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23.Apr.2014

Utada, Hikaru

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Utada, Hikaru
Birth date;
1983.01.19 (same birthday as author/poet Edgar Allan Poe, who I loved when I was in junior high, Mori Ogai, who is a famous Japanese novelist, lovely Udo Suzuki and more lovely Rika Ishikawa☆ and senior of my company Yumin and Makoto Kawamoto. Many songwriters were born at the same date!)

Height;
less....than 158cm

Blood type;
A (Hey,hey,hey!! I'm cockiness type A! I think most of my friends' blood type is O.)
2007

02.28
18th single "Flavor Of Life" (※Flavor Of Life-Ballad Version-(TBS network Friday drama "Hana yori dango2" image song) CD released

[Awards]

Album of the year "ULTRA BLUE"


2006

02.22
16th single "Keep Tryin'" (LISMO! Au LIETEN MOBILE SERVICE TVCM tie-up song) CD released
05.31
First digital distribution limited single "This Is Love" (Nisshin cup-noodle FREEDOM campaign theme song) starts to distribute (music distribution/Tyakuuta full)
06.14
4th album "ULTRA BLUE" (5 albums hit the 1st place at Oricon chart successively, tie-record for female artist/5 albums sells half a million in the first motion, this is a historic first)
07.01
2nd nationwide tour "UTADA UNITED 2006" starts (22lives in 11places ~09.10)
The first nationwide tour in six years
07.28
One night only live at live house "One Night Magic" at ZeppOsaka
09.27
DVD "SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.4" released
11.22
Hikaru Utada presents "Boku wa kuma" (NHK Minnnano Uta song of 2006.10~11) released
12.20
DVD "UTADA UNITED 2006" released

[Awards]

Song of the year "Be My Last"

best seller song "Keep Tryin'"


2005

09.28
14th single "Be My Last" (theme song of film "Haru no Yuki") CD, CD+DVD released
11.11~19
Internet Talk & Live "Be My Last" is distributed
12.14
Single "Passion" (theme song of game soft "KINGDOM HEARTS Ⅱ") CD, CD+DVD released
12.22~'06.01.10
Internet Live&Talk ['05 ijo '06 Miman] Uatda Hikaru HPLIDAY LIVE SPECIAL distributed
12.23
Appeared in Yosui Inoue's live as guest

[Awards]

Song of the year "Dareka no Negai ga Kanaukoro"
Rock&pop album of the year "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.1"
Music video of the year "Urada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 "Hikaru no 5""


2004

02.03,04,07,08,10
"Utada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 "Hikaru no 5""
03.24
Join "BLUE ~A TRIBUTE TO YUTAKA OZAKI" (SME Records) with cover of "I LOVE YOU"
03.31
Album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.1" released
04.19
Appeared in premium pre-release of film "CASSHERN"
04.21
13th single "Dareka no Negai ga Kanaukoro2 (theme from film "CASSHERN") released (single and album hit the 1st album at the same time in 2weeks row for the first time in her history)
07.28
DVD "Utada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 "Hikaru no 5"" DVD-DINGLE "Dareka no Negai ga Kanaukoro" released
10.05
US debut with album "EXODUS" from Island Records as "Utada"

[Awards]

'Best Music Composer' "UH LIVE STREAMING 20-dai wa Ikeike!"


2003

01.13
JFL5network special program "Tresbien Bohemian special FROM TOKYO" O.A.
01.19
First net event "UH LIVE STREAMING 20-dai wa Ikeike!" (record a million access in total)
01.29
12th single "COLORS" (TOYOTA WiSH CM song) released
03.12
DVD single "COLORS" released
03.26
Join Kuzu "Kaze ga Fuiteru" from their 1st album "Kuzu Album" in chorus
03.28
Hikaru Utada translates "Emily the strange" (Media Factory) released
03.29
DVD "UH LIVE STREAMING 20-dai wa Ikeike!" released
05.07
Appeared in world premium of "Matrix reloaded" in L.A. (in Japan 5/8)
10.31
Announce the artist's name overseas as "Utada" at the Universal Convention
12.15
Utada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 "Hikaru no 5" released (total pool of applicant; 1,237,435)
12.18
Write postface of NHK library "Project X Tyosensyatachi Fukkatsu e no Butaiura" (NHK Shuppan)

[Awards]

best female artist

best female video "SAKURA drops"

best female video "SAKURA drops"

