The Billboard Japan Hot 100 is a music chart that ranks the best-selling songs in Japan. It is published by Billboard magazine, and a new chart is compiled and published every Thursday. The chart is based on sales of physical singles and digital downloads. These doesn’t mean music outside of Japan stays out of Japan Billboard, very much the opposite.
However, I only focus on Japan’s artists and songs, even If I enjoy S-Korean music from artists like Ailee and Song Ji Eun. Maybe in the Future who knows!
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 was first published on October 26, 1996. The first number one song was "Too Much Heaven" by Bee Gees. As of July 20, 2019, the most successful artist on the chart is AKB48, with 45 number-one singles.
This week, the Japan Billboard has brought us 8 new Japan songs to the charts. I read the letter on the website of BMSG and decided that these songs deserve as much recognition as any others on the Japan music charts. It's not a competition or about making money, but rather about artistic freedom and awareness for a healthy music industry.
Because Japanese Music is not only Jpop , it has all kind of genres.
Sorry (ごめんね) – BiSH
BiSH is a punk band without musical instruments. The group was formed in March 2015 by Aina The End, Cent Chihiro Chitti, Momoko Gumi Company, Hashiyasume Atsuko, Lingling, and Ayuni D. Their indie debut happened in May of the same year, and they had their major debut through avex trax in May 2016.
Since then, they have released tracks like Orchestra, Promise the Star, My landscape, stereo future and more. They’ve performed solo concerts at YOKOHAMA ARENA and Makuhari Messe and making numerous appearances at rock festivals.
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BiSH_official
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/bishidol
Official webSite : http://www.bish.tokyo
Colorful Dreams! Colorful Smiles! - Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Club(虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会)
Tokyo Nijigasaki Gakuen is a well-known high school located in Odaiba, Tokyo. It's known for its free school spirit and variety of majors. Many talented students from all over the country come here to attend.
The "School Idol Club" is also active on campus. Each person in the club is working hard towards their dream of becoming the No. 1 school idol. They sometimes compete against each other, and sometimes work together every day.
Official website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/
Stars swim ( 星が泳ぐ) - Macaroni Empitsu (マカロニえんぴつ)
Formed in Kanagawa prefecture in 2012, centered on Hattori (Vo / Gt). A next-generation rock band from all members of Otodai. An overwhelming staging is performed with a magnificent band sound that combines a moist emotional singing voice and various tones of the keyboard. We are active mainly in Tokyo to make Maca Rock sound all over the country!
Love or love ( 愛とか恋とか) Novelbright
( looking for the information)
Official website : https://novelbright.jp
YOLOkonde - JO1
( video not available on the official Youtube page, Spotify player available )
The eleven-member Japanese boy group formed by the top contestants of the programme Produce 101 Japan, owned by LAPONE ENTERTAINMENT.
Their first single, 'PROTOSTAR', was released on March 4th, 2020.
LAPONE Entertainment (LAPONEエンタテインメント) is a Japanese entertainment company. It was founded on May 29, 2019, as a joint venture between the South Korean company CJ E&M and the Japanese company Yoshimoto Kogyo.
The company currently manages the Japanese boy groups JO1 and INI.
The MTV VMA Japan awarded J01 the "star on the rise" award in 2020.
JO1 OFFICIAL Social:
[website ] https://jo1.jp
vanilla (バニラ) - Kyanai ( きゃない)
In the 90's, a singer-songwriter from Tennoji, Osaka burst onto the scene with lyrics that expressed the events that everyone has experienced once in daily life and the true intentions that we can't always say to people in words. His music is easy-to-listen and reminiscent of JPOP, with a core singing voice that will make your heart throb. He started his career as a solo singer in 2019.
Street performances are the main focus of his work, and he does them every day for about a year in the local Tennoji area. In 2020, he plans to move to Tokyo and do street performances there and in Kanagawa.
Due to the state of emergency, we’re postponing all performances and instead, we’ll be working on original music for the next 100 days. We’ll be publishing these songs on SNS, and at the end of 2020, we’ll start distributing our 4 self-produced albums digitally (they’re currently discontinued).
In March 2021, the live video of the original song "Inu" released on SNS increased to 2 million views. The song is gathering attention, and the excitement is showing in Tokyo, Kanagawa as well as in Osaka.
His first one-man live will be held at Shinjuku LOFT on the day of his 25th birthday. An additional performance has been decided in the local Osaka, and tickets for that show sold out immediately.
Official website https://kyanai.com/
Official Link-tree https://lit.link/en/kyanai
Bubble feat.Uta - Eve
Eve (also stylized as E ve, born May 23, 1995) is a singer-songwriter and Vocaloid producer. He got his start in the Music Industry by doing covers on Nico Nico Douga.
He eventually signed to Toy's Factory in 2019, moving away from Harapeco Records. He was also a guest in "School of Lock!" by Tokyo FM.
His music has been featured in the anime Dororo (Dark Night / 闇夜 ), Jujutsu Kaisen (kaikaikitan /廻廻奇譚) and Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Ao No Waltz / 蒼のワルツ) .