Pop-rock singer Superfly is gearing up for her very first release of 2018, a brand new single tilted BLOOM. It will be released on June 3rd, 2018.
In visuals for the upcoming single the singer showed off a fresh pixie cut, which left some fans stunned. Since her debut in 2007 Superfly has had long flowing locks of hair, with the style becoming a signature look for her.
Superfly’s new look was first unveiled in December 2017 while promoting LOVE, PEACE & FIRE -Special Edition-, a compilation album celebrating her 10th anniversary in the industry.
BLOOM serves as a continuation of her 10th anniversary celebrations, she debuted the song for the very first time last year in November during one of her Superfly 10th Anniversary Premium Live concerts.
The single will have 3 b-sides, one of them is currently untitled and will be a new track. The other two b-sides are Force -Orchestra Ver.- and Unison, which served as themes for the 5th season of the TV Asahi drama series Doctor-X.
Additionally, the limited edition DVD and blu-ray versions of the single will come with the entire Superfly 10th Anniversary Premium Live concert. BLOOM will make it’s live TV debut on the upcoming March 23rd episode of Music Station.
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One song from 2018 was certified Platinum this month for selling 250,000 copies: Yonezu Kenshi’s “Lemon.”
One song from 2018 was certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: Suda Masaki’s “Sayonara Elegy.”
One song was certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Miyuki Nakajima’s “Ito.”
Two albums were certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: back number’s “Encore” and Hoshino Gen’s “YELLOW DANCER.”
Miyuki Nakajima – Ito (4/17/02)
Double Platinum (500,000):
Porno Graffitti – Agehachou (11/21/07)
Goose house – Hikaru Nara (10/23/14)
MAN WITH A MISSION – Raise your flag (10/14/15)
Daichi Miura – EXCITE (1/18/17)
Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon (2/12/18)
Leo Ieiri – Bokutachi no Mirai (5/11/16)
Suda Masaki – Sayonara Elegy (1/7/18)
TWICE – TT -Japanese ver.- (6/28/17)
LiSA – ASH (10/1/17)
Zedd – Stay (2/23/17)
back number – Encore (12/28/16)
Hoshino Gen – YELLOW DANCER (12/9/15)
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We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped Oricon this week 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.
THE YELLOW MONKEY – PUNCH DRUNKARD (first week sales: 338,540)
SPEED – my graduation (third week sales: 179,480 / third consecutive week at #1)
t.A.T.u. – 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane (first week sales: 64,503)
SMAP – Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana (first week sales: 630,399)
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – World World World (first week sales: 100,104)
Single / Billboard Hot 100:
SMAP – Sono Mama / White Message (first week sales: 115,100)
Tohoshinki – TIME (first week sales: 243,827)
Single / Billboard Hot 100:
Arashi – Calling / Breathless (first week sales: 756,410)
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On March 19, KAT-TUN appeared at a secret LINE LIVE and announced that the fan club anniversary event “KAT-TUN 2018 FIRST IMPRESSION? Ask Yourself” to be held on March 22 will be streamed exclusively on LINE LIVE.
For a short 8 minutes at 11 pm on March 19, KAT-TUN appeared at a secret LINE LIVE whose contents and guests were not disclosed until the actual event. A preliminary announcement only included a silhouette of a 3 – person group and a notice of an “important announcement”. Of course by now, Johnnys fans are experts in identifying the silhouettes of their fave groups’ profiles and so the expectation that KAT-TUN will be doing a LINE LIVE has been raised. When the live started, the three members appeared one after the other and communicated with fans.
The group will be releasing their first single after their ‘charging period’ titled “Ask Yourself” on April 18 and will be holding Tokyo Dome performances on April 20 – 22. The announcement of the anniversary event live stream prompted a flurry of excited and surprised comments from fans. During the 15 minute frame of KAT-TUN’s LINE LIVE, it has gained more than 81,000 comments.
You can view the broadcast of last night’s LINE LIVE here and the upcoming anniversary broadcast here.
Nakamaru Yuichi “This is the first time on LINE LIVE, It’s a short time, but thank you. The times have changed, I’m glad to be able to tell the fans using the net! (After debuting) I was truly supported by various people. This (March 22 event) is a preliminary event! I want to have a good start at the Dome in April!”.
Ueda Tatsuya “Good evening everyone. The comments are amazing! 12 years (since debut) quickly passed by. I never thought we’d do live broadcast on the internet!”
