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, a backronym for Attack All Around, are a 6-member Japanese pop group signed to the label Avex Trax which debuted in September 2005.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
is a Japanese singer-songwriter from Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan.
is a Japanese singer.
AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-Eight) are a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located.
is a Japanese pop singer and actress.
is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor.
Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists.
All the Best! 1999–2009 (stylized as ALL the BEST! 1999–2009) is the third greatest hits album by Japanese pop boy band Arashi.
An all-female band is a musical group in popular music which is exclusively composed of female musicians.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
The American folk-music revival began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s.
is a Japanese recording artist, DJ and actress from Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.
, real name, is a Japanese singer songwriter born on 19 March 1957 in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Anime Central (ACen) is an annual three-day anime convention held during May at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
, real name (born August 31, 1961), is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter, born in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
is a Japanese rock band, formed in 1973 by five musicians in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan.
is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, in the northern Tōhoku region of northern Japan.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
is a Japanese boy band consisting of five members formed under the Johnny & Associates talent agency.
Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer and actress.
Ark is the sixth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on July 1, 1999, simultaneously with Ray.
Art music (alternately called classical music, cultivated music, serious music, and canonic music) is music that implies advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.
is a regional radio and television broadcaster headquartered in Osaka, Japan, serving in the Kansai region.
The is one of the five national newspapers in Japan.
is a Japanese song that was performed by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, with music by Hachidai Nakamura and lyrics by Yukio Aoshima.
AsiaOne is a news and lifestyle aggregator of the Singapore Press Holdings, available on a variety of online platforms.
Aska, (born on February 24, 1958, Ono, now part of Onojō, Fukuoka) is a Japanese singer-songwriter.
Atomic Heart is the fourth studio album by Japanese rock band Mr. Children, released in September 1994.
au, or au by KDDI, is a mobile phone brand in Japan marketed by KDDI in the main islands of Japan and Okinawa Cellular in Okinawa.
An automotive head unit, sometimes referred to as a deck, is a component of an information and entertainment system in an automobile which provides a unified hardware interface for the entire system.
Avex Inc. is an entertainment conglomerate led by founder Max Matsuura and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
is a record label owned by Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group.
is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur.
is a Japanese rock duo, consisting of guitarist, composer and producer and vocalist and lyricist,佐伯明『B'z ウルトラクロニクル』ソニー・マガジンズ、2003年。新型光「 」 R25、2005年12月15日。（参照：2007年5月1日。） known for their energetic hard-rock tracks and pop ballads.
B'z The Best "Pleasure" is the third compilation album by the Japanese rock duo B'z.
were a 1990s J-Pop band whose debut single "Odoru Pompokolin" was the #1 song in 1990 on the Oricon charts, won the 32nd Japan Record Awards, was listed as the 3rd song on the JASRAC lists for 1991, and certified as a Million Record.
Babe (ベイブ pronounced "Babe"), stylized "BaBe", was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Tomoko Kondo and Yukari Nikaido.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
were a Japanese rock band active from 1997 to 2010.
Beatlemania is the term given to the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s.
Being Incorporated, d.b.a. Being Giza Group, is a Japanese private entertainment conglomerate based in Tokyo's Roppongi district, founded on November 1, 1978 by musician Daiko Nagato.
Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Bitpop is a type of electronic music and subgenre of chiptune music, where at least part of the music is made using the sound chips of old 8-bit (or 16-bit) computers and video game consoles.
Blue Blood is the second studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. It was released on April 21, 1989 by CBS/Sony as the band's major label debut.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Kwon Bo-ah (권보아, born November 5, 1986), known professionally as BoA, is a South Korean singer, dancer, composer and actress active in South Korea and Japan.
Boøwy (stylized as BOØWY) was a Japanese rock band formed in Takasaki, Gunma in 1981.
Boogie-woogie is a musical genre that became popular during the late 1920s, but developed in African-American communities in the 1870s.
Breakbeat is a broad style of electronic or dance-oriented music which utilizes breaks, often sampled from earlier recordings in funk, jazz and R&B, for the main rhythm.
British Hong Kong was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule, from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945).
Buck-Tick (stylized as BUCK-TICK) is a Japanese rock band, formed in Fujioka, Gunma in 1983.
"Can You Celebrate?" is Namie Amuro's seventh solo single under the Avex Trax label.
Candies (キャンディーズ) was a famous Japanese idol group formed in 1973, their first single being "あなたに夢中" (Anata ni Muchu).
