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Check Out The Winner List of MTV VMAJ 2014

Jun. 15th, 2014 | 05:15 pm

Check Out The Winner List of MTV VMAJ 2014

Missed out on watching the MTV VMAJ 2014? Don't fret! The winner list is here!

The MTV VMAJ is a star-studded annual event held to honor the music scene in Japan. This year's MTV VMAJ 2014 was held at the Maihama Ampitheatre in Chiba and was hosted by Sayumi Michishige of Morning Musume,T.M.Revolution and w-inds.

This year's performers include Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Hatsune Miku, GLAY, Kimura Kaela and more.

LIST
BEST MALE VIDEO:
http://www.jpopasia.com/i1/news/3/16566-uopu2z9o7a.jpg
Winner: Blue Dragon / EXILE ATSUSHI
Nominees:
Take Back the Night / Justin Timberlake
Horizon / Miyavi
Koi Suru Kisetsu / Naoto Inti Raymi
Blurred Lines feat. T.I. & PHARRELL / Robin Thicke

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
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Winner: We Can't Stop / Miley Cyrus
Nominees:
Ballerina / Namie Amuro
Drunk in Love feat JAY-Z / BEYONCE
Roar / Katy Perry
Les Couleurs Chantent / Shiina Ringo

BEST GROUP VIDEO:
http://www.jpopasia.com/i1/news/3/16566-xov46jv8wy.jpg
Winner: GOUNN / Momoiro Clover Z
Nominees:
Egao / Ikimonogakari
Story of My Life / One Direction
SO RIGHT / J Soul Brothers III from EXILE TRIBE
Up in the Air / Thirty Seconds to Mars

BEST NEW ARTIST VIDEO:
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Winner: Baby I / Ariana Grande
Nominees:
Joushahissuinokotowari, Okotowari / KANA-BOON
Onnanoko Ha Nakanai / Rina Katahira
Royals / LORDE
Mystery Man / THE STRYPES

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
http://www.jpopasia.com/i1/news/3/16566-v0dkx66w3f.jpg
Winner: EXILE PRIDE ~Konnasekaiwoaisurutame~ / EXILE
Nominees:
Ballerina / Namie Amuro
Roar / Katy Perry
Applause / Lady Gaga
REM / Mr.Children

BEST ROCK VIDEO:
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Winner: Be the light / ONE OK ROCK
Nominees:
One for the Road / ARCTIC MONKEYS
Last Virgin / RADWIMPS
Goodbye / Sakanaction
Diane Young / VAMPIRE WEEKEND

BEST POP VIDEO:
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Winner: Applause / Lady Gaga
Nominees:
HOT SHOT / GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE
I Love it feat. CHARLI XCX / ICONA POP
Mottai-Nightland / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

BEST R&B VIDEO:
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Winner: I'm On Fire / Daichi Miura
Nominees:
Drunk in Love feat. JAY-Z / Beyonce
Lonely Hearts / Miliyah Kato
Happy / PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Belong to the World / THE WEEKND

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
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Winner: AI BLOOM / SKY-HI
Nominees:
Berzerk / EMINEM
Holy Grail feat. Justin Timberlake / JAY-Z
Same Love / MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
SLY / RIP SLYME

BEST REGGAE VIDEO:
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Winner: Sky is the Limit feat. RHYMESTER / lecca
Nominees:
Everything's So Nice / FIRE BALL
Turn it Up / SEAN PAUL
Ashtrays & Heartbreaks feat. MILEY CYRUS / SNOOP LION
LIFE IS MOUNTAIN / WAKADANNA

BEST DANCE VIDEO:
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Winner: Magic of Love / Perfume
Nominees:
Wake Me Up / AVICII
Lose Yourself to Dance feat. PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NILE RODGERS / Daft Punk
F for You / DISCLOSURE
No.1 feat G.RINA / tofubeats

BEST VIDEO FROM A FILM:
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Winner: Why don't you play in hell? from "Why don't you play in hell?" / Gen Hoshino
Nominees:
Niji Wo Matsu Hito from "GATCHAMAN" / BUMP OF CHICKEN
Master of Puppets from "METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER" / METALLICA
We Own It (Fast & Furious) from "FAST & FURIOUS 6" / 2CHAINZ & WIZ KHALIFA
Bang Bang from "THE GREAT GATSBY" / WILL.I.AM