Kamenashi Kazuya “It’s a strange feeling. Today, it’s been a while since these 3 people gathered. I would like to borrow this place to make a wonderful announcement. Our debut event on March 22 “KAT-TUN 2018 FIRST IMPRESSION? Ask Yourself” will be streamed on LINE LIVE so that more people can enjoy it! On the 22nd, for our fans and for people who will watch us for the first time, I would like to have more people enjoy it!”
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This week’s guests were Kiyozuka Shinya, KenKen, Hyadain, Furitsukekagyou air:man, Official HIGE DANdism, Takahashi Shigeo, and Oishi Eri. Official HIGE DANdism also performed with Kanjani8.
Official HIGE DANdism x Kanjani8 – Tell Me Baby
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Kanjani8 declares 201∞ as “Kanjani∞ Year”, as they announce the release of their newest best album “GR8EST” on May 30, 2018. This comes after 5 and a half years since the release of their first best album “8EST” on their 8th anniversary.
The best album will include 21 single songs starting from “Aoppana” (released September 2012) until “Oto Seyo” (released November 2017. In addition, the album boast as bonus tracks two even GREATer new versions of the song “Musekinin Hero” for which the group collaborated with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra who also aranged the song and “Osaka Romanesque”, in which world famous violinist Hakase Taro performs in combination with a strings arrangement.
The music video collection will include all of the released music videos for singles, coupling tracks and album lead tracks starting from “Aoppana”. It will also include the band collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra for “Musekinin Hero”. “Osaka Romanesque” will feature 7 solo shots of members in different situations and places in Osaka.
The group will also hold a 5-major Dome Tour titled “Kanjani’s Eightertainment GR8EST TOUR” this summer. This will be their 7th Dome Tour for 6 consecutive years. More on the album info and tour schedule below.
GR8EST Album Tracklist
Limited Deluxe Edition (2CD+2DVD)
– LP Size / Special Package / Photobook (LP size)
Disc1 / CD Tracklist (12 songs)
01 – Aoppana
02 – Hesomagari
03 – Kokonishikanai Keshiki
04 – Namida no Kotae
05 – Kokoro Sora Moyo
06 – Hibiki
07 – King of Otoko!
08 – Omoidama
09 – ER2（Eight Ranger）
10 – Itta Janai ka
11 – CloveR
12 – Musekinin Hero jam with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Disc2 / CD Tracklist（11 songs）
01 – Gamushara Koushinkyoku
02 – Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku
03 – Maemuki Scream!
04 – Samurai Uta（Samurai Song）
05 – Tsumi to Natsu
06 – Panorama
07 – NOROSHI
08 – Niguraki BEAT
09 – Kiseki no Hito
10 – Oto Seyo
11 – Osaka Romanesque feat. Hakase Taro
Disc 3 & 4 / DVD
Music Clip collection（31 songs）
Aoppana/ Hesomagari/ Kokonishikanai Keshiki / Namida no Kotae / Kokoro Sora Moyo / Hibiki/ King of Otoko! / Omoidama / ER2 (Eight Ranger) / Itta Janai ka / CloveR / Gamushara Koushinkyoku / Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku / Maemuki Scream! / Samurai Uta（Samurai Song） / Tsumi to Natsu / Panorama / NOROSHI / Niguraki BEAT / Kiseki no Hito / Oto Seyo / TAKOYAKI in my heart / EJ☆Coaster / CANDY MY LOVE by Kyanjani8 / Baki Baki Taisou Daiichi / Black of night / Ima / Seishun no Subete/ Sweet Parade / Musekinin Hero with Tokyo Ska Paradise / Osaka Romanesque feat. Hakase Taro
2018 Limited Edition (3CD+DVD)
・Original case (First Press only)
※limited items until December 2018
Disc1 & 2 / CD (23 songs）
※same content as Disc 1 and 2 of Limited Deluxe Edition
Disc 3 / CD (23 songs）
Kanjani8 GR8EST non-stop mix by DJ Kazu
Disc 4 / DVD
Footage representing the concept of 201∞ (Eight Year)
Disc 1 & 2 / CD Tracklist (23 songs）
※same content as Disc 1 and 2 of Limited Deluxe Edition
Kanjani’s Eightertainment GR8EST TOUR
July 15: Sapporo Dome
July 21-23: Nagoya Dome
Aug 23-26: Kyocera Dome
Sep 6-9: Tokyo Dome
Sep 15-16: Fukuoka Dome
(via Infinity Records, J-net)
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