The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. They formed in 2009 and were signed worldwide to Universal Music subsidiaries Island Records and Mercury Records, the bands debut album, The Wanted, was released on 25 October 2010 and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned three UK top 20 singles, their debut single All Time Low, which debuted at one, Heart Vacancy. Follow-up album Battleground was released on 4 November 2011 and hit five in the UK. The lead single from the album, Gold Forever, was released in aid of Comic Relief and their second number-one hit, Glad You Came, topped the singles chart in the United Kingdom for two weeks, and in Ireland for five weeks. The third and fourth singles Lightning and Warzone hit number two and number 21, respectively, in the UK and their follow-up singles Chasing the Sun and I Found You reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
In 2013, it was announced that the group would be starring in their own reality series on E. entitled The Wanted Life. The series would document the groups stay in Los Angeles while they recorded their third album and prepare for a world tour. The show promised an honest glimpse into the lives of the band members, the Wanted were formed in 2009 through mass auditions held by Jayne Collins, who put together The Saturdays and Parade. The audition process, which saw more than 1,000 people attend, just George and Sykes were involved at the start, and Kaneswaran and McGuiness joined through the process. The group revealed in their autobiography that after they were informed of the line-up, seven people were re-auditioned before they were signed to Maximum Artist Management. The group were credited with co-writing five of the thirteen tracks on the album, on 25 July 2010, they released their debut single, All Time Low. The song was co-written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett and it hit number one in the UK and spent 17 weeks in the UK top 40.
The second single Heart Vacancy, again written with Hector, was released on 17 October 2010 and it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The groups third single from the album was Lose My Mind which reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart following a performance on The X Factor. The groups eponymous album was released on 25 October 2010 which peaked at number four in the UK and has since been certified Platinum in the UK. Between 28 March and 15 April 2010, the group embarked on the fifteen date Behind Bars theatre tour which saw them play in twelve UK cities and they were supported by Lawson, Twenty Twenty and Starboy Nathan. In January 2011, the group began to work on their studio album
Bokura no Eureka
Bokura no Eureka is the seventh single by Japanese girl group NMB48. The single was released in four versions, Type A, B, C, each of the limited editions came with a bonus DVD will different contents except for similar title track music video. First Press versions of each came with a ticket for handshake event, trading card. The coupling song Todokana Soude Todoku Mono was used as the song to NMBs comedy show Geinin
Takanori Nishikawa is a Japanese singer and actor. He performs as T. M. Revolution, which stands for Takanori Makes Revolution although the stems from the famous 80s pop electronic band TM Network. Despite most of his songs being written by Akio Inoue and composed/arranged by Daisuke Asakura, Nishikawa is known for contributions of ending and opening themes to many notable anime and game series. Nishikawa debuted as TMR with the release of his first single Dokusai in May 1996, that year, his third single Heart of Sword was used as the third ending song for the anime series Rurouni Kenshin, further expanding his fan base. He contributed six songs to the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED franchise – three for Gundam SEED and three for Gundam SEED Destiny, Nishikawa has guest starred as a minor character in each of those anime series that featured his songs. In 2010, his single Save the One, Save the All was used as the theme song for the movie Bleach. Nishikawa has had an affair with Capcoms Sengoku Basara series of video games and media franchise, with several of his songs being used for it, including Crosswise. T. M.
Revolution is the first artist to be signed to Tofu Records, Tofu released three of his most recent studio albums, Seventh Heaven, and vertical infinity. Nishikawa made his North American live debut at Otakon, an anime convention in 2003. He has performed at Pacific Media Expo in 2004 and at the New York Comic Con in 2008, Nishikawa revisited his 2003 US performance at the Asian culture convention Otakon by performing at Otakons 20th Anniversary on August 10,2013. Nishikawa was born to a government worker and a dentist in Hikone and moved to Yasu and he attended Mikami Elementary School as a child. Nishikawa was close to his grandfather, whom he visited every day after school, under the encouragement of his grandfather, Takanori studied kendo until age ten, when his grandfather died due to illness. Nishikawa attended Yasu Junior High School and Yasu High School, while in junior high, Takanori began to consider a career in music. He dropped out of school and left Shiga to pursue his dream. Takanori was married to Yumi Yoshimura of Puffy AmiYumi from 1999 to 2002 and they divorced after Yoshimuras infidelity came to light.
