With over 172,000 copies sold in Japan so far, Avril Lavigne's self-titled album has sold more in The Land Of The AKB48 than it has in America. This is just further proof of Japan's exquisite taste in music, which was also demonstrated by the strong reception to the flawless hot ass fucking mess that is ARTPOP.
As promised, I'm going to keep arcadey somewhat alive with a weekly round-up of what I'm listening to until I'm ready to come back full time. Like I said before, it's not going to follow a particular formula or plan -- it's just whatever I like at the time. Hopefully you will discover some new music, from upcoming artists to classics and more obscure releases.
The VMAs didn't letAvril Lavigne perform, while iHeartRadio let her on stage, but refused to televise it. Luckily, third time's a charm for Avril, who was able to perform her new single, "Rock N Roll," on Jimmy Kimmel Live, AND have it put on the TV, too!