浜崎 あゆみ keiko。

Archived from on January 16, 2008. As well as serving as background music for television advertisements, some of Hamasaki's songs have been used as themes for video games, television shows and motion pictures, such as , , and. Among the trends Hamasaki has started is hime-kei a look inspired by the fashions of ; she has also heavily influenced the subculture. Archived from on December 11, 2010. Complete Clip Box 1998—2011, consisting all her music videos from her first single, "Poker Face" till her latest mini-album, Five, was released on January 1, 2012. As a result, the album contained mostly autobiographical lyrics about her emotions and reminiscences of her career. Though the lyrics of Loveppears still dealt with loneliness, many of them were written from a perspective. Love Songs and "Dream On" both reached the top spots on their respective Oricon charts. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. The first releases were two mini albums, and , which were put on sale on the 8th of November and December, respectively. Hamasaki has sold over 60 million records, making her the. Hamasaki's remix albums, and Ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix, is recognized as and remain as her only albums to be recognized in a worldwide accreditation. With this achievement, Hamasaki became the first solo artist in Japan's history to have 50 singles within the Top 10 of the Oricon charts. Since 2006, after her album was released, album and single sales have declined. My Story and its singles, "", "", and "", all topped the weekly Oricon charts; moreover, with sales of over 1,100,000 units, My Story became Hamasaki's last million-selling studio album according to Oricon. Deeply affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastation, Hamasaki decided to collaborate with fashion magazine, Vivi, with the sale of charity shirts and the profits going to help the victims in the devastation. Growing dissatisfied with her job, Hamasaki quit acting and moved in with her mother, who had recently moved to Tokyo. Their original release date of March 30 was postponed due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and was pushed back to April 20 instead. The life of was the inspiration for "", while a story told to her by her friend about a named Mary served as the basis for "M"; the inspired "A Song Is Born". Sonically, Next Level was mainly an album. The song was released digitally on January 27, 2014. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. In 1998, under the tutelage of CEO , Hamasaki released her debut single "" and debut major-label album. The song, which featured Hamasaki, was written and produced by her as well, marking the first record she produced for another singer. The subsequent studio album, , was released in November 2006. On May 11, Hamasaki made a surprise release of her 17th studio album, entitled , through music streaming website AWA, where it reached 1 million legal streams after 5 days of release. Hamasaki began to experiment with different musical styles in her singles as well, releasing dance tunes and ballads as well as remixes on the singles which spanned and. On December 23, 2015, Hamasaki released a winter-themed concept album entitled , which included songs from her previous two albums - A One and - Sixxxxxx- remixed with arrangements, and one new song "Winter Diary", which was produced by Tetsuya Komuro. She also dropped the planned cover and opted instead to be portrayed as a "peace muse", explaining, I had a completely different idea for the cover at first. The DVD and Blu-ray versions were released on October 30, 2013. Hamasaki describe the song as a mid-tempo ballad and a feeling of gratitude towards someone. Hamasaki cites Madonna, musicians and , and rock bands and as her influences and states that she admires , , , , , and ; these diverse influences have led to the variety of her own music. A third leg of the tour has also been scheduled, starting on December 2, 2017, at the Wakayama Prefectural Cultural Hall, through February 20, 2018, at the Okinawa Convention Center. In addition to writing her own lyrics, Hamasaki has also involved herself in other aspects of production such as. As with her musical style, the themes of her lyrics have varied. On May 4, it was announced that she broke another record — the female artist with the highest DVD sales with 2,313,000. Archived from on February 6, 2008. Hamasaki's lyrics, all her own, have resonated among her fans, who praise them as being honest and heartfelt and "expressing determination"; in two surveys conducted by Oricon, respondents voted Hamasaki's lyrics as their favorite aspect of her artistry. The album was released on physical formats on June 29, 2016. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program. Archived from on December 30, 2007. In contrast with her previous albums, My Story had no set theme, nor did Hamasaki attempt to write "something good" or even "something that would give people hope"; rather, she simply wrote freely and honestly. Hamasaki has accepted offers by numerous brands to endorse their products. We'd already reserved the space, decided the hair and makeup and everything. She began to compose less after I Am. The single, a duet with , was released as part of Avex's non-profit project, which raised money for charity. Hamasaki did not attend school or have a job, so she spent much of her time shopping at boutiques and dancing at , an -owned disco club. The songs gained Hamasaki a growing following, and the release of the album was a success: it topped the Oricon charts for five weeks and sold over a million copies. Eventually, she lost faith in the curriculum, thinking that the subjects taught were of no use to her. Guilty was later released as a digital album in twenty-six countries outside Japan, nineteen of them Western nations. Throughout her career under Avex, she has promoted products that ranged from electronics cell phones and to various snack foods. She was so pleased with the result that she declared My Story the first album she felt satisfied with. Additionally, many of the videos contain short storylines, some of which use symbolism to convey their respective messages. On the 3rd, Hamasaki's mother, as a deputy, submitted the marriage registration to Japan. Along with her dissatisfaction over her last two studio albums which she thought had been rushed , this led her to begin work on December 2004 early. She has portrayed herself as a vine-clad "peace muse" or "Greek goddess" on her album I Am. However, on January 16, 2012, Hamasaki announced on her website that she would divorce Schwarz. I didn't understand what it was to write songs. She shared pictures of the music video shooting of "Winter Diary" recorded in Taiwan, and also the preparations for her 2015-2016 countdown live concerts. The third release for the 8th of January was her compilation album , which included classical arrangements of previously released songs. For her achievements, she earned a for "Best New Artist of the Year". She vowed to continue performing, writing: "The stage is where I belong. The album consisted mostly of rock songs and ballads; to complement these, Hamasaki experimented with new vocal techniques. The TA Limited Live Tour, Hamasaki's first fan club exclusive tour in twelve years after 2003, began on September 29, 2015, and included a total of 16 concerts at 7 venues. Hamasaki released her last single of 2002, "", on September 26. Many aspects of Japan's fashions—including clothing, hair, nails, and accessories—have in some way been influenced by her. Love Songs became Hamasaki's fourth consecutive and seventeenth total number-one album. Throughout her career under Avex, she has promoted products that ranged from electronics cell phones and to various snack foods. To celebrate the release of her thirtieth single "Forgiveness" , Hamasaki held the concert at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. On November 2, 2014, Hamasaki announced through her official Facebook page that she had started recording new material composed by Tetsuya Komuro, Kunio Tago and Tetsuya Yukumi for a "winter ballad trilogy". Among the products she has advertised on television are the scooter, cosmetics, donuts, and. The fourth release was Hamasaki's 14th studio album, , which compiled the songs included in the two previous mini albums and debuted atop the weekly. Archived from on August 18, 2010. The themes of the videos are varied; she has made "sad and fragile" or "emotional" videos "", "" , "refreshing" summer videos "Blue Bird", "" , surreal or "scary" videos "", "" , and humorous videos "", "", "". She uses different instruments and techniques including piano, orchestra, gospel choirs, guitars, , , and effects such as yells, claps, and. She explained her decision stating that she wanted to lower her responsibilities and things she felt pressured to do, in order to focus on the projects she had for her career, mainly regarding her plans to expand her influence throughout Asia. In December, Hamasaki released her first digital-only single, "", which topped the RIAJ's monthly download chart. From January to April 2005, Hamasaki held the nationwide , her first album-based tour. On this tour Hamasaki abandoned for the first time the traditional format of her previous concerts and presented a uninterrupted, shorter show, on which she also debuted as an. The single was released as the first of a three-part project to celebrate her yet-unreleased fiftieth single. On August 31, Hamasaki released her second mini album , her first since in 2003. On December 25, 2013, Hamasaki released "", her first physical single in three years. Guilty peaked at the number-two position on the weekly Oricon charts, making it Hamasaki's first studio album not to reach the top and ended Hamasaki's streak of 8 consecutive number-one albums. On July 25, 2020, the singer performed her Premium Limited Live A: Natsu No Trouble - a special concert that was held without an audience and streamed on , as a result of the. As with her