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8:26 pm - 11/19/2012

Johnny Kitagawa achieves his 3rd Guinness World Record


On November 19th it was revealed that president of the agency, Mr. Johnny Kitagawa (81) has been certified with another Guinness World Record, this time as “Most Number of Singers who have achieved the No. 1 position Produced by an Individual “, making this his third Guinness World Record. In addition, one person who has contributed to this Guinness world record, KinKi Kids’ member, Domoto Koichi (33) announced today the production of “Endless SHOCK” (Tokyo Imperial Theater).

Mr. Johnny was watching over the meeting somewhere in the building when the good news was sent. Last year he was awarded with 2 other Guinness World Records; “Most Concerts Produced by an Individual (8,419)” and “Most No.1 Singles Produced by an Individual (232)”, followed by his third, “Most Number of Singers Produced by an Individual who have achieved the No. 1 position (35)”. It was revealed also that among those artist, Domoto Koichi is included to which he commented “I’m also happy for me then”.

The presentation of the certificate was decided in November 14th when a Chairman of Guinness World Records visited Japan. After watching the commemorative production “JOHNNY’S World” (Tokyo Imperial Theater), he handed over the certificate of approval some days later. Just recently, Johnny Kitagawa had stated he wanted to set 1 or 2 more Guinness World Record, all the more reason to feel modest and happy he added, “Keeping the #1 spot is a troublesome thing but as long as they want to keep making music and becoming number one then it’s a natural thing”.

On top of this happy announcement, there’s still the grief over the death of Mori Mitsuko (92) who passed away just recently. “I was surprised to hear she passed away. I don’t want to remember. Like family, we were really close. Even now I feel like she’s here. I think we all feel that way”.

However, to overcome this grief, Mr Johnny has decided to aim for his 4th Guinness World Record, “Michael has more than 7, right? I think is important to set new records. While defending the 3 records we have, it’s important to always keep challenging new ones”. The challenge of this 81-year-old continues.

List of 35 Johnny’s who have achieved the No. 1 position


  • 1974/10/28 — Go Hiromi 「よろしく哀愁」  (26)
  • 1980/09/29 — Tahara Toshihiko 「ハッとして!Good」 (9)
  • 1980/12/22 — Kondo Masahiko 「スニーカーぶる~す」 (7)
  • 1984/04/09 — Shibugakitai 「喝!」 (26)
  • 1985/12/23 — Shounentai 「仮面舞踏会」 (11)
  • 1987/08/31 — Hikaru GENJI 「STAR LIGHT」 (10)
  • 1988/09/05 — Otokogumi 「DAYBREAK」 (18)
  • 1994/03/21 — SMAP 「Hey Hey おおきに毎度あり」 (3)
  • 1996/02/26 — V6 「MADE IN JAPAN」 (4)
  • 1997/07/28 — KinKi Kids 「硝子の少年」 (2)
  • 1998/02/02 — J-FRIENDS 「明日が聴こえる/Children’s Holiday」 (16)
  • 1999/11/15 — Arashi 「A・RA・SHI」 (1)
  • 2000/08/28 — Shingo Mama 「慎吾ママのおはロック」 (26)
  • 2001/06/11 — TOKIO 「メッセージ」 (13)
  • 2002/06/10 — Domoto Tsuyoshi 「街」 (13)
  • 2003/11/24 — Tackey & Tsubasa 「夢物語」 (13)
  • 2004/03/22 — &G (Inagaki Goro) 「Wonderful Life」 (26)
  • 2004/05/24 — NEWS 「希望~Yell~」 (8)
  • 2004/10/04 — Kanjani8 「浪花いろは節」 (6)
  • 2005/02/07 — Toraji・Haiji 「ファンタスティポ」 (26)
  • 2005/11/14 — Shuji to Akira 「青春アミーゴ」 (26)
  • 2006/04/03 — KAT-TUN 「Real Face」 (5)
  • 2006/06/12 — Yamashita Tomohisa 「抱いてセニョリータ」 (16)
  • 2006/09/11 — GYM 「フィーバーとフューチャー」 (26)
  • 2007/01/01 — Tegomasu 「ミソスープ」 (20)
  • 2007/08/13 — Hey! Say! 7 「Hey! Say!」 (26)
  • 2007/11/26 — Hey! Say! JUMP 「Ultra Music Power」 (11)
  • 2008/04/07 — 20th Century 「オレじゃなきゃ、キミじゃなきゃ」 (26)
  • 2008/05/12 — Domoto Koichi 「No more」 (20)
  • 2009/01/19 — Takizawa Hideaki 「愛・革命」 (20)
  • 2009/07/27 — NYC 「悪魔な恋」 (23)
  • 2009/12/07 — LANDS 「BANDAGE」 (26)
  • 2011/03/14 — Akanishi Jin 「Eternal」 (23)
  • 2011/08/22 — Kis-My-Ft2 「Everybody Go」 (18)
  • 2011/11/28 — Sexy Zone 「Sexy Zone」 (23)

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2coco 20th-Nov-2012 03:41 am (UTC)

congrats old man...

However, to overcome this grief, Mr Johnny has decided to aim for his 4th Guinness World Record, “Michael has more than 7, right? I think is important to set new records. While defending the 3 records we have, it’s important to always keep challenging new ones”

old man is getting greedy...i assume he's talking about Micheal Jackson??
eevaleena 20th-Nov-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Wow... the ranking look amazing! Glad to see KAT-TUN in TOP 5.

