2010 in Japanese music

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The following is a list of notable events and releases that occurred in 2010 in Japanese music.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 7 – Idol group Idoling!!! announces five new members to their line-up, after auditions were held on March 6. The new members are Kaoru Gotō (後藤郁), Yūna Itō (伊藤祐奈), Ruka Kurata (倉田瑠夏), Manami Nomoto (野元愛) and Chika Ojima (尾島知佳), all between 13–15 years of age. Approximately 5,000 girls auditioned for the group.[20]
  • March 9 – Boy band Arashi's "Troublemaker" sells 542,000 copies in its first week, making it the current #1 single of the year.[21]
  • March 9 – Kōichi Nakamura (中村耕一), vocalist of the 1980s rock band Jaywalk, was arrested for illegal stimulant possession. The band was put into hiatus, with their 30th anniversary releases/events cancelled and their contract with Warner Music Japan nulled.[22]
  • March 10 – RIAJ certifies two albums for double platinum status: Kaela Kimura's 5 Years and Tohoshinki's Best Selection 2010. Both albums are the first to be released in 2010 to receive double platinum certifications.[23]
  • March 12 – Kana Nishino's song "Best Friend" tops the RIAJ Digital Track Chart for the third week.[24]
  • March 20 – Shonen Knife's drummer Etsuko Nakanishi retires from the band after five years, during the band's 13th Fandango concert (十三ファンダンゴ) in Osaka.[25]
  • March 21 – Rock musician Gackt performs the first men's only concert in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.[26]
  • March 22 – The 14th Space Shower Music Video Awards are aired. Namie Amuro's "Fast Car" wins the Best Video of the Year Award (as well as Best Art Direction). Ringo Shiina was awarded the Best Artist award (along with the Best Female Video award for her song "Tsugō no Ii Karada.")[27]
  • March 24 – Hiro, leader of R&B group Exile, became the centre of a tax enquiry after failing to report approximately ¥300,000,000 in earnings at his entertainment production company LDH. Hiro later stated the discrepancy was unintentional.[28][29]
  • March 25 – Hip-hop/reggae group Spontania add singer Kaori Natori as a permanent female vocalist to their line-up. The band's first release as a three member group was a digital single, "Now or Never," released 8 days earlier without any indication of the line-up change.[30][31]
  • March 29 – Soh of the band Greeeen passes his National Dentistry Examination exam, making all members of the group certified dentists. Bandmates Hide and 92 passed the exam in 2008, while Navi passed it in 2009.[32]
  • March 30 – Akira Akasaka, former member of Johnny's idol group Hikaru Genji, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for using illegal stimulants. His prison sentence was increased to a period of three years, however, due to his previous suspended sentence for possession of stimulants in November 2007.[33]

April[edit]

Boyband Tohoshinki went on an indefinite hiatus, followed by the announcement of a three-member subunit (made of Jejung, Junsu and Yuchun).

May[edit]

American pop singer Lady Gaga's album The Fame becomes one of only four Western albums since 2008 to receive a multi-platinum certification.

June[edit]

AKB48's "Ponytail to Chouchou" becomes the biggest female idol single since 2000.

July[edit]

August[edit]

Scheduled events[edit]

October[edit]

December[edit]

Debuting artists[edit]

Independent artists making major label debuts[edit]

Artists resuming activities[edit]

Artists on hiatus[edit]

Disbanding artists[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Top hits on record[edit]

Currently, there are four major charts for song popularity in Japan: Oricon singles charts, Soundscan singles charts, the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and RIAJ digital tracks. Oricon and Soundscan track sales of physical single releases, though Soundscan separates each version of the release (for example, CD+DVD and CD Only versions are tracked separately). The Japan Hot 100 tracks song popularity based on radio airplay and physical single sales data from Soundscan. The RIAJ digital tracks tracks the most popular songs downloaded in their entirety from cellphones (Chaku-uta full). No chart exists that tallys PC downloads as of 2010, though the RIAJ certifies PC download releases.

