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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Here's the full radio rip of Hikaru's "Goodbye Happiness" one of the new tracks on "Utada Hikaru Single Collection Volume 2"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOY2TlmkieQ&feature=youtu.be&a
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Hikaru Utada drops Universal for global contract with EMI

EMI Music announced on Monday morning that it has signed a new global recording deal with singer Hikaru Utada. This spells the end of her contract with Universal Music, which has released her two English albums in the United States under its Island Def Jam label. Although those albums were released under the name Utada, she will now be using her full name Hikaru Utada for her future releases in all countries and all languages.

The press release issued by EMI Music notes that Utada's debut album "First Love" has shipped more than 9.9 million copies worldwide and is currently the "most successful Japanese language album ever." So far, she has "sold in total over 50 million singles, albums, and DVDs worldwide."

Utada's dissatisfaction with Universal was apparent when she recently told fans they shouldn't buy the "Utada The Best" album, a compilation of her English works. Universal had unilaterally decided to release the album on the same day as her Japanese single compilation "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2," being released by EMI Music on November 24.

With her new global recording contract, it is not clear how long her planned hiatus will last.

But wait, there's more!!

Hikaru Utada directs first music video

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Hikaru Utada directed the music video for her new song "Goodbye Happiness," which is included on her upcoming album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2." This is her first work as a director, and she is credited under her actual name (宇多田光), rather than the way it is usually written (宇多田ヒカル).

The video is shot with a single camera in one continuous take, using no CG effects. It will be included in a special bonus DVD for pre-orders of the album, though the full video can also be seen on her YouTube page.

Which is here:http://www.youtube.com/user/hikki
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Hikaru Utada drops Universal for global contract with EMI

EMI Music announced on Monday morning that it has signed a new global recording deal with singer Hikaru Utada. This spells the end of her contract with Universal Music, which has released her two English albums in the United States under its Island Def Jam label. Although those albums were released under the name Utada, she will now be using her full name Hikaru Utada for her future releases in all countries and all languages.

The press release issued by EMI Music notes that Utada's debut album "First Love" has shipped more than 9.9 million copies worldwide and is currently the "most successful Japanese language album ever." So far, she has "sold in total over 50 million singles, albums, and DVDs worldwide."

Utada's dissatisfaction with Universal was apparent when she recently told fans they shouldn't buy the "Utada The Best" album, a compilation of her English works. Universal had unilaterally decided to release the album on the same day as her Japanese single compilation "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2," being released by EMI Music on November 24.

With her new global recording contract, it is not clear how long her planned hiatus will last.

But wait, there's more!!

Hikaru Utada directs first music video

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Hikaru Utada directed the music video for her new song "Goodbye Happiness," which is included on her upcoming album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2." This is her first work as a director, and she is credited under her actual name (宇多田光), rather than the way it is usually written (宇多田ヒカル).

The video is shot with a single camera in one continuous take, using no CG effects. It will be included in a special bonus DVD for pre-orders of the album, though the full video can also be seen on her YouTube page.

Which is here:http://www.youtube.com/user/hikki


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Hikaru Utada drops Universal for global contract with EMI

EMI Music announced on Monday morning that it has signed a new global recording deal with singer Hikaru Utada. This spells the end of her contract with Universal Music, which has released her two English albums in the United States under its Island Def Jam label. Although those albums were released under the name Utada, she will now be using her full name Hikaru Utada for her future releases in all countries and all languages.

The press release issued by EMI Music notes that Utada's debut album "First Love" has shipped more than 9.9 million copies worldwide and is currently the "most successful Japanese language album ever." So far, she has "sold in total over 50 million singles, albums, and DVDs worldwide."

Utada's dissatisfaction with Universal was apparent when she recently told fans they shouldn't buy the "Utada The Best" album, a compilation of her English works. Universal had unilaterally decided to release the album on the same day as her Japanese single compilation "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2," being released by EMI Music on November 24.

With her new global recording contract, it is not clear how long her planned hiatus will last.

But wait, there's more!!

Hikaru Utada directs first music video

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Hikaru Utada directed the music video for her new song "Goodbye Happiness," which is included on her upcoming album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2." This is her first work as a director, and she is credited under her actual name (宇多田光), rather than the way it is usually written (宇多田ヒカル).