Artist of the year
Song of the year "Hikari" "SAKURA drops" "COLORS"
Rock&pop album of the year "DEEP RIVER"
Music video of the year "traveling"
<2003 JASRAC Awards>
Silver prize "Traveling"
Foreign work prize "Hikari"


2002

01.30
DVD single "Traveling" released
01.31
Perform "Fly Me To The Moon 2" at the opening ceremony of "WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM" in NY "Waldorf Astoria"
02.18
Appeared reception for Japan visit of President Bush at office of Prime Minister
02.21
Announce contract with "Island Def Jam" as artist name "HIKARU UTADA" in US
03.20
10th single "Hikari" released
05.09
11th single "SAKURA Drops/Letters" released
05.27
Join Ringo Shiina's "I won't last adapt without you" from her first cover album "Utaite Myori~Sono Ichi" in duet
06.19
3rd album "DEEP RIVER" released
(record 8th rank in Oricon all-time album sales)
09.06
Announce marriage to Kazuaki Kiriya on official HP
09.30
"UTADA HIKARU SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION +VOL.3" (DVD/VHS) released
Analog record album "DEEP RIVER" released

[Awards]

"Traveling"
BEST ART DIRECTION VIDEO
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEST R&B

Song of the year "Can You Keep A Secret?" "Traveling"
Pop album of the year "Distance"
<2002 JASRAC Awards>
Silver prize "Can You Keep A Secret?"


2001

02.16
7th single "Can You Keep A Secret?" released
03.20
JFL 5network special program "Tresbien Bohemian special FROM NY" O.A.
03.28
2nd album "Distance" released
07.02
Record MTV "UTADA HIKARU UNPLUGGED" at TV TOKYO 天王洲スタジオ
07.20
JFL 5networks special program "Tresbien Bohemian special FROM TOKYO" O.A.
07.25
2nd album (Analog Album) "Distance" released
8th single "FINAL DISTANCE" released
08.10
MTV "UTADA HIKARU UNPLUGGED" first O.A.
09.27
"SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.2" (VHS)" released
"SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.2" (DVD) released
10.17
Issue FREE PAPER "Utada Mag Vol1" in record shops (monthly issue until vol.6)
11.28
9th single "traveling" released
"UTADA HIKARU UNPLUGGED" (VHS) released
11.28
"UTADA HIKARU UNPLUGGED" (DVD) released
12.12
Join Maki Oguro "PROMISE "I DO"" from album "O" as featuring Vocal & Chorus

[Awards]

Song of the year "Wait & See ~Risk~" "For You/Time Limit"


2000

04.19
5th single "Wait&See ~risk~" released
04.22
Ticket of "BOHEMIAN SUMMER" in July sold out within 90 minutes
04.23
Ticket of "BOHEMIAN SUMMER" in August sold out within 75 minutes
05.10
Limited production analog record "REMIX:Fly Me To The Moon" released
06.26
Secret live at Shibuya ON AIR EAST
06.26~07.07
"BOHEMIAN SUMMER" additional concert
950thousand entries to get ticket by 'postcard, telephone, internet'
06.30
6th single "For You/Time Limit"
DVD Single "Wait & See ~risk~" released
07.01~08.17
First nationwide tour "BOHEMIAN SUMMER ~Utada Hikaru Circuit Live2000"
(07.01,02 Yoyogi Kyogijo Dai-Ichi Taikukan,
07.07,08 Hiroshima Green Arena
07.15, 16 Sendai Grandi 21
07.20.21 Makomonai Ice Arena
07.26,27 Ishikawa-ken Sangyo Tenjikan 4-gokan
08.02 Ice Tea Tokushima
08.05,06 Osaka-jo Hall
08.11,12 Marine Messe Fukuoka
08.16,17 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
08.21~23
"BOHEMIAN SUMMER" additional live (Chiba Marine Stadium)
08.29
"BOHEMIAN SUMMER" 08.01 make-up live in Tokushima
12.09
First live Video "BOHEMIAN SUMMER 2000" (VHS/DVD) released

[Awards]

Artist of the year
Song of the year "Automatic" "Mobin' on without you" "Addicted To You"
Pop of the year "First Love"
Music video of the year "SINGLE CLIPCOLLECTION VOL1"

Best-Selling Japanese Artist
<2000 JASRAC Awards>
Gold prize "Automatic"
Silver prize "time will tell"
(at 2000.08.20)


