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  • B'z dominate Oricon weekly album chart with 2 of their best-of albums

    June 18, 2013 @ 2:46 am

    Popular rock unit B'z's 25th anniversary best-of albums "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" and "B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012" sold 386,000 copies and 377,000 copies during the first week respectively, and dominated No.1 and No.2 of the Oricon's weekly album ranking. This is the first time for B'z to dominate the first and second places on the chart, including for both singles and albums. It proved B'z' long-sustained popularity, even after almo

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  • AEROSMITH & B'z to hold live event "AEROSONIC"

    April 27, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    It was announced that AEROSMITH and B'z will hold a live event titled "AEROSONIC" on August 8th at QVC Marine Field in Chiba. The live event will be held as a part of AEROSMITH' tour, and it's been about 11 years since they last performed together at "2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA/JAPAN OFFICIAL CONCERT" held at the Tokyo Stadium (currently named "Ajinomoto Stadium") back in June 2002. Regarding the live event, Joe Perry (G) left a comment,

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  • B'z "Q&A" to be used as opening theme for "Detective Conan"

    April 10, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    “Q&A,” the new song from B’z, will be used as the opening theme for tv anime “Meitantei Conan” (aka "Detective Conan"). “Q&A” was recorded for their 2 best of albums,“B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998” and “B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012,” both of which will go on sale June 12.  It will be used as the opening theme song to “Meitantei Conan” starting on May 4's episode. Additionally, their hit song “ultra soul,” which is another track from

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  • B'z to release 2 best-of albums + nationwide tour

    March 24, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    Rock duo B'z will be celebrating their 25th anniversary since debut on September 21st. To commemorate this momentus occasion, they will simultaneously release 2 best-of albums, "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" and "B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012", on June 12th. The albums will feature all 52 previously released songs from their debut single, "Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite", to their latest, "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-". Each album will also

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  • B'z to live stream the final night of their U.S. tour

    September 21, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    B'z will be live streaming the final night of their U.S. tour, 'B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-', through GyaO! and UStream. 'B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-' is the rock duo's first all-American tour which kicked off on September 17th in San Francisco. They're scheduled to make 7 stops across the U.S. and Canada with their finale at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on October 8th. Additionally, B'z has launched a special page on GyaO! ca

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  • AKB48's "Gingham Check" sells over 1.18 million copies, tops Oricon weekly chart

    September 4, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    AKB48's newest single "Gingham Check", featuring its 16 senbatsu members, sold over 1.18 million copies in its first week and took the #1 spot on the Oricon weekly chart for September 10th. This is AKB48's eighth consecutive million-selling single since "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" (released in February 2011) and their ninth million-selling single in total. It is also the first single with Oshima Yuko featured in the center position to sell more t

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  • SMAP's new album takes top spot on Oricon's weekly album chart

    August 14, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    SMAP’s 20th original album “GIFT of SMAP” was released on August 8th and sold 210,000 copies in its first week of sales, and has thus taken the top spot on the latest Oricon weekly album chart As reported previously, this album is comprised of 19 melodies, including "Sakasama no Sora", theme song for NHK drama “Ume-chan Sensei”, and "Angel Heart", answer song to their previous hit single "Lion Heart". "MONSTERS", a collaboration song betw

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  • Kim Hyun Joong & B'z release PV for "Heat"

    June 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Kim Hyun Joong has teamed up with B'z for a new single called "Heat". After releasing a teaser earlier today, the full PV recently aired in Japan. The singer picked B’z as the Japanese musician he likes the most during a press conference before his Japan tour last year. Through Universal Music, Kim Hyun Joong put in a request for a song, and B’z gladly accepted his request. The single is scheduled for release on July 4th. [Tha

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  • Kim Hyun Joong & B'z's "Heat" PV teaser + preview released

    June 14, 2012 @ 4:58 am

    via allkpop Kim Hyun Joong has teamed up with B'z for a new single called "Heat". The singer picked B’z as the Japanese musician he likes the most during a press conference before his Japan tour last year. Through Universal Music, Kim Hyun Joong put in a request for a song, and B’z gladly accepted his request. The outcome of their collaboration will be revealed on July 4th, and ahead of its release, the PV teaser and preview have bee

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for the week of June 11

    June 6, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Oricon has released its latest weekly charts! Below are the results of Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of June 11. As previously reported, AKB48 and its sub-units have taken over the top three spots on this week’s single chart. Check to see if your favorite artists made it to the top! —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Suika BABY” – Not yet : 5/30 (135,513) 2. “Manatsu no Sounds good!” – AKB48 : 5/23 (128,604) 3. “

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