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Utada Hikaru

Discussion in 'The Music Forum' started by Iruko, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Iruko

    Iruko Kenkyuusei

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    Honestly..

    Who doesn't know this girl? :)

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    # Stage Names: Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル), Utada
    # Birth Name: Utada Hikaru (宇多田光)
    # Nickname: Hikki
    # Birthday: January 19, 1983
    # Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
    # Blood Type: A
    # Height: 158cm (5'2")

    Quick Discography:

    1999.03.10 - First Love
    2001.03.10 - Distance
    2002.06.19 - DEEP RIVER
    2004.03.31 - Single Collection Vol.1
    2004.09.08 - EXODUS (Released under the artistname `Utada`)
    2006.06.14 - ULTRA BLUE

    Get her CDs over at Yesasia in case you don't have them.. they rock <3


    Ofcourse this is a place where to discuss her newest albums, latests gossips and what not.
    Enjoy!
     
  2. xyish

    xyish Kenkyuusei

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    Re: ~光~ The official Utada Hikaru Thread

    Who is this girl? :shock:


    Okay, I admit to having read some of this nonsense.
     
  3. hanabi

    hanabi Kenkyuusei

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    Utada still holds the record for the best-selling Jpop album OF ALL TIME!

    Her album "First Love" sold 9,500,000 copies <3
     
  4. Shin

    Shin Kenkyuusei

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    now, more than 9,900,000 copies. It's almost 10,000,000
     
  5. haruna_hamasaki

    haruna_hamasaki Kenkyuusei Staff Member Stage48 Donor

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    ^ incredible total sales.


    she's one of my "first love"s. <3
     
  6. issa

    issa Kenkyuusei

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    I love Hikki's songs for Kingdom hearts ;P
     
  7. Datalanche

    Datalanche Kenkyuusei

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    She's an okay JPop singer. I'll admit though, the only thing that really grabbed my attention for very long was "Wait & See", and that's mostly because she was hawt in the video. ;) Though Hikari was a catchy song, too.

    Too bad her North American debut blew chunks, though. :( Except for like 1 or 2 songs, that was some of the worst music I have ever heard.*

    *All in my not so humble opinion, of course!
     
  8. Iruko

    Iruko Kenkyuusei

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    I'm not really dissapointed that her american debut didnt go superb.
    I dont really like JPop artists going all global anyway.

    But then again, that's just me again :)

    As for me, I can listen to This is Love and jump, listen to Kremlin Dusk and chill and listen to 光 and cry, there are lots of songs I really appreciate from her.. but those english dubs..? nah.
    Those can be easily skipped - except for the english version of 光.. but that'st just because i'm an hikari-otaku :p
     
  9. milaya

    milaya Kenkyuusei

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    I like Utada. :) she's very unique in her music.
    I prefer her newer albums over her old ones. I mean I liked the song "First Love" but the album is a bit too boring for me, then Deep River and True Blue is better. <3

    I actually liked her english album. I think it's good. Especially Exodus 04 and Kremlin Dusk. But still, the before mentioned albums are better.
     
  10. Shin

    Shin Kenkyuusei

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    I think she tried to be too Americanized, and that's why things didn't go well in the US.
     
  11. milaya

    milaya Kenkyuusei

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    Did they even promote her that well in the US?
    I mean, I have to look everywhere for the album when it was released in Europe. I had to go to a special cd shop, they only had one copy of it, which costed more than normal cds.
     
  12. Shin

    Shin Kenkyuusei

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    I think they only promoted her songs on radio and in some music shops and cafes.

    Edit: I heard her song was aired on MTV, but I'm not sure.
     
  13. milaya

    milaya Kenkyuusei

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    Okay i see.
    I just can't understand I had to go through all that, to buy an album, which should be like any other release. :roll:
    But also heard some fans talking about how bad a job "Islans Records" did at promoting her. But maybe that's just fans's excuse for her failure in the US
     
  14. anson

    anson Kenkyuusei

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    In Canda, you can find the HongKong version of Ultra Blue in many Asian music stores. Others artists are BoA, ayumi, and Namie, that is all. But the price is pretty good since they are HongKong version
     
  15. Iruko

    Iruko Kenkyuusei

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    Atleast you can find it there..
    Its impossible to find something like that here, even if its an USA release, gah.
    I need to import everything or get it myself by going to Japan (gee, and do i have trouble with THAT last option :p )
     
  16. Shakey_Jake33

    Shakey_Jake33 Kenkyuusei

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    There were a few decent songs on her 'western' debut album, like Devil Inside. But stuff like Easy Breezy were a bit painful. I know she does like a lot of western R'n'B, but when she tried to immitate it, she just became a bit generic, and lost what made her so special. I do adore Devil Inside though.

    I personally feel Ultra Blue is her finest stuff, I've been constantly listening to it since release, and am still not bored. I just love it.
    The entire style just hits all the right notes with me.
     
  17. Gloworm

    Gloworm Kenkyuusei

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    Has anyone heard her single yet? It's niiice :D Can't wait for it to come out.
     
  18. Amys

    Amys Kenkyuusei

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    for those who haven't listened her new single yet ---> Beautiful World

    01. Beautiful World
    02. Kiss & Cry
    03. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX
    04. Beautiful World (karaoke)
    05. Kiss & Cry (karaoke)
    06. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX (karaoke)

    Beautiful World is the theme song for the new Evangelion movie...that explain the presence of "fly me to the moon"
     
  19. Greta

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    I'm totally Hikki obsessed lately. Her music is just so relaxing. <3
     
  20. milaya

    milaya Kenkyuusei

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    ^True
    In the beginning of March I was totally obsessed by "Beautiful World"
    For me, the first few times I heard that song I found it boring, then when i was in China, there was a episode of Music Station in one of the music channels, where Utada preformed the song and suddenly I found myself loving it.
     

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