BE:FIRST Begins Streaming ‘Move On’ from First Album in Advance

09.August.2022 | MUSIC

The song Move On from BE:FIRST’s debut album BE:1 was released on August 8, well before the album is scheduled to drop on August 31, 2022.

 

Much like Be Free, which was released on August 1, Move On was a set piece used during THE FIRST audition, from which BE:FIRST was formed. The song was included as a bonus track on the group’s second single Bye-Good-Bye, but the song has been newly recorded by the seven members since.

 

Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

 

SUNNY BOY acted as the producer for Move On after also producing the lead track Scream, released on July 25. Having worked with artists such as BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Namie Amuro, and Daichi Miura, SUNNY BOY worked with SKY-HI to create this incredible track. It has been performed live a number of times to massive fanfare.

 

Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming album BE:1, reached the top spot on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart last month. The music video has been viewed over 5.5 million times, and there’s no doubt that the group’s first album will be a massive hit. 

 

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  • BE:FIRST Starts Nationwide Tour Featuring 29 Shows in 17 Cities, Announces Additional Dates

    30.September.2022 | MUSIC

    BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy band created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, has continued to rise the ranks in the Japanese pop music world. The group has just started its first nationwide tour, ‘BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023,’ which will see the boys perform 29 shows in 17 cities. The tour began in Hiroshima on September 23. 

    The group released its first album, BE:1, on August 31, and it immediately reached the top slot on the Billboard Japan Overall Albums Chart. At the first stop on the tour, the boys performed plenty of tracks from the album, including Bye-Good-Bye which has been streamed over 100 million times. They also sang the album’s leading track Scream and Message, their first love song. As BE:FIRST’s popularity soars, the group announced two additional shows to take place in Tokyo and Osaka. Keep an eye on what they do next!

     

    Additional Performances

    January 26, January 27, 2023 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

    January 31, February 1, 2023 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka

  • Fans Can Take Pictures with BE:FIRST in Collaboration Purikura Machines

    14.September.2022 | FASHION

    Two Sega purikura machines–ROMAPI and lalamee–will start a collaboration event with BE:FIRST on September 15! Until November 7, fans can get some snapshots with their favorite members at machines nationwide.

     

    This collaboration event will feature moving photo frames, with lalamee offering 24 varieties and ROMAPI offering 28 varieties. Fans will also find 25 exclusive stickers featuring the members’ names, mini-characters, and logos! Fans can also take 3-second video moments with the members, giving them the feeling that they’re taking pictures side by side with the popular idols.

    lalamee: 24 varities / ROMAPI: 28 varieties

    Original Collaboration Effects

    Original Collaboration Stamps

    Limited Edition Original BE:FIRST Stickers

     

    In addition, a total of five songs will appear as background music, including the group’s newest song Scream featured on their first album BE:1. Photos can be downloaded to smartphones using the Purikura ON app, which will also feature voice messages from the members!

     

    Select stores will also be holding a gift campaign where customers can get a limited original BE:FIRST sticker by showing off their purikura creations. 30 machines nationwide will also be decorated to celebrate the campaign. 

     

    BE:FIRST fans won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to get a snapshot with their favorite member!

     

    ©SEGA

  • RecoChoku Announces Winners for Best Music of August 2022

    13.September.2022 | MUSIC

    Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for August 2022!

    Unsurprisingly, Ado tops both the single and album charts with her new tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, a main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022.

    New Genesis, the theme from ONE PIECE FILM RED, was released ahead of the movie’s release on June 8, 2022. It ranked 4th in the monthly rankings for June and July, and following the film’s release in August, it shot to the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, continuing to hold the #1 spot.

    Ado also took first place in August’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. Released on August 19, 2022, the album features a number of tracks made for the film, with seven different artists helping to produce these now legendary songs.

    For the daily ranking on August 11, the top seven singles were all from this one album. Starting at the top spot, the songs included were: New Genesis, Where the Wind Blows, Tot Musica, The World’s Continuation, Binks’ Sake, I’m Invincible, and Fleeting Lullaby.

    In the album ranking, it was number one in the weekly ranking for three consecutive weeks since its release on August 17 and continued its momentum to take the top position in the monthly ranking for the month of August.

