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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki

by Rinoa on April 17, 2007 · 136 comments · AddThis

Ayumi Hamasaki featured in CDData
Ayumi featured on CDData March 2007 Issue promoting 'A BEST II'

Despite the fact that Ayumi Hamasaki is a petite 5′1″ singer, she’s a huge legend all over Asia. Apart from being a singer, Hamasaki is a fashion leader, an actress, a model, a spokeswoman, a composer and songwriter. She is the ultimate icon of fashion and music in Japan, is known as the “Empress of J-Pop” and is considered the Asian equivalent of Madonna. Consequently she is one of the most popular and influential artists ever to appear in Asia. However, till the present day, Ayumi remains an enigma and is frequently misunderstood by many.

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INSPIRE

by Rinoa on April 3, 2007 · 4 comments · AddThis

Vogue 2004
Vogue 2004 feat. Ayu
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code: AVCD-30620/1
Release Date: 2004.07.28
Debut Ranking: #1
Label: avex trax

Ayumi Hamasaki is the petite young woman who is a giant in the Japanese music industry. Love her or hate her, she’ll always be remembered as a legend because of the astonishing records she broke ever since she made her debut back then in 1998. Back then she was the squeaky voiced timid artist with little confidence in herself. However those days are clearly over and Hamasaki’s confidence simply radiates from her whenever she is performing on stage. For the hot summer season of 2004, Hamasaki would release her exotic 33rd single with some extra spicy attitude to match with it.

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Ayumi Hamasaki’s Secret

by Rinoa on February 14, 2007 · 13 comments · AddThis

SCawaii Photoshoot'
A photoshoot from SCawaii January 2007 Issue
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code: AVCD-23178/9
Release Date: 2006.11.29
Debut Ranking: #1
First Press: Poster
Label: avex trax

Another year is finally over and winter has returned again. For many fans of the J-Pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki, 2006 wasn’t an exciting year, at all. Ayu has only released two singles this year, spent most of her summer overseas and ended up with an eye infection in autumn, which has led her out of the spotlight up till mid-October when she appeared on Music Station and performed the song “JEWEL”.

A few days later avex announced that Ayumi Hamasaki was scheduled to release her second mini album. This announcement led to a huge disappointed reaction by her fans who had awaited eagerly for months for something more substantial. Mysteriously enough, shortly after this announcement avex made another one, changing the decision of a mini album to a full studio album. The album recording was completed on the 8th November 2006.

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Tsuki ni Shizumu

by Aprilis on December 19, 2006 · 4 comments · AddThis

Tsuki ni Shizumu Tsuki ni Shizumu
Release Date: 2002.11.13
Product Code: AVBD-91117; AVJVC52030
Label: avex trax
Starring: Isao Yukisada, Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki , better known as Ayu by her fans, is one of the top selling artists in Japan. But before Ayu appear in the music industry, did you know she started out in the acting world? When she was young, she starred in a number of low-budget dorama and movies like Miseinen and Nagisa no Shindobaddo. Unfortunately, she never made it big in the acting industry and soon gave up. Shortly after, she was discovered by Max Matsuura and the rest was history. When Ayu released her 28th single, “Voyage”, she resumed her role as an actress by staring in the short movie, Tsuki ni Shizumu.

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BLUE BIRD

by Rinoa on June 26, 2006 · 11 comments · AddThis

ViVi 2006
Ayumi on ViVi, August 2006 Issue
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code:AVCD-31051/2/3
Release Date: 2006.06.21
Highest Ranking: #1
Genre: Pop
Label: avex trax
Format: CD or CD+DVD

J-Pop Diva, Ayumi Hamasaki is well known for her exciting and lively summer singles. This year was certainly no exception. Her 40th single was announced to be released in June as a multiple A-track release. Following up the tradition of her summer singles, the songs are upbeat, colourful and contain a summery theme.

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