The video is shot with a single camera in one continuous take, using no CG effects. It will be included in a special bonus DVD for pre-orders of the album, though the full video can also be seen on her YouTube page.

Which is here:http://www.youtube.com/user/hikki
alright U Go Hikaru Utada Dancing and on your new beginning w00t!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk

Goodbye Happiness PV

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I've never seen Hikki as cute as this rofl
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

soulhunter14 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk

Goodbye Happiness PV

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I've never seen Hikki as cute as this rofl


cant say too much about the song yet but the PV was nice Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

http://lums.emimusic.jp/hikki/duBDW1zXNMS0qreFn0ZUhgY2

Show me Love preview (Track on UHSCV2 Disc 2)

Theme song for "Ashita no Joe"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

soulhunter14 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk

Goodbye Happiness PV

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I've never seen Hikki as cute as this rofl
Oh yea I saw that different But Nice for a first time try Mr Green ... ( she directed this right this is her first time directing right?? )
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Utada Hikaru to start her own radio program in April

Utada Hikaru will start her radio program on InterFM, “KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru“, starting in April.

It’s a regular radio show, which will air on the third Tuesday of every month for an hour, and the first episode is scheduled to be aired on April 16th starting at 10:00 pm.

In the morning on March 22nd, Utada tweeted, “This is sudden, but I will start my radio show starting in April. It’ll be the first time in 13 years for me to have a regular program. I wonder if I would do fine…” As she said, this will mark her first regular radio program since her last one “Utada Hikaru no Tres Bien・Bohemian“, which ended in September of 2000.

Utada has been on hiatus after a live concert held in December of 2010. Though she provided “Sakura Nagashi” as theme song for the film, ‘Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q‘ (‘EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO‘), back in November of last year, there is no plan for her to resume her musical activities at this moment.

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Utada Hikaru to release 'In the Flesh' on iTunes and a remastered version of 'First Love'

Utada Hikaru celebrated her 15th year anniversary on December 9th. On this day, she released her overseas tour "Utada 'In The Flesh' 2010 Tour" via iTunes Store. She will also release a remastered edition of her 1st album "First Love" on March 10, 2014.

Fans had long-awaited the release of her "In The Flesh" tour which was held from January to February of 2010 in the United States and England. The live footage titled "Utada / Utada Hikaru: In The Flesh 2010" features the New York and London concerts of the tour. Not only as Utada, but she also performed songs as Utada Hikaru including "SAKURA Drops", "Stay Gold", and "Automatic".

At the same time, all of Utada's previous live works have been released via iTunes. This includes her first nationwide tour 'BOHEMIAN SUMMER 2000' in 2000 until her recent 'WILD LIFE' that she held just before her hiatus.

The re-release of "First Love" will be remastered by Ted Jensen. It will come in 2 types: "First Love -15th Anniversary Edition-" and "First Love -15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition-" which has only 5,000 copies. The "15th Anniversary Edition" will include "First Love" SHM-CD and the DVD for "LUV LIVE" which was a invitation-only concert she held on April 2, 1999 at ZEPP TOKYO.

Meanwhile, the "15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" will include "First Love" platinum SHM-CD, "LUV LIVE" live DVD, a bonus disc containing unreleased tracks as well as single coupling songs, "First Love" original karaoke CD, a hard cover book including never before seen pictures and handwritten lyrics, and replicas of "LUV LIVE" tickets and backstage passes.

[Utada / Utada Hikaru: In The Flesh 2010]

01. Opening
02. On and On
03. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI
04. Poppin'
05. This One (Crying Like a Child)
06. Passion/Sanctuary
07. SAKURA Drops
08. Stay Gold
09. Devil Inside
10. Kremlin Dusk
11. You Make Me Want to Be a Man
12. The Bitter End (Placebo cover)
13. Apple and Cinnamon
14. Come Back to Me
15. First Love
16. Can You Keep A Secret?
17. Automatic
18. Dirty Desire
19. Simple And Clean
20. Me Muero


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[First Love]

