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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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  • Performances from Music Japan's February 12th episode!

    February 13, 2012 @ 2:36 am

    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 a

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for January 2012

    February 10, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    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 Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000,00

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  • Oricon reveals the monthly charts for January

    February 10, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    Oricon has finally unveiled their monthly charts for January 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below. ---- <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48 : 1/25 2. "GOOD LUCK" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 1/18 3. "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi" - KinKi Kids : 1/11 4. "KISS KISS/Lucky Guy" - Kim Hyun Joong : 1/25 5. "Synchrogazer" - Mizuki Nana : 1/11 6. "Wonderful Cupid/Glass no Mahou" - NYC/Nakayama

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/01~02/07

    February 8, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    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 below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Kimi ni Aitakatta" - Naoto Inti Raymi 02/(02) "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 03/(01) "sign" - JUJU 04/(03) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 05/(05) "Kata

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/25~01/31

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    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" - Kobukuro 05/(00) "Kataomoi Finally" -

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for February 6th

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly chart results for the week of February 6th. Check it out below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48 : 1/25 (495,809) 2. "KISS KISS/Lucky Guy" - Kim Hyun Joong : 1/25 (100,110) 3. "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra" - Morning Musume : 1/25 (31,094) 4. "GOOD LUCK" - THE BAWDIES : 1/18 (27,416) 5. "Miss Mystery" - BREAKERZ : 1/25 (16,135) (Check out the full rankin

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  • SKE48's latest single sells over 400,000 copies in the first week

    January 31, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    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 their previous single, "Okie Dokie", making this the highest first

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  • Performances from January 28th's episode of 'CDTV'

    January 29, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    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 below! === <"Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48> <"Shoujo Traveler" - 9nine> ===

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