Number-one hits[edit]

Artist Title Chart positions Notes
Oricon singles chart
[93]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[94]
RIAJ digital tracks
[95]
AAA "Aitai Riyū/Dream After Dream (Yume Kara Sameta Yume)" 1 13
26
12
29
Aiko "Modorenai Ashita" 1 1
AKB48 "Beginner" 1 1 2
"Chance no Junban" 1 1 12
"Heavy Rotation" 1 1 1 RIAJ #1 for two weeks
"Ponytail to Chouchou" 1 1 4
"Sakura no Shiori" 1 1 15
Arashi "Dear Snow" 1 1
"Hatenai Sora" 1 1
"Love Rainbow" 1 1
"Monster" 1 1
"To Be Free" 1 1 Billboard #1 for two weeks
"Troublemaker" 1 1 Billboard #1 for two weeks
Bump of Chicken "Happy" 1 1
"Mahō no Ryōri (Kimi Kara Kimi e)" 1 1 4
"Uchūhikōshi e no Tegami/Motorcycle" 1 1
51
15
40
Exile "I Wish for You" 2 2 1
"Motto Tsuyoku" 1 1 1 Billboard #1 for two weeks, RIAJ #1 for three
"Victory" 1 1 6 Charted at #1 on Oricon albums chart, Billboard #1 for two weeks
Flumpool "Kimi ni Todoke" 2 1 2
Masaharu Fukuyama "Hatsukoi" 2 3 1 Oricon/Billboard #1 in 2009, RIAJ #1 for two weeks – 1 in 2009
"Hotaru/Shōnen" 1 1
91
2
2
Ayumi Hamasaki "Crossroad" 1 3 4
"L" 1 2 6
23
37
Triple A-side EP
"Moon/Blossom" 1 4 1
9
"You Were.../Ballad" 1 14 3
36
Hey! Say! JUMP ""Arigatō" (Sekai no Doko ni Ite mo)" 1 1
"Hitomi no Screen" 1 1
Hilcrhyme "Daijōbu" 6 6 1 RIAJ #1 for three weeks
"Loose Leaf" 7 9 1 RIAJ #1 for two weeks
Ho-kago Tea Time "Go! Go! Maniac" 1 1 4
Ikimono-gakari "Arigatō" 2 1 2
Koshi Inaba "Okay" 1 1
Juju "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)" 15 19 1 My Little Lover cover
"Kono Yoru o Tomete yo" 10 12 1 RIAJ #1 for three weeks
Kanjani Eight "Fuyu Koi" (Gift (White)) 1 1
"Life (Me no Mae no Mukō e)" 1 1
"Wonderful World!!" 1 1
Miliyah Kato "Bye Bye" 8 4 1
KAT-TUN "Change Ur World" 1 1
"Going!" 1 1
"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" 1 1
Ketsumeishi "Ofutari Summer" 3 3 1
"Sakura" 38 1 Oricon #1 in 2005, Billboard #28 in 2009
Kaela Kimura "A Winter Fairy Is Melting a Snowman" 4 1 2