And, KinKi Kids and KAT-TUN the only group in TOP 5 that had "consecutive no.1 since debut", right? I know KinKi already break the records for that, and KAT-TUN coming 2nd so far ^^ So proud of them!
tomoeicemaiden 20th-Nov-2012 04:24 am (UTC)
What will his 4th Guinness Record be, oldest child molester?
citrine047 20th-Nov-2012 08:11 am (UTC)
wheresthepaper 20th-Nov-2012 09:17 am (UTC)
I think I love you.
45s 21st-Nov-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
shoulda been the first comment tbh.
rosesnwine88 21st-Nov-2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
not hard to imagine the reactions to that xD
midori_akanishi 20th-Nov-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
i am happy for jin omedetou ETERNAL and LANDS...damn i love hatashi no sensou lol

felicdades a los demas..esperando mas numero uno de parte de los johnnys :)
endohmiyako 20th-Nov-2012 04:47 am (UTC)
i do hope for LANDS reunion -_-
stbluemoon 20th-Nov-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Kind of amused by the 6 year blank that appears to have been caused by SMAP. XD
exdream1999 20th-Nov-2012 09:00 am (UTC)
I'm kind of proud of it! XP
mrstaguchi100 20th-Nov-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
oh the joy~ XD hoping to see some more records!
momosimana 20th-Nov-2012 05:44 am (UTC)

“Keeping the #1 spot is a troublesome thing but as long as they want to keep making music and becoming number one then it’s a natural thing.”
~What a Cool statement, I like it ^^
xanithofdragons 20th-Nov-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Lol, Shingo Mama is on the list.

Nothing's gonna stop this crazy old man, huh?
love323able 20th-Nov-2012 05:55 am (UTC)
The challenge of this 81-year-old continues.

i loled
i'm sure his gonna be dead soon, i just have this gut feeling

Edited at 2012-11-20 05:59 am (UTC)
sekainostar 20th-Nov-2012 08:10 am (UTC)
binibinikahel 20th-Nov-2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Amazing!!! congratulations Johnny-san!!!
ministryofbees 20th-Nov-2012 07:24 am (UTC)
matsujun19 20th-Nov-2012 08:29 am (UTC)
brucelynn 20th-Nov-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Dwayne would never clap for such a cunt tbh
ministryofbees 21st-Nov-2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Try reading the sarcastic undertone of things sometimes. Oops, it doesn't really show in comments, does it? Well, I forgive you.
brucelynn 21st-Nov-2012 07:51 am (UTC)
Gurl it's hard to tell on Arama tbh

Because some people really do applaud this fool
ministryofbees 22nd-Nov-2012 06:22 am (UTC)
I'm gonna have to put a *sarcastic* below every such comment :3
fairyland_not 20th-Nov-2012 07:41 am (UTC)
i think the list will be easier compiled "list of Johnny's who have not gotten 1st"
zhaime18 20th-Nov-2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
i dont know maybe tegomass??
javilind 20th-Nov-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Tegomass is in the list with 3 singles being number one. I just can think of old johnnys groups that aren't on the list @.@!
j_linker444 20th-Nov-2012 07:53 am (UTC)

leitoph 20th-Nov-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
So proud to be a daughter of Johnny. LMAO I mean so proud to be a fan of his artists. ♥♥♥

MJ says beat it. :p

Edited at 2012-11-20 08:05 am (UTC)
kurakura_chan 20th-Nov-2012 08:37 am (UTC)
yay kattun is in the top 5 :D
bridgetothesky 20th-Nov-2012 09:39 am (UTC)
yatta ne jyaniisan! lol that list is pretty much every debuted johnnys.. really no need to even make the list

jfriends torahaiji heysay7 natsukashii!
inachan89 20th-Nov-2012 09:41 am (UTC)
They are Johnny's,of course they've got tons of number 1 lol
j_o_n_n_o 20th-Nov-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
gross @ all the stans congratulating a paedophile.
blancintrigure 20th-Nov-2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Congratz to all the names on the list
is there even one who isn't?
1111_am 20th-Nov-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
stole_away 20th-Nov-2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
good for him ^^
javilind 20th-Nov-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
the only recently ones that I can think of thar aren't on the list are: Snow Prince Gasshoudan and Nakayama Yuma (Yuma just debuted, I'm sure he's going to get number 1s soon).
brucelynn 20th-Nov-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
I wish he would burn in hell tbh
nuizzz 20th-Nov-2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I am so proud of thissss ;D
lip_glossy 20th-Nov-2012 08:04 pm (UTC)

die already old man and go to's waiting for you
minam_shi 21st-Nov-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
Why are NYC listed with ''Akuma na koi'' ?

"Nakayama Yuuma w/B.I.Shadow - Akuma na koi
NYC Boys - Flight high
NYC - Yuuki 100% (or I can't remember which song was their first...)"

It confirms that those names have always been considered as the same group to JE!

About the absents from the list ⇒ Were Ya-ya-yah - Sekai ga hitotsu ni naru made ranked first ? I guess Snow Prince Gasshoudan weren't ,___, . Same for Budoukan but if I'm right they were not produced by Johnny. And I hope Yuuma will become first soon!
fechan_news 21st-Nov-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
omedetou, grandpa..
rosesnwine88 21st-Nov-2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
more records, is that an old man's wish?
he did work for it. congrats, johnny-san.
sk_gg 22nd-Nov-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
ABC-Z isn't on this list. but they don't release singles.
lockandkey_123 24th-Nov-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Who is Mori Mistuko?
kodochalover 27th-Nov-2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Amazing *A*

I feel so proud of them x3
I'm so happy to be a Johnny's fan xD
nakabibighani 27th-Nov-2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm happier for the groups mentioned, than for Johnny's... But he really did a good job producing these groups.
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