Namie Amuro: 25th Anniversary Countdown

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Postby joiPrince_JO » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:15 am

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The legendary Namie Amuro will celebrate her 25th anniversary in the industry this year and a countdown has been added to her official website

http://namieamuro.jp/25thanniversary/

Are you guys ready?

10 days to go.
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Postby jpguy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:08 pm

Im curious!!! :o :o
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Postby Ruthymon » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:34 pm

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Pop icon Namie Amuro is celebrating her 25 years in show business with a new documentary series. ‘Documentary of Namie Amuro’ is a 12-part series that will be distributed exclusively by streaming service Hulu.

The streaming site will add an episode once a month for fans to watch. Those of us who enjoy binge-watching their shows have to wait until September 2018 to have all the episodes readily at hand.

On September 18th Hulu launched ‘Namie Amuro Channel’. A trailer for the documentary is already available for viewing on the channel. First full episode is released on October 1st, and the second episode will follow within the first ten days of November.

The documentary description makes a promise to show the artist from different angles, providing a truthful account of Amuro’s life.

(Via Barks.jp)
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:07 am

1 episode per month? Why Namie?? I'm assuming 1 episode is like at least one hour? I hope someone subs the episodes.
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Postby Ruthymon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:21 pm

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ALL TIME BEST
Release Date: 8 Nov 2017
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Previously announced on Baidu, ORICON confirmed that a best album is coming.
2018 will sign the last year of Namie in the industry, during which we'll get a final album.
Since every post-_genic single is most likely going to be included in this best album, the final album will probably feature brand new tracks only.
Please guys, let's support Namie, let's support an artist who truly made this world a better place with her art.
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Namie Amuro is someone who kept growing as an Artist since the day she made her debut.

Namie Amuro is someone who is not afraid to try new things, her discography contains several experimental tracks that western girls would be scared of.

Namie Amuro is a 360° artist, someone who truly knows how to sing, how to dance, how to entertain, yet she's very peaceful and respectful.

Namie Amuro made the Japanese music industry something better with each release and I'll always support her, no matter what.

Namie Amuro is THE Artist, THE Popstar.

We will ALL miss you, Queen.​

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Postby Ruthymon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:22 pm

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Dear all fans:
 
Thank you very much for your continuous support.
 
September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut.
I could not have gone 25 years without your support, for which I am
eternally grateful.
 
Thank you!
 
Today, I would like to write about something that I have carried on my
mind and have decided on the 25th anniversary of my debut.
 
I, Namie Amuro, would like to take this opportunity to inform all of my
fans of my decision to retire as of September 16, 2018.
 
I plan to make the last year of my music career meaningful by focusing
my full attention on creating a final album and performing at concerts.
 
Then, I will welcome the date of September 16, 2018 in the best way I can.
 
I hope this year will be filled with wonderful memories for me and the
fans together.
 
Together, let’s make this coming year the best one possible!
 
Namie Amuro
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:09 am

NOOOOOOO
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:21 am

This really saddens me and it's the end of an era. Much love for her, I've listened to her music for a long time.
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:10 am

Namie turned 40!!!!!!! yesterday! FOURTY. Her beauty is truly unreal.
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Postby matt9210 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:21 am

Damn this was a surprise :( For someone to be in this industry as long as she has and consistently remain one of the top female artists is incredible. I first got into her around 2009, Past < Future is still a fantastic album.

I got to see her live on the genic tour. I'm in Japan now and will definitely be attending whatever tour plans she has. I wonder how she'll do her farewell tour? She's been touring so much and in so many cities, so I wonder if she'll do the same or do some huge production dome shows?
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:23 am

matt9210 wrote:Damn this was a surprise :( For someone to be in this industry as long as she has and consistently remain one of the top female artists is incredible. I first got into her around 2009, Past < Future is still a fantastic album.

