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Thanks for sharing the news Bubu. I've been listening to her Ultra Blue Album for most of the week. In fact i think I'm in the midst of my 3rd or 4th listen for today. We picked up two of her older albums the last time we were in LT.

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I picked up another Utada CD (still not the new one). I just love her voice and just her down-to-earthiness.

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Re: J-Star: 宇多田ヒカル Utada Hikaru


Utada Hikaru - New single released today.
Beautiful World | Kiss & Cry
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• Hikki's Official Website
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Thanks for the updated info Bubu, I'm actually planning on getting her latest CD

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Seems Utada may make another album in English. This is from the blog:
http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&l=EN
It would be pretty cool if she did I enjoyed her last English album.

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Hikaru Utada & Ne-Yo relase duet single


Hikaru Utada and U.S. R&B artist Ne-Yo release duet single
Japanese pop artist Hikaru Utada and U.S. best-selling R&B artist Ne-Yo have recorded a song together as a part in a series of Ne-Yo collaborations with female singers worldwide, it was announced on Tuesday, several Japanese sports dailies report.

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The song, called “Do You feat. Utada,” will be released in Japan as a digitally exclusive single Nov. 21. Utada was chosen among other Japanese singers, recommended to Ne-Yo by U.S. 1# bestselling hip hopper Jay Z, according to the Daily Sports.

The duet is Utada’s first with a male singer


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I've been enjoying Hikki's blog for the last hour or so... she's so funny, that girl is such a geek!

http://hikki.blogspot.com/ (Translated to English)

Some of the entries are just hilarious, like the time she put her pants on backward, but didn't realize it until after she got to the studio, but just decided to leave them that way because it was too much trouble to turn them around. LOL! And in another entry, she admits that she likes to roll around on the floor in the studio, she says she knows it must look strange, but says it's training just in case her clothes catch on fire. LOL!

She is a huge Tetris nerd, and has racked up a high score of 99,999,999 on her Nintendo. She is so into the game, she's even entered Tetris tournaments.

In another one of her blog entries she says she received a white DS Lite from Nintendo when they were first released, but she plays Tetris so much, the buttons are worn out. And even though, she is one of the most successful and popular singers in J-pop history, and could easily afford to buy Nintendo's in every color available, she still thinks it's too luxurious to buy a new one, since her old white one still works. In January, she finally broke down and bought herself a new rose colored DS Lite.

Hikki's Tetris Challenge
宇多田ヒカル vs. 参加者30名
Utada Hikaru vs. 30 challengers - Watch video

宇多田ヒカル vs. 任天堂開発チーム
Utada Hikaru vs. Nintendeo Development Team - Watch video

She always mentions and posts photos of her sidekick, a stuffed bear named, "Kuma Chang."

The other day she lost the battery cover for her keitai (cell phone). She was bummed out, and posts a "good-bye" to her lost back cover, but still continues to use the phone.

She posted photos of her scraped and bruised knees after waking up covered in scars, after getting "dead drunk"... she says that was fun. LOL!

What a fascinating person!

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U3-Star: 宇多田ヒカル Utada Hikaru


I was at BOOK•OFF the other day, I found this CD for the band U3 for just $1.

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Artist: U3
Album: Star
Label: Century Records ~ CECC-10307
Released: 1993.09.17

Hikki's Official Website (Japanese)
U3 Music Inc. (Blog)
Hikki Blogspot (Translated to English)

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U3 is a band consisting of the Utada family; Fuji Keiko (Junko), Utada Teruzane and Utada Hikaru.

In 1990 the Utada family formed a band consisting of Utada Teruzane, Junko, and Hikaru. Junko was the lead vocal singer of the band. Each of them made a performing name for themselves. Junko is Ra U, Teruzane is Sking U, and Hikaru is H°Ikaso U. (Named after the painter, Pablo Picasso). U being the initial of Utada, and 3 being the number of people in their family, they came up with the name U3 for their band.

In the September of 1993, they released the album STAR. At the time Hikaru was 10 years old. She wrote the songs Thank You with her father, and Kodomotachi no Uta ga Kikoeru (The Singing of the Children is Heard) by herself. Utada Hikaru sang a part in both of these songs. She learned to write songs herself, and this is how she got her practice. She also drew the cover art for the album.

U3 also released two records, Rainy Day, and New Life, one containing six and the other, four songs. These releases unfortunately did not attract much attention.

After two years as U3, in 1995, they changed their band name to, cubic U. In the June of 1996 they released Tsumetai Tsuki (Cold Moon) / Golden Era under Fuji Keiko with cubic U, again Junko did the main vocals. The song became the commercial song for Hake Tsuru, a Japanese brand name. Hikaru was featured on the chorus, and in the coupling song took turns singing with Junko. -- Source: Wiki.ThePPN

Tracklist:
1. STAR (Download)
2. Nagasarete Ikunara (流されてゆくなら) (Download)
3. Kodomotachi no Uta ga Kikoeru (子供たちの歌が聞こえる) (Download)
4. Aishiteru yo, Ano Hi no Kimi wo (愛しているよ、あの日の君を) (Download)
5. Umareta Tokikara I LOVE YOU (生まれた時からI LOVE YOU) (Download)
6. THANK YOU (Download)
7. Ikiru Koto wo Oshiete Kureta (生きることを教えてくれた) (Download)
8. Konyaku Kaishou (婚約解消) (Download)
9. New York Serenade (ニューヨーク・セレナーデ) (Download)
10. Yarinaoseru Jinsei (やり直せる人生) (Download)

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Thanks for posting up the songs, Bubu! Sounds like a great CD, and its cool to see some of Utada Hikaru's talent as a child. The price is pretty good at Book Off too! The prices seem much more reasonable there than at Kinokuniya (where it seems the cheapest price for a regular CD is $30.) emoticon

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Cool info, I never heard of the band U3 before. I think I had noticed the name before with Utada's blog but never looked into it.
I guess with Hikki writing songs at 10 it's no wonder she has so many great songs

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