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  • Oricon reveals "Artist Total Sales Revenue" ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    With 2012 coming to an end, Oricon has released their yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales Revenue". This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. Check out the top 5 below! === 01 - AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD) 02 - EXILE # 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. $144,380,253 USD) 03 - Arashi # 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. $123,950,987 USD) 04 - Mr.Ch

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  • Oricon reveals their yearly single ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the results of the "2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking" for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 below! === <2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 - "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48 : (1,820,056) 02 - "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : (1,436,519) 03 - "Gingham Check" - AKB48 : (1,303,407) 04 - "UZA" - AKB48 : (1,215,079) 05 - "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : (1,073,499) 06 - "Wild At Heart" -

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  • Matsumoto Jun reveals his plan for Christmas at "Lucky Seven" pre-screening event

    December 20, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    On December 19, Arashi's Matsumoto Jun made an appearance on the pre-screening event for Fuji TV's upcoming special drama "Lucky Seven Special." This is a special drama of "Lucky Seven" that aired from January to March of this year on the 'Getsu 9' time slot. It received an average audience rating of 15.6% (in Kanto region according to Video Research). Reportedly, there will be some furious action scenes just like the drama series, and Mat

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  • Arashi holds their 'Popcorn' live tour at the Tokyo Dome

    December 15, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    On December 14th, Arashi held the Tokyo concert of their live tour, 'Popcorn', at Tokyo Dome and performed a total of 34 songs for their fans. This tour will run until January and is reported to have attracted 730,000 people with 16 shows. This year, Arashi also held 'AraFes' at National Olympic Stadium and 'Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou' at Tokyo Dome. In total, they drew in about 1,046,500 people to their concerts, making this their first t

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  • '2012 JOYSOUND Yearly Ranking' revealed

    December 5, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    On December 3rd, XING INC. revealed the results of the '2012 JOYSOUND Yearly Ranking'. This ranking is based on the songs that were sung in the 'JOYSOUND' and 'UGA' series from January 1st to November 30th of this year. Check out the top 10 results below! === <Karaoke Ranking (By Song)> 1. "Heavy Rotation" - AKB48 2. "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 3. "Senbonzakura" - WhiteFlame feat. Hatsune Miku 4. "Zankoku na Tenshi no T

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for October 2012!

    November 23, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that October has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out September’s ranking here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Most Popular Day] 1. Halloween – October 31st 2. Magi – October 7th 3. Typhoon – October 1st 4. Wolfrun – Oc

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for October 2012

    November 11, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has recently released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of October. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for October

    November 8, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Oricon has revealed the monthly charts for October. Check out the results below! === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "UZA" - AKB48 : 10/31 (1,128,696) 2. "Beautiful life/ GAME - Fukuyama Masaharu : 10/10 (167,732) 3. "Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu" - SEXY ZONE : 10/3 (110,406) 4. "Dazzling Girl" - SHINee : 10/10 (109,032) 5. "Wakuteka Take a chance" - Morning Musume : 10/10 (87,727) 6. "Ikujinashi Masquerade" -

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/29 ~ 11/4

    November 7, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for October 29th to November 4th! Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "UZA" - AKB48 : 10/31 (1,128,696) 2. "Missing Piece" - Nakayama Yuma : 10/31 (45,017) 3. "Niji" - AAA : 10/31 (40,025) 4. "VIVA! Nossa Nossa" - Yusuke : 10/31 (34,764) 5. "Such a beautiful affair" - Kamiya Hiroshi : 10/31 (21,987) (Check out the full ranking here.) - &

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  • Oricon's favorite artist ranking for 2012

    November 2, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Oricon's print magazine 'Only Star' recently conducted a survey asking 20,000 people on who their favorite artist was. Coming in first place for Oricon's 9th "Favorite Artist Ranking" was none other than Arashi. This marks the group's third consecutive year to top the ranking. Aside from music, Arashi has been active in dramas, varieties, and CMs. They will also be hosting the upcoming 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' for the third year in a row.

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