J pop – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kenthe390.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png J pop – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ 32 32 2020s J-Pop Winter Ballad – Billboard https://kenthe390.com/2020s-j-pop-winter-ballad-billboard/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:29:13 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/2020s-j-pop-winter-ballad-billboard/

Official HIGE DANDismThe latest single from “Subtitle”, released on October 12, became a record success in Japan.

On the Billboard Japan Hot 100 song chart dated November 9, 2022, “Subtitle” took the No. 1 position for a third consecutive week. In its streaming metrics, which serve as major indicators of success, it came in at No. 2 on the October 19 chart (with 9,905,294 streams), No. 1 on October 26 (18,116,526 streams), No. No. 1 in Nov. 2 (20,781,069 streams), No. 1 on Nov. 9 (21,044,966 streams), and No. 1 on Nov. 16 (21,377,507 streams).

The number of streams keeps increasing. For the week of November 7-13, the song had 29,935,364 streams – the second highest number of streams for any song on the chart ever, surpassed only by BTS‘ ‘Butter’, which was released on June 2, 2021. It was also the first time in Japan Hot 100 history that a song had over 20 million streams for three consecutive weeks. There is no doubt that “Subtitle” is one of the main hit songs in the Japanese music scene in the second half of 2022.

“Subtitle” is a winter ballad written as the theme song for the drama television series quiet. The band members read the script treatment and the actual script of the show, which are completely original. The show’s story and message resonated with the band, which is why they decided to write the show’s theme song. quiet is a romance story centered on protagonist Tsumugi Aoba (played by Haruna Kawaguchi) and her former boyfriend, So Sakura (played by Ren Meguro from Snow Man). The bittersweet and endearing story of Sakura, who begins to gradually lose his hearing at the age of 18, Aoba, who works to accept the changes he is going through and rebuild her relationship with him, and Nana Momono ( played by Kaho), who was deaf from birth, appealed to a varied audience. The show itself has become one of the standout programs of 2022, with play numbers sweeping past record holders on TVer, the TV streaming service for live streamers. The synergy between the show and its opening theme energizes the trajectory of the hit. It is an ideal reconciliation.

The choice of the name “Subtitle” for the theme song of this drama about reunion in a silent world shows the respect they have for the series.

“Subtitle” begins with the line “’Pour the sun into your frozen heart’ and ‘This is what I will be for you’”, sung by Satoshi Fujihara (vocals and piano). The way the song launches straight into vocals without an intro shows a modern sensibility, but the structure of the song itself is pure J-pop: verse, bridge, chorus, soft chorus, eight in the middle. HIGE DAN’s strengths, like chord progressions that effectively use modulation and dramatic melodic lines, are taken to a new height, producing a song that’s enjoyable but never stale. Special care has also been taken in the arrangement, and the colorful guitar phrases and the rhythm line, with its deep bass tone, make quite the impression. Another of the attractions of this song is the musical skill of Daisuke Ozasa (guitars and choir), Makoto Narazaki (bass and saxophone) and Masaki Matsuura (drums and choir).

Coming in at over five minutes, the song is unusually long for a modern song, but thanks to the quality of the melody and the intricacy of the song’s design, it never overstays its welcome. The reason the listen count keeps going up is because the song has so much depth – every time you listen to it, you discover something new.

What fascinates listeners most about “Subtitle,” however, are its lyrics. The core of the fort is the powerful love the singer feels for “you” and the frustration he feels at not being able to convey that love. The lyrics artfully express how the words spoken to express one’s feelings disappear the moment they are spoken, as exemplified in the phrase “words are like snowflakes.”

This emotion culminates in the line “Even more than saying I love you, I mean wait, just a moment longer, until you feel my love.” The struggles facing the singer come to an end, unresolved. They take no concrete action. But the love that the singer feels for “you” is true and without a doubt, and the singer wants to share his feelings, moving “your” heart. As you listen to the song, you feel those emotions ringing pure and clear.

Immediately after the song was released, people started posting their interpretations of the lyrics on social media and in YouTube comments. “I love the lyrics. I’d rather feel the kind of love where two people hold each other than one-sided love. If I’m going to know the lowest of lows in life, that’s the kind of life I prefers to lead.” I feel like the lyrics to ‘Subtitle’ really affect the way I see love…but change it a bit, at the same time.” “No matter how you try to express yourself, if your emotions are not of the same intensity, your ability to communicate your feelings will suffer. But you can’t give up on sharing what you feel in your heart. Comments like these are a testament to how the words of “Subtitle” resonates with listeners’ experiences and memories, and how they feel the song is their own song.

Official HIGE DANdism has produced countless hits, including “115man Kilo no Film”, “Pretender” and “I LOVE…” “Subtitle” is sure to become one of their new standards, thanks to the quality of its music and to the depth of his words. . It would go on to become one of the leading J-pop winter ballads of the 2020s, continuing to captivate listeners for years to come.

