Singer Utada Hikaru Back in the Charts After
Singer Utada Hikaru Back in the Charts After Extended HiatusNippon.comUtada Hikaru's new album Fantôme, the singer's first in close to a decade, has hovered near the top of the Japanese music charts since its release in September 2016. CD and digital sales of the album have topped one million, a mark it reached in January.
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:12 pm
Music's shifting tides reveal a hunger for
The Japan TimesMusic's shifting tides reveal a hunger for artistry in JapanThe Japan TimesThe frilly, juvenile pop of the '80s gave way to the more consciously grown-up dance music and album-oriented-rock-influenced J-pop groups of the '90s, which in turn gave way to the R&B-influenced sounds of solo artists such as Hikaru Utada at the turn ...
Posted on 26 March 2017 | 12:43 am
Militant approach to collecting fees hurts
The Japan TimesMilitant approach to collecting fees hurts JASRAC's reputationThe Japan TimesEven J-pop star Hikaru Utada expressed an unfavorable opinion. “If you are a teacher or student who wants to use my songs for classes, I want you to use them for free without worrying about copyright,” Utada tweeted. More than 92,000 liked the post ...
Posted on 12 March 2017 | 12:23 am
Hikaru Utada announces label transfer -
Arama Japan (press release) (blog)Hikaru Utada announces label transferArama Japan (press release) (blog)Through her official website, Hikaru Utada has announced that with her Universal Music Group contract expiring, she will be moving to Sony Music Japan. Utada was originally signed to Toshiba EMI that was renamed EMI Music Japan following the selling of ...
Posted on 8 February 2017 | 9:00 pm
Hikaru Utada Speaks Out Against Copyright
Arama Japan (press release) (blog)Hikaru Utada Speaks Out Against Copyright PolicyArama Japan (press release) (blog)The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, known as the JASRAC, revealed a new policy to start charging copyright fees to Yamaha, Kawai and other music schools. The new policy would affect thousands of music schools across ...
Posted on 4 February 2017 | 8:58 pm
Hikaru Utada's “Flavor Of Life” proves
On the18th of July, the British EMI Group made an announcement that the total downloads of Hikaru Utada's “Flavor Of Life” including all its digital productions/formats from the same ballad version; has broken through 7 million units. This labels it ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 10:00 am
Tetsuya Nomura's Version Of Hikaru Utada
This December will see an album of Hikaru Utada songs covered by an array of famous singers. Well-known artists are also doing illustrations, drawings, and art inspired by Utada and her music. For example, this. Various artists and designers created works ...
Posted on 11 November 2014 | 3:07 am
Tetsuya Nomura Drew Hikaru Utada With A
To commemorate the singer’s 15th anniversary since her debut, Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura drew up a special illustration for Hikaru Utada, who has contributed to the series with tracks such as “Simple and Clean” and “Sanctuary”.
Posted on 10 November 2014 | 6:43 pm
Hikaru Utada Shares Wedding Photos After
Hikaru Utada's wedding gallery could not be considered a giant photobomb, but the four photos uploaded to her website simply stated how happy the singer is. The first photo had shown her and new husband Francesco together while she wears a colorful kimono.
Posted on 26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
J-pop singer Hikaru Utada to marry 23 year
Japanese singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada will marry her Italian fiancé on May 23. The 31-year old singer met her Italian beau, eight years her junior, while vacationing in London. The two plan to tie the knot in a church ceremony by the sea near Fasano ...
Posted on 3 February 2014 | 4:00 pm