The Cantonese language is a variety of Chinese spoken in the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton) and its surrounding area in southeastern China.
Cantopop (a contraction of "Cantonese pop music") or HK-pop (short for "Hong Kong pop music") is a genre of Cantonese music made primarily in Hong Kong, and also used to refer to the cultural context of its production and consumption.
is a Japanese electronica band consisting of record producer Yasutaka Nakata and vocalist Toshiko Koshijima.
Cash Box is a music industry trade magazine iconic brand.
Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City.
Chage and Aska are a Japanese popular music duo composed of male singer-songwriters from Fukuoka Prefecture: Chage (born January 6, 1958) and Aska (born February 24, 1958).
The Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was the head of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
is a TV station joining Nippon News Network (NNN) and Nippon Television Network System (NNS) in Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan (the nearest train station: Yagoto Nisseki Station on the Nagoya Subway Meijo Line).
Chemistry (styled as CHEMISTRY) is a Japanese pop duo, consists of and.
, was a Japanese popular singer and actress.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
(born April 11, 1969) is the stage name of, a Japanese pop-music performer who also is notable as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
was a Japanese comedian and film actor, and leader of the comedy group The Drifters.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
CoCo was a Japanese pop group which consist of Mikiyo Ohno, Azusa Senou, Rieko Miura, Erika Haneda, and Maki Miyamae.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.
Computer Music Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers a wide range of topics related to digital audio signal processing and electroacoustic music.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
, along with "Gross National Cool" is a concept as an expression of Japan's emergent status as a cultural superpower.
Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.
, also known by his moniker, is a Japanese recording artist and producer who co-founded Flipper's Guitar, an influential Shibuya-kei band, and subsequently embarked on a solo career.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.
Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band or a piano.
Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers who appeal to different types of audience, for example (especially in the United States) by appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical styles or genres.
The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric time Jōmon period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
is a Japanese popular music band that formed in 1992.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" is a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye.
, real name, is a Japanese rapper, singer and songwriter, who has been active since 1989.
is a Japanese rap rock group founded in 1996 by Kenji "KJ" Furuya and Sakurai Makoto.
are a Japanese new wave/rhythm and blues band formed in 1988, originally consisting of Miwa Yoshida (lead vocals), Masato Nakamura (bass), and Takahiro Nishikawa (keyboards).
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.
is an influential Japanese singer-songwriter, and important figure in Japanese popular music.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronic rock is a broad music genre that involves a combination of rock music and electronic music, featuring instruments typically found within both genres.
Electropop is a variant of synth-pop that places more emphasis on a harder, electronic sound.
Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
(formerly) was one of Japan's leading music companies.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically.
Eternity ~Love & Songs~ (stylized as ETERNITY ~Love & Songs~) is the first cover album by Japanese pop/R&B singer-songwriter Kumi Koda. It contains hip-hop and electronic arrangements of many older Japanese songs released between 1970 and 1990. The album charted at #3 on Oricon and remained on the charts for fourteen weeks. The release of the album was also to celebrate Koda Kumi's ten years as an artist. "Be My Baby" and "Megumi no Hito" became the two promotional tracks for the album. A remix of "Megumi no Hito" can be found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4 and a "Be My Baby" remix is found on Beach Mix. The album is certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.
Eurobeat is either a form of the British dance-pop variant of Eurodisco, or Hi-NRG-driven Italo disco music.
Exile is a 19-member Japanese boy group.
Extasy Records is a Japanese record label founded in April 1986 by Yoshiki Hayashi, co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan.
is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
FanimeCon is an annual four-day anime convention held during May at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California over Memorial Day weekend.
The Far East Network (FEN) was a network of American military radio and television stations, primarily serving U.S. Forces in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and Guam.
is the third physical single by Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
(the) Field of View (フィールド・オブ・ビュー Fīrudo obu Byū) were a popular Japanese rock band formed in 1994 by vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer Takuto Kohashi, with Jun Abe leaving and Kenji Niitsu joining the following year.
First Love is the debut Japanese-language studio album (second overall) by Japanese recording artist Utada Hikaru, released on 10 March 1999 on Toshiba-EMI.
"Flavor of Life" is Hikaru Utada's 18th Japanese single (25th single overall).
Flipper's Guitar (フリッパーズ・ギター) were a Tokyo-based rock band led by (and later a duo of) Keigo Oyamada and Kenji Ozawa.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.
