J-pop (ジェイポップ?, also J-POP), an abbreviation for Japanese pop, is a loosely defined musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in 1960s music such as The Beatles and replaced kayōkyoku (Japanese pop music until 1980s) in the Japanese music scene. It was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese music from foreign music and now refers to most of Japanese popular music. According to the data of 2006 from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Japan has the second largest market for recorded music in the world, behind the United States.
"Connected" was Ayumi Hamasaki's European debut single. It was released in Germany, Spain and Belgium in 2003.
"Surreal" is the seventeenth single by Ayumi Hamasaki, released on September 27, 2000.
"M" is a song written by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki from her album I Am... (2002). The lead single from the album and Hamasaki's nineteenth overall, "M" marked Hamasaki's increased creative control over her music, as it was the first song she composed, under the pseudonym "CREA".
"Fly High" is the thirteenth single released by Ayumi Hamasaki, released on February 9, 2000, making it her first single of 2000.
"Endless sorrow" is the 22nd single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on May 16, 2001. It is also found on her I am... album.
"Dearest" is the 24th single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released September 27, 2001. It is featured on the Best of InuYasha Soundtrack. It was the 3rd ending theme of the anime series InuYasha.
"Free & Easy" is a song written by Ayumi Hamasaki and Dai Nagao for Hamasaki's album Rainbow. The song, the first single from Rainbow and Hamasaki's 26th total, was released in Japan on April 24, 2002.
"Jewel Song / Beside You: Boku o Yobu Koe" is BoA's eighth Japanese single. It was on the 2003 top singles sales according to the Oricon with sales of 151,000. It is also her fourth highest selling single. Beside You -Boku wo Yobu Koe- was used as opening theme song for the anime Monkey Typhoon.