music, trends Hamasaki started have spread to Asian countries as Taiwan, China, and Singapore. Hamasaki is the first female recording artist to have ten studio albums since her debut to top the and the first artist to have a number-one album for 13 consecutive years since her debut. On January 2, her office announced that she and Schwarz had married in the United States the day before. Complete Clip Box 1998—2011, consisting all her music videos from her first single, "Poker Face" till her latest mini-album, Five, was released on January 1, 2012. Hamasaki's fifteenth studio album, entitled , was released on July 2, 2014. Like her previous albums, Memorial Address topped the Oricon chart and sold over a million copies. With the album peaking at number two on the weekly chart, Hamasaki became the solo-artist with the most top-ten albums 50. This album managed to be certified Gold by , making Hamasaki's first album not to be certified Platinum. For the album she contributed with a cover of Utada's 1998 single "", which was arranged by the RedOne production team. After this failure, Hamasaki took up acting and starred in such as Ladys Ladys! Hamasaki herself starred in the TV commercial for the game, which was first broadcast on September 17. When she confessed this to Matsuura, he sent her to New York to train her vocals under another method. Sōcho Saigo no Hi and such as Miseinen, which were poorly received by the public. Her modeling career did not last long; SOS eventually deemed her too short for a model and transferred her to Sun Music, a musicians' agency. The two versions, and , debuted at the first and second positions on the Oricon weekly charts, making Hamasaki the first female artist in thirty-six years to hold the top two positions on any Oricon album chart. Hamasaki cites Madonna, musicians and , and rock bands and as her influences and states that she admires , , , , , and ; these diverse influences have led to the variety of her own music. Soucho Saigo no Hi Misaki Kasane Aihara 1996 2002 Tsuki ni Shizumu Minamo Hamasaki's song "Voyage" was the theme song for this movie. Her grades worsened as she refused to put her mind to her studies. On July 14, Hamasaki released her forty-eighth single, "". Though Miss understood also reached the top of the charts, Oricon stated that it sold fewer than a million copies—Hamasaki's first studio album to do so. As for artists in general, Hamasaki became the third artist with more Top ten singles since Oricon's foundation in 1968—being surpassed by groups and , with 57 and 53 Top ten singles respectively In December 2014 Hamasaki announced that she would be not attending the New Year show for the first time in 15 years. The lyrics were also varied: themes in the album included freedom, the struggles of women, and "a summer that ends in sadness". Since 2006, after her album was released, album and single sales have declined. On November 10, 2014, it was announced that Hamasaki would be collaborating in a tribute for , entitled Utada Hikaru no Uta, to be released on December 9, 2014. Hamasaki in Paris for the filming of the music video for "Mirrorcle World" In July 2007, Hamasaki released her first single in over a year, "". January 2002 marked several milestones for Hamasaki. My Story and its singles, "", "", and "", all topped the weekly Oricon charts; moreover, with sales of over 1,100,000 units, My Story became Hamasaki's last million-selling studio album according to Oricon. With the release of the non-fiction novel in August 2019, it was made public that Hamasaki had a romantic relationship with her producer, , from 1998 to 2000. She uses different instruments and techniques including piano, orchestra, gospel choirs, guitars, , , and effects such as yells, claps, and. The reason for the divorce was that, initially, Hamasaki wanted to move in with Schwarz in the United States but due to the that hit her home country in March, 2011, she strongly desired not to leave Japan. Sonically, Next Level was mainly an album. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. The winter ballad trilogy single, "", was released on December 24, 2014, and peaked at number five on the Oricon charts. The single was released as the first of a three-part project to celebrate her yet-unreleased fiftieth single. Under the name of "Ayumi", Hamasaki released a rap EP, , on the label in 1995. They performed a duet version of Hamasaki's 2000 single "", and announced that JJ Lin would be producing a song for Hamasaki's next studio album,. The single reached the top of the weekly charts, making it her twenty-first consecutive thirty-third total number-one single. Her grades worsened as she refused to put her mind to her studies. However, the album was only certified , making it Hamasaki's lowest-selling studio album to that date. Music critic Tetsu Misaki noted a large change in her lyrics style between her debut album A Song for ×× 1999 , which mostly dealt with personal problems, and her following albums Loveppears and Duty. She shared pictures of the music