This article by Tomoyuki Mori first appeared on Billboard Japan.

]]> BTS brings K-Pop to top Grammy categories for the first time https://kenthe390.com/bts-brings-k-pop-to-top-grammy-categories-for-the-first-time/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:55:46 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/bts-brings-k-pop-to-top-grammy-categories-for-the-first-time/

Fans of South Korean boy band BTS were thrilled when the nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards were named yesterday (November 15), as the group landed not one, not two, but three chances to win gold. While BTS has been nominated for the music industry‘s highest honor before, this year is their most impressive yet, and they’ve made history this time around.

BTS is now the first K-pop group to land in one of the Grammys’ top four categories – Album, Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist – which are considered the most competitive and important. The group is currently nominated for album of the year, but not for their own collection.

The septet earned their first Album of the Year nomination as a featured artist on Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres, which ended up as one of 10 titles vying for the award. They are joined by fellow We Are KING star guests Jacob Collier and pop superstar Selena Gomez. Under Recording Academy rules, all featured artists credited on any track of a feature film nominated for Album of the Year also deserve the nod. Songwriters do too, so three BTS members – J-Hope, RM, and Suga are named as people who wrote at least one cut to the track (though that still only counts as one nomination for musicians) .

In addition to their Album of the Year nomination, BTS was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group (“My Universe” featuring Coldplay) and Best Music Video (their own “Yet To Come”). This latest honor marks their first time in the field, as the group has been in the running for the pop vertical three years in a row, despite never having won.

Two years in a row, many predicted that BTS songs would earn nods in the Record of the Year category, though they never quite ended up appearing on the list of possible winners. “Dynamite” and “Butter” were among the biggest songs of their years, and while they racked up Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group, they didn’t go gold, and they weren’t recognized by the Recording Academy beyond that one nod.

With a trio of Grammy nominations in 2023, BTS has more than doubled their total number of nods. They started with two previous nominations, and now they have five throughout their career. They remain the only K-pop act to earn a Grammy nomination, although there were several names this time around that were on the prediction lists, such as Blackpink and Stray Kids, but they didn’t. were ultimately not named.

Music of the Spheres faces some really tough competition, so it’s unclear if Coldplay — and therefore BTS and many others who worked on the album — will take home the trophy. The other nine nominees for Album of the Year are: Adele’s 30Mary J. Blige’s Hello beautyHarry Styles’ Harry’s houseby Brandi Carlile In these silent daysby Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and Big StepsBeyonce’s RenaissanceLizzo’s SpecialBad Bunny A Verano Sin Tiand ABBA Travel. The winners will be announced during the live ceremony, which will air February 5, 2023 on CBS.

MORE FORBES2023 Grammy Predictions: Latto, Joji and Anitta for Best New Artist ]]> Who is Fujii Kaze? Meet viral singer Shinunoga E-Wa and his equally impressive discography https://kenthe390.com/who-is-fujii-kaze-meet-viral-singer-shinunoga-e-wa-and-his-equally-impressive-discography/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 16:20:28 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/who-is-fujii-kaze-meet-viral-singer-shinunoga-e-wa-and-his-equally-impressive-discography/

Almost everyone has heard of the viral song Shinunoga E-Wa, but they might not know the voice behind the song. Fujii Kaze, or the singer of Shinunoga E-Wais a 25 year old Japanese R&B artist who achieved unprecedented success with his debut album and single.

The singer has been posting cover songs on his YouTube channel since he was 12 but officially debuted in 2019 with the wings Nan-Nan and Moh-Eh-Wa. Both singles were reissued as part of her debut album Help never hurt neverwhich has 11 titles in total, including the viral tik tok Shinunoga E-Wawhich reached No. 1 on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums chart.

His second album, Love them all, serve them all, also achieved this feat and also topped the Oricon Albums Chart. Additionally, it was certified platinum by RIAJ. Kaze’s effortless vocals, fresh melodies and captivating charm have captured the hearts of people around the world. On that note, let’s take a look at some of the songs from his impeccable discography.

Kirari, Matsuriand 3 other Fujii Kaze songs that everyone should have in their playlists

1) Shinunoga E-Wa

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The song propelled an already popular Fujii Kaze into global fame, with his song being used in several celebrity edits across all social media platforms. While some people uploaded videos of themselves singing the song, others posted instrumental covers of Shinunoga E-Wa. The song reached number three on the Spotify US Viral 50 charts. It is currently still in the top 10 and has over 115 million streams on Spotify.

Shinunoga E-Wa translates to “I’d Rather Die” and is sung from the perspective of a lover who would choose death over being separated or away from their loved one. His crisp, hoarse voiceslayered with an intoxicating melody, can put listeners into a trance-like state, making the song an instant hit.