"Butterfly" 27 1 Digital single, Billboard #8 in 2009, RIAJ #1 for two weeks
"Ring a Ding Dong" 1 2 1
KinKi Kids "Family (Hitotsu ni Naru Koto)" 1 1
Kobukuro "Ryūsei" 3 2 1
Kumi Koda "Gossip Candy" 4 11
31
1
44
52
45
Four A-side EP
Billboard positions refer to the single and "Lollipop" respectively
"Suki de, Suki de, Suki de/Anata Dake ga" 2 2 1
5
Toshinobu Kubota "Love Rain (Koi no Ame)" 3 5 1
Lecca feat. Kusuo "Tsubomi" 13 8 1
Nana Mizuki "Phantom Minds" 1 3 14
Monkey Majik "Sakura" 19 1 27
Moumoon "Sunshine Girl" 10 4 1
Mika Nakashima "Always" 3 2 1 RIAJ #1 for two weeks
NEWS "Fighting Man" 1 1
"Sakura Girl" 1 1
Kana Nishino "Aitakute Aitakute" 2 4 1 RIAJ #1 for two weeks
"Best Friend" 3 3 1 RIAJ #1 for three weeks
"If" 5 6 1 RIAJ #1 for three weeks
"Kimi tte" 3 3 1 RIAJ #1 for three weeks
NYC "Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe" 1 1
"Yūki 100%" 1 1
Rake "Fly Away" 159 1 Billboard #1 for two weeks
The Rootless "One Day" 3 4 1
Fuyumi Sakamoto "Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru/Asia no Kaizoku" 3 12
16
1
RIAJ #1 for two weeks
Shota Shimizu x Miliyah Kato "Forever Love" 4 3 1 RIAJ #1 for two weeks
Shōjo Jidai "Gee" 2 2 1
Sid "Rain" 2 1 6
SMAP "This Is Love" 1 1 8 Billboard #1 for two weeks
Superfly "Wildflower" 1 1 3 Charted at #1 on Oricon albums chart
Tackey & Tsubasa "Ai wa Takaramono" 1 7
Team Dragon from AKB48 "Kokoro no Hane" 1 2 8
Tohoshinki "Break Out!" 1 1 7
"Toki o Tomete" 1 1 26 Re-cut single from Best Selection 2010
Tokio "Haruka" 1 2
Naoya Urata feat. Ayumi Hamasaki "Dream On" 1 12 TBA
Hikaru Utada "Goodbye Happiness" 1 8 Promotional singles
"Can't Wait 'Til Christmas" 2 1
V6 "Only Dreaming" 1 3
Watarirouka Hashiritai "AkKanbe Bashi" 1 8 54
Tomohisa Yamashita "One in a Million" 1 1
Yui "Gloria" 1 1 2
"To Mother" 1 2 4
Yusuke "Lion" 1 2 1
"—" denotes that the song was not released in that format, or it did not chart.
"TBA" denotes that the song has not been released yet in this format, at the time of writing.

