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Apr 13 11 8:24 PM

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Name: Namie Amuro
DOB: 09/20/1977
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Height: 158cm (5'2")
Blood type: O
Debut: 09/16/1992
Management: VISION FACTORY
Record label: avex trax


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Namie Amuro: "Checkmate!"
[ CD+DVD | AVCD-38276 | ¥3,980 | 2011.04.27 ]
[ CDA | AVCD-38277 | 3,059 | 2011.04.27]

CD Track listing:
01. Wonder Woman feat. AI & Anna Tsuchiya
02. UNUSUAL feat. Tomohisa Yamashita
03. make it happen feat. AFTERSCHOOL
04. ROCK U feat. Namie Amuro / ravex
05. Do What U Gotta Do feat. AI, Namie Amuro, & Mummy-D / ZEEBRA
06. Wet'N'Wild feat. SUITE CHIC / Heartsdales
07. Do or Die feat. Namie Amuro / JHETT
08. FAKE feat. Namie Amuro / AI
09. #1 feat. Kaname Kawabata(CHEMISTRY)
10. BLACK OUT feat. Lil' Wayne & Namie Amuro / VERBAL
11. BLACK DIAMOND / DOUBLE & Namie Amuro
12. Luvotomy feat. Namie Amuro / m-flo
13. AFTER PARTY feat. Namie Amuro / ZEEBRA

DVD Track listing:
01. Wonder Woman feat. AI & Anna Tsuchiya
02. UNUSUAL feat. Tomohisa Yamashita
03. make it happen feat. AFTERSCHOOL
04. #1 feat. Kaname Kawabata(CHEMISTRY)
05. FAKE feat. Namie Amuro / AI
06. BLACK DIAMOND / DOUBLE & Namie Amuro
07. Do What U Gotta Do feat. AI, Namie Amuro, & Mummy-D / ZEEBRA


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Namie Amuro was born in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan on September 20th, 1977. She was discovered by Masayuki Makino, president of Okinawa Actor's School during adolescence where she studied singing and dancing. On September 16, 1992 she debuted with the quintet SUPER MONKEY'S on Toshiba-EMI. Over the course of three years, the group went through several group members and name changes. Amuro left the group in late 1995 after a string of successful singles. She signed onto the avex trax label under the wing of producer, Tetsuya Komuro. Massive success followed after her spilt with the group garnering her several million selling singles and albums. Her popularity was so immense young women copied her style leading the media to dub them "Amura." Amuro continued her unprecedented success until she announced a quick marriage and pregnancy with TRF dancer SAM in late 1997. She took a year sabbatical to care for her child. A son, Haruto, was born in May the following year.

Amuro returned to the scene on New Year's Eve 1998 with a tearful rendition of "CAN YOU CELEBRATE?" on that year's Kouhaku Utagassen. A new single, "I HAVE NEVER SEEN" was released and debuted at #1. Afterwards, Amuro's sales started to slump. A second comeback single, "RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE" failed to top the charts and she has since been unable to acheive such a feat. In 1999, Amuro released the single "SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS" her first production by an international producer. Dallas Austin along with Tetsuya Komuro would write and produce music for her up until 2001 when she severed ties to both producers.

Following the departures of her producers, Amuro released the self-penned "Say the word," her first. After the 9/11 attacks on New York's World Trade Center, Amuro worked with former producer Tetsuya Komuro one last time on the single "lovin' it." It would be the third and last single of the song+nation project benefitting victims of the 9/11 attacks. Collaborating with VERBAL of m-flo on the track, it eventually led to the SUITE CHIC project which began as a set of demos VERBAL had produced for Amuro. Launched in late 2002, SUITE CHIC featuring lead vocals from Amuro along with production from some of Japan's most popular R&B and Hip-Hop producers jumpstarted Amuro's long desired change into a R&B artist. The project ended in 2003 with the release of the successful, "WHEN POP HITS THE FAN" album. Amuro returned to the scene soon after with the first of three dance-oriented singles "shine more." "Put 'Em Up" a leftover Dallas Austin production from 2001 was released after "shine more" followed by "SO CRAZY / Come" later that year.

Before the release of her first post-Tetsuya Komuro album, "STYLE," Amuro launched her largest and longest tour, "namie amuro SO CRAZY tour featuring BEST singles 2003-2004." Spanning seven months, the tour ended in South Korea making her the first Japanese performer to perform a full length concert in the country since the lifting of the ban on Japanese music. In the summer of 2004, she released the single "ALL FOR YOU" which would eventually be the start of a comeback after a long slump. "ALL FOR YOU" along with "GIRL TALK / the SPEED STAR" and "WANT ME, WANT ME" sold over 100,000 copies leading to the multiplatinum hit album, "Queen of Hip-Pop" in 2005.

Shortly after the release of "Queen of Hip-Pop," Amuro toured in support of it on the sold out "Space of Hip-Pop" tour. She would follow the album with the single "White Light / Violet Sauce" and later "CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK / Ningyo." Currently, Amuro is touring yet again in "namie amuro BEST tour Live Style 2006." The tour brings her back to arena venues for the first time in 5 years. The tour will end in Okinawa, Japan on November 23rd. It will be her first concert on the island since 1995.

For a more detailed biography you can visit Namie Amuro's Wikipedia page.


