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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I miss Hikki in the jpop scene. Puppy Dog Eyes Her blog's full of Kuma updates hehe
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

soulhunter14 wrote:
I miss Hikki in the jpop scene. Puppy Dog Eyes Her blog's full of Kuma updates hehe
wow really she not doing any activty right now ???
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

suzzy wrote:
wow really she not doing any activty right now ???


Utada to release singles collection before taking indefinite break
Mon, August 9, 2010 (9:43am EDT)
Hikaru Utada has announced that she will release a new singles collection this fall, before taking an indefinite break from music at the start of next year. The singer, who started her career more than 15 years ago, explained that she has neglected part of her personal growth, so she felt that it was necessary to take a break.

Reflecting on her career up to this point, she stated that she has been focused on her life as an artist, but part of her growth as a person has stopped. At the start of next year, she will put her career on hold to focus on her own personal life, though she has not decided when she plans to resume singing. Right now, she feels that her growth is the priority, but she said that she will return when she naturally feels that she wants to share her music again, though it could be after a few years.

Her last release may be the upcoming singles collection, titled "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2." It is her first best album in roughly six and a half years. It will include hits such as "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro," "Be My Last," and "Beautiful World," plus at least one new song. The exact release date has not yet been announced.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Official blog post: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1

Translation:

First important announcement in a while

I can't believe how quickly time goes - it's already been 12 years since my debut with "Automatic," which was called "that sensational video of dancing in a low ceiling room."(lol) I was 15 at that time.

Lately when I first meet someone they say, "Oh so you're still 27~! I thought you would be around 30, since I have this image that you have a very long career~. And you looked quite grown-up when you debuted."

27 years old, it's young in a sense . . . but not that young in another sense.

When I think back I find I've always worked on music ever since I was 15. Spent my life overprotected by people around, so that "Utada Hikaru" can stick to music. People say I have plenty of life experience for my age, but as a matter of fact what I've experienced is quite lopsided.

I have had chances to do something uncommon thanks to this job. I thank you all my fans, all my staff from the bottom of my heart.

That said, there is this part of me which has stunted since around 15, when I started living my life focused on artist activities. That is the part, important as a human being.

Over the past 12 years I've challenged various things as an artist, and I think I've grown up a bit through those experiences. And I need to grow up as a person, aside from music, to evolve further.

Based on those thoughts I have made a big decision!

I am going to stop flashy "artist activities" for a while and focus on "human activities, " starting from next year.

This is not a "retirement announcement"! Nor is this "rest" or "recreation."

This period is going to be the period form me to face the real me as a person, by studying something new eagerly and humbly, seeing and learning things in this while world I don't know yet. I think that's something that should be called "human activities," different from "artist activities."

And that should lead to my growth as an artist too, as a result.

Of course I may be making music or singing as I like, during that time.

When the time comes that I realize I have grown up a little as a person, and I feel the need to let you all hear my music, that is about time I should do so.

I didn't like it just to hide without showing up in front of my fans, and to jump into "human activities" with no regrets, I'm gonna go on full-throttle to do music activities till the end of this year!

First of all, I'm gonna release Single Collection vol 2 in upcoming autumn. I've made a lot of singles after the relase of vol 1.

This time I'll put some new songs in it!

Maybe 4 songs or so, 5 hopefully . . . ! I'm right in the middle of recording, trying to make them something that can tell you my recent feelings, change of my heart. Pleae wait for a while, I'll let you know as soon as the release date is fixed.

Other than that there are more things already fixed and I'll tell you about them soon! Like, a CM I appear in and such . . . expect a lot!

I thank all the staff of EMI being receptive to my offer to take off from artist activities from next year.

I've always made them nervous or worried, still they've always believed in me, supported me. Thank you very much.

I can focus on "human activities" with an easy mind thinking they will wait for my return, believing me.

I guess each one of you has a different impression on my decision, but please believe me and wait for my return. I have no idea how long it gonna be - 2 years or 5 years, but I shall return, more matured. Give me some time.

Well before that I'm gonna release new songs in autumn, then winter and there should be some opportunities to show you recent me, as well as interact each other. So that's all for today. (Also I'm thinking of starting twitter for a limited time! That way I can reply to you directly)

Last of all, thank you for reading this long message. I hope this can help to tell you my current feeling, as much as possible.

August 9th 2010

Utada Hikaru

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Oh man, Utada's the only artist that I've followed all throughout. I will definitely miss her. Puppy Dog Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hikki's got another blogpost today: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:


Utada to release singles collection before taking indefinite break
Mon, August 9, 2010 (9:43am EDT)
Hikaru Utada has announced that she will release a new singles collection this fall, before taking an indefinite break from music at the start of next year. The singer, who started her career more than 15 years ago, explained that she has neglected part of her personal growth, so she felt that it was necessary to take a break.

Reflecting on her career up to this point, she stated that she has been focused on her life as an artist, but part of her growth as a person has stopped. At the start of next year, she will put her career on hold to focus on her own personal life, though she has not decided when she plans to resume singing. Right now, she feels that her growth is the priority, but she said that she will return when she naturally feels that she wants to share her music again, though it could be after a few years.