video shooting of "Winter Diary" recorded in Taiwan, and also the preparations for her 2015-2016 countdown live concerts. Though the album contained a few "powerful and melodramatic gothic rock" tracks, it was mainly "pure and classic J-pop", with pop-rock songs and ballads. She was even less involved in the composition of subsequent albums, composing two tracks on Memorial Address, three on My Story, and one on Miss understood; since Secret, none of the songs on her studio albums have listed her as a composer. But after the incident, as is typical of me, I suddenly changed my mind. Hamasaki is often involved in the artistic direction of her music videos. Her foreign fanbase highly anticipated the concerts, and tickets for the Taipei and Hong Kong performances sold out in less than three hours. In support of Duty and A Best, Hamasaki held a , making her one of few "top-drawer" Japanese artists to hold a concert at the. A based on the novel aired from April to July 2020. The singles were milestones: Hamasaki earned her first number-one single "" and first million-selling single "". Later that same month, on July 22, she announced her then upcoming seventh extended play, , which was released on August 15, 2018. The two versions, and , debuted at the first and second positions on the Oricon weekly charts, making Hamasaki the first female artist in thirty-six years to hold the top two positions on any Oricon album chart. Moved by the , Hamasaki revised her vision of I Am. On December 22, Hamasaki released her twelfth original studio album,. The film, shot in Hong Kong, co-starred Hong Kong actor as Hamasaki's romantic interest. From May 30 to July 6, 2014, Hamasaki held her tour, on which she offered 11 concerts at 3 locations: Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. Hamasaki's mother worked to support the family, so Hamasaki was primarily taken care of by her grandmother. Eventually, she lost faith in the curriculum, thinking that the subjects taught were of no use to her. Also in January, she began working with to create , a version of My Story; the album served as an "alter-ego" of the mostly aggressive My Story. The outlook inspired by the September 11 attacks extended beyond I Am. The book instantly became a best-seller, and reached 1 in the charts. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. After less than two years, the last episode of Ayuready? The album also marked Hamasaki's thirteenth consecutive year with a number-one album, breaking her old record. Archived from on January 20, 2008. A lot of the work she does by herself is more in the producer's arena. This is her first album to have no singles released. With Guilty, Hamasaki began to compose her lyrics not only as an exposition of her personal feelings but as encouragements for her listeners, an outlook she applied in Next Level as well. By the end of her , Hamasaki had grown dissatisfied with her position in Avex: she felt that the company was treating her as a product instead of a person. In addition to personal experiences and feelings, Hamasaki bases lyrics on sources such as historical events. On May 4, it was announced that she broke another record — the female artist with the highest DVD sales with 2,313,000. Though Miss understood also reached the top of the charts, Oricon stated that it sold fewer than a million copies—Hamasaki's first studio album to do so. As for artists in general, Hamasaki became the third artist with more Top ten singles since Oricon's foundation in 1968—being surpassed by groups and , with 57 and 53 Top ten singles respectively In December 2014 Hamasaki announced that she would be not attending the New Year show for the first time in 15 years. Her father had left the family when she was three and never again came into contact with her. Hamasaki's live performances are often lavish productions that use "grand-scale props". Archived from on June 18, 2014. Hamasaki began to take on a more global outlook with her following albums I Am. Her debut album A Song for ×× dealt mostly with themes of "loneliness and confusion", as did her second album Loveppears. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. It—and the following four singles—were not major hits, however each release was better than the last, thus gradually increasing her exposure and presence on the market. That, along with Hamasaki's decision to employ western DJs such as , , and for her 2008 remix albums and , has been interpreted as her first step into the global market. However, Oricon's year only has fifty-one "weeks"—the first two of the year are combined. The book was written based on interviews with Hamasaki herself and gives a rare insight in the artist's private life and her road to stardom. She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2006 and that the problem dated to 2000, when she developed an ear infection but continued to perform against the advice of doctors. With her popularity declining due in part to the rising popularity of other singers , she made a foray into the