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Arashi No Sugao
"ARASHI NO SUGAO" (嵐(あらし)の素顔(すがお), lit. "The True Face of the Storm") is a song recorded by Japanese singer Shizuka Kudo , released as a single by Pony Canyon on May 3, 1989. Although the song is one of Kudo's most recognizable hits, as well as widely considered to be her breakout hit, and despite the fact that it was included on the compilation album Harvest , released later that same year, it was never featured on any of Kudo's studio albums. At the 4th Japan Gold Disc Awards , "Arashi no Sugao" was one of the five recipients of the award for Best Single of the Year. In 2015, DAM asked their users to select their favorite Shizuka Kudo songs to sing karaoke to and compiled a top ten list; "Arashi no Sugao" was ranked number seven
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Nanase Aikawa
NANASE AIKAWA (相川 七瀬, Aikawa Nanase, born February 16, 1975) is a Japanese rock and pop singer. She publishes her music under the Motorod label, a division of Avex Group . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Career * 1.3 Band members * 2 Personal life * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Mini Albums * 3.3 Mini-Singles * 3.4 Maxi-Singles * 4 Theme songs * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFENanase Aikawa was born on February 16, 1975, in Osaka , Japan . Throughout her school years, Nanase had sung and participated in a several singing competitions. When Aikawa auditioned for Sony Music Entertainment at the age of 15, she failed, but met a well-known music producer Tetsuro Oda . At the age of 17, she dropped out of school, and she contacted Oda to be trained by him. At the age of 20 she released her first single, Yume Miru Shoujo ja Irarenai on 8 November 1995
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Oricon Singles Chart
The ORICON SINGLES CHART is the Japanese music industry standard singles popularity chart issued daily, weekly, monthly and yearly by Oricon
Oricon
. Chart rankings are based on physical singles' sales. Oricon does not include download sales. In Japan, physical sales decreased sharply in the 2000s, while download sales hit three to four times the amount of single sales. Original Confidence Inc., the original Oricon
Oricon
company, was founded by the former Snow Brand Milk Products promoter Sōkō Koike in 1967. That November, the company began publishing a singles chart on an experimental basis. Entitled Sōgō Geinō Shijō Chōsa (総合芸能市場調査, Surveys of total entertainment markets), it went official on January 4, 1968. Charts are published every Tuesday in Oricon
Oricon
Style and on Oricon’s official website
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Single (music)
In music , a SINGLE, RECORD SINGLE or MUSIC SINGLE is a type of release , typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record , an album or an EP record . This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become more prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to also be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a more heavily promoted or more popular song (or group of songs) within an album collection
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Voice Acting In Japan
VOICE ACTING IN JAPAN is acting as a narrator , or as an actor in radio plays , or as a character actor in anime and video games . It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries. Some voice actors—especially certain voice actresses—often have devoted international fan-clubs. Some fans may watch a show merely to hear a particular voice actor. Some Japanese voice actors have capitalized on their fame to become singers , and many others have become live movie or television actors. There are around 130 voice-acting schools in Japan. Broadcast companies and talent agencies often have their own troupes of vocal actors. Magazines focusing specifically on voice acting are published in Japan, with Voice Animage being the longest running
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Kenichi Suzumura
KENICHI SUZUMURA (鈴村 健一, Suzumura Ken'ichi, born September 12, 1974) is a Japanese voice actor and singer-songwriter who is the founder and head of the INTENTION, a voice acting company he founded in March 2012. He was raised in Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
. He voiced Morley in Macross 7, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club , Masato Hijirikawa in Uta no Prince-sama , Atsushi Murasakibara in Kuroko\'s Basketball , Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! , Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny , Leo Stenbuck in Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner , Sōgo Okita in Gin Tama
Gin Tama
, Rogue Cheney in Fairy Tail , Lavi in D.Gray-man , and Ryutaros in Kamen Rider Den-O . He is called Suzu and Muraken by Soichiro Hoshi and his fans and Suzuken by other voice actors and fans
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Janet Kay
JANET KAY (born 17 January 1958) is a British vocalist best known for her 1979 lovers rock hit "Silly Games ". CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Discography * 2.1 Albums * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYJanet Kay Bogle was born in North West London , on 17 January 1958. She was discovered singing impromptu at a rehearsal studio by Tony "Gad" Robinson, the keyboardist from Aswad , who recommended Kay to Alton Ellis . The Jamaican-born Ellis, a successful rocksteady vocalist, had relocated permanently to London, where he continued to be involved with reggae music and was looking for a female vocalist to record a reggae cover of Minnie Riperton 's song "Lovin\' You ". In 1978 Kay recorded "I Do Love You " and "That's What Friends Are For". The single "Silly Games ", written and produced by Dennis Bovell , was released in 1979 and became a hit across Europe, reaching No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart
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Girl Group