Top 5 hits[edit]

Artist Title Chart positions Notes
Oricon singles chart
[93]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[94]
RIAJ digital tracks
[95]
AAA "Heart and Soul" 3 15 31
"Makenai Kokoro" 3 5 10
"Paradise" 5 8 20
Mao Abe "Itsu no Hi mo" 12 2 6
"Lonely" 22 5 19
Acid Black Cherry "Re:birth" 2 6 11
Christina Aguilera "Not Myself Tonight" 3 31 Promotional single
AI feat. Namie Amuro "Fake" 8 5 4
AI feat. Miliyah Kato "Stronger" 26 30 4
Aiko "Beat" 4 Promotional single
"Mukai Awase" 2 2 42
Mio Akiyama (Yōko Hikasa) "Seishun Vibration" 4 25 64 Image song for anime K-On!
Namie Amuro "Break It/Get Myself Back" 3 16
2
15
5
Aqua Timez "Gravity 0" 5 4 15
Asian Kung-Fu Generation "Solanin" 3 2 2
Azu feat. Love Love Love "You & I" 55 38 3
The Bawdies "Just Be Cool" 8 5
"Hot Dog" 7 3
Berryz Kobo "Otakebi Boy Wao!" 3 12 87
Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris "Baby" 2 27 Digital single
Justin Bieber "Somebody to Love/Never Say Never" 19 2
9
Big Bang "Tell Me Goodbye" 5 16 15
Breakerz "Bunny Love" 4 36
"Gekijō" 5 24
The Brilliant Green "Like Yesterday" 17 2 41
Charice "Pyramid" 4 33
Chorus Japan "Ne no Uta" 33 4 Cocco "Nirai Kanai" 20 4
Taio Cruz "Break Your Heart" 4 36 Digital single
Cute "Campus Life (Umarete Kite Yokatta)" 5 26
"Shock!" 5 19
Miley Cyrus "Party in the U.S.A." 4 36 Digital single
Jason Derülo "Whatcha Say" 4 73 Digital single
Does "Bakuchi Dancer" 3 6 2
Dragon Ash "Ambitious" 8 4 34
Dreams Come True "Lies, Lies." 4 5 15
"Ikite Yuku no Desu" 5 3 17
"Nee" 5 3 3
Flow "Sign" 4 14 8
Flumpool "Reboot (Akiramenai Uta)" 2 4 24
"Zanzō" 3 7 5
French Kiss "Zutto Mae Kara" 5 5 91
FripSide "Future Gazer" 4 49 24
"Level 5 (Judgelight)" 4 22 7
F.T. Island "Flower Rock" 4 50
Funky Monkey Babys "Ato Hitotsu" 8 5 3
"Namida/Yume" 4 3 2
12
"Taisetsu" 6 6 3
Gackt "Ever" 4 18 73
"Stay the Ride Alive" 3 79 82
Garnet Crow "Over Drive" 4 20
The Gazette "Pledge" 2 11 9
"Shiver" 2 6 4
Girls Dead Monster "Little Braver" 2 15
"Thousand Enemies" 4 19
Girls Dead Monster starring Lisa "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" 3 7 TBA
Girls Dead Monster starring Marina "Last Song" 2 6 TBA
Glay "Precious" 2 3 30
Golden Bomber "Mata Kimi ni Bangō o Kikenakatta" 4
Yuko Hara "Kyōto Monogatari" 2 16 Promotional single
Motohiro Hata "Ai" 5 5 29
Megumi Hayashibara "Shūketsu no Sadame" 6 58 5
Kiyoshi Hikawa "Nijiiro no Bayon" 3 5
"Shamisen Tabigarasu" 2 2
Hilcrhyme "Please Cry" 2 Single "Travel Machine" B-side
"Shunkashūtō" 17 36 2 RIAJ #1 in 2009, Oricon #6/Billboard #2 in 2009
Kyosuke Himuro "Bang the Beat" 3 2 34
Ken Hirai "Aishiteru" 9 12 2
"Sing Forever" 7 5 29
