Category Archives: J-Pop

Meisa Kuroki and Jin Akanishi Dating Or Not (Photos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Japan Today

Photo Credit: Japan Today / JPopAsia / Wikipedia / Meisa Kuroki Website

Posted: Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 12:01 am PST

Link: Meisa Kuroki Pregnant And Married To Jin Akanishi True or False

JPop singer Meisa Kuroki and singer-songwriter Jin Akanishi have been in the news that they are dating but Kuroki denied the rumour and said in a statement released by her talent agency, “We’re friends but he is not my boyfriend”. Also, Akanishi’s agency released a statement denying the boyfriend -girlfriend rumour that said “We are not going out.”

The rumour started when Kuroki and Akanishi were seen at Tokyo DisneySea on January 22, 2012; however, they were not by themselves, they were with a group of friends.

Although, Kuroki and Akanishi would look gorgeous together; however, if they did become a couple, their busy careers would break the two apart. So, it’s probably good that they are calling themselves “just friends”.

Kuroki is 23 will release her new album entitled “Unlocked” on February 15, 2012 and Akanishi is 27, a former singer for the Japanese group KAT-TUN and he will be releasing his debut solo album in March 2012 plus tour the United States.

Meisa Kuroki
Jin Akanishi

AKB48,SMAP, & Other Acts Performs On NHK “Toward Tomorrow”

Blogged: La Tray

Blog Source & Article: Japan Today

Posted: Monday January 23, 2012 @2:25 pm PST

Topic: AKB48, SMAP, NHK

According to the Japan Today article, SMAP and AKB48 will be among 20 groups and singers who will take part in a special music program by NHK to be broadcast on March 10 to mark the 1st anniversary of the March 11 disaster in the Tohoku area.

The program, titled “Toward Tomorrow,” will air from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on NHK General TV and for six hours from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on BS Premium TV. The program will be broadcast live from two locations—Makuhari Messe in Chiba and Sugakawa City Cultural Center in Fukushima Prefecture. SMAP singer Masahiro Nakai, 39, will be the MC.

SMAP, AKB48, Perfume and seven other groups will perform at Makuhari Messe, while singers Saburo Kitajima, 75, Fuyumi Sakamoto, 44, Yo Hitoto, 35, and Ayaka Hirahara, 27, will perform at Fukushima

AKB48 Number One Top Selling Girl Group (Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Tokyograph

Photo Credit: Tokyograph

Video Credit: YouTube (kittyguy3) “Flying Get”

Posted: Saturday January 7, 2012 @ 12:23 am PST

Topic: AKB48

Tokyograph Reported:”According to Oricon sales data, AKB48’s total single sales have now reached 11,787,000 copies with 25 singles. This puts them at #1 for total single sales by a female group, surpassing the previous record holder Morning Musume.”

Tokyograph Continued To Report:”Morning Musume is currently at 11,774,000 copies with 56 singles, over a span of 13 years and 11 months. AKB48 overtook them in only 5 years and 11 months, largely due to several recent singles that have all sold over 1 million copies each. The five singles they released in 2011 alone have sold 7,346,000 copies.”

Tokyograph’s Last Report:”Currently, the top three female groups in single sales are”

  1. AKB48 – 11,787,000 (25 singles)
  2. Morning Musume – 11,774,000 (56 singles)
  3. Pink Lady – 11,037,000 (23 singles)
AKB48

AKB48 WON JAPAN RECORD AWARD FOR 2011:

Koda Kumi Going To Be A Momma

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Tokyograph

Link: CLICK TO READ KODA KUMI ENGAGED TO KENJI03

Posted: Saturday December 17, 2011 @ 12: 15 am PST

Topic: Koda Kumi

Singer Koda Kumi has confirmed the rumours that she’s expecting a baby. She made the announcement during a mini-concert that she’s eight weeks pregnant.

Recently, she announced that she is engaged to KENJI03.

However, she will continue to work; for one she has several performance dates the rest of 2011. As the news comes about her pregnancy, she will probably cancel her national tour in 2012.

Kumi has expressed that she would like to have a concert for her 30th birthday on November 13, 2012.

Koda Kumi Engaged To KENJI03

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Japan Today

Video Credit: YouTube (avexnetwork) /YouTube (MONSTERSNITE)

Posted: Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 5:15 pm PST

Topic: Koda Kumi – KENJI03

JPop Singer Koda Kumi announced her engagement to KENJI03 on December 13, 2011. The engagement news was sent out via FAX and on Kumi’s website that she her finacee will register at the ward office by the end of the year.

According to Japan Today, Kumi said she and KENJI03 started dating after they worked together on her album “4 TIMES” last summer. “I was really attracted to him and his music. I think I fell in love first. When I am with him, I can be myself and cannot stop smiling. There are too many things that I want to talk about, so I have to stop. Anyway, he is an amazing person who accepts me as I am.”

KENJI03 said that he and Kumi hope to become the coolest couple in the universe. KENJI03 is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the rock band BACK-ON.

Kumi is 29 and  KENJI03 is 27.

KODA KUMI KO-SO-KO-SO

KENJI03 (HE’S SINGING THE CHROUS) AND TEEDA: 

Namie Amuro: Did She Steal G-DRAGON’s Song?

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: All K Pop – YouTube

Video Credit: YouTube (a36501989) /YouTube (YGEntertainment)

Posted: Friday November 11, 2011 @ 12: 15 am PST

Topic: Namie Amuro – G-DRAGON

Namie Amuro is causing controversy over her latest song “Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!”, listeners of the song have criticized the song for sounding similar to  G-DRAGON’s song “Heartbreaker”.