BEST COLLABORATION VIDEO:
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Winner: Preserved Roses / T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki
Nominees:
Live It Up feat. PITBULL / Jennifer Lopez
database feat. TAKUMA (10-FEET) / MAN WITH A MISSION
Blurred Lines feat. T.I. & PHARRELL / Robin Thicke
THE ASSASSIN'S ASSASSIN / SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS & SHIINA RINGO

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
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Winner: "Nanda Collection" Invader Invader / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Nominees:
"Beyonce" Drunk in Love feat. JAY-Z / Beyonce
"RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES" Lose Yourself to Dance feat. PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NILE RODGERS / Daft Punk
"Yoshu Fukushu" Yoshu Fukushu / MAXIMUM THE HORMONE
"BLUE IMPACT" SO RIGHT / J Soul Brothers III from EXILE TRIBE

BEST KARAOKEE! SONG:
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Winner: Mottai-Nightland / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Nominees:
Rock N Roll / AVRIL LAVIGNE
Star Loveration / KERAKERA
Story of My Life / One Direction
RPG / SEKAI NO OWARI

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
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Winner: GOMENNASAI no Kissing You / E-girls
Nominees:
Koisuru Fortune Cookie / AKB48
Tomodachiyori Daijinahito / Ayame Goriki
Take Back the Night / Justin Timberlake
Brave / Sara Bareilles

Cr: jpopasia.com

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Ever Wanted to Be in a Perfume PV? Here's Your Chance

Jun. 4th, 2014 | 07:41 pm

Ever Wanted to Be in a Perfume PV? Here's Your Chance

Perfume wants YOU to be in their pv! Or at least your hand, that is.

For the production of the full pv to the song "Hold Your Hand", the girls of Perfume are asking their fans to send in a photo of their hand featuring a word or character from the song's lyrics. Entries may be submitted either via email (perfume_lyric@umusic.com) or the special shuttlerock site from June 4 to 18.

The list of words and characters can be accessed here. Just pick one (or two) then write it on your hand horizontally.
http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/perfume/lyric/lib/img/handphoto-1.jpg\\

Afterwards, take a photo of your hand.

The palm must be at the center of the photograph and unfortunately, the face cannot be shown.

http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/perfume/lyric/lib/img/handphoto-2.jpg

Photos must be in horizontal alignment and saved in JPEG format. Maximum size is 3MB.

Only one entry per person. If sending via email, use "Perfume" Hold Your Hand "Lyric Video Full ver. Photograph recruitment" as subject.

If chosen, not only will your photo be included in the full pv to "Hold Your Hand", it might also be featured in live production.

Check out the official site for the full mechanics.

Need more inspiration? Then watch the short version of Perfume's first ever lyric video, "Hold Your Hand".

[Lyric Video] Perfume 「Hold Your Hand」 (short ver.)[Lyric Video] Perfume 「Hold Your Hand」 (short ver.)

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Cling Cling is Perfume's Twentieth Single

Jun. 4th, 2014 | 07:37 pm

Cling Cling is Perfume's Twentieth Single

Right at the heels of the release of their first lyric video and its corresponding digital single "Hold Your Hand" out today, Perfume announced yet another single this time coming out on July 16. The single, entitled "Cling Cling" contains an impressive four tracks plus instrumental versions.

"Cling Cling" also comes in two limited editions. The first limited edition comes in a box packaging which features a 3D-photo cover and a deluxe photobooklet. The other limited edition comes in a slipcase featuring artwork different from the box version.

Both limited editions come with a DVD featuring the pv for "Cling Cling", its teaser, pv for "DISPLAY (short version)" and excerpts from "Perfume FES!! 2014". The limited edition in box packaging has an added DVD bonus in the form of excerpts from "Nishiwaki-ke Memorial ("Spice," "Shining Star")".

