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Utada to release an original album after eight years


Pop star Utada Hikaru will resume her music activities and is set to release her first original album on September 28th.  This will be her first album since “HEART STATION” (released back in 2008).

Utada Hikaru’s “First Love” gets 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition release


1999 was an amazing year for Utada Hikaru.  From her breakthrough single “Automatic” to her first album “First Love”, now “First Love” will receive the 15th anniversary treatment.

On March 10th, “First Love – 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” will be released. 15,000 copies of a 160-page hardcover booklet will be released and will include the handwritten song lyrics, long interview and Utada looking back on her debut 15 years ago with unpublished photographs.


The album will be remastered for disc 1, disc 2 is a DVD which will feature 11 video tracks including the music videos and live videos that were released at the time (such as her duet with SCHA DARA PARR for “Boogie Back” and more.  Disc 3 will feature the “First Love” mixes and disc 4 will feature the remix and demo versions, some which were included with the original single versions.

The deluxe edition will retail for ¥ 15,750.