Friday, October 30, 2009

Legendary Voices: 3) Utada Hikaru

Utada Hikaru is one of Japan’s highest selling female voices, known for her bold sophisticated sound within a market that is dominated by disposable pop idols. “First Love,” her breakthrough release in 1999, sold 10 million copies, making it the highest selling Japanese album of all time time. Originally from New York City, Utada is one of the rare Japanese artists with a truly international career. She attended Columbia University for a semester and has also released 3 English-language albums, including “Exodus,” in 2004.

Videos on Youtube:
Come Back To Me - Her most recent English-language single
Easy Breezy - 2004 English language breakthrough single

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