Yui Hirasawa (Aki Toyosaki) "Oh My Guita!!" 5 26 45 Image song for anime K-On!
Ho-kago Tea Time "Gohan wa Okazu" 3 6 10
"Listen" 2 2 8
"No, Thank You!" 2 3 6
"Pure Pure Heart" 4 11 23
"U & I" 3 Promotional single
"Utauyo!! Miracle" 3 4 4
Home Made Kazoku "Nukumori" 39 41 4
Honey L Days "Manazashi" 17 27 2
HY "366 Nichi" 4 Billboard #28 in 2008
Idoling!!! "Eve" 5 27 TBA
Aya Ikeda (C-Zone), Mayu Kudō "Alright! HeartCatch PreCure!/HeartCatch Paradise" 3 80
49
35
Split artist single for anime HeartCatch PreCure!
Ikimono-gakari "Kimi ga Iru" 4 2 7
"Nostalgia" 2 4 3
"Yell" 12 12 4 Billboard/RIAJ #1 in 2009, Oricon #2 in 2009
Miki Imai x Kentarō Kobuchi with
Tomoyasu Hotei + Shunsuke Kuroda
"Taiyō no Melody" 5 13
Tsubasa Imai "Backborn" 2 25
Infinity 16 welcomez Wakadanna "Aishiteiru" 24 6 3
Infinity 16 welcomez Minmi & Kana Nishino "Manatsu no Orion" 49 3 Promotional single
Naoto Inti Raymi "Takaramono (Kono Koe ga Naku Naru Made)" 15 3 5
Juliet "Aki Love" 37 33 3
Juju "First Love" 5 Hikaru Utada cover, promotional single
"Sakura Ame" 20 8 3
Kaibutsu-kun "Yukai Tsukai Kaibutsu-kun" 2 2
Kanjani Eight "I Wish" (Gift (Red)) 2 2
"Yuki o Kudasai" (Gift (Green)) 3
Kara "Jumping" 5 4 3
"Mister" 5 11 7
Miliyah Kato "Last Love" 13 40 2
"X.O.X.O." 87 2 Promotional single
Kesha "Tik Tok" 3 30 Promotional single
"We R Who We R" 5 23
Ketsumeishi "Nakama" 3 2 4
Alicia Keys "Doesn't Mean Anything" 5 47 Digital single, Billboard #3 in 2009
KG duet with Azu "Donna ni Hanarete mo" 81 43 4
Kii Kitano "Sakura Saku" 7 17 3
Kobukuro "Mikazuki" 4 36 Ayaka cover, promotional single
Kumi Koda "Can We Go Back" 2 6 6
Natsuko Kondo "Real de Gomen..." 34 3 70
Ikumi Kumagai "Getsurenka" 36 4 20
Mai Kuraki "Eien Yori Nagaku" 4 6
"Summer Time Gone" 4 8
Meisa Kuroki "LOL!" 12 62 4
Keisuke Kuwata "Hontō wa Kowai Ai to Romance" 2 2 19
Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé Knowles "Telephone" 21 5 Digital single
Adam Lambert "For Your Entertainment" 2 62 Digital single
L'Arc-en-Ciel "Bless" 2 2 9
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" 5 Arrows cover, digital single
Avril Lavigne "Alice" 4 14 Digital single
Lia, Aoi Tada "My Soul, Your Beats!/Brave Song" 3 7
Split artist single for anime Angel Beats!
LGMonkees feat. Noa "Grateful Days" 5 Dragon Ash cover, digital single
"Life" 5 Digital single
LGYankees x LGMonkees x Noa "Only Holy Story" 5 Digital single
Love "Taisetsu na Kimochi" 2 Promotional single
"Watashi Au Mono" 23 27 4
Maika "Never Cry" 14 4 89
Maroon 5 "Misery" 4 Promotional single
Yumi Matsutoya "Dance no Yō ni Dakiyosetai" 15 3
Akina Minami no Super Mild Seven, Pabo "Shiawase ni Narō/Koi" 5 60