Nishikawa joined the visual kei rock band Luis-Mary in 1990 as the vocalist and his band nickname Haine and his appearance at the time would eventually become the inspiration for Nishikawas character in Gundam SEED Destiny. Luis-Mary released three singles, Rainy Blue and Drive Me Mad, the band broke up in 1993. In 1995, Daisuke Asakura signed on with Nishikawa under the FunHouse label and they released one single, Black or White
Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
Koi Suru Fortune Cookie is the 32nd single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It was released in Japan on August 21,2013, the lineup for the title track and supporting B-sides was determined by the results from the 2013 AKB48 general election, of which the winner was Rino Sashihara of AKB48 sister group HKT48. The single contains graduation songs for Mariko Shinoda and Tomomi Itano, Rino Sashihara of HKT48 received the most votes and became the center, or headlining position, for the single. This is Sashiharas first time as a center for an AKB48 single, the participants in the single included members who had graduated or announced graduation plans. AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda, who placed fifth overall in the election, announced on the results day that she would be graduating. Tomomi Itano, who placed 11th overall, had announced her intent to back in February 2013. Natsumi Hirajima, a candidate who had already graduated prior to the voting period. On June 23, AKB48 member Rino Sashihara announced on Fuji TVs late-night show, AKB Eizou Center, that the title of the 32nd single would be Koi Suru Fortune Cookie and a release date of August 21.
The single was released in four versions, Type A, Type K, Type B, the non-theater versions have limited editions for their first pressings. While each regular edition has one of 50 different kinds of photos, the title song was first performed in the TBS show Ongaku no hi on June 29. The Koi Suru Fortune Cookie music video was filmed on June 22, in Fukuoka, HKT48s home and it involved 3,800 extras, the most for any AKB48 and sister group-related video since Banzai Venus which had about 1,000 people. The choreography was done by Papaya Suzuki, some of the AKB48 members commented on the music video. Mayu Watanabe said It makes you feel like telling your fortunes, Tomomi Itano said Its a song you can liven up with everyone, and is an enjoyable song, as you can copy the choreography with others. Minami Takahashi said Its somehow nostalgic, on July 19, AKB48 released the Staff Version of the music video, which shows 365 members of the AKB48 staff and its sister groups performing some of the dance moves.
The video was shot in seven days, the staff video was listed as the most watched YouTube video in Japan for the 2013 year with over 8 million views. On August 12,2016 the music video reached 100 million views on YouTube and this makes the groups 13th consecutive single to sell over a million copies, which ties a record with Bz. It is the groups 19th consecutive number-one single, Koi Suru Fortune Cookie is to be used as the departure melody on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line platforms of Akihabara Station from spring 2016. Fortune Cookie in Love -Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta- is the released single from the Indonesian idol girl group JKT48
Girls Rule is the sixth single by the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka46. It reached the number one slot on the Oricon Singles Chart and it reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. It was the 13th best-selling single in Japan in 2013, with 452,310 copies, the coupling song Sekai de Ichiban Kodoku na Lover was used as a featured song for NTVs night drama Bad Boys J and its live action film. The center position in the choreography for the song is held by Mai Shiraishi. Discography on Nogizaka46 Official Website Nogizaka46 Girls Rule Short Ver. on YouTube Nogizaka46 Sixteen Principal @ PARCO Digest on YouTube Nogizaka46 Early summer of our best, Nogizaka46 large sports meeting Digest on YouTube Nogizaka46 Making of 6th Single Digest on YouTube
Sekai no Owari
Sekai no Owari is a Japanese band, originating from Tokyo. The band was formed in 2005 and has four members, Fukase, since their debut they have released 3 albums and various singles as well as featuring in their own documentary film TOKYO FANTASY. The band has performed at the renowned Nissan Stadium, Japans largest concert venue and are considered to be one of the biggest music acts from Japan. The bands members have produced and wrote other content for several Japanese singers and groups. In 2016 the band announced their plans to debut internationally with an English language album currently in production, the band has previously collaborated with other world-known artists such as Owl City and Nicky Romero. Fukase and Saori knew each other since kindergarten and met Nakajin in primary school, together the three began a copy band at an early age while still in high school inspired by senior professional bands such as Bump of Chicken. Starting out as a band they performed their first live concert at their own-made live house Club Earth with 15 people attending.
