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"Song 4 u" and "Missing" Short Clip!

 • Posted: Oct 22nd 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Two short Youtube clips "Song 4 u" and "Missing" are now available on Ayu's official channel, watch them now!





New Mini Album "LOVE"!

 • Posted: Sep 30th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Officially announced was Ayu's upcoming mini album "LOVE" scheduled to be released 8th November 2012! This mini album will be part of Ayu's 5 consecutive monthly release in commemoration of her 15th year annivesary! The covers are yet to be revealed but the track listings have been revealed, do check them out below!

Update 2012-10-12: Added album cover art and teaser of "Song 4 u" (PS3 "Tales of Xillia 2" theme song)!

As we head towards ayu’s 15th Anniversary on 8 April 2013, we’ll be releasing consecutive works on the 8th of the next 5 months!

And for the 1st chapter, we have mini album “LOVE” with 12 tracks, including new works “Song 4 u”, “Melody”, “Missing”, and remixes of big hit “You & Me”!

“Song 4 u” is the theme song for the game “Tales of Xillia 2″, which will be released on 1 November. It was first revealed at “Tokyo Game Show 2012″, held at Makuhari Messe on 23 September, and received with wild approval from the “Tales of” fans. Following the collaboration of “progress” with last year’s “Tales of” series, this song with its majestic worldview and runaway feelings has stoked fans’ anticipation for the new game.

“Melody”, composed by Mr Hoshino Yasuhiko, is a medium ballad with lyrics that resonate in one’s heart and an unforgettable melody, and is doubtless the essence of ayu’s ballads.

“Missing” is a rock track composed by Mr Hara Kazuhiro, who also composed other big hits; a medium number overflowing with sorrow.

These 3 tracks shine with ayu’s charm. Furthermore, the current big hit for this summer “You & Me” have also been remixed by Oosawa Shinichi and Remo-con, to make up a total of 12 tracks!

This mini album marks the first out of 5 releases, which will be coming out on 8 Dec (Sat), 8 Jan (Tue), 8 Feb (Fri) and 8 Mar (Fri)!!

                                                    ~Avex official announcement translated by Misa-chan



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Love [CD+DVD]

Release Date: 11.08.12


Tracklistings:

[CD]

01. Song 4 u (Original mix)
       *PS3 Tales of Xillia 2 theme song
02. Melody (Original mix)
03. Missing (Original mix)
04. You & Me (Remo-con rmx - Extended)
05. You & Me (SHINICHI OSAWA remix)
06. Song 4 u (Orchestra version)
07. Melody (remix)
08. Missing (remix)
09. Song 4 u (Original mix -Instrumental-)
10. Melody (Original mix -Instrumental-)
11. Missing (Original mix -Instrumental-)
12. You & Me (Original mix -Instrumental-)

[DVD]

01. Song 4 u (video clip)
02. Melody (video clip)
03. Song 4 u (making clip)


Love [CD]


Tracklistings:

[CD]

01. Song 4 u (Original mix)
       *PS3 Tales of Xillia 2 theme song
02. Melody (Original mix)
03. Missing (Original mix)
04. You & Me (Remo-con rmx - Extended)
05. You & Me (SHINICHI OSAWA remix)
06. Song 4 u (Orchestra version)
07. Melody (remix)
08. Missing (remix)
09. Song 4 u (Original mix -Instrumental-)
10. Melody (Original mix -Instrumental-)
11. Missing (Original mix -Instrumental-)
12. You & Me (Original mix -Instrumental-)



Love [CD - Tales Edition]


[CD]

01. Song 4 u (Original mix)
       *PS3 Tales of Xillia 2 theme song
02. Melody (Original mix)
03. Missing (Original mix)
04. You & Me (Remo-con rmx - Extended)
05. You & Me (SHINICHI OSAWA remix)
06. Song 4 u (Orchestra version)
07. Melody (remix)
08. Missing (remix)
09. Song 4 u (Original mix -Instrumental-)
10. Melody (Original mix -Instrumental-)
11. Missing (Original mix -Instrumental-)
12. You & Me (Original mix -Instrumental-)

 





"A SUMMER BEST" Out Now!

 • Posted: Aug 08th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Ayu's "A SUMMER BEST" is finally out! Do check out her completely new official site and full-length PV of "You & Me" below!



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New Song Teaser, "You & Me" from "A SUMMER BEST"!

 • Posted: July 16th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Ayu's Youtube channel is now streaming "You & Me"! This is a new song that will be included with her upcoming compilation album "A SUMMER BEST"! Watch it now!




