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Let’s look back at one of Namie’s most accomplishing and empowering recordings, “Contrail”

Released: May 29, 2013 (Dimension Point) As we all know (and if you don't, why the hell not, it should be a complete pop music emergency about now... the alarms have been ringing for months y'all haha) that Namie Amuro will be retiring next year. Yes y'all, a J-pop tragedy... Anyway, I've been wanting to… Continue reading Let’s look back at one of Namie’s most accomplishing and empowering recordings, “Contrail”

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The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part II)

  As mentioned on my featured article, J-Pop legend Namie Amuro announced her retirement from the music industry for September 16, 2018. As a result, I decided to conduct a special, definite ranking of all of Amuro-chan’s single releases between her debut “Body Feels Exit”, and her most recent release “Just You And I” (a total of 61… Continue reading The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part II)

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Namie Amuro: ‘Genius 2000’ – Album Review

Released: January 20, 2000 (Avex Trax) Namie Amuro's 2000 third studio album, Genius 2000, saw a transition from her idol appeal, to a fully-matured young woman. That being said, Genius 2000 saw the J-pop diva invoke a slick R&B sound that graced the future releases in her career, and instead of solely relying on legendary J-pop… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Genius 2000’ – Album Review

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The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part I)

As mentioned on my featured article, J-Pop legend Namie Amuro announced her retirement from the music industry for September 16, 2018. As a result, I decided to conduct a special, definite ranking of all of Amuro-chan's single releases between her debut "Body Feels Exit", and her most recent release "Just You And I" (a total… Continue reading The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part I)

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Namie Amuro to release new singles “Showtime” and “Hope”

Get ready to sail the J-Pop waves y'all, because Namie Amuro has announced two new singles heading towards our shelves! Japan's supreme diva Namie Amuro has announced two new singles; "Showtime" and "Hope". The first song has been described as an uptempo party number that includes various live instrumentation and synths, and will be delivered… Continue reading Namie Amuro to release new singles “Showtime” and “Hope”