During the Meiji period, the new Government of Meiji Japan also modernized foreign policy, an important step in making Japan a full member of the international community.
Game (capitalized as GAME) is the debut studio album by Japanese girl group Perfume.
Geek Monthly was an American print magazine that was launched in 2006 under the guidance of editor-in-chief Jeff Bond by CFQ Media, who was previously responsible for relaunching the classic science fiction/fantasy magazine Cinefantastique and its sister publication "Femme Fatales".
GLAY is a Japanese rock band, formed in Hakodate in 1988.
Globe (styled as globe) is the first studio album released from Globe on March 31, 1996.
is a dance-oriented Japanese pop band, formed in 1995 by producer and songwriter Tetsuya Komuro.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media is an honor presented to a composer or composers for an original score created for a film, TV show or series, video games or other visual media at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
"Grateful Days" is the fourth maxi single by Japanese group Dragon Ash, released in 1999.
Greeeen (stylized as GReeeeN) is a Japanese pop rock/hip hop/breakbeat vocal group from Kōriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, comprising the all-male four members Hide, Navi, Kuni (written as "92"), and Soh.
Group Sounds, often abbreviated as G.S. or G-Sound, is a genre of Japanese rock music which became popular in the mid to late 1960s and initiated the fusion of Japanese kayōkyoku music and Western rock music.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Guilty (capitalized as GUILTY) is the ninth studio album by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
Guitar Center is an American music retailer chain.
, is a Japanese pop and new-school inspired hip-hop duo consisting of members Halca (born April 21, 1988) and Yucali (born July 18, 1987) from Meguro, Tokyo, Japan.
was a Japanese folk rock band, which existed from 1969 to 1972.
is a district in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
The harmonica, also known as a French harp or mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, and rock and roll.
, sometimes credited as Harry Hosono, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is the name of a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media and its official moe anthropomorphism, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails.
"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
is the umbrella name for a collective of female recording artists under the Japanese idol entertainment company Up-Front Promotion (a subsidiary of Up-Front Group.
Hey! Say! JUMP is a nine-member Japanese all-male band under the Japanese talent agency, Johnny & Associates.
Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Hi-Standard is a Japanese hardcore punk band who formed in 1991.
was a Japanese singer, actress and cultural icon.
, better known by his stage name hide,His stage name is written in all capital letters while in regard to his work with X Japan, but in all lowercase letters when talking of his solo career and work with Zilch.
Hide Your Face is the debut album by Japanese musician hide, released on February 23, 1994.
is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter and actor.
was a Japanese musical idol group named after the character Hikaru Genji of The Tale of Genji.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
is a Japanese singer, part of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
is a Japanese singer-songwriter.
HMV Retail Ltd. is an entertainment retailing company (registered in England) operating in the United Kingdom.
HOME is the twelfth studio album by Mr. Children, released on March 14, 2007.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Hong Kong University Press is the university press of the University of Hong Kong.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles.
, born, was a popular Japanese singer and composer, known for his contribution to Japanese popular music called ryūkōka by his Western classical music skills.
An image song or character song is a song on a tie-in single or album (often called an image album or character album) for an anime, game, dorama, manga, or commercial product that is sometimes sung by the voice actor or actor of a character, in character.
Mayu Nakazawa (中澤真由 Nakazawa Mayu), known by the stage name immi, is a Japanese Electronica singer and songwriter.
The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun; "Army of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan from 1868 to 1945.
Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.
, often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.
is a Japanese popular singer and actress.
is a Japanese music and film company owned by Johnny & Associates.
J-Wave is a commercial radio station based in Tokyo, Japan, broadcasting on 81.3 FM from the Tokyo Skytree to the Tokyo area.
Ja, Zoo is the third album by Japanese musician hide, released on November 21, 1998.
JANJAN, short for Japan Alternative News for Justices and New Cultures, was a Japanese online newspaper started by Ken Takeuchi, journalist and former mayor of Kamakura, Kanagawa.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
The Japan Composer's Association, or JACOMPA (日本作曲家協会 in Japanese) is an organization of Japanese composers, established in 1959.
is a major music awards show that recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japan Composer's Association in a manner similar to the American Grammy Awards, held annually in Japan.
The was an economic bubble in Japan from 1986 to 1991 in which real estate and stock market prices were greatly inflated.
Japanese hardcore is the hardcore punk scene in Japan, which originated to protest the social and economic changes sweeping the country in the 1980s.
Japanese hip hop (also known as J-rap, J-hip hop or J-hop) is said to have begun when Hiroshi Fujiwara returned to Japan and started playing hip hop records in the early 1980s.
In Japanese pop culture is a term typically used to refer to young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired for their cuteness.
is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.
Japanese reggae is reggae music originating from Japan.
, sometimes abbreviated to, is rock music from Japan.
Japanese ska is ska music made in Japan.
The, often referred to as JASRAC, is a Japanese copyright collection society.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jazz at the Philharmonic, or JATP (1944–1983), was the title of a series of jazz concerts, tours and recordings produced by Norman Granz.
Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.
Jealousy is the third studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. The album was released on July 1, 1991 by Sony, as the band's second major label release.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
is a Japanese talent agency, formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962, which trains and promotes groups of male entertainers known as.
is a part of Johnny & Associates that focuses only on boys who have not yet officially debuted either with a unit or as a solo act.
(born February 14, 1976) is a Japanese jazz singer.
Juvenile delinquency, also known as "juvenile offending", is participation in illegal behavior by minors (juveniles, i.e. individuals younger than the statutory age of majority).
, formerly and, is a subsidiary of JVC Kenwood that produces and distributes music, movies and other entertainment products such as anime and television shows in Japan.
is a Japanese four-panel comic strip seinen manga written and illustrated by Kakifly.
is a seven-member Japanese boy band from Japan's Kansai region.
is a Japanese boy band formed under Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge.
Kawaii metal (also known as idol metal, cute metal, or kawaiicore) is a musical genre that blends elements of heavy metal and J-pop that was pioneered in Japan in the early 2010s.
is a Japanese pop music genre, which became a base of modern J-pop.
is a Japanese singer-songwriter, and composer.
was one of the most prominent yakuza godfathers.
, more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, which official translation is "Year-end Song Festival", is an annual music show on New Year's Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on television and radio, nationally and internationally by the NHK network and by some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters who buy the program.
is the third studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Yōsui Inoue, released in December 1973.
(5 July 1951 – 22 August 2013), known primarily by the stage name was a Japanese enka singer and actress.
is a Japanese multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and frontman for the Southern All Stars, as well of his own solo band, the Kuwata band.
is a Japanese R&B and pop singer.
is a four-member Japanese pop and hip hop group that incorporates singing and rapping into their music.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Kimi ga Iru Dake de (君がいるだけで, lit. "Just by you being here") is a Japanese song by Kome Kome Club released on May 4, 1992.
is a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates.
is the 7th single released by Greeeen on May 28, 2008.
, a Japanese band, formed in 1998 and made its major label debut in 2001.
, known professionally as, is a Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and R&B songs.
is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1982.
, born on September 23, 1964 in Tsuyama, Okayama, is a Japanese vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子 Takemura Kiriko, born January 29, 1993), known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Kanji: きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), is a Japanese singer, model, and blogger.
(born February 4, 1966 in Atsugi, Kanagawa) is a Japanese singer and actress.
is a former Japanese musician and singer-songwriter.
was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō" (known as "Sukiyaki" in English-speaking markets), which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies.
L'Arc-en-Ciel ("The Rainbow" in French, stylized as L'Arc~en~Ciel) is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991.
The Liberty Times is a newspaper published in Taiwan in Traditional Chinese.
This is a list of J-Pop (Japanese pop, rock, etc.) concerts and live appearances held outside of Asia.
Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, a large number of record labels listed herein.
Livetune (stylized as livetune) is a Japanese electro band which formed in 2007 as a dōjin music circle signed to Toy's Factory.
Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
"Love the World" (stylized as "love the world") is Perfume's 7th major single.
Luna Sea (stylized as LUNA SEA) is a Japanese rock band formed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1989.
, born October 28, 1982 as, is a Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter and producer from Funabashi, Chiba.
The is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by.
Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
In Western music theory, a major second (sometimes also called whole tone) is a second spanning two semitones.
is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter from Sapporo, Hokkaido under B-Gram Records label.
is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture.
Mambo is a musical genre and dance style that developed originally in Cuba.
Mandopop refers to Mandarin popular music.
Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893September 9, 1976), commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.
is a Japanese female singer and actress, who was famous in 1970s' Japan.
is a Japanese singer and songwriter.
Marketing effectiveness is the measure of how effective a given marketer's go to market strategy is toward meeting the goal of maximizing their spending to achieve positive results in both the short- and long-term.
is a Japanese tenor singer.
is a Japanese pop singer.
MAX (pronounced "Max") is a Japanese female vocal group.
The, also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868, to July 30, 1912.
A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike, is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal.
is a Japanese singer and actress.
(born June 22, 1988), better known by her stage name of is a Japanese pop and urban singer-songwriter from Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
was a Japanese "idol" pop-star and musical singer.
(stylized as "mini-moni.") was a subgroup of the Japanese idol pop girl group Morning Musume, and a later a group within Hello! Project.
, commonly stylized as MISIA, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and record producer.
The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States).
(born February 23, 1952, Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and radio personality.
Modern portfolio theory (MPT), or mean-variance analysis, is a mathematical framework for assembling a portfolio of assets such that the expected return is maximized for a given level of risk.
is a Japanese former singer, actress, and idol whose career lasted from 1972 to 1980.
are a Japanese idol group.
is a Japanese actress, entertainer, singer, and scholar who is represented by the talent agency, Parfit Production.
, formerly simply and colloquially referred to as, is a Japanese female idol group, holding the second highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts as of February 2012, with the Oricon record of most top ten singles with an amount of 64, and they have sold over 21 million copies in Japan alone.
is a 1961 science fiction kaiju ''tokusatsu'' film from Toho Studios, directed by genre regular Ishirō Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.
, commonly referred to by their contracted nickname) is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1989 by Kazutoshi Sakurai, Kenichi Tahara, Keisuke Nakagawa, and Hideya Suzuki. They made their major debut in 1992. As a group, they are one of the best selling artists in Japan and one of the most successful Japanese rock artists, having sold over 50 million records and creating the in the mid-1990s in Japan. They held the record for the highest first week sales of a single in Japan for 15 years, with 1.2 million copies of their 10th single, have 30 consecutive number 1 singles, replaced Glay as the all-male band (with 3 or more members) to have the most number 1 albums on the Oricon charts, and won the Japan Record Award in 1994 for "Innocent World" and in 2004 for "Sign". As of 2012, Mr. Children has published fifteen original studio albums and 34 physical singles, along with five compilations, a live album, and fifteen home video releases. The band's music is mainly composed and written by lead singer Sakurai, with the exception of the Suzuki-penned songs "Asia" and "#2601" from the albums Atomic Heart and Discovery, and occasional collaborative song writing with producer Takeshi Kobayashi.. In 2012 they celebrated their 20th debut anniversary by releasing dual best album titled Mr. Children 2001–2005 ＜micro＞ and Mr. Children 2005–2010 ＜macro＞. Both albums dominated the best-selling album category in the 2012 Oricon yearly chart, selling over 2.5 million copies. Mr.Children has become the third artists who achieved TOP 2 spots on the yearly album ranking, and this is the first time in 14 years for any artist to achieve this. Moreover, (An Imitation) Blood Orange, an album of new material released in November 2012, debuted No.1 on the Oricon Chart—at the end of the year, all three albums released that year were in the Top 10 best selling albums of 2012. In 2015, Mr. Children was named No.1 Concert Mobilization Power Ranking based on the overall amount of people whom attended their performances during 2015 in Japan, mobilizing 1,119,000 fans (36 concerts).
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV Unplugged was an American television series on MTV showcasing musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments.
The music industry of East Asia, a region that includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan is a rapidly growing economic sector that is home to some of the world's largest music markets.
The music of Japan includes a wide array of performers in distinct styles both traditional and modern.
Music recording certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units.
MusiQ is the second studio album by Japanese rock band Orange Range released on December 1, 2004.
is a Japanese recording artist, dancer, model, actress and entrepreneur.
Namie Amuro Best Fiction Tour 2008-2009 is the tenth concert tour by Japanese R&B/Pop singer and dancer, Namie Amuro in support of her greatest hits album, Best Fiction (2008).
"" is the tenth single by Mr. Children, released by Toy's Factory on February 5, 1996.
is a Japanese voice actress and singer represented by the agency Sigma Seven.
is the sixth album by Yellow Magic Orchestra, recorded from October 1982 to March 1983, and released on May 24, 1983.
The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
NEWS is a four-member Japanese band consisting of Keiichiro Koyama, Takahisa Masuda, Shigeaki Kato and Yuya Tegoshi.
is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.
—formerly, abbreviated "Nico-dō"—is a Japanese video sharing service on the web.
, commonly known as, is a book and magazine publisher based in Tokyo, Japan.
is the fifth single by Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
, often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
The is a Japanese language daily newspaper published by the.
was a Japanese female soprano chanteuse and popular music (ryūkōka) singer.
or NTT Com, is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in Japan and one of the largest worldwide.
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth.
Off Course was one of Japan's most influential folk rock bands.
is a school in Ginowan, Okinawa which has another branch in Osaka.
is the debut single by Shiro Miya & Pinkara Trio released on May 10, 1972 in Japan.
was a large all-girl Japanese pop idol group in the 1980s.
OCN (オーシーエヌ), or Open Computer Network, is the largest Japanese Internet service provider, with over 7 million subscribers.
Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers.
is a 5-member Japanese rock band, based in Okinawa, Japan.
, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.
Osamu Kitajima (喜多嶋修), also known by the pseudonym Justin Heathcliff, is a Japanese musician, producer, composer, and multi‑instrumentalist.
P.O.A.: Pop on Arrival is the 5th album released by Japanese band Beat Crusaders, and the 1st full-length album released under the DefSTAR Records Label.
A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave, in contrast to the more familiar heptatonic scale that has seven notes per octave (such as the major scale and minor scale).
the debut single by the Japanese hit duo Pink Lady.
is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka") and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A~chan").
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
is a Japanese female pop music duo of the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring Mitsuyo Nemoto ("Mie", born March 9, 1958) and Keiko Masuda ("Kei", born September 2, 1957).
is the ninth single by Japanese musician hide, the second to bear the hide with Spread Beaver name, released on May 13, 1998, eleven days after his death.
Pizzicato Five (formerly typeset as Pizzicato V and sometimes abbreviated to P5)Yang Jeff, Dina Can, Terry Hong, (1997) Eastern Standard Time pg 277 New York: Mariner Books was a Japanese pop band formed in Tokyo in 1979 by multi-instrumentalists Yasuharu Konishi and Keitaro Takanami.
Plus-Tech Squeeze Box are a Japanese electronic music band.
The politics of the People's Republic of China takes place in a framework of a socialist republic run by a single party, the Communist Party of China, headed by General Secretary.
"Pon Pon Pon" (stylized as PON PON PON) is a song and debut single by Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in Britain and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a music genre that fuses elements of pop music with punk rock.
Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.
was a five-piece Japanese rock/pop girl band active from 1983 to 1996.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi.
Ray is the seventh album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on July 1, 1999, simultaneously with Ark.
was an influential Japanese rock band from Tokyo, formed in 1968.
"Real Face" is a song written by Shikao Suga, Joker, Tak Matsumoto and Chokkaku for the debut single and debut album of the Japanese boy band, KAT-TUN.
The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.
Request is a cover album by Japanese recording artist Juju, released on September 29, 2010.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Review is the first greatest hits album from the Japanese rock band, Glay.
(RZN) is a record label in the Avex Records Group which releases all kinds of urban contemporary Japanese music.
, known by her stage name, is a Japanese singer, songwriter and musician.
Riot police are police who are organized, deployed, trained or equipped to confront crowds, protests or riots.
Rip Slyme (often stylized as RIP SLYME) is a Japanese hip hop group.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
A rock festival, often considered synonymous with pop festival, is a large-scale rock music concert, featuring multiple acts performing an often diverse range of popular music including rock, pop, folk, electronic, and related genres.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.
was a Japanese lyricist, composer, author, essayist, and television personality of Chinese descent.
was a Japanese pop and jazz composer.
is a Japanese musical genre.
is a Japanese singer and actress.
() is a Japanese musician, singer, composer, record producer, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York.
is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Tokyo, Japan represented by Arts Vision.
is Wink's fifth single.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
is a Japanese language daily sports newspaper published by Sankei Shimbun.
Saori Minami (南 沙織 Minami Saori; Real Name: Akemi Uchima (内間明美); Christian Name: Cynthia) was born in Okinawa on July 2, 1954 to Japanese parents.
Saori@destiny (born June 10, year unknown) is a Japanese electronica artist, who was produced by Terukado Ōnishi during her time as a major-label artist, who also produces Aira Mitsuki.
The Sarasota Journal was an American daily newspaper published in Sarasota, Florida, from 1952 until 1982.
, stylized as SAWA also see (https://m.facebook.com/sawa.palace/), is an Arabic singer and songwriter who debuted in 2008 famous for elaab yalaa on the stage of SAWA.
"Say Yes" is a Japanese single by Chage and Aska, released by Pony Canyon on July 24, 1991.
is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter.
Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.
was a Japanese rock band composed of lead singer, on guitar, on drums and on keyboards.
is an eclectic form of pop music and an aesthetic that flourished in the mid to late 1990s.
Shidaiqu is a type of Chinese folk/American jazz fusion music that originated in Shanghai, China, in the 1920s.
was a Japanese enka singer, lyricist and composer.
is a Japanese singer pop idol and actress born in Hamura, Tokyo.
was a popular Japanese jazz singer and actress.
is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician from Yao, Osaka, Japan, who debuted in 2008.
"Sign" is the twenty-sixth single released by Mr. Children on May 26, 2004.
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) is a media organisation in Singapore with businesses in print, Internet and new media, radio and outdoor media, and property and healthcare.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
SMAP was a Japanese boy band, composed of Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and Shingo Katori.
is Thelma Aoyama's second official single, released on January 23, 2008, featuring SoulJa.
Solid State Survivor is the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979.
, often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and also known as Sony Music Japan for short, is Sony's music arm in Japan.
, also known by the abbreviations and SAS, is a Japanese rock band that first formed in 1974.
Speed (stylized as SPEED) is a Japanese female vocal/dance group comprising Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara and Hitoe Arakaki.
Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002.
is a Japanese-language song that was performed by Japanese crooner Kyu Sakamoto, and written by lyricist Rokusuke Ei and composer Hachidai Nakamura.
is a CD compilation series of Eurobeat music in Japan.
Supercell (stylized as supercell) is the eponymous debut studio album of Japanese J-pop band Supercell, released on March 4, 2009 by Sony Music.
Supercell (stylized as supercell) is an 11-member Japanese pop band led by musician and songwriter Ryo, which formed in 2007 as a dōjin music band.
Superfly is a Japanese rock act that debuted on April 4, 2007.
Sweet Vacation（スウィート・バケイション）is a Japanese music unit made of members Hayakawa Daichi and Thai vocalist May.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
T-Bolan was a Japanese rock band which debuted in 1991.
are a Japanese idol duo consisting of Hideaki Takizawa and Tsubasa Imai from the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates.
The, or Taishō era, is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taishō.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
is a Grammy Award-winning Japanese guitarist, producer, arranger, composer, singer and songwriter.
, also known as Terry, is a Japanese instrumental rock guitarist.
is a Japanese male singer-songwriter.
, also known as Kimutaku, is a Japanese actor, singer, radio personality.
are celebrities who regularly appear on mass media in Japan, especially television.
is a Japanese businessperson.
(occasionally credited as Tatsu Yamashita or Tats Yamashita, born February 4, 1953) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer.
Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
"Tennessee Waltz" is a popular country music song with lyrics by Redd Stewart and music by Pee Wee King written in 1946 and first released in January 1948.
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.
In music theory, a tetrachord (τετράχορδoν, tetrachordum) is a series of four notes separated by three smaller intervals.
is a retired Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, composer and record producer.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
The Alfee is a Japanese folk rock band who debuted in 1974, and have been recording and touring since then, with 23 studio albums and 63 singles throughout their career.
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
were a Japanese punk rock band active from 1985 to 1995.
The Checkers (Japanese: チェッカーズ) was a Japanese band famous in the 1980s.
are a Japanese rock and roll band and comedy group.
, also known as simply, was a Japanese folk group, popular in Japan in the later half of the 1960s.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
The Last Emperor (L'ultimo imperatore) is a 1987 British-Italian epic biographical drama film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci.
The New York Times International Edition is an English-language newspaper printed at 38 sites throughout the world and sold in more than 160 countries and territories.
The Nikkei,, is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.
were a Japanese vocal group consisting of twin sisters Emi Itō (Itō Emi) and Yumi Itō (Itō Yumi).
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Straits Times is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore currently owned by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
The Swinging Star is a 1992 studio album by the Japanese trio Dreams Come True.
The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington.
The Way We Are is an album by the Japanese R&B duo Chemistry, released on November 7, 2001 by Sony Music Japan.
The Wire (sometimes stylised as WIRE) is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in May 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.
is a Japanese pop and R&B singer.
A tie-in work is a work of fiction or other product based on a media property such as a film, video game, television series, board game, web site, role-playing game or literary property.
"Till I Waltz Again with You" is a popular song written by Sid Prosen and published in 1952.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
TM Network is a Japanese pop/rock musical band.
