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Utada – This Is The One

by sljinu on September 13, 2009 · 19 comments · AddThis

Utada Hikaru
Utada promoting This Is The One
Artist: Utada Hikaru
Product code: UICL-1088
Release date: 2009.03.14 (JP), 2009.05.30 (US)
Highest Ranking: #3 Oricon, #69 Billboard 200
Label: Island Records
US Version: 3 Bonus Tracks

With the Japanese market completely wrapped around her finger, J-pop sensation, Utada Hikaru, has been seen to frequently flaunt her creative flair in her music. Having dominated the Oricon charts with virtually every venture during her initial five year tenure, Utada finally decided to break into the American music scene with her first English album, Exodus. Her uninhibited, audacious approach to its production led to an album which despite being fresh, was rather difficult for American audiences to accept and ultimately led to its downfall. Undeterred, five years later, Utada returned for another foray in the American market with her now mainstream-focused, aptly titled, This Is The One.

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alan CDJournal Interview – Kuon no Kawa

by sljinu on April 12, 2009 · 10 comments · AddThis

Kuon no Kawa Promotional Picture

This article is translated from an interview done with alan by CDJournal.
Translation by sljinu

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BoA Excite Interview – BEST&USA

by sljinu on April 3, 2009 · 9 comments · AddThis

BEST&USA Album Cover

This article is translated from an interview done with BoA by Excite.
Translation by sljinu

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Koda Kumi Excite Interview – TRICK

by sljinu on March 15, 2009 · 6 comments · AddThis

TRICK Album Cover

This article is translated from an interview done with Koda Kumi by Excite.
Translation by sljinu

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Hinouchi Emi – ME…

by sljinu on February 2, 2009 · 5 comments · AddThis

Hinouchi Emi
Hinouchi Emi promoting ME...
Artist: Hinouchi Emi
Product code: KICS-1414
Release date: 2008.12.03
Highest Ranking: #64
Label: Venus-B
Limited Edition: CD+DVD, Alternate Cover

Aside from hardcore M-Flo fans, few people probably would have heard of R&B sensation, Emi Hinouchi. Having been acknowledged by working with several highly notable acts such as M-Flo, The Teriyaki Boyz and Epik High, Emi has proven time and time again her outstanding attributes to Asian music fans around the globe. However, despite this exposure poor sales continue to plague her career with her solo works failing to make a considerable mark on the Oricon charts.

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