This album showcases dynamic beats and stirring lyrics in continuation of his recent highly successful #1 iTunes singles, “Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo” and "Sun Burns Down".
Multiple tracks in the album were produced by the Grammy Award-nominated trio, the Stereotypes, who have produced hit songs for acts such as Far East Movement and Ne-Yo. Platinum hit- maker, Static Revenger, with artist credits from Madonna to Shakira, also has a hand in production work on the album.
“This album has songs from different genres,” states Akanishi, “I feel like this album has no boundaries, since you can’t really put all the tracks into one genre. It’s a collection of music and sounds that I love. The name of the album is a coinage of all the places that greatly influence me – Japan, America & Spain. I made up that word. It’s a combination of Japan and America, and the last part is taken from the Spanish “a” sound, which makes a noun feminine. So my album is a girl. I really want the album to have an international meaning. I hope my fans will enjoy it.”
Also, in a couple days, his US Tour will kick off. The JAPONICANA Tour dates and venues are listed below.
- 3/9 - Los Angeles at Club Nokia
- 3/10 - Vancouver at the Centre for Performing Arts
- 3/12 - Honolulu at the Hawaii Theatre
- 3/15 - New York at the Best Buy Theater
- 3/17 - San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom
He recently appeared on the "Ralphie Alversa radio show" via skype last night.
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- He actually likes the US version of sushi.
- Why New York makes him feel at home.
- Jin admires the effort Jason Derulo puts into his own work.
- He takes pride on teaching something to his co-star in the upcoming movie 47 Ronin and new bff: Keanu Reeves.
~Jin's backlog posts~
- 01/24/2012 Yet another #1 single for Jin Akanishi + Supernatural plans revealed on his new Music Video
- 01/24/2012 Jin Akanishi releases video for second single "Sun Burns Down"
- 01/13/2012 Jin Akanishi reveals dates for his upcoming Tour & Album debut + 2nd US single leaked
- 12/29/2011 Jin Akanishi: Japan's ethereal beauty graces the world with more photoshoots
- 12/08/2011 Jin Akanishi, 47 Ronin youngest member poses for another fashion magazine + countdown to album debut
- 11/26/2011 A Samurai in the City of Angels: Jin Akanishi poses for Vogue Japan & talks 47 Ronin
- 11/18/2011 Jin continues to take over America, hangs with some Canadian
- 11/09/2011 Japanese sex symbol Jin Akanishi and new bff Jason DeruloOoOoOo present Test Drive
- 10/27/2011 Jin Akanishi's "takeover" begins
- 10/12/2011 Another Asian artist debuting in the US, Jin Akanishi shows us his "take over" video
- 10/08/2010 Sexy Japanese man decides to grace the US with his presence.
- 03/24/2010 Jpop Idol Akanishi Jin to have solo concerts in LA, while the rest of his group tours w/o him
- 09/28/2008 Any Asian Boy Band EVER >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Goddamn Disney Kids