Oricon has just revealed the results of the “2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking” for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 after the cut!
Singles sales hit 32 billion yen ($406 million USD), top earnings come from AKB48 and related groups
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 …
On the February 12th episode of Music Japan, the girls of the 48 family (SKE48, NMB48, AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki and Sashihara Rino) dominated this broadcast along with Johnny’s Entertainment group, V6, bringing a lively stage with these idol groups.
Check out their respective performances below!
<”Kataomoi Finally” – SKE48>
<”Junjou U-19” – NMB48>
<”Mujin Eki” – Iwasa Misaki>
(Performance starts at 0:52 mark)
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’) has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of January.
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 …
Oricon has finally unveiled their monthly charts for January 2012!
Check out the top 10 singles and albums after the jump.
Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 1st to February 7th.
Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week after the cut!
Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st.
Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below!
< Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking >
01/(00) “sign” – JUJU
02/(00) “Hajimari no Toki” – ayaka
03/(01) “Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e.” – Sonar Pocket
04/(00) “Mitsubachi” …
Oricon has just revealed their weekly charts for the week of February 6th.
Check it out after the jump!
AKB48’s Nagoya sister group, SKE48, have sold 496,000 copies of their latest single, “Kataomoi Finally” in its first week! As such, they’ve topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of February 6th.
Though the group debuted in August of 2009, this marks their’s first time to achieve sales of over 400,000 units. “Kataomoi Finally” has sold 113,000 more copies than …
On January 28th’s episode of TBS’s music program, ‘CDTV’, two popular idol groups delivered their latest hits!
First up was SKE48 with “Kataomoi Finally”, followed by 9nine with “Shoujo Traveler”.
Check out their exciting performances after the cut!
SKE48’s new song, “Kataomoi Finally”, has grabbed first place on Recochoku’s ‘Video Clip Daily Ranking Chart‘ for January 26th. This marks SKE48’s third consecutive first place ranking – their previous songs “Pareo wa Emerald” and “Okie-dokie” also grabbed first place upon their release.
“Kataomoi Finally” differs greatly from their previous fresh and cheerful tunes; the theme of the video clip this …
During their handshake event for “Okie Dokie” at the Nagoya Port Messe in Aichi on December 18th, idol group SKE48 revealed new information about their upcoming single “Kataomoi Finally“!
After performing the song “Okie Dokie”, member Matsui Jurina turned to the crowd and said, “To everyone gathered in the venue, we have a slightly early Christmas present from all …
It was announced that SKE48 will be releasing a new single titled “Kataomoi Finally” on January 25th 2012. It will be their 8th single.
Though no details other than the title and the release date have not been revealed yet, we will report it when it’s revealed, so stay tuned on tokyohive!
Source & Image: SKE48 official site
Thanks to m3gu for the …