6 is a project which started back in 2003 and used “Hybrid Music Project” as its concept. Although they took a short hiatus back in 2008, they began their activities again back in 2009 and started focusing mostly on live concerts and digital song releases for this project. “Butterfly Effect” is their first album in 6 1

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  • Fukuhara Miho to hold a one-night soul concert

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho will be holding a one-night soul concert, "The Soul Extreme Night~Live in Music Vol.2~", at the Shibuya AX on September 30th! Fukuhara made her major debut with the single, "CHANGE", back in April 2008. She then released her first album, "RAINBOW", on January 28th, 2009, which reached #2 in the Oricon weekly rankings. Fukuhara recently collaborated with popular composer Hisaishi Joe, and provided the song "Y

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  • HY to broadcast their studio live via YouTube

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Okinawan rock band HY will be broadcasting their studio live, "HY LOVE YouTube 'Doumangiru' Namachukei!!" via their official YouTube channel on July 15th. This event was created to celebrate  the release of their box set, "Relation Ship", slated for release on September 22nd. HY will sing their new song, "Amigo", as well as many of their other songs during the live broadcast. They will communicate with fans through the BBS (Bulletin Board

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  • Miura Haruma crops his hair for his role in "Hi Wa Mata Noboru"

    July 13, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Today, TV Asahi held a press conference for their upcoming drama "Hi Wa mata Noboru", starring Sato Koichi and Miura Haruma. In the drama, Miura plays a trainee at a police academy, and so he had to crop his long hair for the part. The press were stunned by transformation, since Miura was rocking long hair for 7-8 years. Still, the star didn't mourn over the loss, as he said, "It's easy to wash and it dries very fast; it's just the right h

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  • ONE OK ROCK opens official Facebook page

    July 13, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has opened an official Facebook page in preparation for their upcoming single, "Re:make/NO SCARED", to be released on July 20th. Their Facebook account hosts an app that introduces the video clip for "Re:make". The application provides different videos based on whether or not the fan has a Facebook account. Those without accounts will still be able to view the clip, but the optimum experience is reserved for Facebook

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  • Radio rip of KAT-TUN's "Run For You" revealed!

    July 13, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Back in June, tokyohive revealed that pop sensation KAT-TUN would be making a comeback with their 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU". A radio rip of the song has just been revealed, and it's definitely promising to be another stellar hit! "RUN FOR YOU" has an aggressive beat that's lightened by the harmony between KAT-TUN's voices and the supporting string arrangement. Check out the track below, and be sure to support the group by purchasing their mu

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  • RIP SLYME to release DVD collection of music videos

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Hip-hop group RIP SLYME will be releasing a collection of their music videos through a DVD titled, "GOOD TIMES DVD ~The Complete Music Video Clips 2001-2011~", on September 28th. This DVD will consist of 28 videos from RIP SLYME, spanning from their debut song "STEPPER's DELIGHT" to their most recent music video, "JACK GOES ON". It's could be considered as the DVD equivalent of their complete best album, "GOOD TIMES", which was released last

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  • Onitsuka Chihiro to hold nationwide tour this fall!

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:04 am

    It's been revealed the singer-songwriter Onitsuka Chihiro will be holding a nationwide tour called "HOTEL MURDERESS OF ARIZONA", starting November. It's been about three years since Onitsuka last presented her voice among her fans at "JOIN ALIVE", an outdoors event in Hokkaido. For this tour, sound producer Sakamoto Masayuki has been appointed as the band master. The band will mainly consist of artists who participated in the recording

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  • Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi turns 22!

    July 13, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Morning Musume member Michishige Sayumi is now twenty-two years old! The cute sixth generation member updated her official blog on July 13th to thank her fans for all the birthday wishes. "I'm so grateful to have gotten a bunch of text messages as soon as it turned 12:00, and for the tons of comments from all of you on the blog (≧∇≦) I'm really happy <3," Michishige wrote, along with pictures of fellow Momusu members, Sayashi Riho and Fuku

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