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  • Utada Hikaru to digitally release 2 new songs

    April 19, 2018 @ 3:03 am

    Utada Hikaru has announced that she will release two digital singles.The first, titled "Play A Love Song," will be released on April 25. It will be used in the new CM for Suntory's 'Minami Alps no Tenensui Sparking' starring the singer herself. The CM was shot in a snowy mountain and fields. Her second single will be "Hatsukoi," and it will be released a month later on May 30. The song premiered in the drama 'Hana Nochi Hare ~Hanadan Next Ch

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  • Utada Hikaru divorces husband of 4 years

    April 7, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    It's been reported that Utada Hikaru (35) has divorced her husband. Utada remarried an Italian man 8 years her junior in February of 2014 while she was on hiatus. A year later, she gave birth to their son. She was previously married to photographer and movie director Kiriya Kazuaki (49). It's unknown when they filed for divorce, but news of their divorce have already spread in her husband's hometown. According to persons acquainted with

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  • Utada Hikaru receives tie-up with new 'HanaDan' drama after 11 years

    April 6, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the image song for the TBS drama 'Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~', which premieres on April 17. The last time Utada had a tie-up with the 'HanaDan' series was about 11 years ago when she provided "Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-" as the image song for 'Hanayori Dango 2 (Returns)' in 2007. Utada, who is a fan of the original manga, received an offer from program producer Setoguchi Katsuaki an

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  • Utada Hikaru reveals new 'Kingdom Hearts' theme songs

    February 13, 2018 @ 3:09 am

    The theme song for the highly anticipated 'KINGDOM HEARTS' game has been revealed. This was announced at the 'D23 Expo Japan 2018' at Tokyo Disney Resort. As you may already know, Utada has provided "Hikari" ("Simple and Clean") and "Passion" ("Sanctuary") for the previous 'KINGDOM HEARTS' games. For 'KINGDOM HEARTS III' the theme songs will be titled "Chikai" for the Japanese version and "DON'T THINK TWICE" for the English version. You can check

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  • Obukuro Nariaki to make major debut with album produced by Utada Hikaru

    January 17, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    It's been revealed that Obukuro Nariaki will be making his major debut from EPIC Record Japan. He will release his first album "Bunriha no Natsu" on April 25."Bunriha no Natsu" will be produced by Utada Hikaru as her first time producing a new artist's work. Obukuro was the guest vocalist in Utada's song "Tomodachi" included in her latest album "Fantome."The album will include a total of 14 songs including "Lonely One feat. Utada Hikaru." This so

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/27~1/2

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 27th to January 2nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mabataki" - back number 02 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 05 - "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" - Oginome Yoko 06 - "Uchiage Hanabi" - DAOKO x Yonezu Ke

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/20~12/26

    January 1, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 20th to December 26th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mabataki" - back number 02 - "72" - Atarashii Chizu 03 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 04 - "Reboot" - Tohoshinki 05 - "Kaede" - Spitz 06 - "Christmas Song" - back number 07 - "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" - Og

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/13~12/19

    December 26, 2017 @ 3:08 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 13th to December 19th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 02 - "Kaede" - Spitz 03 - "Jupiter" - Little Glee Monster 04 - "Christmas Song" - back number 05 - "Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omou~" - Kuraki Mai 06 - "Yokoku" - aiko 07 - "Kimi-shi Ayauk

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  • Utada Hikaru announces 7th original album + nationwide tour

    December 8, 2017 @ 3:04 am

    Utada Hikaru has announced that she is currently working on her seventh original album and preparing for a nationwide tour next year. This will be the singer's first album since transferring to Sony Music on February 9. Moreover, the upcoming tour will mark her first nationwide tour since 'UTADA UNITED' in 2006.  Utada will be entering her 20th anniversary year on December 9. Since her debut, she has only held three tours; two nationwi

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  • Oda Kazumasa, SKY-HI, and more contribute articles to Utada Hikaru's lyric book

    November 2, 2017 @ 4:41 am

    The names of the celebrities contributing articles to Utada Hikaru's lyric book "Utada Hikaru no Kotoba" have been revealed. "Utada Hikaru no Kotoba" is slated for release on the singer's debut anniversary day, December 9. It will feature the Japanese lyrics for all songs released from her debut number "Automatic" to her most recent "Anata." In addition, Oda Kazumasa, SKY-HI, Ikimonogakari's Mizuno Yoshiki, photographer Ishikawa Ryuichi, copywrit

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