CD:
01. Automatic -Album Edit-
02. Movin' on without you
03. In My Room
04. First Love
05. Amai Wana ~Paint It,Black~
06. time will tell
07. Never Let Go
08. B&C -Album Version-
09. Another Chance
10. Interlude
11. Give Me A Reason

First Love -15th Anniversary Edition- DVD:
01. Amai Wana ~Paint It,Black~
02. time will tell
03. In My Room
04. Never Let Go
05. Another Chance
06. Give Me A Reason
07. Automatic
08. Konya wa Boogie Back feat. Scha Dara Parr
09. First Love
10. Movin' on without you


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[iTunes Store Live Works Lineup]

・BOHEMIAN SUMMER 2000
・UTADA HIKARU UNPLUGGED
・Utada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 Hikaru no 5
・UTADA UNITED 2006
・WILD LIFE

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Utada Hikaru getting married

On February 3rd, Utada Hikaru updated her official website announcing that she will be getting married.

Below is a translated message from Utada Hikaru.

"I will be getting married soon.

I thought about making the announcement after quietly holding the ceremony, but I've already received inquiries and it seems there are already rumors, so I am making the announcement at this time.

I laughed a little because it was unexpected myself. My partner is an Italian man. He is the most 'common person', so for the safety of him and his family, I ask from the bottom of my heart to refrain from invasion of privacy.

Thank you for your warm support. I am sorry to make you worry so often. He is a faithful young man who is loved by many friends. His family is a large, cheerful, and lively family that would appear in mangas. Since I am at a good age, it would make me happy if you would please watch over me quietly."

February 3, 2014

Utada Hikaru

"Also... since I am still in mourning, I thought about putting off my marriage. But when I talked about him to my mother during our last conversation, she seemed so happy which made me think, 'how many years has it been since I've heard my mom so happy?'. I believe that my mother is certainly supporting me, so I decided to get married as planned."

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ Just to follow up:

Utada Hikaru gets married in Italy

Utada Hikaru and her Italian husband held their wedding at Santa Maria Assunta Church in Polignano a Mare, Italy on 23 May around noon where she was surrounded by 4 bodyguards who used umbrellas to block reporters from taking photographs of the bride.

When Utada made her marriage announcement on 10 Feb this year, the response to the news was so overwhelming that she asked for the media not to disturb her husband and his family and that their privacy be respected. She commented that her wedding ceremony is not a show and hoped that the media and fans would not focus too much on it. As such, even the guests invited to the wedding were not allowed to bring cameras into the church. After the ceremony, the newly-weds and the guests gathered for a party at the nearby Certosa di San Lorenzo.

Utada had met her husband last year when she was staying in London and he was working as a bartender at a hotel there. They began dating soon after and introduced each other to their parents during summer.

Utada previously married movie director cum photographer Kiriya Kazuaki in 2002 when she was just 19 and the couple divorced in March 2007.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

shes going abit over board on the privacy thing.. Sweat
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Artists for 'Utada Hikaru no Uta' named

The participating artists for Utada Hikaru's covered songs album "Utada Hikaru no Uta", that's set for release on December 9, have been named.

"Utada Hikaru no Uta" will feature a total of 13 artists covering Utada Hikaru's songs. The participating artists are Sheena Ringo, Inoue Yosui, Okamura Yasuyuki, Hamasaki Ayumi, Hanaregumi, KIRINJI, tofubeats with BONNIE PINK, Yoshii Kazuya, Kato Miliyah, Ohashi Trio, AI, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson. The song list will be announced at yet a later date.

In addition, the album's special website has been updated with various works that different artists created with Utada's songs as the theme. Some of the artists include movie 'Evangelion' team, Kumamon designer Mizuno Manabu, and Square Enix designer Nomura Tetsuya. The website is also taking works from the general public.

Also, Utada's best-of albums "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 1&2" will be released in high resolution (24bit / 96kHz) on December 9. Besides its digital release, a USB memory version will be released through UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE. The design for the USB memory version uses 'Kuma-chang' as its motif.