2) Kirari

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Kirari translates to “shine” in English and is a reminder to value the everyday things one ignores. The song’s message is to observe the bright moments in daily life that are usually overlooked in the face of life’s great achievements.

The song’s introspective lyrics are complemented by a catchy melody and Fujii Kaze’s enchanting vocals. The repetition of the word “kirari” adds to the addictive quality of the song.

3) Matsuri

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Matsuri is a carefree song celebrating life, and the music video perfectly captures the essence of the song. The Energy Number is a happy little pill that Fujii encourages everyone to not take life too seriously and enjoy life’s events as they arise. Matsuri wants viewers and listeners to join the singer in creating a colorful festival of their lives, which is also the meaning of the word “Matsuri.”


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One of his most underrated songs, Baby SAYONARA taps into the vocal potential of Fujii Kaze. In the song, he not only sings, but also displays near-rap skills. The rock song is about his move from Okayama province to the big city of Tokyo and how he felt after deciding to take such a crucial step in his life in 2019.

The song exudes energy and the long ending where he keeps repeating “sayonara baby”, which translates to “goodbye baby”, gives the song a satisfying ending.

5) Damn

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Damn delves into the disco-rock side of Fujii Kaze, who became famous for his jazzy, bluesy vocals reminiscent of old-school J-pop music. Damn explores a quirky side to the singer that is evident in the music video.

The song is also about not caring about anything in the world, because the key to happiness is love yourself first. It’s a self-love song blending elements of pop, rock and disco to get listeners dancing.

According to NME writer Rhian Daly, Fujii Kaze would be the next big thing to come out of Japan since Utada Hikaru. His global popularity could reach even greater heights with a collaboration with BTS’s SUGA which he recently reposted on his stories.

ARMYs speculated on a collaboration between the two artists since SUGA uploaded a black and white photo of her permanent locks, which looked suspiciously like the cover of Fujii Kaze’s debut album. The Japanese singer reposting the footage was exactly the right kind of ammunition ARMYs needed to believe in an upcoming collaboration.

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Our heritage: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ethnos https://kenthe390.com/our-heritage-celebrating-the-30th-anniversary-of-ethnos/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 02:55:49 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/our-heritage-celebrating-the-30th-anniversary-of-ethnos/

The International Students Association hosted its 30th annual production of “Ethnos” for the first time at the Boone Family Theatre.

ISA originally started with this show in 1992 as “Culture Show”, but was later renamed in 2002 to Ethnos.

This year the show hosted 17 acts with influences from 13 different countries ranging from. Acts presented a range of performances from K-Pop to Hip-Hop. Although traditionally held on campus, in 2021 the show was held at the Abilene Civic Center due to the construction of the Cullen Auditorium.

“When COVID-19 hit it was a pre-recorded show and the year after that we did it at the Abilene Convention Center,” said Daniel Mejia, ISA vice president and junior graphic design student from Tegucigalpa, Honduras.“It’s nice to finally be back on campus and I hope people found it even more special to be back here where it’s been so long.”

Ethnos celebrates students from different countries around the world initially being all student-run acts to now honor guest performances from the Abilene community.

For Annie Escobar, Marketing Director of ISA, Ethnos is a way of sharing who they are with students.

“As an international student, it is important to have representation on campus,” Escobar, second-year biology student from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said. “It’s cool to share my culture with other people, but it’s also cool to respect and learn from others. Ethnos brings out the beautiful and wonderful things that many cultures can have.

The order of the show included:

  • Melody at First Sight: Multilingual Song
  • Choum K-Pop
  • Lady Raga
  • Fingerstyle guitar performed by Ziyo Gao
  • J Pop
  • USPFO Dance Group
  • Hoa Rahi dance group
  • Return to homeland
  • Somos Cultrura Folklore Ballet Of The Great Country: Alma De Nuestra Raices
  • Roman Bachata
  • Sabor Latino
  • Asi Se Siente Mexico
  • ACU Swing Cats
  • Baton Twirler performed by Mariah Williams
  • Sanctify
  • Worldwide worship

The significance of the show extends to the students performing. For Maki Lioka, a freshman communication student from Hitachinaka, Japan, who starred in the J-Pop act, Ethnos is the stage to showcase her culture.

“Especially because I come from Japan, it is important for me because I can know different cultures”, Lioka said.

This year, Ethnos also included two performances with former hosts Takuma Tsueki and Felix Mbikogbia.

For students like Lioka and Escobar, ISA is not just a club and Ethnos is not just a show. ISA and Ethnos create a sense of “home” for them in Abilene.

“Our tagline for ISA is home away from home,” Escobar said. “You can’t really have it at home while ignoring the other part. Ethnos brings back to the United States.

