MIYAVI and melody. Welcome Their 3rd Child

MIYAVI took to social media to announce that his wife, melody., has given birth to the couple’s third child, named Skyler!

The baby was born on February 25, the day after melody. In fact, MIYAVI and melody. were celebrating her birthday when she went into labor. MIYAVI documented the birthday celebration cum birth on his Instagram.

After Skyler’s birth, MIYAVI reported that mother and child were doing well. He also posted photos of their new baby, which can be seen below!

Oricon Flashback: Week of 2/22

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

AI to Release New Mini Album “IT’S ALL ME – Vol.2”

On February 24, AI will release her new mini album, “IT’S ALL ME – Vol.2.” This release follows her previous mini album, “IT’S ALL ME”, which was released last July in celebration of her 20th anniversary.

“IT’S ALL ME – Vol.2” features the song “Not So Different”, the theme song for “One Young World Japan”, a conference for the next generation of leaders. Also include on the mini album is the song’s remix, which features Awich. “IT’S ALL ME – Vol.2” also features “HOPE”, a collaboration song with the cancer research project “deleteC.”

Check out more information on AI’s new mini album below!

millennium parade, Awich, and D.A.N. to Play SXSW 2021 Online Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s SXSW will not be held in Austin, Texas, US. Instead, like many things since the pandemic’s start, the festival is going online, on March 16 – 20.

Japanese artists regularly make an appearance at SXSW and this year is no different. The online event “TOKYO SESSIONS” will serve as a showcase for Japanese artists this year. The Live Nation Japan project will feature millennium parade, Awich, and D.A.N.

More details about “TOKYO SESSIONS”, such as when it’s happening and how much it will cost, will be released in the future. However, a trailer for the event can now be seen below!

Sexy Zone’s Fuma Kikuchi Covers anan Solo for the 1st Time

Fuma Kikuchi of Sexy Zone is the cover boy for anan issue #2240, out March 3. This issue marks the first time that Fuma has appeared on the cover by himself.

In the accompanying gravure shoot, Fuma shows multiple sides of himself as a boyfriend, including tough, funny, and cool. In the accompanying interview, he also talks about his workout routine, saying that he can now be shot from any angle.

Fuma also talked about Sexy Zone and their tenth anniversary, saying that he feels a lot of love and support this year.

Check out Fuma’s sexy cover below!

Watch the trailer for Kiko Mizuhara & Honami Sato’s Netflix film “Ride or Die”

A trailer has been released for the upcoming Netflix film titled “Ride or Die“, starring top model Kiko Mizuhara and actress Honami Sato.

The film follows Rei (Kiko Mizuhara) who was born in a very affluent family. She has lived the typical good life with loving parents who are able to provide for her. One day she is contacted by her high school friend Nanae (Honami Sato) and meet for the first time in 10 years. Rei always had romantic feelings for Nanae but kept it a secret.

What Happened to NiziU’s Korean Debut?

Since NiziU debuted last year with both their pre-debut mini album Make You Happy and their debut single Step and a Step, people have been wondering: when do they plan on making their Korean debut?

Kanjani8, SEKAI NO OWARI, YOASOBI, Ayase, Yuuri, Ado, and millennium parade Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 2/8 – 2/14

This week, Kanjani8 topped the Hot 100 single chart with their new single “Kimi to Mitai Sekai”, with 22,084 points.

SEKAI NO OWARI topped the Hot Albums chart with their new best album “SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019.”

YOASOBI topped the Artist 100 chart for the fifth consecutive week.

Ayase topped the Hot 100 Lyricists chart for the eighth consecutive week.

Ayase also topped the Hot 100 Composers chart for the eighth consecutive week.

Yuuri topped the Streaming Songs chart for the fourth consecutive week with his digital single “Dry Flower.”

Ado topped the Download Songs chart for the fourth consecutive week with her digital single “Usseewa.”

millennium parade topped the Download Albums chart with their debut album “THE MILLENNIUM PARADE.”