Amuro’s song “Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! is the second song raising eyebrows, her song “Black Diamond” brought up a debate that the song sound like Janet Jackson’s song “Feedback”.

G-DRAGON’s Heartbreaker has a faster beat than “Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!, however; the beat is a little similar but there’s some difference.

Namie Amuro also known as Amuro Namie.

DO YOU THINK THE TWO SONGS SOUND ALIKE?  OR DO YOU THINK THERE’S A DIFFERENCE? PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. THANKS

 

TVXQ – Tohoshinki: New Japanese Album “Tone” 9/28/11(Videos -Song Preview)

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: TVXQ – Tohoshinki – DBSK Website  – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube (MengShimholic) / YouTube (S.M.Entertainment)

Posted: Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 12:01 am PST

Topic: TVXQ – Tohoshinki – DBSK – New Album “Tone”

K-Pop (Korean Pop) duo TVXQ – Tohoshinki is releasing a full-length japanese album entitled “Tone” on September 28, 2011.

TVXQ stands for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (동방신기) in Korean, they are known as DBSK in South Korea, and Tohoshinki (東方神起),  in Japan. They are popular for all three group names. They sing in Korean, Japanese, and English. Their music style is Pop, Dance, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap, and Electro-Pop. Not only can this group sing, they can dance. They are one the most successful Asian groups in music.

The current members are Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho. This group was originally 5 members, however, lawsuits against the group’s record label split the group into two and three. The past members have formed as JYJ.

The duo’s new japanese album is highly anticipated by fans. The album will also include the duo’s number one song “Why? (Keep Your Head Down).

TVXQ – TOHOSHINKI NEW ALBUM SNEAK LISTEN:

TVXQ -TOHOSHINKI NEW SONG FROM THE ALBUM “B.U.T. BE-AU-TY”:

THEIR NUMBER ONE SONG “WHY? (KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN” DANCE VERSION MUSIC VIDEO):

To Purchase CD & DVD A: Amazon Japan

To Purchase CD & DVD B: Amazon Japan

To Purchase CD Only: Amazon Japan

SHINee New Single “JULIETTE” Out 8/29/11(Video)

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Blog Source: YouTube – SHINee Website – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube (EMIMusicJapan)

Posted: Thursday August 25, 2011 @ 1:30 pm PST

Topic: SHINee – New Single “JULIETTE”

SHINee is a 5 member Pop, Dance, Rap, and R&B Korean group that forms Onew, Key, Taemin, Jonghyun, and Minho. The group is releasing their second Japanese single “JULIETTE” on August 29, 2011.

SHINee performs songs in Korean and Japanese. They have released many songs in the Korean language, however, the song “Replay” is their first Japanese release that’s also featured on their Mini-CD.

This group is popular for their fashion style that has started a trend called “SHINee Trend”, as you may see in their latest music video.

Meisa Kuroki New Single “Wired Life” August 31 (Videos)

Blogged By: Entertainer La Tray

Blog Source: YouTube – Meisa Kuroki Official Website – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube (“Are Ya Ready” – estueban) – YouTube (“Shock”-GaijinKanpai) YouTube (“Wired Life” – LegendXtina)

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2011 @ 4:40 pm PST

Model, Actress, and Japanese Pop Singer Meisa Kuroki will be releasing a new single “Wired Life” on  August 31, 2011 for Sony Music Japan. The music video is released and may be viewed below.

ARE YA READY ? MUSIC VIDEO:

“SHOCK” Music Video:

NEW SINGLE “WIRED LIFE”

Official Website:http://www.meisakuroki.com/

TVXQ A.K.A. TOHOSHINKI New Single (Videos)

Blogged By: Entertainer La Tray

Blog Source: YouTube / Wikipedia / TVXQ Official Website

Video Credit: YouTube -1. (Superstar) 2. Why? Keep Your Head Down 3.  jyjtour (“JYJ” Ayy Girl Feat. Kanye West and Malik Yusef) 4. HDBSK (Purple Line)

Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2011 @ 8:45 pm PST

TVXQ is a very entertaining group. If you listen to their music, you wouldn’t even know it was in a foreign language. Their music is a mixture of  Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electronic, and R&B. This group originally had five members, however, lawsuits against the group’s record label divided the group into a duo in 2009. U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin are carrying the group’s name TVXQ and releasing music as a duo. The former three band members formed a new group called JYJ which is Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu.

TVXQ is a South Korean group that releases music in Korean, Japanese, and English. Their name stands for Tong Vfang Xien Qi which means The Rising Gods of the East. They have been called The Gods of K-Pop. Their music videos and live performances is hip and exciting to watch and listen to. This group can dance and sing. Their style captures the audience attention. Also, they are quite fashionable, both TVXQ and JYJ.

When the group had five members, “Purple Line” became the groups first number one song. They have many more hit songs and they have won several music awards including a large fan base. Even breaking the Guinness World Records with having the largest official fan club which is said to be well over one million worldwide.

As a duo, Why? Keep Your Head Down reached number one on the charts in Korea and Japan in early 2011. It seems that TVXQ is doing just fine as a duo. Their new song is entitled “Superstar’ which is highly anticipated by their fans. It’s sure to be another hit added to their successful career.

TVXQ’s New Single is “Superstar” July 20, 2011: Preview

WHY? KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN MUSIC VIDEO: (As A Duo)

JYJ  “AYY GIRL” MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING KANYE WEST AND MALIK YUSEF

TVXQ PURPLE LINE: (5 Members)

Official  Korean Website:http://tvxq.smtown.com/

Official Japanese Website:http://toho-jp.net/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVXQ