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Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ) unveiled more details for album A ONE – jacket covers, full track list, and more. Plus preview music video for new song The GIFT, written and performed in collaboration with Taiwan based songwriter/singer JJ Lin, revealed. Her 16th original and 17th anniversary album A ONE comes on three editions hitting stores on the anniversary of her first release April 8th 2015. Updated details and PVs follow.

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Maaya Uchida (内田真礼) is getting ready to release 3rd single Karappo Capsule (からっぽカプセル) and unveiled jacket covers, full track list, bonus details, and preview music video. The single has tie-up as theme song for anime Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (Anime de Wakaru Shinryo Naika ) plus she voices supporting character Kangoshi Himeru. Single Karappo Capsule (Empty Capsule) comes on two editions releasing April 1st 2015 – updated details and PVs follow.

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KAT-TUN tops the weekly singles chart with KISS KISS KISS selling over 153,000 copies. The popular vocal group’s 24th single has tie-up as theme song for TV Asahi adult-love drama Second Love staring member Kazuya Kamenashi.

Landing at #2 Korean vocal group SHINee with 11th Japanese single Your Number and staying at #3 is Busaiku (from Kis-My-Ft2) with single Yacchatta!! with a two week total of 130,000 copies sold. Idol group Momoiro Clover Z hits #4 with single Seishunfu featured as theme song for their new movie Maku ga Agaru (幕が上がる).

Sexy Zone tops the album chart with 3rd album Sexy Power3 selling over 101,000copies. It’s the boy idol unit’s first album since becoming a three member group half a year ago.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.

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ClariS revealed more details for their singles compilation album SINGLE BEST 1st and a TVCM spots chronicle. The album includes 11 singles plus limited release songs for 14 total tracks. A special edition of the album includes transparent versions of their of previously released ClariS Nendroid Petit (4 types) figures. Album SINGLE BEST 1st comes on four editions hitting stores April 15th 2015. Read on for more details and promo videos.

~ jacket covers and TVCM Vol 2 unveiled ~

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UVERworld announced they’ll provide the opening theme Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba (Not My Words, This is Our Word, 僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉) for upcoming anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki). The song is written and composed by group leader TAKUYA∞. Read on for more details.

~ 27th single announced ~

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