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1992/09/16 - Koi no Cute Beat / Mr. USA (SUPER MONKEY'S)
1993/05/26 - DANCING JUNK (SUPER MONKEY'S 4)
1993/11/05 - Aishite MASUKATTO (SUPER MONKEY'S 4)
1994/07/20 - PARADISE TRAIN (Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S)
1995/01/25 - TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~ (Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY'S)
1995/04/26 - Taiyou no SEASON
1995/07/24 - Stop the music
1995/10/25 - Body Feels EXIT
1995/12/04 - Chase the Chance
1996/03/13 - Don't wanna cry
1996/06/05 - You're my sunshine
1996/08/21 - SWEET 19 BLUES
1996/11/27 - a walk in the park
1997/02/19 - CAN YOU CELEBRATE?
1997/05/21 - How to be a Girl
1997/11/27 - Dreaming I was dreaming
1997/12/25 - CAN YOU CELEBRATE? (Maxi Single)
1998/12/23 - I HAVE NEVER SEEN
1999/03/17 - RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE
1999/07/07 - toi et moi
1999/09/01 - SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS
2000/01/01 - LOVE 2000
2000/07/12 - NEVER END
2000/10/04 - PLEASE SMILE AGAIN
2001/01/24 - think of me / no more tears
2001/08/08 - Say the word
2001/12/27 - lovin' it
2002/02/14 - I WILL
2002/09/11 - Wishing On The Same Star
2003/03/05 - shine more
2003/07/16 - Put 'Em Up
2003/10/16 - SO CRAZY
2004/03/17 - ALARM
2004/07/22 - ALL FOR YOU
2004/10/14 - GIRL TALK / the SPEED STAR
2005/04/06 - WANT ME, WANT ME
2005/11/16 - White Light / Violet Sauce
2006/05/17 - CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK / Ningyo
2007/01/24 - Baby Don't Cry
2007/04/04 - FUNKY TOWN
2008/03/12 - 60s 70s 80s
2009/03/18 - WILD / Dr.
2010/07/28 - Break It / Get Myself Back

ALBUMS
1995/10/16 - DANCE TRACKS VOL.1
1996/07/22 - SWEET 19 BLUES
1996/09/30 - ORIGINAL TRACKS VOL.1
1997/07/24 - Concentration 20
1998/01/28 - 181920
2000/01/26 - GENIUS 2000
2000/12/20 - break the rules
2002/03/13 - LOVE ENHANCED single collection
2003/12/10 - STYLE
2005/07/13 - Queen of Hip-Pop
2007/06/27 - PLAY
2008/07/30 - BEST FICTION
2009/12/16 - PAST04/27 - Checkmate!


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Last Edited By: NATE Dec 19 11 10:04 PM. Edited 15 times

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Apr 13 11 11:31 PM

Me too. I was also planning to make a Namie & Ayu thread, but I know NATE have Namie, zeo have Ayu. So I decided to back of those 2 Queen's and leave it to the pro.

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Apr 13 11 11:34 PM

Speaking of, I love how there's a thread for ICONIQ and Yuya Matsushita but not for Ayu yet, haha.

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Apr 14 11 6:05 AM

rizumu wrote:
Speaking of, I love how there's a thread for ICONIQ and Yuya Matsushita but not for Ayu yet, haha.
I thhought the Ayu thread owner is Zeopower. smiley: roll

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Apr 14 11 12:16 PM

I'm not really feeling Checkmate, which is unusual because I usually adore Namie's releases. Ah well.

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Apr 14 11 1:40 PM

I'm usually head over heels for Namie stuff, but I'm not feeling Checkmate as much. Wonder Woman and Make it Happen are good though

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Apr 14 11 2:58 PM

I hope they release this on iTunes in other regions, so save me from having to buy the CD. Or at the very least, the PV's, like they seem to have been doing.

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Apr 14 11 5:18 PM

I kinda agree about "Checkmate!". I mean, I love the songs, but the album itself doesn't really have me that interested in it.

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Apr 14 11 8:54 PM

I'm excited for it, but not so much for the new songs. I've been dying for a hard copy of Rock U, and the old gem Do What You Gotta Do is amazing. I didn't know of it's existence before this collabo best, so it's a like a great, new song for me~

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Apr 14 11 8:59 PM

I'm having Deja Vu XD *ignore pun*

So this is our new home? How cozy ^^
I agree to Checkmate's release on iTunes. I might stand a chance of purchasing the album :D

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Apr 15 11 5:14 AM

ReedTien wrote:
I'm excited for it, but not so much for the new songs. I've been dying for a hard copy of Rock U, and the old gem Do What You Gotta Do is amazing. I didn't know of it's existence before this collabo best, so it's a like a great, new song for me~

Yeah, me too, lol. I didn't know a bunch of the songs (Do what you gotta do, Do or Die) so it's like getting new songs. Out of the new songs I really like Wonder Woman and make it happen. 

The Heartsdales song is pretty bad though XP

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Apr 15 11 6:09 AM

^ I know right? I can't stand listening to "Wet'N Wild". I only have it on my iTunes because I'm a Namie stan. Hahaha.

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Apr 15 11 8:53 AM

I have all the old collabos ever since they exist.
Wet n Wild is still one of my favs out of them...and Zeebras after party
but they all pretty much rock ;P

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