Ayumi Hamasaki performs “kanariya” for the first time


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During Ayumi Hamasaki’s annual “Count Down Live” concert fans were stunned when the show was opened with a song that had never been performed before, Ayumi’s 12th single “kanariya” . Originally included as a secret track on Ayumis sophomore album “LOVEppears”, the song was later released as a re-cut single and made history by becoming the first re-cut single to achieve a weekly #1 rank on Oricon.

Over the years “kanariya” gained some notoriety among fans since it’s her only a-side, and one of the few songs in her entire catalogue that has never been performed live. Many fans came up with theories ranging from the high notes being too difficult to hit live, or simply Ayu herself not liking the song.

The version Ayu performed at “CDL” is comparable to the original arrangement found on LOVEppears, this version however has no mysterious male vocalist and the R&B flavor is considerably toned down in favour of a more classic piano ballad sound. At times the vocals sound like she’s singing through a walkie-talkie underwater, but during the entire performance Ayu performs an extremely impressive air acrobatic routine. P!nk who?

Check out the full performance below.

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ayumi hamasaki – We are the QUEENS (Digital Single)


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“We are the QUEENS” is a eighth digital single released by Hamasaki Ayumi. The song was used as the theme song for the smart phone game CLASH OF QUEENS.

Released Date: 2016.09.30

Tracklist:

1.We are the QUEENS

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AYUMI HAMASAKI NEW DIGITAL SINGLE


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On September 30, Ayumi Hamaski will release her new digital single, “We are the QUEENS”.

The song was used as the theme song for the smart phone game CLASH OF QUEENS.

Stay Tune!!

Ayumi Hamasaki Featured In “Clash of Queens” Mobile App Commercial


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Ayumi Hamasaki has been featured in a commercial for the mobile app game “Clash of Queens“.

The commercial features Hamasaki standing in front of a castle dressed in a medieval-style costume. A dragon later flies up behind her and sets the scene on fire.

Featured in the CM is a new song from Hamasaki titled “We are the QUEENS“. The song will be released through iTunes as a digital single on September 30.

Hamasaki is not the first pop diva to be featured in a mobile app game commercial. Mariah Carey caused a stir when she appeared in a “Game of War” ad last year.

Check out Hamasaki’s new commercial below:

 

Ayumi Hamasaki new song “We are the QUEENS” confirmed!


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New song “We are the QUEENS” confirmed!
New CM is coming this September, 17th!
There will be two Ayu, one for “Queen’s Song” and the other for “Race Queen”

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Ayumi Hamasaki posts salacious lingerie photo following divorce announcement


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Is this a new beginning for our beloved chanteuse?

Following her separation from second husband Tyson Hamasaki Bodkin, Ayumi Hamasaki took toInstagram, Facebook and Twitter with a brand new profile photo and an update with a black-and-white shot of the social media artist in only her undies.

This update attracted a lot of attention from fans across her social networking sites: “Ayu-chan’s cool gaijin style,” “This looks like Amuro’s Sweet 19 Blues CD Jacket,” “I feel like you been under prison for three years and now you’re back,” “I’m screaming,” “I don’t like this picture. I em[sic] sorry,” and “Ayumi. A Yummy.

She pairs the image with lyrics from her song “Return Road“: “We saw, we felt, we promised about / Is it still out there somewhere, smiling gently at us?

Return Road” is a song from her 2012 album Party Queen, a return to lyrical self-exposure for Hamasaki, back to being vulnerable to the listener’s interpretation of her. In a magazine interview, she commented that the songwriting process at this point was so easy that she considered making this into a double album. Filled with dance songs and ballads, much of the album consisted of both rejections of and emotional reactions to her divorce from her first husband actor Manuel Schwarz at the beginning of 2012.

Hamasaki has left this song open to interpretation in the past, not confirming or denying it’s about her divorce from Schwarz, but it seems clear that it’s her confirmed official divorce anthem.

Are we ready for Party Queen 2.0?

 

Ayumi Hamasaki To Divorce Husband After 2 1/2 Years


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Ayumi Hamasaki and her husband have separated and are getting a divorce.

The announcement was made on September 12 through Hamasaki’s fan club website. The singer explained that she wanted her fans to hear it from her first instead of learning about it through the media.

For 3 years, he and I have walked together as partners, but now we each go down our own path,” the singer wrote.

No explanation was given as to why the two have decided to get divorced.

Officials clarified that Hamasaki and her husband have not formally filed for divorce yet, but are in fact separated at this time. The singer’s agency would not comment on their relationship, stating that it was a personal matter.

Hamasaki’s husband was an American medical student 10 years younger than her. She announced her engagement to him on December 13, 2013. Their marriage was registered onMarch 3, 2014.

On October 22, 2015, Hamasaki made a controversial tweet suggesting that her marriage was on the rocks. At the time, she denied rumors that the two were having issues.

