The J-Pop All girl group, Morning Musume is a very successful group. And they are a very busy and hardworking group as well...
Throughout this year, MM have released 2 singles, their 10th album, a live DVD, an "Alo-Hello!" DVD, and have gone through many concerts and touring. They even performed in Paris, France at Japan Expo. It was also announced that three of the members (Kamei Eri, Junjun, and Linlin) will be graduating from the group in December and that there will be auditions for new MM members.
In August, it was announced that MM will be releasing their 44th single in October. In early September, a song called "Appare Kaiten Zushi!" was played in a sushi store in Japan. People recognized that the song was sung by Morning Musume. People then thought that this was their new single. It turned out that this song is actually the 1st single for a new group called "Muten Musume", which is Morning Musume's new counterpart group. This new unit was created to promote food. A radio preview of the song was finally released a few days after:
"Appare Kaiten Zushi!" is set to be released on October 27, while the release date for Morning Musume's 44th single was pushed back to November 17. Tsunku (MM Producer) said that the idea of Muten Musume came to mind in the beginning of the year.
Then during their "Rival Survival" Tour, MM performed a new song called "Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo". Nobody knew for sure that this song would be the new single because MM announced as a "new song". Usually, if they perform a new single, they would announce it as a "new single". People then thought to believe that it could be the B-Side to the new single or just another random new song:
Then on September 28, Morning Musume's 44th single was announced to be a song called "Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game". It is still unknown on how it sounds like. The next day, the tracklist for the new single was released:
1. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game
2. Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo
3. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game (Instrumental)
This is when we find out that "Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo" is indeed the B-Side to the new single.
Later on that same day, it was announced that Morning Musume's 11th album, which is currently untitled, is set to be released on December 1, which is about two weeks before the graduation of Kamei Eri, Junjun, and Linlin. This is very shocking news to fans. Usually, artists in general won't release two full-length albums in the same year. This is the first time that Morning Musume will do this.
Hopefully we find out more about this new album and a radio preview of the new single.
11 months ago