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Name: Namie Amuro
DOB: 09/20/1977
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Height: 158cm (5'2")
Blood type: O
Management: VISION FACTORY
Record label: avex trax (1995-2013); Dimension Point (Current)


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Namie Amuro: "FEEL"
[ CDA+DVD | AVCN-99001/B | ¥3,990 | 2013.07.10 ]
[ CDA+Blu-ray | AVCD-99002/B | ¥4,410 | 2013.07.10 ]
[ CDA | AVCN-99003/B | ¥3,059 | 2013.07.10 ]

CD Track listing:
01. Alive
02. Rainbow
03. Can You Feel This Love
04. Big Boys Cry
05. Hands On Me
06. Heaven
07. Poison
08. La La La
09. Supernatural Love
10. Let Me Let You Go
11. Contrail
12. Stardust In My Eyes

DVD/Blu-ray Track listing:
01. Alive
02. Big Boys Cry
03. Hands On Me
04. Heaven
05. Let Me Let You Go
06. Contrail


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1977
September 20 - Namie Amuro is born in Naha, Okinawa to Emiko Taira. She is the youngest of 3 children.
1988
Unknown - After accompanying a friend to an audition for Okinawa Actors School, she is scouted by the school's president, Masayuki Makino. Her mother refuses his invitation initially, however, she agrees to allow Amuro to join after the school offers a scholarship.
1989
August - Amuro appears on TV Karaoke competition, "Chibikko KARAOKE Taikai." She performs "-3˚C" and wins. 1st runner-up is Minako Ameku. The two would go on to form a stage duo Dreamers.
199?-1991
Unknown - Amuro is selected to be part of a 12 member coed group, Club Heart (now B.B. WAVES), a special unit consisting of top Okinawa Actor School students. Within the group formed several subunits including Speedy Monkeys consisting of Namie Amuro, Minako Ameku, Anna Makino and Hisako Aragaki. Before relocating to Tokyo, Speedy Monkeys is joined by Nanako Takushi of another Club Heart subunit Sweet Monkeys. Together they become the SUPER MONKEY'S.
1992
April-September - SUPER MONKEY'S become regulars of variety show, "KATO & KEN TV Busters"
September 16 - SUPER MONKEY'S make their major label debut on Toshiba EMI with "Koi no CUTE BEAT / Mr. USA." The song peaks at #29 on the Oricon chart.
1993
January-March - Amuro makes her acting debut in the TV Drama, "Ichigo Hakusho."
April - Anna Makino withdraws from SUPER MONKEY'S. The group is renamed SUPER MONKEY'S 4.
April - SUPER MONKEY'S 4 join PJG (POP JAM GIRLS), a special vocal dance unit for TV Music Show "POP JAM."
May 26 - SUPER MONKEY'S 4 release their second single, "DANCING JUNK." "Rainbow Moon," the single's coupling track is Amuro's first solo song.
December 31 - SUPER MONKEY'S 4 appear for the first time on Kouhaku Utagassen as back dancers for Hiroko Moriguchi.
1994
July 20 - SUPER MONKEY'S 4 becomes Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S and release "PARADISE TRAIN." It is their first single to feature only vocals from Amuro.
September - Hisako withdraws from the group and returns to Okinawa Actors School as an instructor.
October - Reina Miyauchi and Ritsuko Matsuda join the SUPER MONKEY'S.
1995
January 25 - Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S release "TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~." It becomes a massive hit peaking at #8 and selling over 750,000 copies.
April 15 - The group joins karaoke variety show "THE Yoru mo Hippare" as regulars.
April 26 - Amuro releases her first solo single, "Taiyou no SEASON." It becomes her first top 5 single.
May 10 - The SUPER MONKEY'S debut as their own unit MAX with the single, "Koisuru Velfarre Dance ~Saturday night" on fledgling indie dance label, avex trax.
July 16 - Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S embark on their first tour, "Namie Amuro with Super Monkey's Concert '95 ~HEART ni Hi wo Tsukete~."
July 24 - "Stop the music" is released as her final single on Toshiba EMI.
August - Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S perform at TK DANCE CAMP '95 debuting her first composition by Tetsuya Komuro, "Body Feels EXIT."
October 16 - Amuro's first album, "DANCE TRACKS VOL.1" is released. It becomes her first #1 album as well as her first million seller.
October 25 - "Body Feels EXIT" is released as her first single on avex trax. It becomes her first top 3 single.
December 5 - "Chase the Chance" is released. The single becomes her first #1 single as well as her first million selling single.
December 27 - Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S return to Okinawa to perform their first concert, "Okinawa Triumphant Return Live" at Okinawa Convention Center.
December 31 - Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S win the Excellent Work Award from the Japan Record Awards for their single, "TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~."
December 31 - Amuro makes her first starring appearance on Kouhaku Utagassen setting a record at the time for youngest artist to appear on the program.
1996
Febuary - Amuro wins "Best Music Award" at the 33rd Golden Arrow Awards.
March 20 - Amuro embarks on her first nationwide tour, "mistio presents AMURO NAMIE with SUPER MONKEY'S TOUR '96."
