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  • Cover album of Utada Hikaru to be released in December

    October 21, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    To commemorate her 15th anniversary, a cover album of Utada Hikaru, titled "Utada Hikaru no Uta", will be released on December 9. The covered songs album is part 2 of Utada's releases for her 15th anniversary. Back in March, she released "First Love -15th Anniversary Edition-" which included a remastered edition of her 1st album "First Love". For the upcoming album, a handful of big names as well as young artists will be covering her numbers. The

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  • Utada Hikaru to end her radio program

    March 12, 2014 @ 5:29 am

    Utada Hikaru will be putting an end to her radio program 'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' after the upcoming March 18th broadcast.  This was announced via InterFM and Utada Hikaru's official websites. The message, "Thank you for listening during this past year," has been posted on both sites. 'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' is Utada's regular radio program that started in April of 2013. This was her first regular radio program s

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  • Utada Hikaru absent from scheduled radio program

    January 22, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    It has been announced that singer Utada Hikaru did not go on her scheduled radio programs due to health problems. Utada was scheduled to appear on Inter FM's "KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru". However, it was announced on the program's official website that due to health reasons, Utada would not appear on the show. Worried fans have also noted that the last time Utada updated her Twitter account was on January 1 and there has been no news from

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  • Utada Hikaru releases 'In The Flesh' on iTunes + to release a remastered version of 'First Love'

    December 9, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    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

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  • Enka singer Fuji Keiko passes away of apparent suicide

    August 22, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    On August 22 around 7:00 am, enka singer Fuji Keiko (real name: Abe Junko / 62) was found on the ground facing upward in front of an apartment in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. According to the Shinjuku police, passersby saw a woman falling from the apartment and reported it to 110. Fuji was found bleeding and in cardiopulmonary arrest. She was transported to the hospital, where she soon passed away. The identity of the body was confirmed by her ex-h

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  • Utada Hikaru to start her radio program starting in April

    March 22, 2013 @ 6:33 am

    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 t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/31 ~ 1/06

    January 9, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Dance My Generation" - Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827) 2. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5/2012 (10,156) 3. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19/2012 (10,039) 4. "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber : 10/21/2009 (8,490) 5. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26/2012 (7,555) (Check

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for November

    December 2, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Recochoku has just released the monthly download charts for the month of November. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Sakura Nagashi" - Utada Hikaru 02 - "Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Always" - Nishino Kana 04 - "UZA" - AKB48 (last month: 03) 05 - "DEEPNES

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/21~11/27

    November 30, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    Recochoku has updated their weekly charts for the week of November 21st through November 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo" - Momoiro Clover Z 02/(02) "Sakura Nagashi" - Utada Hikaru 03/(00) "Anta" - Tiina Kariina 04/(01) "Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~"

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  • Utada Hikaru provides the theme song for new 'Evangelion' movie

    November 16, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    It's been revealed that Utada Hikaru wrote a new song called "Sakura Nagashi" as the theme song for the film, 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q' ('EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO'), which opened in theaters on November 17th. The last time Hikki announced a new song was "Goodbye Happiness" back in November of 2010. She's currently on hiatus, but the film staff's ardent offer and her love for 'Evangelion' moved her to write the new song. Acc

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