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Finally! Namie Amuro sells over one million copies of her new album + Final tour update

J-diva Namie Amuro has really defined ol' J-Pop land right now! The singer's new album Finally was released just six days ago, but according to Oricon and Billboard, it has sold over one million copies in Japan! This automatically makes it the best-selling album of the year so far—surpassing SMAP's final album SMAP -25 Years-—and is the first… Continue reading Finally! Namie Amuro sells over one million copies of her new album + Final tour update

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E-girls to release their new single “Kitakaze to Taiyou”

After the major success of their first single, "Love Queen", as an 11-member group, Japanese idol group E-girls are set to release their 20th single titled "Kitakaze to Taiyou" (translated to "North Wind and the Sun"). And I tell ya, it's gon' be lit-as-F! The single was announced a couple weeks ago, but now, E-girls… Continue reading E-girls to release their new single “Kitakaze to Taiyou”

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Namie Amuro releases three visual teasers for her final album ‘Finally’

On the brink of it's release—which is scheduled for November 8 this year—J-Pop diva has released three new visual teasers for her final album, the compilation album Finally. The album is to be the singer's final release of her career, after notoriously announcing her retirement from September 16, 2018 next year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7tpE4G6vUc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcF0zZcDUG8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3hdliRIQUw The three… Continue reading Namie Amuro releases three visual teasers for her final album ‘Finally’

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Rising J-Pop diva Daoko and musician Yasuyuki Okamura play ball on their new single “Step Up Love”

Japanese singer Daoko is slowly becoming a household name in the digital era of J-Pop. She recently released her hugely successful number "Uchiage Hanabi", which has sold over 100,000 downloads in the region alone. And now, she's puttin' them dancing heels on what I can call one of the best J-Pop releases of the year,… Continue reading Rising J-Pop diva Daoko and musician Yasuyuki Okamura play ball on their new single “Step Up Love”

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Namie Amuro announces details for last album ‘Finally’ and new concert tour

While most of us Namie-stans have been weeping about the announcement of her retirement next year in September, the J-Pop legend has announced brand new details about the entire promotion of her best album Finally! The compilation album is slated for a November 8th release in three formats; a 3CD bundle, a 3CD and DVD bundle,… Continue reading Namie Amuro announces details for last album ‘Finally’ and new concert tour

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J-Pop legend Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) to retire from music industry next year, will commence final album and concerts

UPDATED (21 Sept.): It has been confirmed that the new album is a greatest hits effort called Finally, which will feature all her singles from her debut up until now, and will also feature newly recorded and unreleased tracks. The album is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2017, alongside a farewell tour. After wrapping… Continue reading J-Pop legend Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) to retire from music industry next year, will commence final album and concerts

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Namie Amuro to release new singles “Showtime” and “Hope”

Get ready to sail the J-Pop waves y'all, because Namie Amuro has announced two new singles heading towards our shelves! Japan's supreme diva Namie Amuro has announced two new singles; "Showtime" and "Hope". The first song has been described as an uptempo party number that includes various live instrumentation and synths, and will be delivered… Continue reading Namie Amuro to release new singles “Showtime” and “Hope”

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Taylor Swift announces her new album ‘Reputation’

I'm a person that keeps an eye-out for all the tea and shade being thrown on the pop-mesphere, and what kind of pop world would this be without a bit of Tay Tay Swift? Ms. Thang has announced two big wholesome surprises; the release of her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" (which… Continue reading Taylor Swift announces her new album ‘Reputation’