Forget washed-up J-pop relics like Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi -- right now it's all about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The Yasutaka Nakata-produced style icon just snatched the J-diva crown in a blaze of Harajuku glory by landing her first No. 1 album on the Oricon Charts.
T-ara's been kind of M.I.A. in Korea ever since their scandal, with the group focusing most of its energy into overseas markets instead. They revolutionized the Japanese music industry in March when they released ten different versions of their "Bunny Style!" single, and then took over America with their legendary pool party performance in Vegas. Now that they've reached the absolute pinnacle of Stateside stardom and have nothing left to achieve there, Slay-ara's back in Japan with a brand new J-pop single called "Target."
I so desperately wanted to sing the praises of Namie Amuro's Beyonce career-ender, "Hands On Me," on arcadey, but the site still wasn't open when the video premiered, so I wrote about it for Popdust instead. Luckily, Namie's not done releasing videos from her forthcoming Feel album just yet, so I get the honor of sharing the clip for her Zedd-produced, Lady GaGa career-ender, "Heaven."