C-pop aims for global audience after Universal and RYCE deal https://kenthe390.com/c-pop-aims-for-global-audience-after-universal-and-ryce-deal/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:44:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/c-pop-aims-for-global-audience-after-universal-and-ryce-deal/

Chinese songwriters and singers are eagerly awaiting global exposure after Universal Music Publishing China became RYCE Entertainment’s exclusive publishing partner.

The deal, which covers a collection of more than 700 songs, includes some of the country’s bestsellers as well as tracks that helped make Chinese pop a global force.

“Easier” by Amber Liu, “Manual to Youth” and “Adore” by TFBOYS, “Xiao Juan” by Sitar Tan and “Jiao Huan” by Zhou Shen are among the artists signed up under the deal.

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Chinese pop artists (from left to right) Amber Liu, Zhou Shen and TFBOYS

The catalog also includes Greater China rights to hundreds of K-pop hits performed by South Korean artists, including Super Junior, EXO-CBX, GOT7 and TWICE, which have been popular in China over the years. .

Additionally, UMP China will work with RYCE Publishing to further expand its roster of songwriters and producers.

“We saw the rise of J-pop three decades ago and its influence on audiences across Asia. Today, K-pop is a global phenomenon,” said Joe Fang, CEO of ‘Universal Music Publishing China. “With China becoming the 6th largest music market in the world, I believe the time for C-pop has arrived. RYCE Publishing, with its cross-border catalogs, is an important bridging force.”

“We hope everyone respects music copyright,” said Wang Yunyun, general manager of RYCE Publishing. “If we do that, all Chinese musicians will be motivated to work harder on decent products in a healthy environment.”

C-pop aims for global audience after Universal and RYCE deal

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Andrew Jenkins, president of Universal Music Publishing Group Asia Pacific, participated in the online contract signing ceremony.

Stream it or skip it? https://kenthe390.com/stream-it-or-skip-it/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/stream-it-or-skip-it/

There are over 1,000 episodes in the long-running Japanese anime series A play, and 14 other feature films from the franchise. So what makes One Piece Movie: Red stand out from the crowd? Well, for starters, it’s on a whole new level when it comes to its aesthetics, story, and everything in between. Still need to sell? Continue reading…

The essential: It’s the great age of pirates, and Monkey D. Luffy (Colleen Clinkenbeard) and his motley crew of Straw Hats (Roronoa Zoro (Christopher Sabat), Nami (Luci Christian), Usopp (Sonny Strait), Sanji (Eric Vale ) and Tony Tony Chopper (Brina Palencia) went to Elegia, the island of music.

There, they attend a concert given by Uta (Amanda Lee), a striking pop singer who rarely appears in person and tends to captivate her audience with her stunning visuals and singing voice. No one knows who she really is, and that’s on purpose.

The Straw Hats and hundreds of other fans are in attendance as Uta begins his concert. But as she thanks the crowd for their support, Luffy heads to the stage. He reveals to the screaming crowd that she is actually a childhood friend – the daughter of legendary pirate and Luffy’s idol, Shanks (Brandon Potter).

Uta is not a fan of pirates and just wants the world to get along, to create a world full of happiness and peace. Luffy and his team don’t like the idea of ​​laying down their lives against pirates, and Uta responds with an attack – then traps fans in a dream world known as Sing-Sing World, a false reality that only she can control. It’s one thing to wish for love and peace, but to trap people in a false dream world to do so? Naturally, Luffy and his team have something to say about this.

The Straw Hats must band together to stop Uta from fulfilling her desire for a peaceful world in the wrong way, while dealing with additional threats that crop up here and there who also have a stake in what Uta does. It’s a hell of a chewing gum job, but at least there’s a light at the end of the rainbow – the potential reconciliation of father Shanks and adopted daughter Uta.

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What movies will this remind you of? : Of course there are several A play Movies already available that would make sense to compare this one too, but it’s on a whole different level in terms of aesthetics, story and everything else. He channels the best vocal moments of the “pop phenomenon” of the recent The beauty and the Beast similar Beautiful while borrowing elements from thrilling shonen animated films like Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes. It’s your favorite fighting anime wrapped in shimmering sheen, like action heroes heading to a J-pop concert.

Performance to watch: The J-pop powerhouse Ado lends her vocal talents as Uta’s original Japanese singing voice to stunning effect. While some dubs usually add English translated songs depending on the production, it was better to keep Ado’s original Japanese songs instead of re-recording them. Ado has an incredible range and is able to convey hope and excitement in terms of bright, twinkling J-pop melodies as seen in the opening moments of the film, but she can also channel rage and anger. amazing when taking on enemies. The movie’s theme song “New Genesis” is made even more impactful by Ado’s effervescent vocals, and the entire production is enhanced by it as well.

