Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 2 / 2nd Week Ranking: #2 / 66,316 units / Total Sales: 297,295 units
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Exciting news for fans outside of Japan: Utada’s upcoming “WILD LIFE” concert will be streamed live around the world through USTREAM. Utada’s official website announced the plans today, which allow fans anywhere around the world to experience her performance. The live stream begins Wednesday, December 8th at 5AM EST. PC users (700kbps) can use this [...]
Oricon has released their weekly album sales chart, and Utada’s “Single Collection Vol. 2″ comes in at #1, with 231,000 units sold. This is Utada’s 7th consecutive #1 album (5 original, 2 best), passing the previous record held by Kinki Kids with 6 #1 albums. Congratulations to Utada.
Pepsi Japan today announced that new commercials featuring Utada’s “Can’t Wait ‘Til Christmas” will begin airing in Japan on December 4th. This is the 2nd time that a song by Utada will be used for a Pepsi NEX commercial. Check out several screencaps here.
UPDATE: Watch the CM at Pepsi’s official website.
EMI Japan today announced that Utada’s “Arashi no Megami,” off her soon to be released “Single Collection Vol. 2,” will be used in Morinaga Chocolate’s “1 Choco for 1 Smile” campaign. This campaign reflects Morinaga’s efforts to support the children who live in the areas where the cacao is produced. Morinaga will be donating 1 [...]
Utada’s official site has been updated with news that her upcoming “WILD LIFE” concert will be airing in HD on Japan’s SKYPerfecTV on January 22nd, 2011. For those who miss the initial broadcast, SpaceShowerTV will be re-airing the show sometime in February. Additionally, SKYPerfecTV is giving away 500 pairs of tickets to the upcoming “WILD [...]
Utada’s official Japanese website has been updated with news that the December 8th “WILD LIFE” concert will be screened live in movie theaters across Japan. The show will be live broadcast in 64 locations on 69 screens for a total of up to 20,000 viewers, making this the largest screening of its kind in Japan. [...]
According to the mobile version of EMI Japan’s website, Utada’s “Show Me Love (Not A Dream)” will be used as the theme song to the upcoming Yamashita Tomohisa (NEWS) film, “Ashita no Joe.” The movie is based off of a popular boxing manga, and is set to be released on February 11th, 2011. According to [...]
Utada’s “Goodbye Happiness,” the lead track off of her upcoming “Single Collection Vol. 2,” is now available for purchase on iTunes Japan and other domestic PC download sites. Get it off iTunes here!
Amazon UK has just posted 30 second clips of all tracks off of Utada’s upcoming “Single Collection Vol. 2.” These include all 5 new tracks on Disc 2. Check them out here! Thoughts?
EMI Japan has just posted the full music video for Utada’s “Goodbye Happiness” on a new YouTube channel. Check it out here! Thoughts?
Big news today: Utada’s contract with Island Def Jam/Universal Music Group is officially over. Going forward, any and all music by Utada will be released through EMI Music, under the name “Hikaru Utada.” EMI Music and U3Music have signed a new global recording contract which will see her musical activities “in all countries and languages” [...]
According to SpaceShowerTV, the upcoming music video for “Goodbye Happiness” is directed by none other than Utada herself. The video is set to air on Tuesday, November 9th. Stay tuned.
Utada’s official website has been updated this morning with news that all pre-orders placed before November 14th will receive a bonus DVD featuring the music video for lead single “Goodbye Happiness.” If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, make sure you do so in the next few weeks!
UPDATE: Looks like YesAsia will NOT be receiving shipments of [...]
Utada’s official Japanese website has been updated with news that “Goodbye Happiness” will begin radio airplay in Japan next Monday, November 1st. Chaku-Uta downloads will begin on November 3rd. No word on when PC/iTunes downloads will be available.