The band self-produced their first demo, Sekai no Owari, with an edition of 1,000 copies. Fukase, named the band Sekai no Owari because Once youve experienced the bottom, so I named my band End of the World to create the strength through the music. Sekai no Owari released their very first album EARTH under the independent label Lastrum, the album reached number 15 in the Oricon Weekly Album charts and the band started to become popular in the Japanese indie scene in 2010. In August 2011, Sekai no Owari performed a concert at the Nippon Budokan and signed to the major label Toys Factory. The band changed their original name 世界の終わり to the romanized version SEKAI NO OWARI, after signing to Toys Factory, SEKAI NO OWARI released two singles in 2011. The singles titled INORI and Starlight Parade reached number 13 and 16 respectively, the band embarked in their next tour SEKAI NO OWARI TOUR2011. The next year released their next single Nemurihime which reached 4 in the Oricon Single charts and was set to be included in the new album the band was working on.
In July 2012 the band released their album and first major studio album ENTERTAINMENT which reached number 2 in the Oricon charts. To support the release, the band toured Arena Tour 2013 Entertainment in Kokuritsu Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan. The second single Death Disco was released as a single only. In 2013, they performed their first-ever outdoor-live-event and Forest Carnival gathering a total of 60,000 people, after finishing their tour activities SEKAI NO OWARI resumed recording activities releasing 3 different singles during 2014
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese fashion model and singer. Her public image is associated with Japans kawaisa and decora culture centered in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo and her music is produced by musician Yasutaka Nakata of electronic music duo Capsule. Kyary is well known for her 2011 single, PonPonPon, which made Japans top ten, the 2012 singles Candy Candy and Fashion Monster followed the success. She has since released three albums, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution in 2012, Nanda Collection in 2013, and Pika Pika Fantajin in 2014. Though most of her success as a recording artist has been in Asia, media outlets have referred to Kyary as Harajuku Pop Princess, and she has been photographed for magazines such as Dazed & Confused. In 2013, Kyary signed a deal with Sire Records to release her material in the United States. Kyary was raised in a strict household, where her parents frequently set early curfews. Her mother was very critical of her fashion sense, to the point where Kyary would have to leave the house dressed normally and she would often return home to find that her mother had disposed of her fashion accessories, which led to further quarrels.
She writes in her autobiography, Oh, Harajuku Girl that her father was more supportive of her, although they had their fair share of quarrels as well. Kyary started as a blogger, and began her professional career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera. After achieving a measure of fame, Kyary collaborated with the Eyemazing company to produce a line of fake eyelashes called Harajuku Doll, Kyary explained her stage name in a Japanese MTV interview. Wearing blonde wigs as a fashion affectation in high school, a friend began calling her Kyari because she embraced Western culture, upon starting her blog, she felt the name Kyari — a phonetic Japanese spelling of the Western name Carrie — was too short, and missing something. She added Pamyu Pamyu because it sounded cute and she states her full stage name as Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Kyary writes in her autobiography that in her childhood, she took dance lessons and she first met Yasutaka Nakata, the music producer of her favorite electropop group Perfume, at his club event.
Because he makes music for the industry, he was intrigued by her career. In July 2011, Kyary released her first promo single, PonPonPon, citing Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry as inspirations at that time. The music video, a tribute to kawaisa and Decora culture, was released to YouTube and became a viral hit, leading to it being reported on by MTV. The single was produced by Yasutaka Nakata and is the first release from Kyarys debut album, Moshi Moshi Harajuku, PonPonPon was released on July 20,2011
Sayonara Crawl is the 31st single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, it was released in Japan on May 22,2013. As of the day, the CD single Sayonara Crawl had been shipped in 2.3 million copies. As of June 16,2013, over 1.9 million copies have been sold. The single was released in the form of different editions,3 generally distributed editions titled Type A, Type K. There are limited editions of Types A, K, and B, all editions contained a voting card for the AKB482013 General Election to determine the lineup for the groups 32nd single. The release marks the first time the group has presented a “quadruple center” lineup for the title track, the centers are, Tomomi Itano, Yuko Oshima, Haruka Shimazaki and Mayu Watanabe. The first 2 songs on the CD and the first 3 music videos on the DVD are the same for all versions
NMB48 is a Japanese idol girl group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group performs at the NMB48 Theater which is located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, the name NMB comes from Namba in the Minami district in Osaka. 2010 On 10 July 2010, AKB48 first announced that they would be forming a second sister national group, NMB48 officially became active on 9 October 2010. Yasushi Akimoto announced that the group would have 26 trainees for the first generation and these members made their first appearance at the AKB48 Tokyo Autumn Festival. 2011 NMB48 made their performance at their theater on New Years Day 2011. They released their single, Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shōjo, on 20 July 2011. In its debut week, the single sold a total of about 218,000 copies and this makes NMB48 the second girl group after Passpo to reach number 1 with a debut single. 2012 On the first day of AKB48s Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24,2012, Miyuki Watanabe of Team N would hold a concurrent position in AKB48 Team B.
