Official J-pop News

Idol, J-pop, Niji no Conquistador -

Japanese idol group Niji no Conquistador celebrate seven years of their high-energy, sunshine-enthused Jpop with seven-track EP RAINBOW SUMMER SHOWER! The group continues to make waves in Japan. Their recent solo show become the top story on Yahoo News, as well as various other media. Their impact is also spread worldwide with the inclusion of two tracks from RAINBOW SUMMER SHOWER in Spotify’s official Idol Pop Japan playlist! This includes summer anthem Sekai no Chushin de Niji wo Sakenda Summer (A Summer that Cries Out a Rainbow in the Heart of the World), penned by idol pop supremos Motonari Murakawa...

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Anime Music, J-pop, Sumire Uesaka -

We are excited to announce that our favourite Jpop-anime-voice-actress-tank-and-assault-rifle-enthusiast Sumire Uesaka will be appearing on NHK WORLD's Japanese music show SONGS OF TOKYO! She'll be joined by another of Japan's top names from the world of anime songs: Shouta Aoi. Sumire Uesaka will perform two of her biggest international hits on the program; POP TEAM EPIC, theme to the iconic series of the same name; and EASY LOVE, her latest single and theme to current anime hit DON'T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO. The episode will be broadcast at the following times (based on Japan Standard Time):NHK WORLD-JAPAN: 21 June...

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J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Japanese pop-rock band SCANDAL has released the video to new single 'Ivory' today – the band's second single of their 15th anniversary year! The two-track single is available to download / stream from midnight in your country. SCANDAL has reached legendary status in Japan where all nine of their studio albums have ranked in the charts at position five or higher. This latest single is written, composed and sung by SCANDAL's powerful guitarist MAMI, and co-arranged by the musician Kohei Munemoto (KAT-TUN, KinKi Kids, Mika Nakashima), and also features an acoustic version of the track performed entirely by MAMI. SCANDAL...

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

Following the release of their sickly sweet tracks 'Sugar Rush' and 'Keep It Cool', Japanese mannequin duo FEMM return with hard-edged new song 'Private Dancer'. Blencing elements of decedant dance and goth rock, the song is produced by hot new talent ADP (Dua Lipa, M.I.A. Chris Brown) and Grammy, Brit and Mercury Prize-nominated producer and songwriter Jenn Decilveo (Beth Ditto, Miley Cyrus, Anne-Marie). Befitting of a duo consisting of mannequins with emotions, the song tackles the concept of 'symbiotic love'; the excess of affection that can lead to the desire to dominate, and the thirst for love that can lead...

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Idol, J-pop, Niji no Conquistador -

Each year since 2015, Japanese idol group Niji no Conquistador have released a high-energy summer single packed with swimsuits, sun and shenanigans. This year the J-pop troupe continue the tradition with latest single 'Sekai no Chushin de Niji wo Sakenda Summer', out now to download, stream and to watch as a music video ahead of its release on CD on 14 July to coincide with Niji no Conquistador's seventh anniversary. As usual, Niji no Conquistador collaborate with a number of Japan’s top creative forces, and this single is now different. Long time Nijicon composer Motonari Murakawa (BABYMETAL, Dempagumi.inc, SMAP) returns...

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