[Utada Hikaru no Uta - Various Artists]

・AI
・Inoue Yosui
・Ohashi Trio
・Okamura Yasuyuki
・Kato Miliyah
・KIRINJI
・Sheena Ringo
・Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson
・tofubeats with BONNIE PINK
・Hanaregumi
・Hamasaki Ayumi
・Yoshii Kazuya
・LOVE PSYCHEDELICO

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Track list for 'Utada Hikaru no Uta' announced

The track list for "Utada Hikaru no Uta - 13-kumi no Ongakuka ni Yoru 13 no Kaishaku ni Tsuite-", which will be released on December 9, has been announced.

"Utada Hikaru no Uta" will feature 13 artists covering Utada Hikaru's songs. Inoue Yosui covered "SAKURA Drops", Sheena Ringo "Letters", Okamura Yasuyuki "Automatic", Hamasaki Ayumi "Movin' on without you", Hanaregumi "Flavor Of Life", AI "FINAL DISTANCE", Yoshii Kazuya "Be My Last", LOVE PSYCHEDELICO "Hikari", Kato Miliyah "For You", tofubeats with BONNIE PINK "time will tell", KIRINJI "Keep Tryin'", and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson "Sanctuary". Out of the 13 songs, the covers of "SAKURA Drops", "Letters", "FINAL DISTANCE", and "Keep Tryin'" are already available for download via iTunes Store. In addition, the album's special website has released official comments by the artists.

Also on the special website is a gallery of various works that different artists created using Utada's songs as the theme. Recently uploaded was a video for Utada's "Beautiful World" done by the 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban' ('Rebuild of Evangelion') team. Directed by Tsurumaki Kazuya, the video features edited scenes from the 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban' series.


[Utada Hikaru no Uta - 13-kumi no Ongakuka ni Yoru 13 no Kaishaku ni Tsuite-]

01. SAKURA Drops / Inoue Yosui
02. Letters / Sheena Ringo
03. Automatic / Okamura Yasuyuki
04. Movin' on without you / Hamasaki Ayumi
05. Flavor Of Life / Hanaregumi
06. FINAL DISTANCE / AI
07. Be My Last / Yoshii Kazuya
08. Hikari / LOVE PSYCHEDELICO
09. For You / Kato Miliyah
10. Stay Gold / Ohashi Trio
11. time will tell / tofubeats with BONNIE PINK
12. Keep Tryin' / KIRINJI
13. Sanctuary / Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson

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Utada Hikaru gives birth to baby boy

Utada Hikaru made an announcement on her official site that she gave birth to a baby boy.

On a post entitled, "Announcement to you fans," she wrote, "Ah, we just had a new addition to our family! It's a very calm baby boy that suckles well and sleeps well."

Utada also revealed that she was working on a new album during her pregnancy. According to her, it will take a little more time until it's finished, but she can't wait to deliver it to her fans.

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Utada Hikaru to release new album in September

Utada Hikaru will be releasing her new album on September 28th.

The title of her 6th original album will be "Fantome" which means "ghost" in French. It will contain a total of 11 tracks including "Hanataba wo Kimi ni", "Manatsu no Tooriame" and "Sakura Nagashi".

Track list:

01. Michi
02. Ore no Kanojo
03. Hanataba wo Kimi ni
04. Nijikan Dake no Vacation
05. Ningyo
06. Tomodachi
07. Manatsu no Tooriame
08. Kouya no Ookami
09. Boukyaku
10. Jinsei Saikou no Hi
11. Sakura Nagashi

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^ Just as a follow up:

Guest artists announced for Utada Hikaru's new album

It has been announced that Sheena Ringo, Nariaki Obukuro, and KOHH will perform on Utada Hikaru's new album "Fantome".

"Fantome" marks the singer's first original album in over 8 years. Sheena Ringo will perform on the "Nijikan dake no Vacation", Nariaki Obukuro on "Tomodachi", and KOHH on "Boukyaku".

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Utada Hikaru to digitally release 'Hikari - Ray of Hope MIX' in January

Utada Hikaru will digitally release 'Hikari - Ray of Hope MIX' on January 11.

The original song "Hikari" was released as Utada's 10th single back in 2002. In the same year, it was picked as the theme song for the PS2 game "Kingdom Hearts'. The latest remix will be used in the new "Kingdom Hearts HD2.8 Final Chapter Prologue".

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Utada was on break for quite awhile. Glad to see she is back.
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