Memorable dialogue: “Stop being pirates, you idiots,” Uta urges at the very beginning of the film. “Come on, drop all that nasty business and come join me. We create a better world without cruelty and violence. My music will set you free and we will all live happily together in peace. This is said kindly and in a friendly tone at first, but Uta quickly turns into a threatening tone as she repeats these things until it’s obvious she wants to trap Luffy and them. Straw Hats.

Sex and skin: None here, but there are a few occasional skimpy outfits – like the One Piece class, but nothing to get too excited about.

Our opinion : Whereas A play tends to rely on fights that sometimes span dozens of episodes, Red Film is more of a musical than a typical shonen animated movie. The action is punctuated by full songs that Uta uses to attack and the appearances and creations that his songs materialize. It’s all accompanied by stunning visual feasts, elaborate dance numbers, and colorful bursts of energy as Uta dances her way to subjugation.

At the same time, he introduces another fantastic character who A play fans can rally behind it and look for more as the manga and anime series continues. It’s a surreal dreamland of catchy pop melodies and people who want peace, but aren’t quite sure how to achieve it. Watching it all come together is nothing short of a treat, and a parade of some of the A playThe “greatest hits” of its hundreds of characters introduced over the years.

Our call: SPREAD IT. It’s the best movie ever A play franchise has seen from afar. Not only is it accessible to newcomers who may not have the time (or don’t want to) wade through 1000+ episodes to get to the meat of the series, but it’s also a long and engrossing journey that veterans will appreciate thanks to all the character appearances, series callbacks, and implications for the show’s future.

To achieve this after years of anime episodes and manga chapters is nothing short of impressive. And perhaps best of all, it means there’s still so much life left in A play before his last race. It’s the perfect time to be a fan, and if you weren’t already, you will be by the time you get to know Uta and her place in this long-running pirate saga.

One Piece Movie: Red is currently only streaming in theaters, but will soon be coming to Crunchyroll. Check fandango to see where it goes near you.

Brittany Vincent has covered video games and technology for over a decade for publications such as G4, Popular Science, Playboy, Variety, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, GameSpot, and more. When she’s not writing or gaming, she collects retro consoles and technology. Follow her on Twitter: @MolotovCupcake.

While Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez dazzled, the pop icon’s son opted to take a nap during LeBron James’ huge game against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 https://kenthe390.com/while-jennifer-lopez-and-alex-rodriguez-dazzled-the-pop-icons-son-opted-to-take-a-nap-during-lebron-james-huge-game-against-the-los-angeles-lakers-in-2018/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/while-jennifer-lopez-and-alex-rodriguez-dazzled-the-pop-icons-son-opted-to-take-a-nap-during-lebron-james-huge-game-against-the-los-angeles-lakers-in-2018/

After retiring from the Pinstripe jersey in 2016, the following year Alex Rodriguez began dating Jennifer Lopez. And given the notoriety of the two individuals in their respective spheres, the cameras were always pointed towards them. However, the J-Rod couple did a great job attacking the cameras, and with their seductive off-screen arrivals, they captured everyone’s hearts.


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Likewise, in a OKAY! piece from 2018, photographers captured A-Rod and J.Lo at a Lakers game. A-Rod was with his two daughters, Natasha and Ella. And J.Lo was with her twins, Max and Emme. In return, the family had a great time interacting with each other. But, J.Lo’s son, Max, thought otherwise.


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Not everyone in J.Lo’s house liked basketball

As seen in the image below, the Yankee superstar slugger’s company, Alex Rodriguez, Where James LeBron’ The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t seem to impress Max. And he fell asleep next to the rest of his family.

A-Rod also uploaded an image from the night to his Instagram with the legend, “Friday night, family night.”

Notably, after the pandemic induced two postponed weddings on the J-Rod couple, through a joint statement in April 2021, the couple announced the end of their engagement.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez: Where Are They Now?

While Jennifer Lopez was quick to move on, following their split, Alex Rodriguez began spending more and more hours with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, and her two daughters. Eventually, in December 2021, rumors about Alex Rodriguez’s new relationship with model, Kathryne Padgett, erupted after they started appearing in various games together and went on road trips together. However, their relationship didn’t last too long and the couple broke up earlier this year in August.

Since then, A-Rod has been busy with his broadcasting career and today he’s busy calling and analyzing the playoffs on Fox. But, recent rumors suggest that A-Rod is with a fitness trainer named Jaclyn Cordeiro.


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On the other hand, almost immediately after Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez broke up, J.Lo got back together with Ben Affleck. The couple originally dated from 2002 to 2004. And now, 20 years later, in July 2022, the couple got married in Las Vegas.

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After several public appearances and a generally healthy relationship, watching the J-Rod couple go their separate ways was heartbreaking for the whole country who wanted to see the baseball icon and pop sensation get married.

