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  • BENI cuts her hair for her new song

    March 16, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    BENI has revealed that she will be releasing her new single, "Satsuki Ame", on April 24th. This will be BENI's first single in about a year and three months. Her last single, "Eien", was released back in January of 2012. The title track to this single is the first she wrote and composed independently. Regarding the song, BENI stated, "It shows the feelings of a woman who is set on carrying through with things she has decided on no matte

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  • BENI wants a rice cooker for Christmas

    November 22, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    On November 21st, singer BENI attended a Christmas tree lighting event at Shibuya Hikarie. When asked what she wants for Christmas, BENI answered, "I want a rice cooker. If I'm going to receive a present, I want something expensive that I can't buy myself." During the event, BENI sang her single, "Zutto Futari de", as well as Yamashita Tatsuro's famous "Christmas Eve". She shared, "The most impressive present I've received was a Walkman

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for September 2012

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has recently released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of September. 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 - 1,0

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  • Recochoku reveals Charts for First Half of 2012

    July 3, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Recochoku, one of the biggest online and mobile music download portals in Japan, recently released the 2012 half-year download charts for the period from January 1st until June 30th. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, theme songs and more over the first half of 2012 below! === < Chaku-Uta Full – Half-Year Rankings > * < Chaku-Uta Full Download Ranking > 01 - "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 0

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  • Check out the performances from June 15th's MUSIC STATION

    June 15, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    On the June 15th broadcast of Music Station, Kanjani 8, Shibasaki Kou, JUJU, aiko, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and BENI took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! “Tadaima” – JUJU “Kuchibiru” – aiko “Ti Amo” – BENI “Ai Deshita.” – Kanjani 8 “Tsukema Tsukeru” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "ANOTHER:WORLD" – Shibasaki Kou

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals lineup for June 15th

    June 2, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    TV Asahi’s popular music program, ‘MUSIC STATION‘, has revealed the guest lineup for their June 15th broadcast! For the June 15th episode, Kanjani 8, Shibasaki Kou and JUJU will take on the stage with their upcoming singles. The show will also feature appearances by aiko, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and BENI. Check out the full set list below! === “Kuchibiru” – aiko “Ai Deshita.” – Kanjani 8 “Tsukema Tsukeru” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "

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  • BENI gives surprise live performance in Tokyo

    May 25, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On May 23, female singer BENI (26) gave a surprise live performance at Shinjuku Station Square in Tokyo to commemorate the sale of over 200,000 copies of her first cover album 'COVERS'. The album has 13 English translation covers of songs by male artists, including Fukuyama Masaharu’s (43) “Sakura Zaka.” For her surprise live performance, she did not sing any of the songs from the album, but she did sing an English cover for the first tim

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  • Six artists to perform to help the Tohoku Reconstruction Aid

    April 30, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    From May 3rd to May 6th, Odaiba Fuji TV will be holding an event at the United States of Michinoku Stage to support the Tohoku reconstruction aid. Artists will take the stage everyday for a "Mezamashi Live". There will be a total of six artists including T-ARA, BENI, Nogizaka46, SUPER☆GiRLS, Sakai Yu, and Golden Bomber. There will be performances each day for a half-hour. Golden Bomber is expected to also do a talk show with their perfor

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  • BENI reveals full PV for EXILE's cover song "Ti Amo"

    March 9, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    BENI will be releasing her first cover album titled, "COVERS", on March 21st.  In this album,  she covers many hit songs originally sang by Japanese male artists. In addition, all songs will be in English with lyrics written by the singer herself.  Recently, the full PV to one of the tracks "Ti Amo" (original: EXILE) was revealed.  The PV for BENI's English cover version of "Ti Amo" is directed by Inoue Tetsuo who also directed EXILE's origin

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  • October 23rd performances from 'Gekkan MelodiX!'

    October 24, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    TV Tokyo's music program 'Gekkan MelodiX!' had many female and female fronted bands this week. Among those artists were Nakagawa Shoko, girl next door, BENI, Berryz Koubo x ℃-ute, and 7!!. In addition to those artists, Korean singer Gummy performed her Japanese debut single, "Gomen ne feat. T.O.P (BIG BANG)". Check out the performances below! - < Nakagawa Shoko - 'Friends' > - < girl next door - 'ROCK YOUR BODY'

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