Her last release may be the upcoming singles collection, titled "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2." It is her first best album in roughly six and a half years. It will include hits such as "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro," "Be My Last," and "Beautiful World," plus at least one new song. The exact release date has not yet been announced.
really wow thats BIg Shocked well sometimes u have to do what u have to do Mr Green
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Translated blogpost of Utada (08/11/2010):

http://hikki.blogspot.com/2010/08/ive-gotta-get-this-said.html

This really made my day rofl hehe Utada will go on hiatus for 2-5years just to eat at McDonalds and be able to go at Shibuya 109 rofl
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Utada announces Yokohama Arena concerts and more
Mon, September 27, 2010 (8:07pm EDT)
Three announcements for singer Hikaru Utada were made today, including news of her first solo concerts in Japan since her nationwide tour in 2006. On December 8-9, she will perform two shows at Yokohama Arena, timed to coincide with the anniversary of her debut single "Automatic / time will tell," which was released on December 9, 1998. More information about the shows and ticket sales will be announced through a special website that is planned to launch in October.

Meanwhile, Utada has been cast in her first television commercial in 5 years, as she will be the next commercial character for Pepsi Nex. The most recent series of commercials for the beverage has featured top Japanese artists covering well-known songs by foreign artists, such as Perfume covering The Cardigans' "Lovefool." This time, Utada will appear in a new one with her jazz arrangement of Edith Piaf's famous "Hymne à l'amour." That song is also being included on her album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2," which goes on sale on November 24. It is already available as a chaku-uta as of September 28, but the chaku-uta full and PC versions are scheduled for October 9.

Leading up to the album's release, it has also been announced that Utada has launched an official Twitter account. At the same time, her label U3music and her staff have also opened separate accounts (@u3music and hikki_staff).

Utada previously announced that she is taking an indefinite break from music at the start of next year.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

pix from that pepsi cm





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

a-nesuto wrote:
pix from that pepsi cm




Nice pics
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Utada announces Yokohama Arena concerts and more
Mon, September 27, 2010 (8:07pm EDT)
Three announcements for singer Hikaru Utada were made today, including news of her first solo concerts in Japan since her nationwide tour in 2006. On December 8-9, she will perform two shows at Yokohama Arena, timed to coincide with the anniversary of her debut single "Automatic / time will tell," which was released on December 9, 1998. More information about the shows and ticket sales will be announced through a special website that is planned to launch in October.

Meanwhile, Utada has been cast in her first television commercial in 5 years, as she will be the next commercial character for Pepsi Nex. The most recent series of commercials for the beverage has featured top Japanese artists covering well-known songs by foreign artists, such as Perfume covering The Cardigans' "Lovefool." This time, Utada will appear in a new one with her jazz arrangement of Edith Piaf's famous "Hymne &agrave; l'amour." That song is also being included on her album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2," which goes on sale on November 24. It is already available as a chaku-uta as of September 28, but the chaku-uta full and PC versions are scheduled for October 9.

Leading up to the album's release, it has also been announced that Utada has launched an official Twitter account. At the same time, her label U3music and her staff have also opened separate accounts (@u3music and hikki_staff).

Utada previously announced that she is taking an indefinite break from music at the start of next year.
wait wasn't she supose to be on a break ? Head Scratch
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ suzzy - she "Will" be on a break after her birthday next year I suppose. However, she'll be having a two-day concert at the Yokohama arena on December and will be releasing Utada Hikaru Single Collection Volume 2 on the 24th of November. Universal Records stated that they'll going to release "Utada the Best" which Hikaru says is totally against her will. The release of "UtB" was a sudden decision without Hikaru having knowledge about it.

Translation on Utada's Twitter status:

gThe release of "Utada the best" is totally unrelated to my will. No new materials in it, it's just a "commodity" with no hearts in it. It is me who is to be bashed, backbitten like "she's already a has-been" and such if it didn't sell well, but honestly I feel bad about making you my fans use your money for it. I wanna say you don't have to buy that "best" if you already have other works in the name of Utadah.

http://twitter.com/#!/utadahikaru
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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^ suzzy - she "Will" be on a break after her birthday next year I suppose. However, she'll be having a two-day concert at the Yokohama arena on December and will be releasing Utada Hikaru Single Collection Volume 2 on the 24th of November. Universal Records stated that they'll going to release "Utada the Best" which Hikaru says is totally against her will. The release of "UtB" was a sudden decision without Hikaru having knowledge about it.

Oh wow ... that unfair .. how can they do that ??
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suzzy wrote:
Oh wow ... that unfair .. how can they do that ??


IDK. But I'm pretty sure since Utada stated her feelings on her blog and twitter account, UR will be informed about that. The "Utada the Best" contains the tracks from her previous English works. I remember Hikki tweeting every progress that they make while finishing off the 5 new tracks for Single Collection Volume 2. She has her heart on it.
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IDK. But I'm pretty sure since Utada stated her feelings on her blog and twitter account, UR will be informed about that. The "Utada the Best" contains the tracks from her previous English works. I remember Hikki tweeting every progress that they make while finishing off the 5 new tracks for Single Collection Volume 2. She has her heart on it.
oh ok .. I guess all that is in Show buzness LOL the spell lol

I like your siggy .. did she really .. u must be really happy !!! Mr Green
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oh ok .. I guess all that is in Show buzness LOL the spell lol

I like your siggy .. did she really .. u must be really happy !!! Mr Green


YES. OMG. I was so happy. Everytime I stare at it, the more I couldn't forget it.


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YES. OMG. I was so happy. Everytime I stare at it, the more I couldn't forget it.

omg ... wow that so cool w00t! w00t! now i know what u mean Dancing
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omg ... wow that so cool w00t! w00t! now i know what u mean Dancing


Haha. It was priceless. I consider it as one of my treasures in life w00t!
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Haha. It was priceless. I consider it as one of my treasures in life w00t!
oho k so what u print it and saved or something ??
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oho k so what u print it and saved or something ??


Print screen and save ^^

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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