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Postby crazycool » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:23 am

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Ayu's coming up to the release of her monumental 50th single - "crossroad" (out 22nd September 2010, 49th single) and "L" (out 29th September 2010, 50th single).

What do you think Ayu's plans are after the release of the 50th single? She's broke her recent pattern of releasing 2 singles before the album, so does it mean we'll be getting a new album sooner or just a album next year with a very long tracklist?
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Postby AyumiH » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:37 pm

NEW ALBUM, PLEASE! I really look forward to it, Moon/Blossom! If the next two are just as great, we have a solid album on our hands.
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Postby Shorty » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:04 am

I'm seriously a bad Ayu fan right now, I haven't even downloaded Moon/Blossom yet and it's been out for awhile now :lol: :oops:

But I can't believe she's almost onto her 50th single! It's so momentous :D
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Postby volver » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:13 am

Very, very, very, excited for L.
Would love for a winter release for a new album
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Postby Tiger » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:18 am

Woo Ayumi! SECOND best J-Pop artist :P
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Postby jpguy » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:02 am

All I can say, she's definitely in my top 5 favourite artists, BUT she needs a BREAK! like Utada Hikaru ! This is way too much, she will break down or faint on stage like... seriously, and her material is not as good as before, not that it's bad - But she needs to get some inspiration please!
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Postby Cactuar » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:13 pm

She's one of the best JPOP artists around and always will be! I have faith in L actually, she must have something really good if she's building up so much hype leading up to the release.
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Postby jpguy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:33 am

I love the picture :) I can't wait fr her new album
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Postby AyumiH » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:57 am

I know everyone didn't like FIVE that much, but I really enjoyed it (besides the photoshoot). I thought Why and Brillante were fantastic, progress is good, and the other two are okay (but ultimately forgettable). With five songs, it's hard to have an really impressing album. So I think that worked against her. I'm sure Memorial Address wasn't that fulfilling when it came out too.
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Postby crazycool » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:06 pm

^ I was one of those who was dissapointed in FIVE. :cry:

It just lacked something, and I'm not sure what.

I thought "Love songs" was great - despite a couple of less-than-great tracks - and "Rock'n'Roll Circus" was AWESOME.
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Postby Shorty » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:30 pm

Brilliante was fantastic :D So different to Ayu's usual output, I was like WTF when I first heard it but I loved it on the next listen :D

I can't wait for a new full length album, but I bet we'll have to wait till 2012.
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Postby matugama » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:02 am

i dunno if yall seen this or not but here she is singing @ 13-15yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Rms9NAPEnZs
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Postby crazycool » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:02 pm

I really need a new album/single!

Ayu has already given us amazing songs throughout the years - she's one of my all-time favourite artists, if not my favourite.

She's so contstant (although FIVE did dissapoint me) so I'm really eager for new music.
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Postby jpguy » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:43 pm

I think FIVE was an improvement from the boring Love Songs and the weak RockNRoll Circus... she seriously dissappointed me with those two releases... what was she thinking? specially Love Songs, possibly her worst record... but FIVE was incredible! :)
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Postby crazycool » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:13 pm

Seriously Ayu! I need a new album or something. PLEASE.

I would love another GUILTY-esque album. I adore Rock-Ayu. 8-)
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Postby Ruthymon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:29 pm

On January 16th, Ayumi announced through her official fan club site, “Team Ayu“, that she is divorcing her husband Manuel Schwarz.

Ayu wrote, “I am reporting that I will be filing for divorce on Monday in America,” and explained the reason for divorce. “The reason lies within myself. At the time of our marriage, we decided to live in America, however, because of the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred two months later, a strong feeling sprouted within me that I didn’t want to be apart from Japan. I wasn’t able to imagine a life in America, and as a result, I left my husband by himself for a long period of time.”

The two met back in August of 2010 during a shoot for “Virgin Road“, when Manuel starred in the PV as Ayu’s husband. Then on January 1st of 2011, the couple tied the knot at a small chapel in Las Vegas.

On January 4th, when Ayu landed in Hawaii for work, reporters called out, “Congratulations on your one year anniversary.” With a smile, Ayu replied, “Thank you. I’ve received many messages from my fans.” She also commented, “After my stay in Hawaii for work, I will go to another place in 2 or 3 days.” Sources say that Ayu returned to Los Angeles after this trip to discuss the divorce proceedings with her husband.

http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/01/hamasa ... r-divorce/
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Postby crazycool » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:57 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

This is so sad to hear. Although I'm not so surprised, sadly. I think it was also a case of getting married too quickly and they were far too different, if you ask me.

I only wish happiness for Ayu. I feel like she truly deserves it. This is a real pity.

....still looking forward to a new album though. :oops:
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Postby HBIC » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:44 pm

:o :o Well they did get married way to quickly!
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Postby jpguy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:28 am

I didn't know she was even married, I thought they were dating LOL
Which means she should be looking for a Japanese boy instead :P
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:49 am

Tell me more about her!! Please!!

What are her biggest hits? :D
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:09 pm

joiPrince_JO wrote:Tell me more about her!! Please!!

What are her biggest hits? :D
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Postby Ruthymon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:45 pm

joiPrince_JO wrote:Tell me more about her!! Please!!

What are her biggest hits? :D
Here's her wiki page
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Postby crazycool » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:55 pm

joiPrince_JO wrote:
joiPrince_JO wrote:Tell me more about her!! Please!!

What are her biggest hits? :D
Choosing her biggest hits would be a VERRRRRRYYY long list. 8-)
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Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:04 pm

It's so sad Ayu is getting divorced :( But I agree, they got married far too quickly. But I hope she finds happiness soon :D

Have you guys seen her last.fm shoutbox? The so called "fans" are being so stupid and saying all these terrible things about her :-? I'm actually ashamed to call myself an Ayu fan on last.fm sometimes cos then I'd be lumped in with those people :evil:
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:52 am

crazycool wrote:
joiPrince_JO wrote:
joiPrince_JO wrote:Tell me more about her!! Please!!

What are her biggest hits? :D
Choosing her biggest hits would be a VERRRRRRYYY long list. 8-)
Just pick your three favorite songs :)
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