What was your reaction to their breakup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The biggest video game concerts https://kenthe390.com/the-biggest-video-game-concerts/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 20:05:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/the-biggest-video-game-concerts/

Everyone loves a good concert. Whether it’s classical or rock, pop or indie, there’s nothing better than watching your favorite artists perform live. This also goes for video games. Sometimes in a game you will unexpectedly find yourself in a concert hall. The band will start playing, or the soloist will take center stage, and suddenly you’re fighting and watching a character play.

Related: Pokemon: Best Game-Inspired Music

Or, you might find yourself locked into a cutscene filled with song and dance. It’s a magical moment, usually accompanied by flashing party lights. Here are some memorable in-game gigs that made us want to stand up and applaud.


10/10 Yakuza 0: Hit it, boys!

Yakuza 0 transports you to the height of the Bubble Era in Japan, where you step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. Although both men know how to make an entrance, Majima’s entrance comes with her own group.

After an angry customer tries to fight The Mad Dog of Shimano himself, Majima shows off his customer service skills as his band at Cabaret Grand accompanies him. With a hard-hitting drumbeat, a fast piano slide, and plenty of people on trumpet and trombone, this concert definitely sets the tone for the chaotic and colorful side of Majima’s history.

9/10 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – At Sea!

How can we even begin to explain 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim? Not only does this masterpiece combine nearly every sci-fi trope and weave them into one gripping and overarching story, but it also packs the stress of a real-time strategy game. It’s a lot to handle, and every second is both nerve-wracking and amazing.

Near the climax of the game, you’re treated to a concert by Miyuki Inaba, a pop idol trapped in a space station, before she goes offline. His song, Seaside Vacation, is performed during the cast of thirteen deploys missiles, sets up counterattacks, and protects the terminal from the area. It’s a bittersweet moment, and an even more powerful moment when its singing suddenly stops, leaving you alone to face enemy attacks.

8/10 Pokemon Black Version 2 & White Version 2: POKEMON!

After nine generations, Pokemon has seen its fair share of unique and quirky gym leaders. But did you know that among these leaders, there is also a rock star? When you enter Roxie’s Gym in Pokemon Black Version 2 and White Version 2, you’ll be greeted by Roxie and her bandmates on stage singing a Pokemon song. Literally. She spells out the word “Pokemon” while playing on her guitar.

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Unfortunately, her song is so loud that she won’t be able to hear you at first. Only after defeating the other members of her team can you face Roxie. Defeat her and you will receive the Toxic Badge.

7/10 Final Fantasy X-2: thrill time!

After the heartbreaking finale of Final Fantasy X, you probably didn’t expect its sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, to begin with Yuna happily singing on stage in front of a crowd of thousands. And, though the performing Yuna is revealed to be a fake, that song and dance helps set the mood for Final Fantasy X-2.

Executing true emotion, this playful and upbeat gig features fellow Gullwings members Rikku and Paine defeating enemies and stealing a vehicle. It’s a surprising yet fun introduction, and one that establishes the chaotic treasure-hunting adventures that Yuna and her friends are about to embark on.

6/10 No straight roads: hit the road!

Despite the name of the title, No straight roads‘ is pretty simple, dethroning the EDM scene in Vinyl City and bringing rock back. Only, the road to rock redemption is filled with music bosses who will attack you for interrupting and hijacking their gigs.

Although the performance in No Straight Roads is more combat than a cutscene, you can still appreciate how each boss’s theme music looks and how they clash with Bunk Bed Junction’s wand and guitar attacks. . Plus, after you win, you get a cool new album cover to celebrate your victory.

5/10 Persona 4 Golden: Reveal the true story!

persona 4 golden is the upgraded and improved version of the hit PlayStation 2 game, Persona 4. Along with better graphics, extra social links and a longer timeline, you also get new cutscenes to enjoy. One of them is a concert that the investigation team gives to Junes in October. Although they only have a few days to practice, the team comes together and puts on an incredible performance of True Story.

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Unfortunately, they only planned one song, which left the band in a tight spot after they finished and the crowd started singing for an encore. For anyone planning a gig in the future, always make sure you have more than one song in your repertoire!

4/10 Super Mario Odyssey: Let’s do the Odyssey!

No one could forget the concert where Mayor Pauline performed Jump Up, Superstar! In Super Mario Odyssey you were treated to this awesome live performance of the famous theme song while taking a trip down memory lane. As Mario in his two-dimensional form scaled the building, he had to watch out for familiar enemies reminiscent of the arcade game Donkey Kong.

After dodging the rolling barrels and defeating Donkey Kong himself, you left the 2D world and came face to face with this energetic concert. Pauline’s performance had it all: a band, flashy fireworks, a shiny red dress and an exceptional voice. It was truly a spectacular end to Mario’s visit to New Donk City.