    Ado had her first top single ranking in February 2021 with Usseewa, and her first #1 album in January and February 2022 with Kyogen.

     

    If you haven’t listened to the singer’s collection of songs from the most recent ONE PIECE film, you’re missing out!

     

    RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – August 2022 (Announced September 1, 2022)

     

    Single Ranking

    1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
    2nd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
    3rd Place: Ame Sansan – King Gnu
    4th Place: Where the Wild Blows – Ado
    5th Place: Mixed Nuts – Official HiGE DANdism

    https://recochoku.jp/ranking/single/monthly/

    Album Ranking

    1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
    2nd Place: M – INI
    3rd Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
    4th Place: Falling into your eyes Record – Aimyon
    5th Place: Suki Toiunowa Rock Daze! (Special Edition) – Nogizaka46

    https://recochoku.jp/ranking/album/monthly/

     

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  • THE RAMPAGE, NCT 127, and BE:FIRST Release Trailer for Crossover Song ‘Wings’

    18.August.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    With over 5.56 million people seeing the films in theaters and box-office revenue of over ¥7.8 billion, the High&LoW film series has inspired audiences around Japan for years with its themes of friendship and struggle. In 2019, the film High&Low THE WORST was released as a collaboration with Hiroshi Takahashi’s manga Worst and Crows, which have collectively sold over 80 million copies. A sequel, High&Low THE WORST X, will be released in theaters nationwide on September 9, 2022.

     

    While the film itself is a massive collaboration between rivals, it will also feature a major collaboration between artists! Kazuma Kawamura and Hokuto Yoshino from THE RAMPAGE, Yuta Nakamoto from NCT 127, and Ryoki Miyama from BE:FIRST have come together to perform the song Wings. The track will be played during key scenes in the film and is sure to pull at your heartstrings.

     

    The song came to be after the four became closer acting in the film. Wings is a positive and emotional song about friendship and trust and evokes the image of irreplaceable friends and a man who will never stop moving forward.

     

    In the new trailer for the song, the images of the four artists performing the track overlap with the images of their characters in the film.

     

    Wings – HiGH&LOW THE WORST X

    https://www.flag-porter.jp/download/r4wWMAoVqQK9b6KMQdEvYnGpx8j6Jm

     

    The film is sure to be the breakout hit of the summer, bringing together powerhouses from THE RAMPAGE, NCT 127, and BE:FIRST when it releases on September 9. The characters, action, and music have all been powered up when compared to the previous film, so be sure to tune in!

     

    Comment from Kazuma Kawamura (Fujio Hanaoka) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “This song transcended the boundaries of our group and a dream crossover was able to happen.

    Without our collaboration in the film, I don’t think we would have had this incredible opportunity to work together on music so quickly. 

    We probably would have just ended up doing a cover or something like that.

    It was such a joy for us to be able to collaborate on a new piece of music that was totally our own.

    It’s a coming-of-age song that matches our roles and certain scenes in the movie perfectly, and I hope it will touch your heart!”

     

    Comment from Hokuto Yoshino (Tsukasa Takajo) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “Even though we’re all in different groups, we were so honored to come together to sing together as a foursome for this film!

    I hope lots of people will enjoy this heartwarming and tender ballad, which shows our individuality but also has a real sense of unity.

    I hope everyone will be able to experience the world of HiGH&LOW THE WORST X in theaters, and I also hope you’ll pay attention to the scenes in which this song is played!”

     

    Comment from Yuta Nakamoto (Ryo Suzaki) (NCT 127)

    “It’s rare to find a song with a medium tempo that’s so emotionally moving, and it was a fresh and fun experience to sing a song for my first movie. Although some parts were difficult, it was a great experience and I’m grateful for it. 

    Ryo and Amagai’s relationship is reflected in the lyrics of Wings, and I think that this one will make you emotional.”

     

    Comment from Ryoki Miyama (Amagai Kouhei) (BE:FIRST/RYOKI)

    “This was one of the most nerve-wracking recordings I’ve ever done.

    Singing with everyone was a valuable experience, and I really wanted to give it my all. I discussed it with the director and after a number of takes, I think we were able to get the most emotional of the bunch.

    We’re so happy to bring this film to life, and along with so many talented artists and actors, this song is really the culmination of everyone’s hard work.”

     

    ©2022「HiGH&LOW THE WORST X」製作委員会 ©髙橋ヒロシ(秋田書店) HI-AX

  • BE:FIRST to Stream Shining One (Re-recorded) on Pre-Debut Anniversary

    17.August.2022 | MUSIC

    BE:FIRST, a 7-member dance and vocal group created through BMSG’s ‘THE FIRST’ audition led by SKY-HI, performed at the ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 on August 12 in Chiba. The popular group performed nine songs, including the new song Scream from their upcoming first album BE:1 and a new track BF is…. The latter began streaming the same day, long before the upcoming album’s release.

    The song BF is…is a hip-hop tune that will appear on the upcoming first album. Previously, it had only been performed once at VIVA LA ROCK 2022 on April 30. The members of the group took part in the song’s production.

     

    BF is… / BE:FIRST August 12 Stream

    https://BEFIRST.lnk.to/BE1

     

    At the ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022, BE:FIRST began their performance with BF is…, the first song on their first album and a symbol of the group. The powerful members showed off their musical prowess with their hit song Bye-Good-Bye, which has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide. Following this, they performed Don’t Wake Me Up feat. BE:FIRST, a collaboration with Jonas Blue, the rock tune Brave Generation, and Scream

    The setlist from the festival is now available as a playlist on a number of music streaming sites, so check it out!

     

    ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 Setlist

    https://befirst.lnk.to/RIJF2022_SETLIST

     

    BE:FIRST announced its lineup on NTV’s Sukkiri on August 13, 2021. On August 16, the one-year anniversary of their pre-debut, the group will release Shining One (Re-recorded), a track that will also appear on their album BE:1. On the same day, fans will want to check out the group’s YouTube channel at 20:00 to catch the premiere of BE:FIRST’s mysterious video titled -???????-.

     

    -???????- / BE:FIRST

    Keep your eyes on BE:FIRST as they hurdle towards the release of their first album!

     

    ©ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022

  • BE:FIRST’s New Single ‘Scream’ Reaches #1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart

    05.August.2022 | MUSIC

    Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming first album BE:1, reached the top spot on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart on August 3. The full album will be released on August 31, 2022. This was the group’s third #1 ranking following their debut song Gifted. and their second single Bye-Good-Bye.

     


    Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

     

     

    The song also took the top spot in the Oricon Weekly Streaming Ranking and the Oricon Weekly Digital Single (Single Song) Ranking, both dated August 8. This is the fifth BE:FIRST song to grab two digital ranking titles, following Shining One, Bye-Good-Bye, Betrayal Game, and Gifted.

     

    This is the first time in history that two digital awards were given to a single artist for the same work. 

    The music video for Scream has nearly 5 million views only 10 days after its release. The song Be Free from the group’s first album BE:1, which began streaming on August 1, also hit the top spot on the iTunes Overall Song Ranking. Yesterday, BE:FIRST performed at THE STAR NEXTAGE at Pia Arena MM. The group will perform at ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 on August 12, at SUMMER SONIC 2022 on August 20 and 21, and at Ongaku to Higetachi – My Home Town on August 27.

  • Live Photos of Jonas Blue and BE:FIRST at Fuji Rock Festival ’22 Released

    02.August.2022 | MUSIC

    On July 29, English DJ and producer Jonas Blue took the stage at Day 1 of Fuji Rock Festival ‘22. The popular boy band BE:FIRST, created during THE FIRST boy band audition by rapper SKY-HI, joined the performance! In July, Blue released the track Don’t Wake Me Up feat BE:FIRST, and this was the first time that the song was performed live.

     

    Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Nnj6A0THo

     

    Don’t Wake Me Up feat. BE:FIRST was the fourth song on the performer’s setlist. Blue told the audience that a special guest would be coming to the stage, and fans in the audience were thrilled to see all seven members showing off their dance moves live. Blue also performed many of his hit songs such as Mama, Polaroid, and Rise. The artist proved to be so popular with Japanese audiences that he was trending in the #1 spot on Twitter in Japan.

     

    Jonas Blue also made a shocking surprise announcement. Immediately following Fuji Rock Festival ‘22, the artist will be embarking on a Japan tour! The artist will perform five shows across Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. 

     

    BE:FIRST recently released the song Scream, the lead track for the group’s upcoming album BE:1 scheduled to release on August 31.

