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DiVA revealed more details for their last single DISCOVERY - full track list, jacket covers, and more unveiled. All members re-unite for the AKB48 unit’s 4th and final single including: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). The single comes on four editions hitting stores October 8th 2014 – updated details follow…

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Hey! Say! JUMP tops the singles charts with Weekender / Asu e no YELL selling over 184,000 copies. Their 13th single’s title tracks are both featured as theme songs for TV dramas featuring group members.

Three character song releases for anime Free! – Eternal Summer make it into the top 10.

SMAP tops the album charts with their 21st album Mr.S selling over 184,000 copies.

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AKB48 tops the singles charts with 37th single Kokoro no Placard selling 1,057,774 copies – continuing their streak of first week 1 million+ selling singles now with 17 in a row! The single features the General Election (fan voting) top 16 with Watanabe Mayu as center. A total of 80 members selected to participate on the title track plus different coupling tracks included on the single’s multiple versions.

EXILE TRIBE tops album charts with REVOLUTION selling over 251,000 copies. Last week the combined EXILE x J Soul Brothers x EXILE GENERATIONS. topped the singles charts with THE REVOLUTION. Popular anime Sword Art Online II Song Collection album lands in the #6 spot.

Note: the soundtrack album for FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) ended its run in the top 10 after 24 straight weeks.

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DiVA announced they will release a 4th single (untitled) and a planned album as part of the unit’s final activities. The AKB48 unit members all return for DiVA’s dissolution: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). The single comes on 3 Limited editions plus a mu-mo exclusive version all releasing October 8th 2014 – read on for more details…

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AKB48 updated the release details for single Kokoro no Placard – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. The single features members selected by the fan voting 6th Senbatsu Sousenkyo (General Election) with Watanabe Mayu (20) selected #1 for the first time. Single Kokoro no Placard hits stores August 27th 2014 – details and PV follow…

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SKE48 revealed the title and participating members for new single Bukiyou Taiyou (不器用太陽) – their 15th single. First time SKE48 Senbatsu members include Miyazawa Sae, Sato Sumire, Watanabe Miyuki, and Yamada Nana with 20 members total for the title song. Single Bukiyou Taiyou comes on for 4 pairs of editions with the Limited including the handshake event ticket and all set for release July 30th 2014 – read on for more details and video with senbatsu announcement…

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KAT-TUN tops the singles chart with In Fact selling over 145,000 copies. Their 22nd single has tie-up as the theme song for Fuji TV drama FIRST CLASS featuring member Yuichi Nakamaru.

At #3 anime tied release from idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学) 6th single Butterfly Effect with a strong 53,000 copies sold. The single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Nanana’s Buried Treasure.

Topping the albums chart is Namie Amuro with compilation album Ballada containing her best ballad songs. In #2 is high school duo ClariS with 3rd album PARTY TIME.

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On top of the singles charts is Arashi (嵐) with 44th single Daremo Shiranai (誰も知らない) selling over 461,000 copies. The single is featured as the theme song for drama Shinigami-kun (死神くん) staring member Ohno Satoshi (大野智). Dropping into #2 is last week’s topper and 1+ million selling single Labrador Retriever from AKB48

Topping the albums chart is aiko with her 11th original album Awa no Yona Ai Datta selling over 82,000 copies.

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Scoring another #1 and 1+ million selling single AKB48 tops the singles charts with 36th single Labrador Retriever. The celebration is muted by the injuries sustained by members Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina when attacked by a fan with a knife during a group handshake meeting on May 25th 2014.

Topping the albums chart is solo release by Koshi Inaba of rock group B’z with his 5th album Singing Bird.

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AKB48 has revealed more details for summer-themed single Labrador Retriever – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Its their 36th single that includes voting card for the 6th General Election that determines the 37th single senbatsu. Single Labrador Retriever hits stores May 21st 2014 – updated details and preview music video follow…

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NMB48 tops the singles chart with 9th single Takane no Ringo selling over 405,000 copies. Its their 2nd best opening week selling single for the AKB48 sister group. In 2nd spot is J Soul Brothers with single S.A.K.U.R.A. selling over 109,000 copies and in 3rd is last week’s #1 from SKE48 their 14th single Mirai Towa selling another 55,000 copies.

Topping the album chart is Kis-My-Ft2 with a singles compilation album HIT! HIT! HIT! selling over 217,000 copies.

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