May 19 - Amuro performs for the first time at the prestigious Nippon Budokan.
July 22 - "SWEET 19 BLUES" is released. The album debuts at #1 and goes on to sell over 3.6 million records. At the time, it had recorded the highest ever first week sales as well as the highest selling album by a solo female artist. The album helped make Amuro the best selling artist of 1996.
August 10 - Amuro's first starring role in a film, "That's Cunning! ~Shijou Saidai no Sakusen~" is released.
August 27 - Amuro becomes the youngest artist to perform a stadium tour during her "SUMMER PRESENTS '96 AMURO NAMIE with SUPER MONKEY'S." The concert tour marks the final time MAX performed with Amuro as the SUPER MONKEY'S.
November 10 - Her first photo book, "#19770920" shot in the United States and Jamaica is released.
December 31 - Amuro makes history again as the youngest artist to ever win the Grand Prix Award from the Japan Record Awards with her single, "Don't wanna cry." She also took home the award for Best Album for "SWEET 19 BLUES."
December 31 - Amuro makes her second Kouhaku appearance performing, "Don't wanna cry."
1997
February 19 - "CAN YOU CELEBRATE?" is released selling over 800,000 copies in its first week. It goes on to sell over 2.3 million copies becoming the best selling single by a female artist of all time.
March - Amuro takes home several awards at the Golden Disc Awards including Best 5 Single Award, Best 5 Artist Award, Music Video Award, and the Grand Prix Award.
May 21 - "How to be a Girl" is released. The single pushes Amuro past 10 million in single sales setting a record for the fastest solo artist to achieve the landmark since their debut (2 years).
May 27 - Amuro performs her first international concert in Taipei, Taiwan for TK PAN-PACIFIC TOUR '97.
July 27 - Amuro embarks on her first dome tour and becomes the youngest solo female artist to tour the four national domes (currently 5 domes).
August - Amuro becomes the first artist in their teens to sell over 20 million records.
October 22 - In a press conference, Amuro announces that she has married SAM (Masaharu Maruyama) of the group TRF. She is also three months pregnant and will begin a year long maternity leave the next year.
December 31 - Amuro takes home the Grand Prix Award again for "CAN YOU CELEBRATE?" at the Japan Record Awards.
December 31 - Amuro performs as the tori for the red group on Kouhaku Utagassen. It is her final performance before taking her hiatus.
1998
March - "CAN YOU CELEBRATE?" takes home the award for Song of the Year at the Golden Disc Awards. "Concentration 20" also wins for Album of the Year.
May 19 - Amuro gives birth to a boy, Haruto Maruyama.
December 23 - Amuro signals her comeback with the release of "I HAVE NEVER SEEN." It debuted at #1 becoming her 9th chart topping single.
December 31 - Amuro makes her first public appearance returning to the Kouhaku stage. Her tearful comeback and reunion with former band members MAX draws in TV ratings over 64%.
1999
March - "181920" takes home the award for Best Album of the Year from the Golden Disc Awards.
March 17 - Emiko Taira, Amuro's mother, is murdered. "RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE," her second comeback single is released the same day.
August 28 - Returning to the concert stage for the first time in two years, Amuro performs alongside MAX, SPEED and DA PUMP at Chiba Marine Stadium.
September 1 - "SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS" is released. It is the first of her work with American R&B producer, Dallas Austin.
December 31 - Amuro performs "RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE" on Kouhaku Utagassen.
2000
January 26 - "GENIUS 2000" is released. It is her first original album in three years and features production by both Tetsuya Komuro and Dallas Austin. The album debuts at #1.
March 20 - Amuro starts her first tour in three years, "NAMIE AMURO TOUR GENIUS 2000."
May 14 - Amuro performs her first concert in the United States at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. The performance commemorated 100 years of Okinawan immigration to Hawaii.
July 12 - Amuro performs at the G8 Summit hosted in Okinawa for world leaders including then US president Bill Clinton.
November - "NEVER END" receives a special recognition award from Yuusen Taishou.
December 31 - "NEVER END" receives a special recognition award from the Japan Record Awards.
December 31 - Amuro performs "NEVER END" at Kouhaku Utagassen alongside producer Tetsuya Komuro.
2001
March - Amuro embarks on "namie amuro tour 2001 break the rules" in support of her "break the rules" album.
July 15 - Amuro performs with fellow Vision Factory artists in the first annual MUSIC FEAST PEACE OF RYUKYU.
August 8 - "Say the word," Amuro's first single as a lyricist is released. The single marks the end of her working relationship with producer Tetsuya Komuro.
October - Amuro performs her first fan club exclusive tour.
December 27 - "lovin' it" a collaboration with m-flo's VERBAL is released. The single is part of a project with proceeds towards those affected by the 9/11 United States terrorist attacks. It is Amuro's final production by former producer Tetsuya Komuro.
December 31 - Amuro performs "Say the word" at Kouhaku Utagassen.
2002
May 24 - Amuro is honored with the Inspiration Award Japan at the very first annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
July 10 - Amuro and SAM announce that they have divorced.
September - Amuro performs in Shanghai, China as part of ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
December 18 - "GOOD LIFE feat. FIRSTKLAS / Just Say So feat. VERBAL" is released. It is the first single by special unit SUITE CHIC bringing together Amuro with producers and performing artists from the world of Japanese R&B. The project marked her transition from a pop idol to R&B artist.
December 31 - Amuro performs "Wishing On The Same Star" on Kouhaku Utagassen.
2003
February 26 - "WHEN POP HITS THE FAN," SUITE CHIC's first album is released concluding the project.
May - SUITE CHIC wins Best Collaboration Video at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
November - After 2 years, Amuro embarks on a nationwide tour featuring all of chart topping singles, "namie amuro SO CRAZY tour featuring BEST singles."
December 10 - "STYLE," her first post-TK original studio album is released. It peaks within the top 5.
December 31 - Amuro performs "SO CRAZY" at Kouhaku Utagassen. It is her final Kouhaku appearance.
2004
May 1 - Amuro performs her first solo concert in Taipei, Taiwan as part of her SO CRAZY tour.
May 13 - Amuro becomes the first Japanese artist to perform a concert in South Korea following the removal of the ban on Japanese music in the country.
May 23 - "Put 'Em Up" wins Best R&B Video at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan. Amuro also took home the Best buzzAsia from Japan Award.
July 24 - Amuro returns to South Korea as part of MTV's buzzAsia Concert.
August - Amuro embarks on her second fan club tour. The set list for this exclusive tour contain the only performances of many songs from her 2003 album, "STYLE."
2005
February 3 - Amuro performs for the first time in Thailand at the MTV Asia Aid benefit in support of those affected by the Sumatra Tsunami.
March 20 - Amuro makes a surprise appearance at the Kobe Collection fashion show and debuts the song, "WANT ME, WANT ME."
May 29 - "GIRL TALK" takes home the award for Best R&B Video at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan. Amuro also wins the Most Impressive Performing Artist in Asia Award.
July 13 - "Queen of Hip-Pop" is released. The album features the first of her work with producer, Nao'ymt. The album featured a special collaboration with the Pink Panther that produced a special Amuro Panther character.
September 1 - Amuro embarks on the "Space of Hip Pop Tour '05."
September 13 - It is revealed that Amuro will sing the Japanese theme song to Sin City. The song features a vocal cameo by the film's director.
2006
May 17 - "CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK / Ningyo" is released. "CSCEIS" features choreography from Janet Jackson dancer, Shawnette Heard.
August 13 - Amuro launches "LIVE STYLE 2006," her first arena tour since 2001.
November 23 - Amuro ends her tour at the Okinawa Convention Center. It is her first time performing at the venue as a solo artist and her first concert in Okinawa since 1995.
2007
January 24 - "Baby Don't Cry" is released. The single debuts at #3 helping Amuro set a record for most consecutive years with a top 10 single at 13 years, a record she still currently holds.
March - Amuro collaborates with VERBAL again on "Luvotomy," a track from the m-flo's fifth studio album.
May - "Top Secret" is chosen as the Japanese theme song to the second season of American TV Drama, "Prison Break."
June 27 - "PLAY" is released. The album debuts at #1, her first #1 release in seven years.
August 18 - Amuro launches "namie amuro PLAY tour 2007."
August 30 - Amuro takes home the STUDENT VOICE RESPECT AWARD at the MTV STUDENT VOICE AWARDS 2007.
2008
January 17 - A special collaboration project with Vidal Sassoon, Amuro, fashion stylist Patricia Fields, and hairstylist Orlando Pita is announced. "FASHION x MUSIC x Vidal Sassoon," is revealed with the announcement of a new collaboration single, "60s 70s 80s."
January 26 - February 27 - Amuro embarks on an encore presentation of her PLAY tour.
March - "Hide & Seek" takes home the award for Best Female Video at the annual Space Shower Music Video Awards.
March 12 - "60s 70s 80s" is released. The single debuts at #2 with over 100,000 units sold, her highest first week sales since 2000.
March 19 - "60s 70s 80s" peaks at #1. It becomes her first #1 single since 1998's "I HAVE NEVER SEEN."
April 12 - Amuro returns to Taipei, Taiwan again as part of her PLAY tour encore.
May - DOUBLE releases "THE BEST COLLABORATIONS" featuring a duet with Amuro, "BLACK DIAMOND." A music video produced for the song featured choreography by Jonte' Moaning and Roman.
May 31 - "Hide & Seek" wins Best R&B Video from the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
