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Topping the singles chart is Sexy Zone with single King & Queen & Joker selling over 150,000 copies. Its their 6th single and 6th #1.

Anime tied singles have fripSide in #6 with 8th single “black bullet” featured as OP for anime Black Bullet.

The albums chart is topped for the third week in a row by the FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) original soundtrack selling another 108,000 copies. The popular animated movie sound track as been in the top 10 for 10 weeks in a row since it released in Japan on March 12th 2014.

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T-ARA revealed preview music video for new Japanese song Lucky Wannabeee! included on their new Japanese album Gossip Girls. The album contains two singles, five new songs, Japanese versions of their Korean songs, and more for 12 total tracks. Album Gossip Girls comes on three editions hitting stores this week May 14th 2014 – more release details and preview videos for Watashi, Doushiyou and Lucky Wannabeee! follow…

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T-ARA added more details for new Japanese album Gossip Girls – jacket covers revealed. The album contains five new songs, two singles, and more for 12 total tracks. Album Gossip Girls comes on three special editions dropping May 14th 2014 – updated release details follow…

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T-ARA has revealed details of their 3rd Japanese album Gossip Girls – track list and additional details unveiled. The album includes their two singles released since their 2nd Japanese album TREASURE BOX (2013.08.07), plus five new songs and more for 12 total tracks. Album Gossip Girls comes on three editions hitting stores May 14th 2014 – more release details follow…

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T-ARA has announced a new Japanese album Gossip Girls! Its been less than a year since their 2nd Japanese album TREASURE BOX released on August 7th 2013 and they since released two double a-side singles in Japan. Also announced are events commemorating their 3rd Japanese album release with details coming in a few days. Not many details yet on album Gossip Girls which releases May 14th 2014 – more T-ARA information follows…

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Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles charts with 10th single Hikari no Signal selling over 202,000 copies. The boy idol group is 10 for 10 charting #1 and this single has tie-up as the theme song for anime movie Doraemon shin Nobita no dai Makyou. Idol group C-ute lands in #2 with 24th single Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all.

ex-AKB48 idol Maeda Atsuko’s 4th single Seventh Chord lands in #4 and Korean group T-ARA climbs into #8 with new Japanese double a-side single Lead the way / LA’booN.

Tohoshinki (TVXQ) tops the album charts with their Japanese album TREE selling over 224,000 copies. The re-mastered re-release of Utada Hikaru’s debut album First Love lands in the #8 spot. The special SHM-CD with bonuses celebrates her 15th anniversary since the release of the album (originally March 10th 1999). It officially releases on March 10th but early deliveries make it on to this chart.

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T-ARA has just released their double a-side 9th Japanese single – Lead the way / LA’booN. Both songs are original Japanese songs and Lead the way is featured as theme for Fuji TV show SHELiCo no Yoru Katsu during March. Single Lead the way / LA’booN comes on 9 editions that hit stores March 5th 2014 – read on for more details and preview music video…

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Topping the singles charts is idol group SKE48 with their 13th single Sansei Kawaii! selling over 449,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 9th #1 single. In the #2 is another idol group E-girls with single Kuru Kuru selling over 69,000 copies and in #3 is Acid Black Cherry with their 17th single Kuroneko ~ Adult Black Cat ~.

Performance unit 9nine makes one of their best chart showings in the #6 spot with single “Re:” that’s featured as the opening theme for Fuji TV drama Legal High season two.

Other single releases of interest out of the top 10 -  #22 Nagi Yanagi with her 6th solo single Aqua Terrarium featured as the ending theme for anime Nagi no Asukara. #24 voice actress Minako Kotobuki also with her 6th solo single pretty fever.

On top of the album charts is PORNOGRAFFITTI with their 15th anniversary compilation album ALL TIME SINGLES selling over 85,000 copies. In the #2 spot is Yumi Matsutoya (Yumi Yumi) with album POP CLASSICO. In the #6 spot is voice actress/singer Tamura Yukari with her 10th album Rasen no Kajitsu.  

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T-ARA is getting ready to release their 8th Japanese single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ and have revealed the Japanese version preview music videos for NUMBER NINE and Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ plus more special bonus information. Track Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ is featured in movie Jinx!!! staring member Hyomin. Single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ comes on three editions that hit stores November 20th 2013 – release details and PVs follow…

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T-ARA recently updated the details for their new Japanese single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~, jacket covers and more revealed. Its their 8th Japanese single and second title track Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ is featured in movie Jinx!!! staring member Hyomin. Single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ comes on three editions that hit stores November 20th 2013 – updated details follow…

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T-ARA has announced new Japanese single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~. The double-A side single is their 8th Japanese single and title track Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ is featured in movie Jinx!!! staring member Hyomin as her image song. Single NUMBER NINE / Kioku ~ Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube ~ comes on three editions scheduled for release on November 20th 2013 – read on for more details…

~ jacket covers revealed ~

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