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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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  • Singles sales hit 32 billion yen ($406 million USD), top earnings come from AKB48 and related groups

    July 20, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    Oricon published their half-year single, album, music DVD and music Blu-ray Disc sales figures on July 19th. With lots of activity in the singles category and the popularization of Blu-ray Discs, the music industry reported total sales of 156.42 billion yen (approximately $2 billion USD), a slight 1% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. This is the first time in 4 years since 2008 that sales have actually increased. The

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/16~05/22

    May 23, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 16th to May 22nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs (new) for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Watashitachi" - Nishino Kana 02/(00) "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48  03/(03) "Shine" - Ieiri Leo 04/(00) "Ai Shite Love Ru!" - SKE48 05/(00) "Jiyuu e Michizure" - Shiin

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  • Arashi's "Face Down" tops Billboard's JAPAN HOT 100 chart

    May 19, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    The top three spots of this week's Billboard JAPAN HOT 100 was dominated by new releases, with Arashi's "Face Down" (May 9th) coming out on top! With NMB48's "Nagiichi" and SUPER JUNIOR's "OPERA" trailing closely behind Arashi on the charts, they set a record with 20 consecutive titles to grab the number one spot since the Billboard JAPAN charts were created. "Face Down" is being used as the theme song to the Fuji TV ongoing drama "Kagi

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for May 21st

    May 16, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    Oricon has released its latest weekly chart! Below are the results of Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of May 21st. —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Face Down” – Arashi : 5/9 (526,106) 2. “Nagiichi” – NMB48: 5/9 (375,785) 3. “Opera” – SUPER JUNIOR : 5/9 (159,789) 4. “S” – SID : 5/9 (23,406) 5. “Inori 〜Namida no Kidou/ End of the day/ peices” – Mr. Children : 4/18 (21,977) (Check out the full ranking here.)

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  • Arashi reveals track list for upcoming single "Your Eyes"

    May 14, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    The track list of Arashi's new single "Your Eyes" has been revealed. This marks the 39th single for the group and will be released on June 6th. Last week, their 38th single "Face Down" which is being used as the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" was released, and this upcoming 39th single is currently the theme song for Aiba Masaki's drama "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri". The single will come in 2 editions, the limit

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  • Full PV for Arashi's "Face Down" released

    May 5, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Last month, the preview of the PV for Arashi's "Face Down" was released, and now the full PV is out! Arashi just performed the song at Music Station's 2-hour special. The single will hit stores on May 9th with the coupling songs "Hitori Ja Naisa" for the limited edition single and "Mezashita Mirai e" for the regular edition. In the meantime, check out the full PV below! Tip: Foreverstorm90 & KGW8

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  • Arashi reveals a radio rip for their upcoming single's coupling song, "Mezashita Mirai e"

    April 29, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Just a day after unveiling their radio rips of “Face Down” and “Hitori Ja Naisa”, Arashi has now revealed an audio rip of “Mezashita Mirai e”, a coupling song of their upcoming single, “Face Down” (to hit the shelves on May 9th). "Hitori Ja Naisa" will be in the limited edition, and "Mezashita Mirai e" will be in the regular edition of "Face Dawn". This song, which was played on Arashi’s member, Ninomiya Kazunari's radio station BAY STORM o

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  • Listen to the radio rips for Arashi's "Face Down" and "Hitori Ja Naisa"!

    April 28, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    On April 27th, Johnny’s Entertainment group Arashi’s new single, “Face Down” (PV preview here), and its coupling song, “Hitori Ja Naisa”, was played for the first time on the airwaves to the ears of the listeners! “Face Down”, also the theme song for drama “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”, is a fast-tempo, upbeat song with elements of rap and dubstep in the mix. On the contrary, “Hitori Ja Naisa” is a beautiful, mid-tempo featuring a short piano seg

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  • Arashi's new single "Your Eyes" to be released on June 6th

    April 25, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    It has been revealed that Arashi will release their new single "Your Eyes" on June 6th. As we reported before, this single will be the theme song for Aiba Masaki's NTV drama 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri'. This single will come in 2 editions, limited and regular. The limited edition will include one coupling song (Unknown title) and also include a Music Video DVD of "Your Eyes". The regular edition will include 2 other coupling songs (Unkn

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