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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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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for March 2012

    April 10, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of March. 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 - 1,000,000

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for March

    April 2, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of March. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 03 - "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 04 - "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05 - "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/21~03/27

    March 28, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 21st to March 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(00) "Go Round" - Amuro Namie 03/(00) "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa 04/(87) "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 05/(02) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishi

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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for March 26th

    March 21, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of March 26th. Check it out below! —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "STILL" - Tohoshinki (TVXQ) : 3/14 (138,664) 2. "Wild at Heart" - Arashi : 3/7 (46,411) 3. "Wanna Be With You" - Lead : 3/14 (23,193) 4. "IF YOU WANT" - Himuro Kyosuke : 3/14 (21,204) 5. "Ikiyou" - THE ALFEE : 3/14 (19,793) (Check the full ranking here.) - <Album

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/14~03/20

    March 21, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 14th to March 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(01) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 03/(03) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(02) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05/(00) "Girl's Power" - KARA 06

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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for March 19th

    March 14, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of March 19th. Check it out below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Wild at Heart" - Arashi : 3/7 (550,014) 2. "Makeoshimi Congratulation" - SDN48 : 3/7 (74,459) 3. "Go my way" - 3daime J Soul Brothers : 3/7 (68,291) 4. "Baby Baby" - Yusuke : 3/7 (43,462) 5. "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'" - Momoiro Clover Z :

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  • Arashi's latest single sells 550,000 copies + tops Oricon weekly chart

    March 13, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Arashi's latest single, "Wild at Heart", has sold 550,000 copies, taking the number one spot on the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of March 19th! With this, the boys have accomplished 26th consecutive singles atop the Oricon charts, 33 in total. Following B'z (45 singles) and Hamasaki Ayumi (37 singles), Arashi now ranks 3rd for the total number of singles to top the Oricon charts. They have also surpassed Hamasaki Ayumi (25 sin

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  • Arashi performs "Wild at Heart" on 'HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ'

    March 5, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    On the March 5th broadcast of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ, Arashi appeared on stage to perform their new single "Wild at Heart"! Along with their performance, they held a brief interview and talked about how they celebrated Sakurai Sho's birthday on the last day of their tour "Beautiful World" and gave a surprise present. The members made their own version of Taboo and came out with cosplay of mini suka police to surprise him. Check out

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