A GIRL GROUP is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together. The term "girl group" is also used in a narrower sense in the United States to denote the wave of American female pop music singing groups, many of whom were influenced by doo-wop , and which flourished in the late 1950s and early 1960s between the decline of early rock and roll and start of the British Invasion . All-female bands , in which members also play instruments, are usually considered a separate phenomenon. These groups are sometimes called "girl bands" to differentiate, although this terminology is not universally followed. With the advent of the music industry and radio broadcasting, a number of girl groups emerged, such as the Andrews Sisters . The late 1950s saw the emergence of all-female singing groups as a major force, with 750 distinct girl groups releasing songs that reached US and UK music charts from 1960 to 1966
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List Of Music Recording Certifications
MUSIC RECORDING CERTIFICATIONS are typically awarded by the global music industry based on the total units sold or shipped to the retailers. These awards and their requirements are defined by the various certifying bodies representing the music industry in various countries and territories worldwide. The standard certification awards given consist of Gold, Platinum, and sometimes Diamond awards, in ascending order; the UK also has a Silver certification, ranking below Gold. In most cases, a "Multi-Platinum" or "Multi-Diamond" award is given for multiples of the Platinum or Diamond requirements. Many music industries around the globe are represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The IFPI operates in 66 countries and services affiliated industry associations in 45 countries
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Recording Industry Association Of Japan
The RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN (RIAJ) (日本レコード協会, Nippon Rekōdo Kyōkai) is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry . It was founded in 1942 as the JAPAN PHONOGRAM RECORD CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, and adopted its current name in 1969. The RIAJ's activities include promotion of music sales, enforcement of copyright law , and research related to the Japanese music industry. It publishes the annual RIAJ Year Book, a statistical summary of each year's music sales, as well as distributing a variety of other data. Headquartered in Minato , Tokyo
Tokyo
, the RIAJ has twenty member companies and a smaller number of associate and supporting members; some member companies are the Japanese branches of multinational corporations headquartered elsewhere. The association is responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in Japan
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Tower Records
TOWER RECORDS was a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California , USA. It currently exists as an international franchise and an online music store . From 1960 until 2006, Tower operated retail stores in the United States, which closed when Tower Records filed for bankruptcy and liquidation . Tower.com was purchased by a separate entity and was not affected by the retail store closings. The corporate name was MTS Inc., but this was little-known compared to the much more widely recognized Tower Records
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Natalie (website)
NATALIE (ナタリー, Natarī) is a Japanese entertainment news website , that debuted on February 1, 2007. It is operated by Natasha, Inc. The website is named after the song of the same name by Julio Iglesias . Natalie has been providing news for such leading Japanese portals and social networks as Mobage Town , GREE , Livedoor
Livedoor
, Excite , Mixi
Mixi
, and Yahoo! Japan
Japan
. It has also been successful on Twitter
Twitter
, with 1,510,000 followers as of February 2017 being the third most followed Japanese media company, after Mainichi Shimbun
Mainichi Shimbun
and Asahi Shimbun . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Management * 3 Critical response * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYNatasha, Inc., a content provider, was founded in December 2005, becoming a limited company in February 2006 and being demutualized in January 2007
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NTT Docomo
NTT DOCOMO, INC. (株式会社NTTドコモ, Kabushiki Gaisha Enu Ti Ti Dokomo) is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan. The name is officially an abbreviation of the phrase, "DO COmmunications over the MObile network", and is also from a compound word DOKOMO, meaning "everywhere" in Japanese. Docomo provides phone, video phone (FOMA and Some PHS ), i-mode (internet), and mail (i-mode mail, Short Mail, and SMS) services. The company's headquarters are in the Sanno Park Tower , Nagatachō , Chiyoda, Tokyo . At the beginning of 2015, it was the fourth largest public company in Japan
Japan
when measured by market capitalization. Docomo was spun off from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
(NTT) in August 1991 to take over the mobile cellular operations
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Barks
BARKS may refer to: * Carl Barks (1901 – 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter * Coleman Barks (b. 1937), an American poet, and former literature faculty at the University of Georgia. * Samantha Barks (b. 1990), a Manx actress and singer * Bark scale , a psychoacoustical scale proposed by Eberhard Zwicker and named after Heinrich Barkhausen This page lists people with the surname BARKS
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Livedoor
LIVEDOOR CO.,LTD. (株式会社ライブドア, Kabushiki-gaisha Raibudoa) was a Japanese company that functioned as an Internet service provider and operator of a web portal and blog platform before being brought down by scandal in 2006. The company was founded and led in its first 10 years by Takafumi Horie , known as "Horiemon" in Japan. LIVEDOOR grew into one of Japan's premier Internet businesses, putting over 1,000 employees on its payroll at its peak. Its reliance on acquisitions and stock swap mergers to achieve growth also made it one of the country's most controversial enterprises. Its growth came to a resounding halt when scandal erupted in early 2006. An investigation of securities law violations led to a nosedive in the company's stock price. The Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange
delisted Livedoor
Livedoor
on April 14, 2006
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List Of Oricon Number-one Singles
This is a list of songs that have peaked at number-one on the Oricon Singles Chart , the preeminent singles chart in Japan
Japan
, which was created in 1967, and monitors the number of physical single purchases of the most popular singles
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