  • BE:FIRST Releases Music Video for Popular Song ‘Scream’ from New Album

    27.July.2022 | MUSIC

    The music video for Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming first album, is finally here! The video was posted to YouTube ahead of the album’s release on August 31, 2022.

     

    The chaotic music video was inspired by the desire to return to normal after the world was taken over by heavy restrictions and restraints. To scream is to feel liberated, and the video inspires audiences to unleash their desires to the fullest.

     

    The dance scenes were choreographed by Kazuki, who works with s**t kingz as a choreographer. Those who watch the video will see allusions to the story of the member’s past, and how they overcame a number of obstacles and fears to move forward and reach their dreams.

     

    Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

     

    Scream is a hard-hitting dance number produced by SUNNY BOY, who previously worked with artists such as BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Namie Amuro, Daichi Miura, SKY-HI, and more. It was also produced by Maxx Song who leads the K-Pop music scene, working with artists like BoA, Red Velvet, and TWICE. SKY-HI’s lyrics speak of the dawn of a new era, and this track is fitting to serve as the main track from BE:FIRST’s first album. The song has already taken the top spot on the iTunes Song Ranking, LINE MUSIC Real-time Song Top 100, Rakuten Music Real-time Ranking, and on Amazon Music. 

     

    Scream – BE:FIRST (???????)

     

    Just after the music video was released, a new video titled ‘Scream – BE:FIRST (???????)’ was announced. The strange video will premiere on July 27 at 20:00.

  • BE:FIRST Holds Twitter Icon Campaign to Promote Upcoming Album

    25.July.2022 | MUSIC

    Popular seven-member dance and vocal group BE:FIRST will release their long-awaited first album BE:1 on August 31, 2022. To promote the release, a new Twitter campaign began on July 21 titled ‘BE:1 is coming up.’ By heading to the special website and signing up, your Twitter icon will be mysteriously changed for a limited time. 

    Those who have clicked on the strange site seem baffled, with comments starting to flood the site. What do the letters mean? Each icon seems different–how many are there? What’s the message? Fans are desperate to solve the puzzle.

     

    A hashtag appeared at the same time, translating to ‘we’ll show you what it means to be the best.’ Regardless of what mysteries this campaign holds, you’ll want to keep an eye out for BE:FIRST’s debut album next month!

  • Members of THE RAMPAGE, NCT127, and FANTASTICS to Appear in ‘HiGH&LOW THE WORST X’ Film

    22.July.2022 | MOVIE

    During the BATTLE OF TOKYO ~TIME 4 Jr.EXILE’ performance at Saitama Super Arena on July 21, a new trailer for the upcoming film HiGH&LOW THE WORST X was shown to a massive audience. A new collaboration with Hiroshi Takahashi’s manga Worst and Crows, fans are amped up for this new entry to the film series. A new visual for the movie was also revealed.

     

    The new trailer is filled with incredible action scenes set to the film’s theme song THE POWER, while the footage of the three-school alliance led by Amagai includes the rap song RIDE OR DIE by MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE. Expectations are high for this installation of the wildly popular film saga, with the final scene in the trailer showing a massive amount of rowdy high schoolers ready to brawl. The overwhelming scale of the movie is sure to impress both fans and newcomers alike.

    The new poster visual features 31 members of the cast, with the blue and red graphics coming together to form a cross. HiGH&LOW THE WORST X will present the climax of the ongoing story, with the tagline reading ‘To the top and beyond,’ showing the character’s lust for power.

     

    The new cast members from Suzuran Boys’ High School, known as the School of the Crows, have also been unveiled. Daichi Henry Mikami, a professional martial artist, will be making his acting debut, while Mizuki Itagaki, a popular young actor who has appeared in a number of high-profile films, will also appear. The cast will also include Yuki Tokito, FANTASTICS vocalist and actor Yusei Yagi, FANTASTICS performer Keito Kimura, and singer Yuri Takahashi.  

     

    Another FANTASTICS member making an appearance will be Natsuki Hori. These three members of the up-and-coming group will be participating in the HiGH&LOW series for the first time, so be sure to show them your support!