Asian market, starting with her first tour of Asia in 2007. Performances of "" in her used a floating ship. Archived from on February 20, 2012. Most of the songs were dark; the album had a notable rock tinge. However, the lyrics of "Love Since 1999 " were not written by Hamasaki, and the only English in "Audience" is the word "yes"; therefore these songs are usually not counted among her songs using English. The lead song, "Progress", was used as a theme song for the videogame,. At the ceremony, she received the award for "Most Influential Japanese Singer in Asia". Hamasaki's lyrics, all her own, have resonated among her fans, who praise them as being honest and heartfelt and "expressing determination"; in two surveys conducted by Oricon, respondents voted Hamasaki's lyrics as their favorite aspect of her artistry. Although Secret was originally intended to be a mini-album, Hamasaki "began brimming with things to say" while producing the album and wrote five more songs. On July 4, 2020, a surprise featuring a new song entitled "" was broadcast after the airing of the last episode of M Aisubeki Hito ga Ite. January 2006 , Hamasaki's seventh studio album, showed new musical directions. It's their first collaborative effort since working together on 2015's "". Archived from on August 18, 2010. I didn't have the mental room to be conscious of the listener; I wrote to save myself. Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist 38 ; the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist 25 , and the most million-sellers. Although Secret was originally intended to be a mini-album, Hamasaki "began brimming with things to say" while producing the album and wrote five more songs. From April until June, she toured Japan, holding seventeen concerts. Archived from on February 13, 2009. During 2017 Hamasaki embarked on her Just the Beginning -20- Tour 2017, whose first leg started on May 13, 2017, at Yokohama Arena through July 17 at the Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka. On February 20, 2020, Hamasaki embarked on her national tour Trouble Tour 2020: Saigo no Trouble; however, after only two dates the tour had to come to halt due to the , upon restrictions imposed by the Japanese government to stop the spread of the virus. In April 2015, a new song entitled "" began to be broadcast as the theme song of NHK TV drama Bijo to Danshi, and was subsequently released as a digital single on July 1. She was even less involved in the composition of subsequent albums, composing two tracks on Memorial Address, three on My Story, and one on Miss understood; since Secret, none of the songs on her studio albums have listed her as a composer. I knew it wasn't the time for gaudiness, for elaborate sets and costumes. Likewise, many of the songs she wrote for her subsequent studio album, September 2000 , involved feelings of loneliness, chaos, confusion, and the burden of her responsibilities. On September 6, 2017, Hamasaki released a new song entitled "" as a free download for attenders to her Just the Beginning: Sacrifice tour, available until November 30 through website. At the ceremony, she received the award for "Most Influential Japanese Singer in Asia". On March 21, Hamasaki released her thirteenth studio album,. Hamasaki has released more than a hundred original songs; through them, she has covered a wide range of musical styles, such as , , , , , and. The song was composed by , who had previously composed songs such as "", "Love Song" and "". On September 30, 2016, she announced that her divorce had been finalized. The third release for the 8th of January was her compilation album , which included classical arrangements of previously released songs. She has stated that honesty is essential to her lyrics, saying, "If I write when I'm low, it will be a dark song, but I don't care. Archived from on March 12, 2007. The titles of six albums, Rainbow, A Best, A Ballads, A Best 2 -White-, A Best 2 -Black-, and A Complete use this symbol; the titles of these albums appearing as RINBOW, Best, Ballads, Best 2 -White-, Best 2 -Black-, and Complete. Reports suggest that it was in November and a boy. Hamasaki started vocal training, but skipped most of her classes after finding her instructors to be too rigid and the classes dull. The lyrics "Diary" were credited to CREA, and the song was composed by Timothy Wellard, who's also been contributing as part of Hamasaki's live band and composing music for her since 2011. It was released in Germany on the Drizzly label. Being Hamasaki's first new song in two years, it also became her first one to have been given a title in Japanese instead of English. On January 1, 2020, Hamasaki announced on her official TeamAyu site that she "gave birth to a beautiful angel last year" with keeping the pregnancy a secret. Hamasaki also held her second tour of Asia, , to celebrate her tenth anniversary. In addition to writing her own lyrics, Hamasaki has also involved herself in other aspects of production such as. She also collaborated with fashion magazine ViVi to sell charity T-shirts. In April 2013 Hamasaki began her , which lasted for four months until the end of July. Hamasaki began to experiment with different musical styles in her singles as well, releasing dance tunes and ballads as well as remixes on the singles which spanned and. As Hamasaki matured, her lyrics began to express more confidence; themes in her later albums included love and the struggles of women. On November 10, 2014, it was announced that Hamasaki would be collaborating in a tribute for , entitled Utada Hikaru no Uta, to be released on December 9, 2014. On August 31, Hamasaki released her second mini album , her first since in 2003. Though Hamasaki has portrayed herself in earlier releases as a "", she has adopted a more sexualized image since the release of Loveppears. In 2021 Hamasaki donated 10 million yen to the Japanese National Center for Global Health and Medicine, receiving the Medal of honor, a dark blue ribbon. I knew it wasn't the time for gaudiness, for elaborate sets and costumes. On May 11, Hamasaki made a surprise release of her 17th studio album, entitled , through music streaming website AWA, where it reached 1 million legal streams after 5 days of release. Hamasaki continued to release singles all of them remixes of previously released songs in Germany on Drizzly until 2005. Archived from on February 6, 2008. Her mini-album December 2003 was her first album to be released in CD+DVD format in addition to the regular CD-only format, a decision that came from her increased interest in the direction of her music videos. Hamasaki is often involved in the artistic direction of her music videos. Hamasaki began commissioning remixes of her songs early in her career, and this practice also influenced the diversity of her music. Hamasaki's constantly changing image is apparent not only in her fashion photo shoots and commercial endorsements but also in her record covers, an element she considers essential in conveying her message. Her next ten albums shipped over a million copies in Japan, with her third, , selling nearly three million. Hamasaki is also involved in the production and artistic direction of her live performances; they, like her videos, are often lavish productions and use a variety of props, extravagant costumes, and choreographed dances. However, it also marked a new record for her, as with this achievement she became the second artist in Japan's history—after —to have 47 of her albums within the Top 10 of the charts. To promote the program and her album Rainbow , Hamasaki opened a restaurant, Rainbow House, on on July 1, 2003, which was open through August 31, 2003. As a result, the album contained mostly autobiographical lyrics about her emotions and reminiscences of her career. Hamasaki also garnered criticism after she modeled bra for lingerie manufacturer , though most of the criticism alleged that Hamasaki was only trying to "play catch-up" with , who gained popularity for her overtly sexual image. Realizing that English was a "common global language", she included English lyrics in three songs. The outlook inspired by the September 11 attacks extended beyond I Am. The talk show, aired on Saturday nights from 11:30 to midnight, often featured her performing songs with guests, among whom were , , and. In contrast with her previous albums, My Story had no set theme, nor did Hamasaki attempt to write "something good" or even "something that would give people hope"; rather, she simply wrote freely and honestly. Archived from on December 7, 2008. As with her music, trends Hamasaki started have spread to Asian countries as Taiwan, China, and Singapore. Sōcho Saigo no Hi and such as Miseinen, which were poorly received by the public. The album was released on April 8, 2015, including singles "Zutto. When she confessed this to Matsuura, he sent her to New York to train her vocals under another method. In December, Hamasaki released her first digital-only single, "", which topped the RIAJ's monthly download chart. During the height of her career, Hamasaki was dubbed the "Empress of " because of her popularity in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The album consisted mostly of rock songs and ballads; to complement these, Hamasaki experimented with new vocal techniques. That, along with Hamasaki's decision to employ western DJs such as , , and for her 2008 remix albums and , has been interpreted as her first step into the global market. Archived from on December 11, 2010. In September 2014, Hamasaki released two recut singles from Colours: "" and "XOXO" on the platform. Archived from on April 5, 2008. Hamasaki's lyrics and image have gained a following predominantly among the of Asia, mainly because of the "conflicting or inharmonious beauty" of her fashion and lyrics; Hamasaki's fashions combine Eastern and Western elements, and her songs, unlike those of many of her contemporaries, mostly all have English titles but contained no English lyrics until Rainbow.。

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