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Amuro Namie to release her 20th anniversary album

April 24, 2012 @ 5:55 am
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Singer Amuro Namie will release a new album(currently untitled) as the first step of her 20th anniversary project. It will be the first time in 2 and half years since she released her original album 'PAST<FUTURE' back in 2009, which topped several charts not only Japan, but also in Taiwan, Hong-Kong, South Korea and Singapore. This new album will include four brand new songs with a total 13 songs.

One of a tracks, "ONLY YOU", is the first all English lyrics song from the singer. The recording took a place in Los Angeles, and is a medium up-tempo number with a catchy melody. It has also been chosen as the theme song for a satellite broadcasted WOWOW's European football program, which includes live broadcast for 'UEFA EURO 2012' matches.

Amuro stated, "The album has been created to be enjoyed by everyone and enhance their mood. From this album, "ONLY YOU" has been picked up as the WOWOW's European football theme song, so I'm honored."

For the edition with CD+DVD, a total of 11 MVs will be included, the largest number of in the history of her albums.

In addition, on September 16th in Okinawa, the day of 20th anniversary, she will hold her live event 'namie amuro 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE in OKINAWA'. The tickets for the event were sold out immediately after 5 minutes. This live concert expects 27,000 in attendance in one day, and it is the largest number of audience seen for a solo artist in Okinawa.

Furthermore, WOWOW will broadcast a special documentary program to pre-commemorate Amuro's 20th anniversary on June 2nd starting from 7:30pm (JST).

Source : Oricon & Sponichi

Image : Sponichi

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