June 22 - Amuro performs at the Avex Shareholders Meeting.
July-August - Amuro performs for the fist and only time as part of a-nation '08.
July 30 - "BEST FICTION," Amuro's first greatest hits collection since departing TK debuts at #1. The album remains at #1 for six consecutive weeks eventually selling over 1.6 million copies.
October - Amuro begins "BEST FICTION TOUR 2008-2009." The tour set attendance records for solo female artist tour with 500,000 concert goers.
December 31 - Amuro takes home the Best Album Award at Japan Record Awards for "BEST FICTION."
2009
March - "BEST FICTION" takes home an award for Best 10 Albums at the Golden Disc Awards.
March - "NEW LOOK" wins Best Female Video at the Space Shower Music Video Awards. Amuro also takes home Best Artist.
May - "NEW LOOK" wins Best Female Video and "Sexy Girl" wins Best R&B Video at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
July - Amuro's "BEST FICTION" tour ends in Shanghai. It is her first solo concert in the China.
December 16 - "PAST < FUTURE" is released. It debuts at #1 making Amuro the first artist to achieve a #1 album in their teens, twenties and thirties.
2010
January - Amuro becomes the first Japanese female artist to achieve #1 in 5 Asian territories with "PAST < FUTURE."
March - "FAST CAR" wins Best Video of the Year and Best Art Direction at the Space Shower Music Video Awards.
April - "namie amuro PAST < FUTURE tour 2010" begins and will end in December with 80 shows becoming the longest tour of her career.
May 18 - Amuro wins Best Asian Artist at the 2010 World Music Awards. Amuro travelled to Monaco to perform "Hide & Seek" live. The performance was televised worldwide.
May - "FAST CAR" wins Best Female Video at the MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010.
June - "PAST < FUTURE" becomes the best selling album of the first half of 2010.
2011
May - "Checkmate!," Amuro's first best album of collaborations debuts at #1. It contains new collaborations with Lil' Wayne, AI, Anna Tsuchiya, AFTER SCHOOL and Tomohisa Yamashita.
June - Amuro performs with AI & Anna Tsuchiya as part of MTV VIDEO MUSIC AID JAPAN a charity event in support of the victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Disaster.
July - "LIVE STYLE 2011" begins.
November - Amuro's Official YouTube Channel launches.
December - Amuro's Official Facebook launches.
2012
June 27 - "Uncontrolled" is released. The album debuts at #1.
July - "Uncontroll" achieves #1 in 5 Asian territories repeating the feat accomplished by her last original album.
September - To celebrate her 20th anniversary, a special one night only concert in Ginowan Park, Okinawa was arranged. The concert was cancelled due to an approaching typhoon.
October 31 - "Damage" is released. It is her first single to be released exclusively digital.
December - Amuro is one of the recipients of the Top Pop Artists of 2012 Award from the Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012.
December - Amuro performs for the first time at all five domes in celebration of her 20th anniversary.
2013
January - "Love Story" wins Song of the Year by Download at the Golden Disc Awards.
March - Amuro makes a surprise appearance at Tokyo Girls Collection and debuts "Big Boys Cry."
March 6 - "Big Boys Cry / Beautiful" is released. It is her last physical single to be released on the avex trax label.
July 10 - Amuro's 11th album, "FEEL" is released. The album debuts at #1. The album is the first release from her new label, Dimension Point.
August 16 - "namie amuro FEEL tour 2013" launches in Kanagawa at Yokosuka Arts Theatre.
October 16 - "Neonlight Lipstick" is released as a digital single.
October 23 - "Ballerina" is released as a digital single.
December 23 - "namie amuro FEEL tour 2013" ends in Fukuoka at Marine Messe Fukuoka. During the tour, she performed her 500th live concert.
2014
January 29 - "TSUKI" is released as a single peaking at #3 earning her the record for longest streak of consecutive Top 10 singles at 20 years.
February - "namie amuro 5 Major Domes Tour 2012" wins Best Music Video from the Golden Disc Awards.
June 4 - "Ballada" a compilation of ballad songs as voted on by fans is released. It peaks at #1 for 2 weeks and becomes the 4th best selling album of 2014.
August 22 - LIVE STYLE 2014 launches in Shizuoka at the Shizuoka ECOPA Arena.
December 23 - LIVE STYLE 2014 ends in Tokyo at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
November 12 - "BRIGHTER DAY" is released and peaks at #8.
2015
January 14 - Amuro becomes fully independent officially leaving Vision Factory (now Rising Productions), her management company of 22 years.
February - "LIVE STYLE 2014" tops the Oricon DVD/Blu-ray charts earning her the record for most releases to simultaneous top both charts (3).
March - "Ballada" wins Best 5 Albums Award from the Gold Disc Awards.
May - Amuro releases the first Google Chrome music video, "Anything" from her upcoming album, "_genic."
June 10 - Amuro will release her first studio album to feature completely new music, "_genic."