3/10 Splatoon: It’s Splatfest time!

Besides ink and evolved bipedal sea creatures, Splatoon is also known for its Splatfests. The best part? Concerts of your favorite music groups! In each iteration of Splatoon, you are treated to a special Splatfest song to accompany the epic ink battles. This song would play in the game’s hub world and be performed live by the game’s major musical idols for the duration of Splatfest.

The first Splatoon had Callie and Marie performing City Color, Splaton 2 had Pearl and Marina performing Color Pulse, and Splaton 3 has Shiver, Frye, and Big Man performing Anarchy Rainbow. Each concert was fresh and exciting and helped make an already global event looks even more like a festival.

2/10 Yakuza 5: Are you ready?

Another concert that occurs in the Yakuza The series is the idol concert that Haruka gives in Yakuza 5. In fact, Haruka gives a lot of concerts in Yakuza 5. singing and dancing competition. .

The glittering costumes, rousing J-Pop track, and cheering crowd make you feel like you’re attending a real idol concert. But, as with every Yakuza storyline, there’s an underlying sense of nervousness as Haruka tries her best to achieve her idol dreams and those of her mentor.

1/10 Fire Emblem Fates: Lost in thought?

There was something magical about playing Fire Emblem Fates for the first time and seeing this iconic performance. Depending on the copy of the game you picked up, you would either be entitled to Azura, one of the game’s protagonists, and fire emblemperforming a slow and melancholy version of Lost in Thoughts All Alone in her signature white and blue dress, or a fast and aggressive version in a dark blue disguise.

While this is a wonderful and powerful concert to watch, the aftermath of the performance is, of course, another battle in which Corrin must rout the enemy and stay alive.

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Entertainment News Roundup: Little Simz Wins Mercury Prize for ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introverted’ Album; Jin, member of K-pop star BTS, will release his first solo single next week before his military service and more https://kenthe390.com/entertainment-news-roundup-little-simz-wins-mercury-prize-for-sometimes-i-might-be-introverted-album-jin-member-of-k-pop-star-bts-will-release-his-first-solo-single-next-week-before-his-militar/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 05:01:16 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/entertainment-news-roundup-little-simz-wins-mercury-prize-for-sometimes-i-might-be-introverted-album-jin-member-of-k-pop-star-bts-will-release-his-first-solo-single-next-week-before-his-militar/

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

Little Simz Wins Mercury Prize for ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ Album

Rapper Little Simz won the Mercury Prize on Tuesday for her fourth studio album ‘Sometimes I Could Be Introverted’, triumphing over contenders such as Harry Styles and indie rock duo Wet Leg for the British Music Prize. The 28-year-old, previously nominated in 2019 for the album ‘Grey Area’, was among the favorites to win the award for her critically acclaimed record.

Jin, member of K-pop star BTS, will release his first solo single next week before his military service

K-pop singer Jin, a member of hit boy band BTS, will release his first official solo single next week, the seven-member group’s agency announced on Wednesday, following this week’s announcement that he would soon to start his military service. The song, titled “The Astronaut,” will be released on October 28 at 1 p.m. (0400 GMT), with pre-orders due to start later Wednesday.

Simon Cowell’s new TikTok project offers users unreleased music

Renowned talent scout Simon Cowell is back, but this time his focus is on the social media platform, TikTok. With the international TV series “Got Talent,” “American Idol,” and many other projects already under his belt, Cowell is ready to help budding musicians on TikTok share their unique sounds with the world.

Saudi group MBC signs deals with Turkish production companies as diplomatic ties thaw

Saudi Arabia’s MBC Group, the Middle East’s biggest broadcaster, said on Wednesday it had signed a five-year partnership with two Turkish production houses, signaling the end of an unofficial boycott imposed on Turkey by the Saudi Arabia as the two countries strive to improve relations. . MBC, which in March 2018 axed Turkish programming, including soap operas popular with Arab audiences, said in a statement that the deal would allow it to exclusively host content from production houses Medyapim and Ay Yapim, and to produce original Arabic language content in Saudi Arabia.

One minute with: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson on “Banshees of Inisherin”

Fourteen years after ‘In Bruges’, filmmaker Martin McDonagh has reunited Irish actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for the male friendship and comedy-drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Set and filmed on an island off the west coast of Ireland, “The Banshees of Inisherin” tells the story of great friends Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson). However, Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship, issuing an ultimatum if the former bothers him.

Hollywood’s Anna May Wong will become the first Asian American to use US currency

The U.S. Mint will feature an Asian American on its currency for the first time when it issues a coin next week engraved with the likeness of actress Anna May Wong, who once worked in Hollywood. open racism and stereotypes. A quarter-dollar coin featuring a profile of Wong with her signature bangs and long fingernails will begin circulation Tuesday as part of the American Women’s Quarters program, the U.S. Mint said in a statement.