Hamasaki has said that she will continue to focus on rehearsing for her tours and recording new music.

This is the 2nd time Hamasaki’s marriage has ended in divorce. On January 1, 2011, she married Australian actor and model Manuel Schwarz. The two later got divorced on January 16, 2012.

 

Ayumi Hamasaki – Many Classic Moments (Lyrics)


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Think about it now, isn’t it mysterious, strange, nostalgic?
I was sick, not at heart or body, but regarding the position I stood
Blown by the wind, with gravity lessening
Seen from above, I was momentarily floating through space

Hurting others, getting hurt, losing, getting lost
If everything is gone, if everything stayed a little longer
Just give me one moment is enough

Stay with me, just you
Stay with me, nobody but you
KISS me, just you
KISS me, nobody but you
Stick with me, even if I waver, if I should disappear someday
Stick with me, it doesn’t matter, if we should both disappear someday

Is it not too late now?
Can I walk on even now?
Can I join in even now?
The moment of true bliss binds and colors

Stay with me, just you
Stay with me, nobody but you
KISS me, just you
KISS me, nobody but you

What you and I have built
Isn’t a sandcastle, nor Cinderella’s castle
But we’ve found a castle of memories
I’ll spend my time here alone from now on
Until the bell signalling the end of this world rings out
Stay with me, just you
Stay with me, nobody but you

OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments

OH Many Classic Moments

——

ROOMAJI

Chotto ima kara omoeba fushigi de hen de natsukashii kana
Yandeita mon ne kokoro toka karada toka ja naku tatteita pojishon ga
Kaze ni tada nagasarete inryoku toka karuku natteta
Fukande mitara sora wo hakanage ni uiteiru watashi

Kizutsuketari kizutsuitari ushinattari ushinawasetari
Zenbu naku naru nara zenbu ato sukoshi nara
Nanika hitotsu dake de ii kara ataete watashi ni shunkan wo

Soba ni ite anata nara
Soba ni ite anata ja nakya iya
KISS wo shite anata nara
KISS wo shite anata ja nakya iya
Tsuranuite yuragi nagara demo itsu no hi ka kiete iku no nara
Tsuranuite kamawanai kara itsu no hi ka futari tomo ni kiete iku no nara

Ima kara demo osokunai kana
Ima kara demo arukeru kana
Ima kara demo tsukureru kana
Shifuku no toki ga tsuzure orare irodorarete iku

Soba ni ite anata nara
Soba ni ite anata ja nakya iya
KISS wo shite anata nara
KISS wo shite anata ja nakya iya

Anata to watashi no kizuki ageta
Suna no shiro demo nai shinderera jou demo nai
Kioku no shiro wo mitsukemashita
Kono basho de korekara hitori sugoshimasu
Kono hoshi no saigo wo tsugeru kane no ne ga nari hibiku made
Soba ni ite anata nara
Soba ni ite anata ja nakya iya

OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments

OH Many Classic Moments

——

KANJI

ちょっと今から思えば 不思議で 変で なつかしいかな
病んでいたもんね 心とか体とかじゃなく 立っていたポジションが
風にただ流されて 引力とか軽くなってた
俯瞰で見たら 宇宙をはかなげに浮いているわたし

傷つけたり 傷ついたり 失ったり 失わせたり
全部なくなるなら 全部あと少しなら
何かひとつだけでいいから与えて私に瞬間を

そばにいて あなたなら
そばにいて あなたじゃなきゃいや
KISSをして あなたなら
KISSをして あなたじゃなきゃいや
貫いて 揺らぎながらでも いつの日か 消えていくのなら
貫いて かまわないから いつの日か 2人共に消えていくのなら

今からでも遅くないかな
今からでも歩けるかな
今からでもつくれるかな
至福の瞬間が 綴れおられ 彩られていく

そばにいて あなたなら
そばにいて あなたじゃなきゃいや
KISSをして あなたなら
KISSをして あなたじゃなきゃいや

あなたとわたしの築き上げた
砂の城でもない シンデレラ城でもない
記憶の城を見つけました
この場所でこれから1人過ごします
この地球の最後を告げる 鐘の音が鳴りひびくまで
そばにいて あなたなら
そばにいて あなたじゃなきゃいや

OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments
OH Many Classic Moments

OH Many Classic Moments

 

Ayumi Hamasaki – Summer Love (Lyrics)


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Yes, do you Remember this feeling?
Can’t stop this excitement
Can you hear this Feeling?
That’s the much-awaited sign

Becoming more bold than usual
That’s what they call summer magic
How did we fall in love?
Let’s forget that for now

I know more than you think I do
(Maybe you feel the same)
But the words which are unspoken
(Don’t want to destroy them)

So I LOVE YOU, aiming for the sun
Let our summer begin
So I LOVE YOU, complicated things
Let’s soar out without them

Oh oh oh oh oh, hey, why is it
Oh oh oh oh oh, more than usual
Oh oh oh oh oh, your eyes
Oh oh oh oh oh, I fall in love with them

Sometimes, Your smile is sad
I can’t help but want to protect it
Who are you thinking of? Tell me
Am I not good enough?

