Today, aiko held the final concert of her tour, “aiko Live Tour ‘Love Like Pop vol.22′”, at Tokyo Garden Theatre. During one of the MC portions of the show, she made a sudden announcement: “I got married!”
This announcement came as a shock, with even her band members not knowing about her marriage.
aiko later explained that the announcement came a year late due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from having as much contact with her fans as before.
On December 24, “MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2021” will air. The first set of performers was previously announced and it includes the likes of Snow Man, Tokyo Jihen, YOASOBI, LiSA, Perfume, Aimyon, NiziU, and DISH//.
The second set of performers was recently revealed, and it includes names such as Ai Otsuka, AI, SEKAI NO OWARI, Gospellers, and Def Tech. The new acts added are taking part in one of the two medleys for the show, a Christmas one and one in honor of the 35th anniversary of “MUSIC STATION.” The new acts are posted below, along with the songs they’ll be singing!
This week’s guests were SHE’S, hockrockb, and sumika. Sakuma Nobuyuki was the talk guest.
SHE’S – Chained
hockrockb – Endless Roll
sumika – Encore
On December 11, the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards were held in Paju, South Korea. Three Japanese acts received awards at the show.
INI won “Favorite Asian Artist”, while JO1 won “Best Asian Artist JAPAN.” Ado won the Japanese section of the “Best New Asian Artist” award.
INI and JO1 had a joint performance titled “One Dream”, where they performed their songs “Rocketeer” and “Bokura no Kisetsu”, respectively. Check out their performances below, as well as winner reactions!
This week’s guests were Hinatazaka46, BiSH, and Awesome City Club.
Hinatazaka46 – Azato Kawaii
BiSH – BiSH -Hoshi ga Matataku Yoru ni-
Awesome City Club – Yukidoke
This week’s guests were Yakushimaru Hiroko, TAEKO, Little Glee Monster, and JO1.
Yakushimaru Hiroko – Woman “W no Higeki” Yori
TAEKO – Queen Bee
Little Glee Monster – Toumei na Sekai
JO1 – Bokura no Kisetsu
Yakushimaru Hiroko – Come Back To Me ~Eien no Yokogao
On January 5, SixTONES will release their second album, “CITY.” This album comes a day before the first anniversary of their debut album, “1ST.” The album has the concept of “city”, with each song having a main character, with the stories in each song unfolding over the course of the day in the album’s city. “CITY” is described as a borderless, sophisticated work, that doesn’t stick to one genre.
“CITY” will include the previously released songs “Boku ga Boku Janai Mitai da”, “Mascara”, and “Figure.” It will also include the Idemitsu Kosan CM song “Everlasting” and “Rosy”, the theme song for the Japanese release of the film “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
The album will be released in three editions: CD+DVD / CD+Blu-ray limited edition A, CD+DVD / CD+Blu-ray limited edition B, and CD only regular edition. Limited edition A will contain two additional songs, along with the music video for “Rosy” and its making. Limited edition B will contain three additional sub-unit songs and their music videos. The regular edition will also contain three additional songs and a 20 page photobook.
Each edition of the album will also have a different song order, reflecting the album starting and ending at different times of the day. Limited edition A starts with sunrise and goes past midnight. Limited edition B starts with sunset and goes past sunrise. The regular edition starts at night and goes past sunrise as well.
SixTONES have now released the music video for “Rosy.” This fast-paced rock tune marks the first time the group has been in charge of the theme song for a Hollywood production. Of doing the theme song, longtime Spider-Man fan Jesse said it was a great honor, and that he hopes this spreads SixTONES’ music to more people.
In the music video, SixTONES’ choreography is inspired by some of Spider-Man’s signature moves. Check it out below, along with more information on their upcoming album!
This week’s episode covered “Buzz Rhythm LIVE 2021 DAY3.” This week’s guests were sumika, Macaroni Enpitsu, Vaundy, THE ORAL CIGARETTES, and Saucy Dog.
sumika – Shake & Shake
Macaroni Enpitsu – Nandemo nai yo,
Vaundy – Fukakouryoku
THE ORAL CIGARETTES – BLACK MEMORY
Saucy Dog – Respawn
Vaundy – Hana Uranai
Macaroni Enpitsu – Young Adult
THE ORAL CIGARETTES – MACHINEGUN
sumika – Babel
Saucy Dog – Cinderella Boy