New Compilation Album "A SUMMER BEST"

 • Posted: June 28th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Ayu will release a compilation album "A SUMMER BEST" on 8th August 2012! According to the official site, there will be a new song "You & Me" and the much fan requested cover song of TRF's "Happening Here". All songs in this compilation will be remastered and the 2CD+DVD version will include live performances from "a-nation" from 2002 to 2011! Check out the tentative tracklistings now!

Update 2012-07-04: Added album covers!


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A SUMMER BEST


Release Date: 08.08.12


Tracklistings:

[CD: Disc-N]

BLUE BIRD
July 1st
glitter
Greatful days
Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
independent
Boys & Girls
evolution
INSPIRE
UNITE!
AUDIENCE
NEXT LEVEL
Happening Here

[CD: Disc-2]

HANABI
Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
monochrome
fairyland
fated
HANABI ~episode II~
SEASONS
theme of a-nation'03
blossom
MOON
ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA
Far away
You & Me (new song)

[DVD] (Live performance)

BLUE BIRD
July 1st
glitter
Greatful days
Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
independent
Boys & Girls
evolution
INSPIRE
UNITE!
AUDIENCE
NEXT LEVEL
HANABI
Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
monochrome
fairyland
fated
HANABI ~episode II~
SEASONS
theme of a-nation'03
blossom
MOON
ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA
Far away
You & Me (video clip)






"Shake It", "NaNaNa" & "Return Road" PV

 • Posted: March 29th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Belated news; SSTV broadcasted Ayu's new PVs, "Shake It", "NaNaNa", and "Return Road" and here are the screenshots and full length PV for download! Ayu's Youtube channel has also been updated with the TV CM of new album "Party Queen" and short version of all PVs on the album. If you have not gotten the album, do check them out now!


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"how beautiful you are" PV!

 • Posted: March 13th 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Finally, Ayu's new PV "how beautiful you are" is out, you are beautiful indeed!

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Party Queen and POWER of MUSIC 2011 Covers!

 • Posted: March 3rd 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

The covers of Ayu's upcoming "Party Queen" album, "POWER of MUSIC 2011" live concert and the "Special Limited Box Set" bundle packaging has been finally unveiled! It is announced that "COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 ~HOTEL love songs~" will be recorded only on 1 disc, instead of 2 discs as reported earlier. The proper tracklisting order has also been revealed as follows. Click on the covers to enlarge!




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Party Queen


Release Date: 03.21.12


Tracklistings:

[CD]

01. Party queen
02. NaNaNa
03. Shake It
04. taskebab
05. call
06. Letter
07. reminds me
08. Return Road
09. Tell me why
10. a cup of tea
11. the next LOVE
12. Eyes, Smoke, Magic
13. Serenade in A minor
14. how beautiful you are

[DVD-1]

01. Shake It (video clip)
02. NaNaNa (video clip)
03. Return Road (video clip)
04. how beautiful you are (video clip)
05. Shake It (making clip)
06. NaNaNa (making clip)
07. Return Road (making clip)
08. how beautiful you are (making clip)

[DVD-2]
(ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~)

01. do it again
02. Happening Here
03. insomnia
04. MOON
05. fated
06. feedback
07. NEVER EVER
08. sending mail
09. machine
10. Sparkle
11. Humming 7/4
12. evolution
13. RAINBOW
14. November
15. music
16. Ladies Night
17. Party queen
18. Happening Here
19. Love song
20. how beautiful you are
21. Trauma ~ Boys & Girls
22. MY ALL




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ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION

Release Date: 03.21.12


Tracklistings:

01. forgiveness
02. progress
03. M
04. decision
05. Catcher In The Light
06. walking proud
07. part of Me
08. beloved
09. BRILLANTE
10. overture
11. Days
12. ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA
13. Why... feat. JUNO
14. vogue ~ Far away ~ SEASONS
15. WONDERLAND
16. Bold & Delicious
17. Mirrorcle World
18. evolution
19. Boys & Girls
20. Born To Be...
21. A Song is born
22. Thank U

Special Footage:

01. BLUE BIRD (2011.6.4 Yokohama Arena)
02. monochrome (2011.6.4 Yokohama Arena)
03. A Song for XX (2011.7.14 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
04. NEVER EVER (2011.7.14 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
05. Moments (2011.6.4 Yokohama Arena)
06. Love song (2011.7.23 Yoyogi National Gymnasium)
07. July 1st (2011.7.24 Yoyogi National Gymnasium)

*For the DVD version, the Special Footage is recorded on Disc 2.