1999
02.17
2nd single "Movin'on without you" released
(Nissan Telano CM song) ranked in 1st for the first time on its first appearance
12inch Single "Automatic/time will tell" released
02.23
Serialization "Hikaru no Ikiatari Battari" starts at mcSister (currently finished)
03.10
Debut Album "First Love" released
04.01
"LUV LIVE" at Umeda HEATBEAT, Osaka
04.02
"LUV LIVE" at Zepp, Tokyo
04.28
3rd single "First Love" released (theme from TBS Network drama "Majo no Joken")
05.10
Album "First Love" ranks at number 1 in Oricon successive album chart
06.30
12inch Album "First Love" released
07.29
Held video concert "LUV LIVE REMIX" in 7 places (Sapporo/Sendai/Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka/Hiroshima/Fukuoka)
08.24
Sokenbitya Natural Breeze concert (Nihon Budoukan)
10.01
Regular program "Tresbien Bohemian" starts! (FM NORTH WAVE/J-WAVE/ZIP-FM/FM802/CROSS FM)
10.07
Appeared Toshiba EMI convention "MUSIC TALKS'99" with Ringo Shiina
10.18
"Sony Media&Battery RED HOT campaign '99" TVCF O.A. start
11.10
4th single "Addicted To You"
("Sony Media&Battery RED HOT campaign '99" TVCF song)
12.16
FirstVideo "SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.1" (VHS) released
12.22
"SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.1"(DVD) released

[Awards]

Special prize

New face award

Album award "First Love"
Best work award "Automatic"


1998

10.08
INTER FM regular program "Hikki's Sweet&Sour" starts!
(ends in 1999.03)
FM NORTHWAVE/CROSS FM regular program "WARNING HIKKI ATTACK!!" starts! (ends in 1999.03)
12.09
Debut with debut Single "Automatic/time will tell"
12.22,23
First campaign in Osaka


More info:
Hobby;
☆Literature must be my everlasting passion!! Books are my fortune. I keep every book I read. My books take up more space than my clothes.
☆stimulus spice
☆taking images of friends' unexpectedly sickly aspect when they are sick or having a hangover
☆net-surfing at midnight. Engineer of Toshiba EMI told me some very interesting sites. It's much more interesting to visit Modern Living and otogaiworld at midnight.
Special skills;
Typing/Tetris/patience/reading someone's mind/to move left little toes independently/stretching legs
Favorite author;
Takeshi Kaiko/Kenji Miyazawa(I like his poem)/Kenji Nakagami/Ryunosuke Akutagawa "Rasyomon"/Yasunari Kawabata/Ogai Mori "Takasebune"/Soseki Natsume "Kokoro""Kusamakura"/Yukio Mishima "Kinkakuji"/Taruho Inagaki/Jyunichiro Tanizaki, especially when I want seek erotic thing/Yutaka Haniya "Shirei" reading bit by bit/Hermann Hesse, I feel like full if I read "Siddhartha" then "Das Gluck" and "Der Steppenwolf" for finale. (my recommended translator is Kenji Takahashi)/Dostoyevskii "Записки из подполья" "Crime and Punishment"/"Syohei Ooka "Nobi"/Syusaku Endo "Umi to Dokuyaku""Tinmoku"/Roald Dahl/Oscar Wilde/Shel Silverstein/Edgar All an Poe/Elie Wiesel/John Berendt "Midnigh in the Garden of Good and Evil"/F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"/George Orwell "1984"
Favorite films;
Amadeus/Crash/Munich/Brazil/Tasogare-Seibei/Lost Highway/The Shawshank Redemption/The Godfather Ⅱ/The Jerk/Orlando/work of Hayao Miyazaki
Favorite artists;
Nine Inch Nails/Mozart/Jimi Hendrix/Bela Bartok/Lenny Kravitz/Prince/Edith Piaf/Cocteau Twins/Jeff Buckley/Chick Corea/The Blue Nile/Freddie Mercury/Bjork/Yutaka Ozaki/Hibari Misora
Wants to go;
Mexico/Machu Picchu/Sahara
It has been 4years since I visited a grave of my ancestor. I want to visit there soon!
Dream;
Debut as an author (I've already decided my pen name)/working in my little book store/working at café as part time worker
My Fad;
Clunky pajamas/Natto and white rice for breakfast/slip-on sneakers/US old TV drama "Law&Order"
Favorite words;
Kinomi-kinomama/Syogyomujo/munyamunya/instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war"-Shel Silverstein

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