Tokio is a Japanese rock/pop band formed by Johnny & Associates that debuted in 1994.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
born on August 17, 1974 in Tokyo), is a Japanese pop singer. She is famous for working with Tetsuya Komuro who gave her much success in the 1990s, which led to her deep dip in popularity after 1999, the year in which she released her first non-TK produced album, One Fine Day. Tomomi Kahara and Tetsuya Komuro dated for a few years, but they suffered from personal problems which led to their breakup. After a period of sickness, Kahara's talent agency terminated her contract on June 29, 2007.
"Tomorrow Never Knows" is the sixth single released by Mr. Children on November 10, 1994.
, also known simply as Hotei is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and actor.
, commonly known as Toshiba, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Tower Records was a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA.
Traditional Japanese music is the folk or traditional music of Japan.
Trance is a genre of electronic<!-- The source says electronic music, not electronic dance music ---> music that emerged from the rave scene in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and developed further during the early 1990s in Germany before spreading throughout the rest of Europe, as a more melodic offshoot from techno and house.
TRF (an abbreviation of Tetsuya Komuro Rave Factory) are a Japanese pop band.
is a prolific Japanese record producer, songwriter, and vocalist.
is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1985.
is a Japanese rock band from Osaka.
Ultimate Diamond is the seventh studio album released by Japanese voice actress and pop singer Nana Mizuki on June 3, 2009.
An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a wide range of concepts belonging to a common category.
Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The University of Hawaii Press is a university press that is part of the University of Hawaiokinai.
, who has also gone by Hikaru Utada and the mononym Utada, is a Japanese singer-songwriter and producer.
is a six-member Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates.
Vanishing Vision is the debut studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. It was released on April 14, 1988 by Extasy Records, topped the Oricon indies chart and reached number 19 on the main chart.
The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.
is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, similar to Western glam rock.
is a singing voice synthesizer software.
Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games.
(stylized as WANDS) was a Japanese rock band formed in 1991 as a three-member group.
"Wildflower" is a song by Japanese musical act Superfly.
was a J-pop female duo in the late 1980s and early-to-mid-1990s composed of and.
is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
was a mini-album by Yellow Magic Orchestra released in 1980.
, also known as, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan.
is a Japanese DJ, record producer, composer and songwriter.
, real name, is a former pop idol, actress and voice actress, who gained popularity in the mid-80s.
is a Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, guitarist and record producer, who is an important figure in Japanese music.
is a Japanese popular musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.
Yellow Music is a genre of popular music.
is a Japanese actress, idol and singer.
is a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate, with its headquarters in Osaka.
was a Japanese actor and singer born in Kobe.
(born in Tokyo on November 16, 1975) is a Japanese actress, and a popular 1990s idol, model and singer.
Yukihiro Takahashi (高橋 幸宏 Takahashi Yukihiro, born June 6, 1952) is a Japanese musician, singer, record producer and actor, who is best known internationally as the drummer and lead vocalist of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, and as the former drummer of the Sadistic Mika Band.
was a Japanese idol and winner of the talent show Star Tanjō! in Tokyo, Japan.
is a J-pop group under Johnny & Associates, made up of five members.
, nicknamed, is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist.
was a popular Japanese musician.
is a Japanese singer, record producer, and actor.
is a Japanese folk rock duo who debuted in 1997.
was a Japanese pop rock group.
, real name, is a Japanese hip hop recording artist and DJ who made his first appearance in 1995.
is a music publishing company based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in Japan.
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in 1965.
12 Love Stories is an album released by Japanese rapper Dohzi-T. The album came in 2 versions: CD only and CD+DVD.
The 12th Japan Record Awards took place at the Imperial Garden Theater in Chiyoda, Tokyo, on December 31, 1970, starting at 7:00PM JST.
19 was a Japanese pop/folk duo.
This article includes an overview of the events and trends in popular music in the 1960s.
The 30th Japan Record Awards were held on December 31, 1988, and were broadcast live on TBS.
The 31st Annual Japan Record Awards took place at the Nippon Budokan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, December 31, 1989, starting at 7:00PM JST.
The 46th Japan Record Awards were held on December 31, 2004, and were broadcast live on TBS.
5296 is Kobukuro's 7th album released under Warner Music Japan, released on December 19, 2007.
60s 70s 80s is a triple A-side single, Namie Amuro's 33rd solo single under the Avex Trax label.