I got to see her live on the genic tour. I'm in Japan now and will definitely be attending whatever tour plans she has. I wonder how she'll do her farewell tour? She's been touring so much and in so many cities, so I wonder if she'll do the same or do some huge production dome shows?
Yes. She will release one more album and go on tour next year.
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:41 pm

The album is up for pre-order
Finally [3CD+Blu-ray/DVD]

Namie Amuro brings the greatest hits album with 52 tracks total, including 45 ones selected from singles released from 1992 to 2017 as well as seven new songs. This edition includes a bonus Blu-ray with music videos (subject to change).
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Postby xtofer » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:02 am

What a sad news but girl deserves this! She's been releasing something every single year since the mid 90s.
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Postby Ruthymon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:08 pm

New song "Do It For Love" for Hulu Japan CF:


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqs3lUwH_5c
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Postby Ruthymon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:11 pm

"Hope" (opening theme for "One Piece")
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Postby Ruthymon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:15 pm

‘Documentary of Namie Amuro’ (Hulu) EP1 (sadly no Eng subs)
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:28 am

Namie Amuro's all-time best album "Finally" will be released November 8th! In addition to songs from her debut to "Just You and I", several new songs will be included, for a total of 52 songs! Tracks 1-39 are all new recordings.

Namie Amuro
Best Album「Finally」
2017.11.8 On Sale

CD
Disc1

01. ミスターU.S.A.
02. 愛してマスカット
03. PARADISE TRAIN
04. TRY ME ~私を信じて~
05. 太陽のSEASON
06. Body Feels EXIT
07. Chase the Chance
08. Don't wanna cry
09. You're my sunshine
10. SWEET 19 BLUES
11. a walk in the park
12. CAN YOU CELEBRATE?
13. How to be a Girl
14. I HAVE NEVER SEEN
15. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE
16. NEVER END

Disc2

17. Say the word
18. I WILL
19. SO CRAZY
20. GIRL TALK
21. WANT ME, WANT ME
22. CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK
23. Baby Don't Cry
24. FUNKY TOWN
25. NEW LOOK
26. ROCK STEADY
27. WHAT A FEELING
28. Dr.
29. Break It
30. Get Myself Back
31. Fight Together
32. Tempest
33. Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!
34. Love Story

Disc3
35. arigatou
36. Damage
37. Big Boys Cry
38. Contrail
39. TSUKI
40. Red Carpet
41. Mint
42. Hero
43. Dear Diary
44. Fighter
45. Christmas Wish
46. Just You and I
・Showtime (new song)
・Hope (new song)
・Do It For Love(new song)
・Finally(new song)

*Plus two more new tracks / 52 tracks total

DVD・Blu-ray

・Red Carpet
・Mint
・Hero
・Dear Diary
・Fighter
・Just You and I

*Plus 6 new music videos / 12 MVs total

She also has asked fans to vote on the setlist for her upcoming 5-dome and Asia tour! Voting begins today and goes until December 31st.

Vote for the songs you want to see her perform here: http://namieamuro.jp...ersary/pc/vote/

Songs are listed by year of release and each person gets 20 votes!
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Postby Nackar » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:55 pm

It'll be sad to see her go, but SO much respect to her for bowing out when she's (still!) high on her second wind (which, let's not forget, started over 10 years ago).

She's still scoring huge hits, still selling albums and still relevant among younger listeners - and she's 40 years old.
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Postby Ruthymon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:34 pm

'Finally' (Music video preview)
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:40 pm

With SNSD practically disbanding and Namie retiring, 2018 is gonna be a hard year...
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Postby Nackar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:43 am

So the album sold 459,094 (physical) copies on its first day.

Her hold on the Japanese public and her stature after so many years never ceases to amaze me.

Very, very few popstars around the world can claim to retire at the age of 40 while having an almost non-stop successful career (with one short downturn in the middle but two very high peaks) and while still at the peak of their popularity.
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:19 pm

Nackar wrote:So the album sold 459,094 (physical) copies on its first day.
Holy shit :o I expected the album to do well, but not this...

Absolutely amazing. Talk about being a legend!
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