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Che’Nelle and Namie Amuro’s new singles

31 May

Titled “Destiny”, it’s the theme song for TBS drama “Reverse” and Che’Nelle’s comeback song after 2 years. I was quite surprised to find it topping the digital charts. Che’Nelle is known more for her ballads and this song just didn’t ring for me, but netizens are saying it matches the suspense drama very well.

I prefer Namie Amuro’s new song so much more. Her song is a medium ballad with strings and piano in the background. It’s often played towards the ending of drama “Haha ni Naru” (“Becoming a Mother”) and i can’t wait to hear the full version of it.

Purchase their singles below:



Compilation of Che’Nelle “Happiness” Performances

29 Mar

EDIT: I updated this post with a SMAP x Che’Nelle collaboration which is definitely a must watch!

Che’Nelle does not speak Japanese but she sings so well in it! You can probably tell where she’s from by her singing style. Her song, “Happiness” is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Dear Sister”, currently airing every Friday. The song was released on 19 November and has been doing very well on the digital charts. So glad someone was kindhearted enough to upload her live performances in Japan!

SMAP x Che’Nelle collaboration

Music Fair

FNS Music Festival 2014
More info about the song here.

Get the song on iTunes: Happiness – EP – Che’Nelle

Performances from FNS Music Festival 2014

4 Dec

Selected performances below….

Che’nelle – Happiness(with Matsushita Nao on the piano)
FINALLY this song has been performed! I can never get enough of it. Beautiful voice and lyrics, all self-penned by the singer herself!


Johnny’s Family

A full blown Johnny’s artistes collaboration to celebrate Kondo Masahiro’s 35th year of debut.
This is practically a miracle cause Johnny’s artistes are split into 2 factions and they have never collaborated in this manner. The inclusion of SMAP really means alot for the fans as well as for the agency. Erm wait, where’s Yamapi?

In order of appearance:
1. Johnny’s WEST – Ee jya nai ka
2. A.B.C.-Z – Crazy Accel
3. Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
4. Kis-My-ft2 – Everybody Go
5. Hey! Say! JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Ashita e no YELL
6. KAT-TUN – Real Face/ In Fact
7. Kanjani8 – Musekinin Hero
8. NEWS – Kibou ~Yell~
9. Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus (Tsubasa absent as he’s sick)
10. Arashi – A.RA.SHI
11. V6 – Ai Nanda/Sky’s the Limit
12. Kinki Kids – Garasu no Shonen
13. Tokio – Love you only
14. SMAP – Shake
15. Kondo Masahiro (with backdancing from above people)


Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!

Kinki Kids – Kagi no nai Hako

NEWS – ONE ~for the win~

Arashi – Bittersweet

Kanjani8 – King of Otoko

Sexy Zone  – Hitomebore


AKB48 Family

The rules for live singing must have been changed cos these girls are sounding as good as their CD. Just take a look at the past years’ FNS performances and you’ll know what I mean. What to lookout for, the Mayuki combo with their Christmas jingle!

In order of videos:
1. Mayuki – Awatenbo no Santa Claus
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
2. HKT48 – Melon Juice(with famous mascot Funasshi)
3. Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
4. SKE48 – 12gatsu no Kangaroo
5. NMB48 – Teppen Tottande!
6. AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain

LDH Family

E-girls – Mr Snowman / Follow me(with mascot Funasshi)

Exile – 24World

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I

Collaboration Performances

Dream5/48group/Nogizaka/Golden Bomber/T.M Revolution/The Alfee – Youkai Taisou Daichi

Hiromi Go/May J – Let it Go

Exile Takahiro/Gospellers – Mimosa (with Nogizaka Ikuta Erika on piano)

Che’Nelle sings theme song for FujiTV “Dear Sisters” drama

19 Oct

If you’re watching Dear Sister (Fuji TV) this season, you’d certainly have noticed the awesome OST that plays at the end of the episode. The song titled “Happiness” is by Che’Nelle(31) , a singer based in Los Angeles.

It was revealed that this is the first time Che’Nelle has penned lyrics for a drama theme song.  She received a break back in 2011 when she covered an english version of Tee’s “Baby, I Love You”, which continues to be a hit song during wedding ceremonies.

The drama Dear Sister starring Ishihara Satomi and Matsushita Nao is a love comedy about 2 sisters who have opposite personalities. Ishihara Satomi plays a free-spirited and innocent little sister, while Matsushita Nao is the serious and clumsy elder sister. Che’Nelle wrote the lyrics to this song based on the sisters’ wish for each other’s happiness.

The single will be released on 19th November.

Happy things,Frustrations
Are what i want to share
But i’m just beating around the bush Oh

Happy moments, Frustrated moments
Even if i search or stop, i can’t find it
Is it the same for you?

When you’re sad in the dark
I know immediately
I’m not gonna give up tonight
Even if i’m clumsy
I’ll always be beside you

I’m always gonna be with you
I want to protect you
You’re the most important person in the world

I love you too much
I can’t express it well
It’s alright if you just remain here
Cos forever You’re my Happiness


Purchase Che’Nelle’s “Happiness” single here: