Hikaru Utada is a forced to be reckoned with this year as she celebrates 20 years since her debut as well as gets ready to release two new digital singles, Play A Love Song and Hatsukoi.
It has been 19 months since Utada released her comeback album Fantôme (2016), which proved that even after going on indefinite hiatus she still holds up as a unique, unmatched artist. 2018 marks the singer’s 20th anniversary, and will also serve as the year she releases first album since she moved labels. A new artist visual has also been released for the new record.
Hatsukoi will be Utada’s seventh album and is set for release on June 27. The work covers territory we have all faced: the inability to convey our emotions, and those familiar indescribable feelings. It’s a record that gives a true account of Utada’s creativity as a pop creator and showcases that even 20 years on she is still at the top of her game.
First Press editions of the album will include an application ticket to be entered into a lottery draw to win concert tickets for Hikaru Utada’s tour at the end of the year. The schedule for the tour has also been released (see below). This will be her first concert tour in almost 12 years. Together with her new album, it’s an absolute must-see.
December 9, 2018 is the commemorative day that marks 20 years since Hikaru Utada’s debut. We look forward to seeing how 2018 pans out for her.
Superorganism Cover Hikaru Utada’s ‘Phakchi no Uta’ from New Album ‘Hatsukoi’
MUSIC ・ 27.June.2018
New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Features Theme Song ‘Don’t Think Twice’ by Hikaru Utada
ANIME&GAME ・ 12.June.2018
Hikaru Utada’s ‘Hatsukoi’ Released Digitally & Music Video Released
MUSIC ・ 30.May.2018
Hikaru Utada’s ‘Good Night’ to be Used as the Main Theme Song for ‘Penguin Highway’ Anime Movie
ANIME&GAME ・ 17.May.2018
Hikaru Utada’s New Song “Play A Love Song” Takes Over Digital Charts in Japan and Overseas
MUSIC ・ 28.April.2018
Hikaru Utada to Digitally Release New Songs “Hatsukoi” and “Play A Love Song”
MUSIC ・ 19.April.2018
Hikaru Utada Announces Kingdom Hearts III Japanese & English Theme Songs “Chikai” / “Don’t Think Twice”
MUSIC ・ 11.February.2018
Hikaru Utada’s new single “Anata” peaks at number one in Japan and throughout Asia
MUSIC ・ 14.December.2017
Hikaru Utada unveils “Anata” music video and releases the song for digital download
MUSIC ・ 09.December.2017
An event commemorating the release of Utada Hikaru’s latest song “Anata” will be held
MUSIC ・ 29.November.2017
Hikaru Utada’s new single “Anata” was released in the movie trailer of “DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari”
MUSIC ・ 27.September.2017
Full Version of Music Video for Hikaru Utada’s “Forevermore” Now Available!
MUSIC ・ 17.August.2017