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  • AKB48 takes "Japan Record Award" for second consecutive year

    December 30, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    On December 30th, the annual music awards show, "The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards" was held, and announced that AKB48's "Manatsu no Sounds good!" (written by Akimoto Yasushi, composed and arranged by Inoue Yoshimasa) has received the grand prize "Japan Record Award." This is the second consecutive year for AKB48 to receive the award since they won the award with "Flying Get" last year. Winning the "Japan Record Award" successively ha

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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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  • 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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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for July

    August 2, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of July. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Believe" - Che'Nelle (last month: 04) 02 - "GO FOR IT !!" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Itoshii Hito e Sasagu Uta" - Kuwata Keisuke (last month: 40) 04 - "PAPARAZZI" - Shoujo Jidai (last mont

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 07/18~07/24

    July 25, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 18th to July 24th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "GO FOR IT !!" - Nishino Kana 02/(01) "Believe" - Che'Nelle  03/(00) "Kimi to Miru Mirai." - Sonar Pocket 04/(02) "LOVE LOVE Summer" - Ketsumeishi 05/(05) "Itoshii Hito e Sasag

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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 07/11~07/17

    July 18, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 11th to July 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Believe" - Che'Nelle 02/(00) "LOVE LOVE Summer" - Ketsumeishi  03/(00) "Memories" - Rola 04/(07) "Dear Best Friend" - Fukuda Momoyo 05/(04) "Itoshii Hito e Sasagu Uta" - Kuwat

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 06/27~07/03

    July 4, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 26th to July 3rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Believe" - Che'Nelle 02/(00) "ONLY YOU (from ALBUM 'Uncontrolled')" - Amuro Namie  03/(00) "Motto Aishitakatta" - KG 04/(02) "PAPARAZZI" - Shoujo Jidai 05/(03) "Tadaima" - JUJU

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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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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for June

    July 2, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Recochoku recently released the download charts for the month of June. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Tadaima" - JUJU 02 - "Watashitachi" - Nishino Kana (last month: 01) 03 - "Enten Natsu" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "Believe" - Che'Nelle 05 - "Kokuhaku" - Hirai Ken (last month: 30) 06 - "Aishit

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