BTS Management Shares Rise After Group Clears Up Uncertainty Over Military Service

The announcement by K-pop megagroup BTS that the members would perform compulsory military service in South Korea has lifted a cloud of uncertainty over their plans. Investors in HYBE Co, the management group of BTS, reacted to the news by sending its shares soaring as high as 7.8% on Tuesday.

Russell Crowe at the Vatican New Movie Screening with Beer and Popcorn

The Vatican offered beer and popcorn to new recruits to its police force and Swiss Guard at a special screening of the new film “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” on Monday, capped off by a meeting with the one of its stars – Russell Crowe. Crowe, in Italy for the Rome Film Festival, made his way to the tiny Vatican screening room – which seats only around 50 people – to greet the audience between back-to-back screenings.

Dwayne Johnson calls comic book movie ‘Black Adam’ his passion project

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the DC Comics anti-hero movie “Black Adam,” and he calls it his passion project. “It’s the one for me,” Johnson told Reuters. Although the ‘Red Notice’ actor starred in a string of box office hits, he felt uncomfortable releasing this film as it deviates from his past roles.

(With agency contributions.)

New York-born Japanese singer NANO, a favorite of anime fans around the world, will perform at TIMM Online Showcase on October 18 https://kenthe390.com/new-york-born-japanese-singer-nano-a-favorite-of-anime-fans-around-the-world-will-perform-at-timm-online-showcase-on-october-18/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/new-york-born-japanese-singer-nano-a-favorite-of-anime-fans-around-the-world-will-perform-at-timm-online-showcase-on-october-18/



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New York-born Japanese singer NANO, a favorite of anime fans around the world, will be performing at the Global Online Showcase today, October 18 JST!

MINATO-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, October 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Japanese singer NANO, born in New York, with one of the favorites of anime fans around the world, will perform at the 19th TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET (TIMM) Online Showcase Live on October 18! The 19th annual Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) is held from October 17 to 19 at TIMM ONLINE with the participation of international music labels, journalists, promoters and industry professionals. This year’s event will once again be an online event and the live stream of the showcase will be free for fans around the world with artists: NANO and other up-and-coming artists I LUV ME, Alisa, USOTSUKI, ulma sound junction, Ekotsumi, Kazuo, Densha, TRiDENT, NANO, BPM15Q, Juicer, mona+, monje, LAYRUS LOOP

CHECK NANO performance HERE https://youtu.be/QkRyjNa02rk

NOTE: The streaming link will only be available until midnight on October 19.

*Artists are subject to change

Please check the TIMM website (https://www.timmjp.com/en/market/) for the latest information.

NANO has just released their new single “CATASTROPHE”, the opening theme song for the TV anime “Human Crazy University”. The anime is currently streaming on Prime Video, TOKYO MX, and other channels starting October 5. 2022
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Lyrics by NANO, music composed and arranged by Shin Manahiro


About NANO
Born in New York in 2010, NANO started sharing English covers of Japanese songs on sites such as YouTube and quickly received a positive response from viewers around the world.

In March 2012, NANO made their professional debut with the release of a 1st album “nanoir” ranked 10th in the Daily Oricon Charts on the first day of its release.

In 2013, NANO held a first live concert “Remember Your Color” at Shinkiba Studio Coast, which sold 2,500 tickets on its first day. In 2015, the 3rd studio album “Rock on” was released, which reached No. 4 in the Oricon Daily Charts, creating a big movement in the field of J-pop. A Zepp Live tour soon followed, and since then she has been actively participating in festivals and performing concerts in Japan and overseas. In 2020, she released her first album “I”, and in the same year, she held a live streaming event which was listened to not only in Japan but also in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Brazil , in Peru, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and other Asian countries, as well as France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other European countries, connect people around the world through music . She just released her latest single CATASTROPHE, OP theme from the TV anime “Human Crazy University” on October 5, 2022. NANO’s original content on YouTube has over 100 million total views. NANO continues to expand beyond borders.

Official NANO YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/officialNANOTV

ABOUT Mad Human University
The Human Crazy University (ヒューマンバグ大学) is a Japanese manga series published by K Contents. It has been serialized online via YouTube with voiced narration and dialogue since March 2019. An anime television series adaptation by DLE premiered in October 2022.

Hirofumi Satake is a death row inmate who brutally murdered his fiancée, Chie. He is an undead who continually returns from the brink of death when cornered. After coming to the attention of Human Bug University, an institute dedicated to the study of strange phenomena and the people at their center, he becomes the object of their research and shares memories of his unfortunate daily life of death- living. Why did he kill his fiancée? The truth will uncover a huge conspiracy…

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