Cling Cling [w/ DVD, Limited Edition/Box Packaging]
Tracklist:
CD
1. Cling Cling

2. Hold Your Hand
3. DISPLAY
4. Ijiwaruna harō (いじわるなハロー)
5. Cling Cling - original instrumental -
6. Hold Your Hand - original instrumental -
7. DISPLAY - original instrumental -
8. Ijiwaruna harō (いじわるなハロー) - original instrumental -
DVD
1. Cling Cling -Video Clip-
2. Cling Cling -Teaser-
3. DISPLAY (Short Ver.) -Video Clip-
4. Perfume FES!! 2014」3/15~4/1 Digest
5. Nishiwaki-ke Memorial ("Spice," "Shining Star") Excerpt

Cling Cling [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]
Tracklist:
CD
(same as Box Packaging Edition)
DVD
1. Cling Cling -Video Clip-
2. Cling Cling -Teaser-
3. DISPLAY (Short Ver.) -Video Clip-
4. Perfume FES!! 2014」3/15~4/1 Digest

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Perfume Gets Creative with First Ever Lyric Video

May. 20th, 2014 | 06:46 pm

Perfume Gets Creative with First Ever Lyric Video

For their first ever lyric video, the girls of Perfume got their hands dirty and the end result is a quirky and creative pv befitting their cute song "Hold Your Hand".

Taking a cue from the song's title, the pv features photos of people's hand with the lyrics inscribed on their palms. Perfume were joined by their staff and other people in making this pv.

"Hold Your Hand" the song will be released digitally tomorrow, May 21st, via iTunes and Rekochoku. As reported last March, it is currently being used as theme to the NHK drama "Silent Poor".

Perfume will be next seen live this May 29 as they close the National Olympic Stadium with other big acts like L'Arc~en~Ciel, SEKAI NO OWARI, andMAN WITH A MISSION for "Sayonara National Stadium Final Week Japan Night". Afterwards, they embark on a nationwide tour called "Perfume 5th Tour 2014: Gurun Gurun" which kicks off in August.

But, until then, tell me what you think about their video! ^_^

[Lyric Video] Perfume 「Hold Your Hand」 (short ver.)
[Lyric Video] Perfume 「Hold Your Hand」 (short ver.)

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Perfume Announce Nationwide Tour

May. 15th, 2014 | 08:54 pm

Perfume Announce Nationwide Tour

Perfume revealed they will hold an arena tour titled 'Perfume 5th Tour 2014: Gurun Gurun' starting in August.

The tour will have a total of 14 shows in 7 different locations beginning on August 1st at Hiroshima Green Arena.

Tour Schedule:

Friday, August 1 - Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)
Saturday, August 2 - Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)
Saturday, August 9 - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
Sunday, August 10 - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
Tuesday, August 19 - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Wednesday, August 20 - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Saturday, August 30 - Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Hokkaido)
Friday, September 5 - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Saturday, September 6 - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Saturday, September 13 - Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)
Wednesday, September 17 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Thursday, September 18 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Saturday, September 20 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Sunday, September 21 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)

Perfume announced they will be releasing a single this Summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lZR9BZ_6eJ0

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L'Arc~en~Ciel, Perfume, et al to Bid National Stadium Sayonara on Special Live

Apr. 25th, 2014 | 09:00 am

L'Arc~en~Ciel, Perfume, et al to Bid National Stadium Sayonara on Special Live

Just a few months after rocking the National Stadium for 2 days,L’Arc~en~Ciel head back to the sacred landmark to a cap a 2-day festival also featuring the likes of Perfume AND MAN WITH A MISSION. The event, called Sayonara National Stadium Final Week Japan Night, will be held from May 28 to 29 and would serve as the final send-off to the stadium before it undergoes renovation in preparation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Festival Day 1 is called “Yell for Japan”. Performers include funky Kato,Ukasukaji (Sakurai Kazutoshi & GAKU-MC), Gospellers and many more. Serving as musical director is Seiji Kameda of Tokyo Jihen fame. Another highlight of this event is the formation of the Yell for Japan special band with Seiji Kameda on bass, Tamada Toyoyume on drums, Hirokazu Ogura on guitars plus many more talented musicians Japan has to offer.

Festival Day 2’s “Japan to the World” showcases the performance from jrock heavyweights L’Arc~en~Ciel. Sharing the momentous stage are Perfume,SEKAI NO OWARI and MAN WITH A MISSION. This event highlights artists who have gained or are gaining an intense following worldwide.

Presale for tickets starts April 18. For more info about this exciting event, head on over to the event's OHP.

Now who else is excited? I know I am!!

