Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The band told The Associated Press the multi-Grammy Award-winning musician delved into their back catalogue to understand their unique sound while working on the single that was released last week. But this time we sang the song in English. Bruno provided us the opportunity to reach out to a foreign audience. Despite their success, Arashi shocked fans by announcing their hiatus, halting all band activities at the end of this year.
Sakurai hinted the members might not pursue solo music careers after the hiatus. As for the most memorable moments from their career, Aiba fondly recalled concerts in Japanese National Stadium and Hawaii. Matsumoto described a trip to Los Angeles around two years ago, when they revisited and took identical photos at places they visited 20 years ago.
With about three months left until their hiatus, the band is keeping busy despite the coronavirus pandemic. Matsumoto said the band is considering a livestreaming concert. Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In.
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Albums Chart. By Associated Press. Copied to clipboard. Click to copy. Arashi meets fans on Nov. Artists Mentioned. Watch the video for "Whenever You Call" below. Watch Now.Top Japanese idol group Arashi has collaborated with American singer and producer Bruno Mars for a brand new song. The song "Whenever You Call" is fully in English and has been released worldwide today, September Written and produced by Bruno Mars and D'Mile, the song is a medium tempo ballad which features sentimental lyrics which express feelings between Arashi members and their fans.
The song is especially emotional for avid fans of the group as Arashi is set to go in hiatus by the end of A huge thanks to Bruno Mars for producing this song for us!! We really hope this song can be a ray of light for all who hear it," member Jun Matsumoto wrote on Instagram.
A huge thanks to brunomars for producing this song for us!! We really hope this song can be a ray of light for all who hear it The music video features a few nightscapes of Tokyo as well as the members dancing a simple choreography in tasteful, sparkly black suits. Definitely check out the music video, everyone! You can really feel the essence of 'Tokyo. Bruno, thank you so much for this wonderful song! You can really feel the essence of "Tokyo.
View this post on Instagram.The group was initially signed to Pony Canyon and released one studio album and six singles—beginning with their eponymous debut single before moving to the Johnny's subsidiary label J Storm inwhich was initially set up for their succeeding releases. With the release of their eighteenth single " Love So Sweet ", Arashi began to gain commercial success as it was used as the opening theme song for the high-rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2 whose protagonist is played by Matsumoto, making it one of the top five best-selling singles of in Japan and the group's first single to exceedcopies sold overall in nearly seven years.
On January 27,Arashi announced that group activities would be suspended as of December 31, The single debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly singles chart and had first-week sales ofIn JanuaryArashi released their first studio album, Arashi No. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart with initial sales ofcopies.
Arashi began by releasing their first single under J Storm. Starting inthe group would only release two singles every year until The year was Arashi's fifth anniversary since debut. Selling 89, copies in the first week, it is Arashi's lowest-selling single to date. Iza, Now Tour!! From July 26 to August 24, they embarked on a summer tour titled One to support their album of the same name. Bythe group's singles and albums were being released outside Japan.
The album was successful in Korea as the first 10, copies of the album were sold out on the first day, and it even topped the non-Korean sales charts on the third week of July. The group traveled back to Japan and then released their second and final the single of the year " Aozora Pedal ", which was written and composed by Japanese musician Shikao Suga and used for Sakurai's movie Honey and Clover.
On February 21, the group released their first single of the year, " Love So Sweet ", the theme song for the high-rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2which peaked at the number-one spot on the Oricon daily and weekly charts. In April, the group performed in one of their largest concerts: Arashi Around Asia in Domea continuation of their Triumphant Homecoming concert held in January, which was aimed to celebrate the successful Asia tour. The album sold overcopies in its first week,  not only extending the group's string of number-one releases but also propelling the album to reach Platinum status by Recording Industry Association of Japan RIAJ.
Arashi sang the theme song of the drama, titled " Happiness ", and released it on September 5 as their third single of the year.
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The year proved successful for the group as all of their singles ranked within the Top 30 of the annual Oricon charts, with "Love So Sweet" ranking fourth in single sales overall, making it the group's first single to rank within the Top 10 on the annual charts. The group's success in sparked renewed public interest. Like "Step and Go", the single sold overcopies in its first week and charted at number-one of the weekly singles chart.Skip to main content.
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Remember me. Previous Share Flag Next. A day before that I read news regarding the issues between both manager, and i'm just glad and hope that the relationship between the two group will not be affected since they are under the same agency. Looking back the performances, Perfume performed first i always loved Chocolate Discofollowed by SMAP i'm surprised that their song "Battery" is in English and upon hearing it, i do like it too.
It's AKB48's turned though I'm not a fan of them but every time they performed they gave all out performances. Save the best for last The long wait is over and it's their turned to performed and olaaaaaaaa, i was surprised the way they present their new single. They looked good in all black costume and as usual I really loved to see them danced a lot.
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That seems to be more and more—the idea of leaving a digital legacy behind. Produced by Bruno Marsthe song is also the band's first single sung entirely in English. The spirit of togetherness and the spirit of being willing to actually come together is something that is universal. I'm very happy that the song can actually help communicate that message to people—not just in Japan, but around the world.
This interview was edited for clarity and brevity.
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An interpreter translated all answers from Jun Matsumoto. How has the reaction been so far?
Are your Japanese fans and U. The Japanese fans and the American fans have both had really positive reactions so far, at least from what we've noticed. We've been able to see these sorts of things [by reading] as many of the comments on our YouTube channel and our Instagram pages as we can, both the ones that are posted in Japanese and in English. One of the things that's really inspiring, actually, is that in these divisive times, people can all come together to just enjoy music and enjoy fun performances and that sort of thing.
And it's really inspiring that these sorts of entertainment contents can bring people together in this way. It's really struck us that despite our differences, all people are really the same, and that's something that's really inspiring in this day and age. I love that. So speaking about online comments, you launched the band's official social media channels for the first time ever last year—20 years into your career as a group.
Why now? Do you feel like you missed out on the conversation by not "being online" all those years? I don't feel that we've lost really anything. So there was so much that we were able to do in the sense of actual physical connections with people and actually bringing a value to things that are not digital, to the point that there wasn't really any sense of loss by not having [social media].
Now that we are on this, it's a sense of just being able to do so much more than what we were able to do before, but in the sense of just our overall growth and evolution as a group.
Why did you decide to enter the U.It debuted at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart. The single was released in three editions: a regular edition and two limited editions. The regular edition includes the two A-sides, two bonus tracks, and the karaoke version of all the songs.
Both limited editions also include a page lyrics booklet. The music for "Calling" was written by Andreas Johansson and Youwhich. The lyrics were written by s-Tnk and Eltvo. A writer from CDJournal described "Calling" as a "rocking number".
The writer also described as a kouha tough song. The song features edgy synths that accent a heavy band sound. CDJournal described it as a cool dance tune that also has hard elements. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hardcastle Iggy Strange Dahl. March 12, Retrieved May 31, Retrieved February 23, Oricon Style in Japanese.
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