Party Queen SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET

Release Date: 03.21.12

A special box set including "Party Queen[CD+DVD+DVD]", "ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION" and exclusive goodies!


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"Party Queen" and SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET!

 • Posted: February 2nd 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

UPDATE: Please refer to this entry for updated information!

Ayumi Hamasaki will release her 13th studio album "Party Queen" on 21st March 2012! This 14-track album will come in three versions; CD+DVD+2DVD, CD+DVD and CD-only where the CD+DVD+2DVD version will include the concert "COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~". It is also announced that "POWER of MUSIC 2011 A LIMITED EDITION" will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray the same day.

For fans who would like to get both "Party Queen" CD+DVD+2DVD and "POWER of MUSIC A LIMITED EDITION", there will be deluxe bundle known as "Party Queen" SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET which will include yet to be announced goods. Full details as below.

Note: Party Queen SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET (Blu-ray) is still available worldwide from Amazon JP.



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Party Queen SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET

Release Date: 03.21.12

A special box set including "Party Queen" [CD+DVD1+DVD2&3], ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION and exclusive goodies yet to be announced!



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Party Queen


Release Date: 03.21.12


Tracklistings:

[CD]

how beautiful you are
Return Road
Shake It
NaNaNa
Party queen
Letter
call
reminds me
the next LOVE
Eyes, Smoke, Magic
Tell me why
taskebab
a cup of tea
Serenade in A minor

[DVD-1]

how beautiful you are (video clip)
Return Road (video clip)
Shake It (video clip)
NaNaNa (video clip)
how beautiful you are (making clip)
Return Road (making clip)
Shake It? (making clip)
NaNaNa (making clip)

[DVD-2 & 3]
(ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~)

do it again
Happening Here
insomnia
MOON
fated
feedback
NEVER EVER
sending mail
machine
Sparkle
Humming 7/4
evolution
RAINBOW
November
music
Ladies Night
Party queen
Happening Here
Love song
how beautiful you are
Trauma ~ Boys & Girls
MY ALL

 



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ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION

Release Date: 03.21.12


Tracklistings:

01. forgiveness
02. progress
03. M
04. decision
05. Catcher In The Light
06. walking proud
07. part of Me
08. beloved
09. BRILLANTE
10. overture
11. Days
12. ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA
13. Why... feat. JUNO
14. vogue ~ Far away ~ SEASONS
15. WONDERLAND
16. Bold & Delicious
17. Mirrorcle World
18. evolution
19. Boys & Girls
20. Born To Be...
21. A Song is born
22. Thank U





Ayu's Divorce

 • Posted: February 1st 2012, 17:30 (GMT+0),  Permalink  

Belated news; Ayu announced her divorce on 16th January and the news spreaded across all major Japanese sites immediately. Full article:

Hamasaki Ayumi Lightning Divorce 1 Year After Marriage, Disaster an Excuse for Reluctance to Leave Japan
17 January 2012.

Late at night on the 16th, singer Hamasaki Ayumi (33) announced her decision to divorce Austrian-born actor Manuel Shwarz (31) on her fanclub site. The two of them registered their marriage in Las Vegas, America, on New Year’s Day last year. The divorce came just one year after their marriage.

According to comments on her site, Hamasaki’s first step will be to file for divorce on the 16th (17th in Japan Time). “I alone was the cause for this. When we got married, we decided together that we were going to stay in the US, but when the Tohoku Earthquake Disaster happened 2 months later, a strong feeling of reluctance to leave Japan grew inside me, and I could not imagine myself living in the US. In the end, my husband was left by himself as the days went by,” she explained.

On top of that, she also added, “We often talked to each other and compromised, thinking we could just breach the physical distance by travelling to see each other, but before we knew it, the emotional distance had grown too large. When I think of the future now, I can’t return to the person I used to be, the one who decided to migrate to the US. My future is to do something for Japan, and since I cannot see a future in the US with my husband, we have come to this decision.”

During August of 2010, the two met at Los Angeles, when they starred together in the PV for “Virgin Road” from “Love songs” album, and immediately hit it off. They announced their marriage on New Year’s Day last year. At that time, Hamasaki happily announced, “We are truly at the closest place to forever right now. Mannie, who acted as my hubby in Virgin Road, is going to become my real-life hubby!!!!!”

Via Chuunichi, translated by Misa-chan

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