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misono Will No Longer Sell CDs Unless Next Album Sells 10,000 Copies

misono Will No Longer Sell CDs Unless Next Album Sells 10,000 Copies

j-pop
Posted on 20 September, 2014 at 07:51 pm by Aysohmay · 11 comments
misono has garnered the attention of netizens and news outlets alike about declaring that she would not sell anymore CDs unless her upcoming album sells 10,000 copies.
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Youngji Discusses Being KARA's New Member

Youngji Discusses Being KARA's New Member

k-pop
Posted on 19 September, 2014 at 02:48 pm by Aysohmay · 3 comments
The latest issue of fashion magazine "@star1" features a spread with KARA's newest member Youngji, who opens up about being a rookie artist in an established group.
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Rei Yasuda Releases Preview Of Debut Album "Will"

Rei Yasuda Releases Preview Of Debut Album "Will"

j-pop
Posted on 17 September, 2014 at 02:23 pm by Aysohmay · 1 comment
Up and coming artist Rei Yasuda has released a short video previewing her debut album "Will".
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All Girls' Generation Members Renew Contract With SM Entertainment

All Girls' Generation Members Renew Contract With SM Entertainment

k-pop
Posted on 15 September, 2014 at 03:47 pm by Aysohmay · 8 comments
All 9 members of Girls' Generation have renewed their contracts with SM Entertainment for the next 2 years.
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FTISLAND to Release DVD “ARENA TOUR 2014 -The Passion-” This October
Korean rock group FTISLAND has announced the release of new DVD “ARENA TOUR 2014 -The Passion-” in Japan. The forthcoming release is slated on October 15th.
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Asian Music Streaming Service Muzikazia Set To Launch This Month

Asian Music Streaming Service Muzikazia Set To Launch This Month

general
Posted on 4 September, 2014 at 06:42 pm by Aysohmay · 7 comments
A new music streaming service focused on Asian music named Muzikazia will be launching on September 13th.
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SMAP Reveals "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-" Short PV

SMAP Reveals "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-" Short PV

j-pop
Posted on 31 August, 2014 at 04:00 am by amiueno
After announcing that they will be releasing a new album, SMAP has revealed the short PV for their song "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-".
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NU'EST Announces Japanese Debut

NU'EST Announces Japanese Debut

j-pop
Posted on 26 August, 2014 at 04:59 pm by Aysohmay · 3 comments
NU'EST announced that it will be releasing its debut Japanese single on November 5th.
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AKB48, Kuraki Mai, V6 and Others Featured on TV Asahi's MUSIC STATION

AKB48, Kuraki Mai, V6 and Others Featured on TV Asahi's MUSIC STATION

j-pop
Posted on 25 August, 2014 at 05:26 am by holsetymoon · 1 comment
A line-up of popular J-pop artists will be featured in the next broadcast of TV Asahi's MUSIC STATION on August 29th. AKB48, V6, Kuraki Mai, Gesu no Kiwami Otome., Golden Bomber, Funky Kato, and Moriyama Naotaro will appear.
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TASTY 'Addiction' Teased For China

TASTY 'Addiction' Teased For China

c-pop
Posted on 20 August, 2014 at 07:58 am by NihonGaijin · 2 comments
TASTY the Chinese twin duo based in South Korea will Debut in China soon and it looks like "Addiction" will be their debut track.
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KARA title track "Mamma Mia" comes to Japan

KARA title track "Mamma Mia" comes to Japan

j-pop
Posted on 20 August, 2014 at 04:08 am by NihonGaijin
KARA title track "Mamma Mia" off their new mini album "Day & Night" already has a Japanese version with an altered video.
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Not Yet Releases DVD/Blu-ray to Commemorate 1st Live

Not Yet Releases DVD/Blu-ray to Commemorate 1st Live

j-pop
Posted on 19 August, 2014 at 08:51 pm by holsetymoon
Not yet, a subunit of AKB48, will release a DVD/Blu-ray to commemorate their 1st live. The DVD/Blu-ray is slated to be released on October 15th. It will include all of the songs performed during the live, in addition to the making footage and a performance of "Shuumatsu Not yet" from "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011."
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A Brief History on Idol Culture in Japan and The Ascent of The Superfan

A Brief History on Idol Culture in Japan and The Ascent of The Superfan

j-pop
Posted on 8 August, 2014 at 06:46 pm by holsetymoon · 15 comments
Many fans probably know tons of information about their favorite idol groups already, but not many know about the modern history of the rise and fall of Japan's idol culture. There are three main periods: 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Each of the period is starkly different in terms of music style, fashion, and fanbase.
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Upcoming Sexy Zone Single Only Includes 3 Members

Upcoming Sexy Zone Single Only Includes 3 Members

j-pop
Posted on 16 July, 2014 at 04:42 pm by Aysohmay · 7 comments
Kikuchi Fuma, Nakajima Kento, and Sato Shori are the only 3 members of Sexy Zone who participated in the recording of the group's upcoming single "Otoko never give up".
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According to Chinese media source Sina, Kris will start solo activity and take part in recording of OST for Chinese film “Tiny Times 3.”
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