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Preview For Perfume's Tokyo Dome Live DVD/Blu-ray Unveiled

Apr. 25th, 2014 | 08:57 am

Preview For Perfume's Tokyo Dome Live DVD/Blu-ray Unveiled

A 2 and a half minute teaser for Perfume's Tokyo Dome Live DVD/Blu-ray release has been revealed through their official YouTube channel.

The preview of the DVD titled 'Perfume 4th Tour in DOME: LEVEL3' contains bits of the trio performing their songs "Spring of Life", "Magic of Love", "Clockwork", "Party Maker", "Spending All My Time", and "Dream Land".

The DVD/Blu-ray will be available in music stores on April 9th. Check out its teaser below.

Perfume 4th Tour in DOME 「LEVEL3」 (Teaser) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mf3yVIkjwYM

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Perfume Chosen To Sing Theme Song For Upcoming NHK Drama Starring Kyoko Fukada

Apr. 25th, 2014 | 08:55 am

Perfume Chosen To Sing Theme Song For Upcoming NHK Drama Starring Kyoko Fukada

Japanese pop trio Perfume was chosen to sing the theme song for NHK's new drama "Silent Poor" starring Kyoko Fukada. The song is titled "Hold Your Hand", especially written by Nakata Yasutaka for the drama.

The 31-year old actress will be playing as a community social worker, who lends her hand to people going through tough times because of problems arising in the society today. The song gives a light and happy vibe to the heavy plot of the TV series and Fukada herself commented that the lyrics of the song perfectly fits the drama.

Perfume even stated their wish of having Fukada sing the song with them if ever given a chance. Catch the drama as it airs every Tuesdays starting on April 8th at 10PM (JST).

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Perfume Revealed Jacket For Its Upcoming Live DVD “Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3)”

Apr. 25th, 2014 | 08:53 am

Perfume Revealed Jacket For Its Upcoming Live DVD “Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3)”


The trio Perfume has revealed the image of the jacket for its highly anticipated Live DVD “Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3).” DVD will drop on April 9 and will consist of the girls’ performance in Tokyo Dome, held last year in December.

The unveiled jacket will be used for Limited Edition version. According to twitter message from Perfume’s official account: “The girls along with the staff made great efforts to select the best one.

The release will also include photo booklet and video footage. More details about upcoming DVD are provided below:

Limited Edition
http://rubese.net/twisoq/img/0bb52db84463f14b3b052b8744d5c7d4.jpg
General Edition
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/94296379/Perfume+4th+Tour+in+DOME+LEVEL3+supported+by+BB+image.jpg
Title: Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3)

Track list:
[Main DISC]
01. Opening
02. Enter the Sphere
03. Spring of Life
04. Magic of Love
05. 1mm
06. Clockwork
07. Point
08. Furikaeru to iru yo
09. Sleeping Beauty
10. Party Maker
11. Spending all my time
12. Conputer City
13. Electro World
14. Jenny wa gokigen nanam
15. One-room Disco
16. Mirai no Museum
17. “P.T.A” no Corner
18. Daijyobanai
19. Polyrhythm
20. Chocolate Disco
21. MY COLOR
22. Dream Land

[Special DISC]
- Spring of Life (multi-scene)
- Party Maker (multi-scene)
- Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3) MC digest
- Perfume 4th Tour in DOME (LEVEL3) Making

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SMAP, Yuzu, Perfume & Other Artists To Perform For NHK's Earthquake Disaster Anniversary Concert

Feb. 19th, 2014 | 08:20 pm

SMAP, Yuzu, Perfume & Other Artists To Perform For NHK's Earthquake Disaster Anniversary Concert

NHK will be airing a two-hour live broadcast of its special program called "3 Years Since the Earthquake 'Ashita e' Concert" to commemorate the Tohoku Earthquake that hit Japan almost 3 years ago.

The line-up of artists who will be performing at the live are Sayuri Ishikawa,Kis-My-Ft2, Kobukuro, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Masashi Sada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Chisato Moritaka, SMAP, Perfume, Yuzu, and AKB48. The last 4 artists have participated annually in the program. Same as them, SMAP member Masahiro Nakai and NHK announcer Yumiko Udo are the yearly host of the event.

Catch its March 10th broadcast at 7:30PM (JST).

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