42
Split artist single for variety show Quiz! Hexagon II
Miwa "Don't Cry Anymore" 11 2 3
"Change" 8 12 4
Nana Mizuki "Silent Bible" 3 5 23
Kaori Mizumori "Matsushima Kikō" 2 11
Momoiro Clover "Iku ze! Kaitō Shōjo" 3 19
Morning Musume "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai" 5 16
"Seishun Collection" 3 13
Mr. Children "Rock 'n' Roll wa Ikiteiru" 3 TBA Promotional single
Negoto "Loop" 3 Promotional single
Nightmare "A:Fantasia" 5 28 92
Nikiee "Nikiee" 72 4 TBA
Kana Nishino "Love & Smile" 3 Digital download
"Love Is Blind" 3 Single "Aitakute Aitakute" B-side
"Motto..." 36 24 5 RIAJ #1 in 2009. Oricon #6/Billboard #3 in 2009
"One Way Love" 2 Single "Best Friend" B-side
No3b "Lie" 5 10 41
Kazumasa Oda "Goodbye" 15 5
Maki Ohguro "Anything Goes!" 7 19 5
Onna Lovely "Onara Hazukashikunai yo" 2 4
Daisuke Ono "Netsuretsu Answer" 5 56
Orianthi "According to You" 3 43 Digital single
Owl City "Fireflies" 3 Digital single
Perfume "Fushizen na Girl/Natural ni Koishite" 2 2
5
9
7
"575" 4 Single "Voice" B-side
"Nee" 2 2 11
"Voice" 2 2 6
Porno Graffitti "Kimi wa 100%" 2 3
"Hitomi no Oku wo Nozokasete" 4 2
Queen & Elizabeth "Love Wars" 4 18 45
Quruli to Yūmin "Shirt o Awaeba" 4 Released as a photobook
Quruli "Mahō no Jūtan" 20 4
Radwimps "Keitai Denwa" 3 2
"Manifesto" 2 3
Remioromen "Kachōfūgetsu" 5 28 Digital single
Russia (Yasuhiro Takato) "Zimá" 4 Hetalia: Axis Powers character single
Kazuyoshi Saito "Zutto Suki Datta" 8 12 4
Maaya Sakamoto "Down Town" 5 16
Sakanaction "Aruku Around" 3 4 38
Sandaime J Soul Brothers "Best Friend's Girl" 3 3 2
"On Your Mark (Hikari no Kiseki)" 3 5 5
Sata Andagi "Yanbaru Kuina ga Tonda" 6 10 3
Scandal "Scandal Nanka Buttobase" 3 7
"Shunkan Sentimental" 7 17 2
SDN48 "Gagaga" 3 5 31
Seira "Love Letter no Kawari ni Kono Uta o" 95 5
Sekai no Owari "Tenshi to Akuma/Fantasy" 8 5
71
Shota Shimizu "Goodbye" 10 10 4
"Kimi ga Kurasu Machi" 12 33 5
Shōjo Jidai "Genie" 4 4 8
Shōnan no Kaze "Gachizakura" 8 11 2
Sid "Cosmetic" 3 5 17
"Ranbu no Melody" 5 9 10
"Sleep" 2 4 13
SKE48 "Aozora Kataomoi" 3 47 75
"Gomen ne, Summer" 3 6
"1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!" 2 6 52
S/mileage "Onaji Jikyū de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama" 5 17
"Yume Miru Jū Go Sai" 5 22
Sonar Pocket "Suki da yo. (Hyaku-kai no Kōkai)" 5 Digital single
Sound Horizon "Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido" 2 9
Spitz "Shirokuma" 4 4 40
"Tsugumi" 4 6 35
Sayuri Sugawara "Sunao ni Narenakute" 18 15 2
Sukima Switch "Ice Cream Syndrome" 6 5
Superfly "Eyes on Me" 5 2 10
"Tamashii Revolution" 5 4 Digital single
Yu Takahashi "Subarashiki Nichijō" 57 5 74
Takamiy "Aozora o Shinjiteiru ka?" 5 12
Yukari Tamura "My Wish My Love" 5 40 89
Tee "Baby I Love You" 22 2 7
T.M.Revolution "Naked Arms/Sword Summit" 3 4 13
14
"Save the One, Save the All" 4 7 11
Tokio "Advance" 5 5
T-Pistonz+KMC "Katte Nakō ze!" 3 32 62
Kana Uemura "Toilet no Kamisama" 12 7 3
Underworld "Always Loved a Film" 5 Promotional single
Universe "Haruiro" 27 2 19
Uverworld "Gold" 2 3 15
"No. 1" 4 6 14
"Qualia" 2 3 3
Vamps "Angel Trip" 4 19 81
"Memories" 4 20 TBA
"Devil Side" 2 9 57
WaT "Kimi ga Boku ni Kiss o Shita" 7 5
Watarirouka Hashiritai "Gyu" 2 7 68
"Seishun no Flag" 4 5 67
Weaver "Bokura no Eien" 11 5 Promotional single
W-inds "Addicted to Love" 3 7
Xiah Junsu "Xiah" 2 4

38
46
49
Triple A-side EP
Mari Yaguchi to Strawhat "Kaze o Sagashite" 2 10 5
Tatsuro Yamashita "Kibō to Iu Na no Hikari" 9 3
"Machi Monogatari" 13 4 63
Yui "Rain" 2 2 6
Yuki "Futari no Story" 4 9 17
"Ureshikutte Dakiau yo" 5 5 8
Yusuke "Hito" 4 9 4
"Mitsubachi" 2 3 2
Yuzu "From" 2 2 TBA
"Jiai e no Tabiji" 5 4 24
"Sakurae/My Life" 2 2 21
37
Zebra Queen "Namida (Kokoro Abaite)" 23 49 5

Deaths[edit]

January

February

  • February 26 – Nujabes, 36, hip-hop track maker, car accident.[98]

March

May

See also[edit]

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