Also, Riho Kotani of Team N will hold a concurrent position in AKB48, on September 3, Eriko Jo, a member of Team M, announced that she would be leaving the group during the performance at the theater. Her graduation performance was on September 28 at the NMB48 Theater, following Jos graduation, two members from Team M announced their resignation in early October. On October 9, three trainees were promoted to Team M to replace the members who had left, fuuko Yagura became the new center member of Team M. On October 10, sixteen third-generation trainees formed Team BII, Sayaka Yamamoto became a concurrent member of Team K. Miyuki Watanabe became a concurrent member of Team S, and was transferred from Team N to Team BII. Mayu Ogasawara was transferred completely to Team B, Nana Yamada became a concurrent member of Team KII.2015 Sayaka Yamamoto and Kei Jonishi are the captain, Graduated Members Ayaka Mori Graduated on July 10,2011 to focus on her education. Shiori Matsuda Graduated on October 28,2012 to focus on her education, kanna Shinohara Graduated on April 12,2013 to pursue a modeling career.
Keira Yogi Graduated on July 2,2014, Graduated Members Yuka Kodakari Graduated on May 6,2012. Runa Fujita Graduated on October 3,2012, riona Ota Graduated on October 28,2012. Ayame Hikawa Graduated on December 22,2012, hitomi Yamamoto Graduated on June 30,2013. Arisa Koyanagi Graduated on February 7,2014, rena Shimada Graduated on April 7,2014
Kanjani Eight is a seven-member Japanese boy band from Japans Kansai region. They are managed by the talent agency, Johnny & Associates. The group was formed in 2002 and made their CD debut in 2004 as Johnnys modern enka group, though after the year 2006, their sound and style has become a mix of pop and rock. Kanjani Eight was the combination of the four top leading Kansai Juniors of the Junior golden age and the newly popular V. West, after the debuts of Arashi and Tackey & Tsubasa, the golden era was suddenly coming to an end and so was their popularity. By the year 2001 all their activity had slowed down to magazine photoshoots, on the contrary, a new Kansai Junior unit named V. West was taking off in popularity, more so than their eastern counterpart FiVe, the group consisted of Ryuhei Maruyama, Shota Yasuda, Hiroki Uchi, Kiyohito Mizuno, and Tooru Imayama. The group became so popular that by 2001 they had their own television show, when Mizuno and Imayama left Johnnys & Associates, worry had begun to creep within unit as to their fate within the talent agency.
In 2002, after the end of Weekly V. West and this show brought together the top leading Kansai Juniors of the golden age and V. West creating the new Junior group, Kanjani, a portmanteau of the words Kansai Johnnys, with the success of the stage play, the group became official garnering the name Kanjani Eight. The 8 stood for the channel that the show J3Kansai aired on, tadayoshi Ohkura had been added to the group as a drummer and as an official member in the 12 episode finalizing the group as an eight-member group. Kanjani Eight, as a newly formed group, held their first concert in December 2002 and this concert ended up becoming a yearly tradition before ending in 2005. It was the birthplace of the groups act, Kanjani Sentai Eight Ranger. In 2003, Kanjani Eight members Nishikido and Uchi were called to go to Tokyo to become a part of NEWS, the single became a local hit, capturing the traditional feel of their hometown region through the pop-enka tune. Shibutani had said, in regards to the feel of the song, The song has a Kawachi Workmans bass, itd make me happy to see others dancing when they hear it.
Despite the release of the CD, their debut was lackluster, the members themselves had found out of the debut through a newspaper article, Shibutani had said that he was very surprised when he found out. Even though there was questions about the debut, Naniwa Iroha Bushi had risen to the number-one spot on the Oricons Enka charts. When the single made its debut on September 22, it had hit number-one on both the Oricon Enka and General Music charts. Much of 2004 activities were Kansai region focused in comparison their fellow acts who had the luxuries of nationwide exposure, Kanjani Eight had become hometown idols with majority of their popularity within the region but outside the area they were almost unknown