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Namie Amuro Official Site
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Last Edited By: NATE Mar 15 17 3:53 AM. Edited 74 times

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#6 post_url

Jul 1 15 12:35 PM

pAiZaLa wrote:
visual cover for "What I Did For Love feat. Namie Amuro"

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Umm... x)
XD esp w/ that pic for that title; person posing/leaning against wall and like that + title: what I did for love. I can't be the only who sees that and hopes there's a different cover
All it's missing is a

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Jul 1 15 4:29 PM

Received my copy of _genic last week and I am really enjoying it. With Feel not being one of my favourite Namie albums and after reading reviews, I was wondering if I would feel quite disappointed by _genic but thankfully not!

My favourite song is Time Has Come. (Although Fashionista is so catchy!) Least favourites are Be Who I Want To Be and Space Invader. I also love the Birthday PV!!

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Jul 2 15 12:33 AM

FoxxyFuyumi wrote:
So...did she promote this album on TV?
her last appearance on television was in 2010, she didn't bother to promote on TV anymore

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Jul 2 15 1:33 AM

2011! Don't forget the Wonder Woman performance on the VMAJ.

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Jul 2 15 2:19 AM

rizumu wrote:
2011! Don't forget the Wonder Woman performance on the VMAJ.
I'm talking about promoting on TV, VMAJ 2011 is more focus on the Tohoku Earthquake

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Jul 2 15 3:26 AM

i think it good idea to release single after album. why won't they. long time between Jun and Sep.
Genic sales has reached above 200,000.

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Jul 3 15 6:04 PM

The album needs a bit of a pick me up. I wouldn't mind if she released a new double A-side single, with one track being a new song, and the other being something off of _genic, but with a tie-in this time.

Edit: OR maybe she could just promote it, I mean even FEEL got a performance at tokyo girls whatever. 

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Jul 4 15 8:48 AM

Lightning wrote:
Has anyone tried Apple's new music streaming yet? I wonder if they stream jpop acts or Namie. I have no interest if not.
I think it depends on the label, not really sure. You can find albums released by artists like Chara, Perfume or YUKI for instance but many artists (including Namie and Ayumi) are nowhere to be found. smiley: ohwell

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#18 post_url

Jul 4 15 9:32 AM

she even got a banner on her "apple music" profile with a picture from _genic
but there's absolutely nothing to stream there. (only What I Did for Love and with David Guetta's cover lol)

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Jul 4 15 10:15 PM

Well the albums has reached over 200,000 copies and is still in the top 10.  I was going through some old Hyori videos as I was watching 10Minutes and during the dance break she was wearing a top that I recognized as something I saw Namie wear during her So Crazy Tour it was her encore outfit.

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Jul 4 15 10:46 PM

LeeLeeNeko wrote:
Lightning wrote:
Has anyone tried Apple's new music streaming yet? I wonder if they stream jpop acts or Namie. I have no interest if not.
I think it depends on the label, not really sure. You can find albums released by artists like Chara, Perfume or YUKI for instance but many artists (including Namie and Ayumi) are nowhere to be found. smiley: ohwell
You're right, it depends on the label, the contract and the release. Perfume's international label is Astralwerks (Universal Music) and only albums and singles post-Love The World compilation album are available for streaming.

EDIT: I just realised David Guetta and Perfume have the same label.

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