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Release Dates: Digital 17/12/12 : Physical DVD 26/12/12
|1.||「桜流し」||Utada Hikaru||Utada Hikaru & Paul Carter||4:41|
|2.||「桜流し (Instrumental」||Utada Hikaru & Paul Carter||4:40|
Single DVD from Hikaru Utada contains the end credit theme song for the animation film "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo." First press comes with a B2 poster with illustration of Hikaru Utada newly drawn by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
Utada Hikaru born January 19, 1983, known by her stage name Utada in America and Europe is a Japanese/American singer, song writer, arranger, and producer. Since the release of her debut album First Love, which went on to become the best-selling album in Oricon history, Utada has had three of her Japanese studio albums in the list of Top 10 best-selling albums ever in Japan (number 1, 4, 8) and six of her albums (including one English-language and one compilation) charting within the275 Best-Selling Japanese albums list. Utada has had twelve number-one singles on the Oricon Singles chart, with two notable record achievements for a female solo or group artist: five million-sellers and four in the Top 100 All-Time Best-selling Singles. Utada has an estimated more than 52 million records sold worldwide.
She was described by Time Magazine as a "Diva On Campus," a reference to her having attended Columbia University for a brief, career-break semester in 2000. In 2009, she was considered "the most influential artist of the decade" in the Japanese landscape by The Japan Times. In 2003, Utada was ranked number 24 in the survey of Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists of All Time by HMV, number 10 in HMV's Top 30 Best Japanese Singers of All Time in 2006.
Additionally, Utada is most well known in the West for making two theme song contributions to Square Enix And Disney's collaborative video game series Kingdom Hearts: "Simple and Clean" (which is the re-written English version of her 10th Japanese single Hikari) for Kingdom Hearts and "Passion" for Kingdom Hearts II (later re-recorded with new English lyrics as "Sanctuary" for the North American and European releases of the game). In 2007, her single "Flavor Of Life" reached number 2 in worldwide digital download yearly single chart with over 7.2 million downloads, and contributes to 12 million digital sales for her over the same year.
JAPANESE STUDIO ALBUMS
1. First Love [March 9, 1999]
2. DISTANCE [March 28, 2001]
3. DEEP RIVER [June 19, 2002]
4. ULTRA BLUE [June 14, 2006]
5. HEART STATION [March 19, 2008]
JAPANESE COMPILATION ALBUMS
1. Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 1 [March 31, 2004]
2. Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2 [November 24, 2010]
ENGLISH STUDIO ALBUMS
1. EXODUS [September 8, 2004]
2. This Is The One [March 14, 2009]
ENGLISH COMPLICATION ALBUMS
1. Utada The Best [November 24, 2010]
1. Precious [January 28, 1998]
Hikaru Utada Live DVD
1. BOHEMIAN SUMMER 2000 [December 9, 2000]
2. Utada Hikaru Unplugged [November 28, 2001]
3. Utada Hikaru In BudoKan 2005 [July 28, 2004]
4. UTADA UNITED 2006 [December 20, 2006]
5. UTADA HIKARU WILD LIFE [April 20, 2011]
1. Utada: In The Flesh 2010 January 15 - February 12, 2010
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