May 17

What’s Up Dance The Greatest Hits
Release Date: 6/13/12
Price: 3048 yen

Universal Japan’s What’s Up! compilation series has been around for 10 years now, but up until recently has been outside the scope of this blog. As with EMI’s VIP series, What’s Up! used to compile only R&B/Hip-Hop. However, the recent EDM boom means that dance is once again in fashion, so in June 2012 Universal decided to release What’s Up! Dance. As with most releases in the series, it’s a 2-disc set and mostly features artists from the Universal stable. It skews a little too mainstream American Top 40 for me. :/

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