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Ayumi Hamasaki 15th Anniversary Tour special video

A special video for Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki’s upcoming 15th Anniversary Tour ~A Best Live~, which showcases many of her hit songs over the years. Fans can vote for the songs that they want to see for the concerts.

This reminds me of how huge a fan I was during university days… the good old days. I’ll probably go for her concert if she comes to Malaysia.

Ayumi Hamasaki to divorce husband

Ayumi Hamasaki and Manuel SchwarzJapanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki is going to divorce with Austrian actor Manuel Schwarz after just a year into marriage.

Hamasaki told fans that she initiated the split, explaining that she felt unable to keep the promise she made to Schwarz, who lives in Los Angeles, that the pair would live together in America. “Since the Tohoku disaster, I have had the feeling that I don’t want to be apart from Japan,” she wrote. “As a result I have been spending more and more days away from him.”

“We spoke about this and thought we could maintain our relationship by travelling to see each other, but at some point, physical distance becomes emotional distance,” she explained. “When I thought about our future, I realized I couldn’t see myself returning to the state of mind I was in when I agreed to live in America.”

The couple met each other when filming the MV for Hamasaki’s Virgin Road in August 2010. They tied the knot in Las Vegas on January 1, 2011.

Ayumi Hamasaki marries Virgin Road actor

Japanese pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki has announced that she’s getting married with Austrian actor-model Manuel Schwarz. The couple first met when filming Ayu’s Virgin Road music video (short preview below) in August 2010.

I smell something smoky, from a shotgun maybe. Congratulation regardless.

Ayumi Hamasaki claims consecutive #1 record by a Japanese female artist

Ayumi Hamasaki L single albumJ-pop star Ayumi Hamasaki has smashed the record for consecutive best selling single by a female artist in Japan.

Ayu’s latest single L is her 25th consecutive #1 since Free & Easy in 2002, smashing a 22-year-old record previously held by Matsuda Seiko. Ayumi also holds the record for most #1 singles for a female artist with 37 in total. Congratulations.

The overall record is held by rock duo B’z with 43 #1 singles consecutively.

Ayumi Hamasaki releasing album in USB flash drive

Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki is releasing her new album, Next Level, in USB flash drives (limited version) along with regular CDs.

Ayumi Hamasaki Next Level album in USB flash drive

The idea is not new, American stars Matchbox 20 and Jennifer Lopez had done this. Ayu is probably the first popular Asian artist to try this though; I guess she’s stamping her mark as the trendsetter on the land of the rising sun yet again.