     

    This film will be a miraculous crossover, bringing together members from THE RAMPAGE, NCT127, BE:FIRST, and FANTASTICS to tell a powerful story, bringing audiences one of the most exciting action blockbusters in history. Will you be watching?

     

    (C)2022「HiGH&LOW THE WORST X」製作委員会 (C)高橋ヒロシ(秋田書店) HI-AX

  • HiGH&LOW THE WORST X Screenshot Featuring NCT127’s Yuta Nakamoto and BE:FIRST’s Ryoki Miyama Released

    15.July.2022 | MOVIE

    With over 5.56 million people coming to see the films in theaters and box-office revenue of over ¥7.8 billion, the High&LoW film series has inspired audiences around Japan for years. In 2019, the film High&Low The Worst was released as a collaboration with Hiroshi Takahashi’s manga Worst and Crows, which have collectively sold over 80 million copies. A sequel, High&Low The Worst X, will be released in theaters nationwide on September 9, 2022.

     

    Kazuma Kawamura (THE RAMPAGE) plays Fujio Hanaoka, a seemingly well-mannered student at Oya High School who has a passion for taking on his enemies in battle. The school is filled with delinquents wanting to take power, each with their own crazy fighting styles. Wanting to challenge the leader of Oya, Yoshiki Murayama, Hanaoka must also get ready to take on the Housen Academy, as the two schools have hostilities yet to be squashed. This sequel will see the biggest showdown in series history on a massive scale never seen before. A new rival, Senomon Technical High School, will appear as well.

     

    Yuta Nakamoto (NCT127) will play Ryo Suzaki, the right-hand man and childhood friend of Senomon Technical High School’s gang leader. A loner, he gradually became unbeatable in fights as his physical abilities grew. Before transferring to Senomono, he was known as the ‘loner genius’ who never spent time with anyone. After reuniting with his childhood friend Amagai, he aims to become stronger with his friend by his side.

     

    Amagai Kouhei, the head of Senomon, is played by Ryoki Miyama (BE:FIRST). A ruthless man, he thinks of others only as pawns in his game. He wants to unite the schools in the area, creating a ‘three-school alliance’ with Kamasaka High School and Ebara Commercial High School to take down Oya High. 

     

    These new photos show off the power and swag that these characters are sure to bring to the big screen. How will Oya High School stand up to the three-school alliance? The most powerful high schools in the history of the series will clash in the film when it releases this September. The characters, action, music, and emotion have all been bumped up when compared to the previous film. Are you ready?

     

    Keep an eye out for more information about the film coming soon. 

     

    ©2022「HiGH&LOW THE WORST X」製作委員会

    ©髙橋ヒロシ(秋田書店) HI-AX

  • Jonas Blue Releases New Single Featuring Japanese Boy Band BE:FIRST

    14.July.2022 | MUSIC

    English DJ and producer Jonas Blue has released a new track featuring the popular boy band BE:FIRST! Don’t Wake Me Up feat. BE:FIRST was released on July 13, 2022. 

     

    If you’re unfamiliar, BE:FIRST is a seven-member dance and vocal group created during THE FIRST boy band audition. Organized by BMSG, a company founded by popular rapper SKY-HI, the group has steadily been amassing fans around the world.

      

    Blue released Don’t Wake Me Up at the beginning of 2022 as a part of his new collaborative project titled ‘Together.’ The project centers around the themes of unity and positivity, and the artist hopes to collaborate with a number of global artists throughout 2022. The original version of Don’t Wake Me Up was a joint project with the American boy band Why Don’t We. 

     

    “We’ve been listening to Jonas Blue forever, so getting to collaborate with him is unreal,” BE:FIRST said. “Big respect to Jonas Blue and Why Don’t We! I hope we can help create a new Don’t Wake Me Up for the fans!” 

     

    This remix is BE:FIRST’s first collaboration with a foreign artist. Jonas Blue will also be performing at Fuji Rock Festival ‘22 later this month.

    Recently, BE:FIRST announced that they would be releasing their first album, BE:1, on August 31, 2022. It will contain 15 tracks, and some of Japan’s top up-and-coming producers contributed to the album, including Chaki Zulu, KM, Sunny Boy, UTA, and Ryosuke “Dr. R” Sakai. 

     

    Check out the new track, blending Jonas Blue’s clean production and BE:FIRST’s catchy Japanese lyrics!

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