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Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:25 pm


saldiven

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Utada Hikaru's personal twitter feed reported about 15 minutes ago that her new album will be released on 9-28-2016.

The tweet already has more than 4,000 likes and more than 4,000 retweets.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:55 pm


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saldiven wrote:Utada Hikaru's personal twitter feed reported about 15 minutes ago that her new album will be released on 9-28-2016.

The tweet already has more than 4,000 likes and more than 4,000 retweets.


Thanks for the heads-up! Will pre-order a copy via CDJapan. I just miss Hikaru!

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:42 pm


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A little less than 24 hours later, and her tweet has 18K+ likes and 3K+ retweets.

Will have to keep an eye out for this one when it drops. It doesn't appear it's available for pre-order quite yet. She mentioned on her website that the title for the album has not yet been decided, but we're still two months out.

I can't wait to see the silly number of units this will sell after 6 years away.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:04 pm


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YES! I'm glad that she's back.
Same as you MamiNoodles, miss her so much!

Thanks for the news!

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:45 pm


saldiven

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She tweeted about a half an hour ago that today was the last day of recording vocals, presumably for the upcoming album.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:31 pm


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I listened to the sound clips of Hanataba Wo Kimini and Manatsu no Tooriame on iTunes earlier today. I enjoy them.

It seems that Hikaru's musical direction is transitioning from urban contemporary to pop standard.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:57 pm


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Track number 1: Michi-something has been put online but having trouble linking it.

It is higher tempo than Hanataba, and has more of a dance beat to it.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:47 pm


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Ringo Shiina is singing on track #4 "Nijikan Dake No Vacance":



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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:01 pm


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flyingwill wrote:Ringo Shiina is singing on track [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] "Nijikan Dake No Vacance":




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This has to be one of the most overpowered duos ever, I like the song but Sheena Ringo doesnt really shine in this song which is understandable from a release that isnt hers haha


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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:26 pm


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New video uploaded on her channel, Eva soundtrack!


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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:28 pm


saldiven

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Utada is becoming far more active on social media, all around.

She's posting stuff to her youtube channel; during her hiatus, I believe there were only a half dozen or so updates over about 5.5 years. She's also making multiple posts daily on Twitter. During her hiatus, she'd go weeks or months between tweets.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:47 pm


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HD full version of the collab with Sheena Ringo

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29 pm


saldiven

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Utada is coming out of her hiatus with guns blazing.

Here's an add for Suntory bottled water that she's featured in:

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34 am


saldiven

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Fantome is #1 in iTunes Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. 

A limited number of physical copies were made available at a variety of record stores around Japan on the 27th, the day before the official release, and they all sold out at every location.

I expect this to go Platinum rather quickly.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:44 pm


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saldiven wrote:Fantome is #1 in iTunes Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. 

I just bought a copy of her album on iTunes!

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:37 pm


saldiven

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Currently #18 in the USA iTunes downloads and #13 in the France iTunes downloads.

Also, according to Oricon, it is the number #1 album on their daily sales ranking today with over 87,000 units sold today. I'm curious how many they sold in the sneaky day-early copies that were available at stores yesterday and were all sold out across the country.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:27 pm


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Oricon still has Fantome as #1 on the daily album sales chart.

Utada re-tweeted another screen print a fan sent to her showing that Fantome was #12 in another country's iTunes daily download chart, but I couldn't figure out which country that was.

As of right now, Fantome is #3 on this chart here, but I don't know if that's USA numbers or worldwide numbers or what this listing even represents:

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(Might change by the time you look at it if later than today.)

Edit: Apparently Hikki herself is shocked by the #3 spot on the US iTunes:

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:48 pm


saldiven

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Rina tweeted that she was listening to Fantome this morning.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:27 pm


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Since its release, Fantome has been #1 on the daily album sales chart every day except for one, where it was 2nd. Obviously, that resulted in it being the #1 album sold for both of weekly totals since its release. The album is still currently showing as the #1 album on the Oricon charts. Over 350,000 physical copies have been sold by Oricon's tracking. Unfortunately, I don't know any way to track the digital downloads.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:28 pm


saldiven

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BTW, the RIAJ has certified Fantome as Platinum, and the album is approaching Double Platinum status. (Platinum by RIAJ standards is 250,000 copies sold.)

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:14 pm


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I kept on hearing "Manatsu no Tooriame" over and over during my vacation in Osaka two weeks ago: Almost everywhere from ytv's NEWS ZERO to Tsutaya record outlets to takoyaki kiosks.

Right now, I'm humming its tune while doing my daily paperwork.

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Re: Utada Hikaru
Posted on Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:28 pm


saldiven

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Six weeks in, Fantome' is still in the top 15 on Oricon's weekly sales charts.

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