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 Kpop 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 7 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.
Special Force - AXXX1S
AXXX1S is a Japanese idol boy group that launched in 2018. Recent but it has potential! Their style concept is "royal road + α", which is based on the genre of idol and incorporates the trend and individuality of each member. The group currently consists of Maruhashi Takumi; Miyazuki Yuto; Okada Yuki; Ichinose Mizuki ; Tanaka Shintaro ; Tamura Eisuke ; Endo Mikiya ; and Hashimoto Natsu.
Each member has a colour associated with him just like a power ranger, and when a member leaves, a new member takes the colour that left.
It's raining in May (五月雨よ) Sakurazaka46 (櫻坂46)
Sakurazaka46 (櫻坂46, Sakurazaka Forty-six), formerly Keyakizaka46 (欅坂46, Keyakizaka Forty-six), is a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. A sister group was created as part of the Sakamichi Series on August 21, 2015, becoming 's first sister group. In October 2020, the group will be renamed after their concert.
Sakurazaka46 is named after Sakurazaka Street within Roppongi Hills in Minato, Tokyo.
Official website : https://sakurazaka46.com/
Moon bowl (月の椀) - Sakanaction (サカナクション)
The rock band Sakanation came together in 2005, and after their Japanese music style conquer fans, in 2007, they made their big debut.
It is a rock band that represents the modern music scene, such as appearing as a headliner at most of the large outdoor festivals that appear. And many other shows that make them have big reviews whenever they make a releasement.
They were at the 64th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen to receive the award the Best Music Award for the first time in a rock band at the 39th Japan Academy Awards.
Official website: https://sakanaction.jp/
Enchanted (魔法にかけられて) - Saucy Dog
Saucy Dog formed in 2013. After many sweet-sour moments over the years, in 2016, they had a real rising for the big stages. In 2017, they had the first Nationwide album distribution, which resulted in a Tour a cross the Nihon-nation. And this year after the pandemic nightmare they are expected to start a new tour worldwide.
Saucy Dog official
Les Paul (レスポール) - 7ORDER
The once known [ Love -tune] formed in 2016, under the Johnny's Jr, until 2018. In e in 2019, they returned together under Nippon Columbia. This change of agency made them change project names becoming the 7ORDER, a Japanese 7-member male group. This new Project made its big debut in 2021. The member remains the same under the leadership of Kentaro Yasui.
The group motto is "to create happiness together" and the theme is " happy ".
By expanding the range of interests and activities on their free time, maintaining their individuality and artistic improvement while making use of the skills of members such as music, theater, art, and fashion, and working regardless of the gender and hoping to have irreplaceable moments with their fans.
Official website https://7orderproject.com/
Official Twitter https://twitter.com/7order_official
Official Instagram https://www.instagram.com/7order_proj...
Label (Nippon Columbia) https://columbia.jp/7order/
ANSWER 〜LIVE FOREVER〜 - OMI
“Beating 123 that beats quietly
Proof of running without stopping
Don't be afraid to change change
Only the scenery behind you
Keep an eye on tonight
You are everything
All my everything
Carve part of your life
I won't regret it
I will never fade
In 2010, OMI, or HIROOMI TOSAKA, debuted as a vocalist of J SOUL BROTHERS III with the single "Best Friend's Girl". Since then, He also have been doing movies like: "HOT ROAD" (Directed by Takahiro Miki), which got him several awards; and “Snow Flower"
In 2017, he was invited to Dior Men collection season event, in Paris. He has been a rising star in the fashion industry. He also released his own wear collection "CLAIR DE LUNE" as one of the projects in support of his solo activities. Through expressing his unique worldview with various cultures, he extends his activity scope not only as a vocalist and actor but also as an artist and performer.
His song "BLUE SAPPHIRE" from his single "SUPERMOON" was selected as the theme song of the movie "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire.
We Are - INI
Like the 11-member group J01 formed by Produce Japan 101 season 1 , INI is another 11-member group also formed by the TV show Produce Japan 101 season 2. The INI group is formed by Ikezaki Rihito, Ozaki Takumi, Kimura Masaya, Goto Takeru, Sano Yudai, Xu Fengfan, Takatsuka Hiromu, Tajima Shogo, Nishi Hiroto, Fujimaki Kyosuke, and Matsuda Jin. They debuted on November 3, 2021, under the label Lapone Entertainment.
They won the Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as MAMA) In 2021 as the award for Favorite Asian Artist.
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Thats everything for now! I hope You liked it.
Love for All 😘