This week’s guests were CHEMISTRY, Sakanaction, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Sukima Switch, Hey! Say! JUMP, and milet.
- CHEMISTRY – Angel / Point of No Return
- Sakanaction – Moth
- GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE – DREAMERS
- Sukima Switch – Revival
- Hey! Say! JUMP – Fanfare!
- milet – us
This week NMB48 topped the Combined Single chart with their latest single “Bokou e Kaere!”, which notched 196,619 points in its first week.
ENDRECHERI topped the Combined Album chart with his new album “NARALIEN”, which notched 60,852 points in its first week.
NMB48 also topped the Single chart with “Bokou e Kaere!”, selling 195,471 copies in its first week.
ENDRECHERI also topped the Album chart with “NARALIEN”, selling 60,852 copies in its first week.
Kenshi Yonezu topped the Digital Single chart with his new single “Uma to Shika”, which was downloaded 164,798 times in its first week.
RADWIMPS topped the Digital Album chart for the fifth consecutive week with their soundtrack “Tenki no Ko”, which was downloaded 3,853 times in its fifth week.
Finally, Official HIGE DANdism topped the Streaming chart for the 13th consecutive week with their song “Pretender”, with 3,954,000 steams in its 16th week.
Girl group FAKY has unveiled the music video for “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE” —the first release from their newly-proposed “Girl Power” single trilogy.
The song is a pop tune with a slight tinge of 90s R&B. It was co-written by group members Akina & Lil’ Fang, Noonie Bao, frequent collaborator to Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen, Thomas Troelsen, who has penned countless hits for K-Pop group SHINee, and Adam Pallin.
This release introduces two new members Hina and Taki, following the departure of former leader Anna in December 2018.
Warner Music Japan has a new act on its roster! Her name is Yuki Moeko and she will make her major label debut with the single “innocent moon” on August 28. The single will contain four songs, all of which will feature lyrics by Gesu no Kiwami Otome. / indigo la End‘s Kawatani Enon. He’s also in charge of composition on all of the songs, with one being a co-composition with his Gesu no Kiwami Otome. bandmate Chan MARI. That song, “Kofuku Ame”, is also arranged by Chan MARI.
Moeko recently released the music video for her single’s opening track, “Sayonara Watashi no Seishun.” This song was arranged by Kanno Yoko. “Sayonara Watashi no Seishun” is a nice melding of Enon and Yoko’s sounds. Check out the video below, along with more information on Moeko’s single!
Rapper Yayoi Daimon‘s new release “#KETSUFURE” shakes up the status quo and has amassed more than 20,000 likes on Twitter in the past few days. Some may say it’s for less than desirable reasons (one of those reasons being cultural appropriation call outs), but attention’s attention.
The twerk anthem from the self-identified Feminist Dance Hall Queen implores Grandma, Grandpa, and all the other party animals to join in and “Twerk Dat A**” in whichever direction wherever they may be, whether it be on the train or at the local FamilyMart.
The music video kindly offers close captioning in both Japanese and English to further spread Yayoi Daimon’s message around the world.
It was reported on the 23rd that a suspected stalker of Hey! Say! JUMP’s Nakajima Yuto, a woman in her 20s living in Tokyo, was arrested. Johnny’s office acknowledged the information reported.
Johnny & Associates official YouTube channel was launched at 5pm on July 23. According to its channel info, “Johnny’s office talent’s and appearances will be introduced.”
It is still unclear what specific content the newly launched channel will have or how it will be different from the existing Johnnys Jr Youtube channel, but fans were anticipating debuted groups will be included as it is an official Youtube of the Johnnys office.
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