“There are days when we want to cry
I’ll lend you my shoulder if you want”
I tried saying that to you
Did it make you smile?

Getting more attracted by you as time passes
(Maybe you feel the same too)
But the words which are unspoken
(Don’t want to destroy them)

More I LOVE YOU, no matter how many times I say it
I feel that it’s not enough
More I LOVE YOU, blame it on summer
I want to say it everyday

Oh oh oh oh oh, hey, why is it
Oh oh oh oh oh, more than usual
Oh oh oh oh oh, your eyes
Oh oh oh oh oh, I fall in love with them

So I LOVE YOU, aiming for the sun
Let our summer begin
So I LOVE YOU, complicated things
Let’s soar out without them

More I LOVE YOU, no matter how many times I say it
I feel that it’s not enough
More I LOVE YOU, even when summer ends
Let me say it everyday

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah!

——

ROOMAJI

Sou kono kanji Remember?
Wakuwaku ga tomaranai
Kikoeteru kono Feeling?
Sore ga machi wabita aizu

Itsumo yori daitan ni naru
Sore ga iwayuru natsu no mahou
Doushite suki ni natta no
Nante ima wa wasureyou

Shitteiru yo kimi ga omou yori
(Sore wa otagaisama kamo ne)
Dakedo iwazu ni iru kotoba-tachi
(Kowashitaku wa nai kara)

So I LOVE YOU taiyou megakete
Bokura no natsu hajimeyou
So I LOVE YOU muzukashii koto wa
Nuki ni shite tobi dasou

Oh oh oh oh oh nee nande kana
Oh oh oh oh oh itsumo ijou ni
Oh oh oh oh oh kimi no hitomi ni
Oh oh oh oh oh koishitetai

Tokidoki setsunai Your smile
Mamoritakute tamaranai
Dare omotteru no Tell me
Doushite boku ja dame na no

“Nakitaku naru hi mo aru yo ne
Konna kata demo yokereba”
Nante iite mita keredo
Umaku waraeteta kana

Hikareteku yo toki ga tatsu hodo ni
(Sore mo otagaisama kamo ne)
Dakedo iwazu ni iru kotoba-tachi
(Kowashitaku wa nai kara)

More I LOVE YOU nando itta tte
Tarinai ki ga surunda
More I LOVE YOU natsu no sei ni shite
Mainichi tsutaetai yo

Oh oh oh oh oh nee nande kana
Oh oh oh oh oh itsumo ijou ni
Oh oh oh oh oh kimi no hitomi ni
Oh oh oh oh oh koishitetai

So I LOVE YOU taiyou megakete
Bokura no natsu hajimeyou
So I LOVE YOU muzukashii koto wa
Nuki ni shite tobi dasou

More I LOVE YOU nando itta tte
Tarinai ki ga surunda
More I LOVE YOU natsu ga owattemo
Mainichi tsutaesasete

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah!

——

KANJI

そうこの感じ Remember?
ワクワクが止まらない
聴こえてるこの Feeling?
それが待ちわびた合図

いつもより大胆になる
それがいわゆる夏の魔法
どうして好きになったの
なんて今は忘れよう

知っているよ君が思うより
(それはお互い様かもね)
だけど言わずにいる言葉たち
(壊したくはないから)

So I LOVE YOU 太陽めがけて
僕らの夏始めよう
So I LOVE YOU 難しい事は
抜きにして飛び出そう

Oh oh oh oh oh ねぇなんでかな
Oh oh oh oh oh いつも以上に
Oh oh oh oh oh 君の瞳に
Oh oh oh oh oh 恋してたい

時々切ない Your smile
守りたくてたまらない
誰想ってるの Tell me
どうして僕じゃだめなの

“泣きたくなる日もあるよね
こんな肩でもよければ”
なんて言ってみたけれど
うまく笑えてたかな

惹かれてくよ時が経つほどに
(それもお互い様かもね)
だけど言えずにいる言葉たち
(壊したくはないから)

More I LOVE YOU 何度言ったって
足りない気がするんだ
More I LOVE YOU 夏のせいにして
毎日伝えたいよ

Oh oh oh oh oh ねぇなんでかな
Oh oh oh oh oh いつも以上に
Oh oh oh oh oh 君の瞳に
Oh oh oh oh oh 恋してたい

So I LOVE YOU 太陽めがけて
僕らの夏始めよう
So I LOVE YOU 難しい事は
抜きにして飛び出そう

More I LOVE YOU 何度言ったって
足りない気がするんだ
More I LOVE YOU 夏が終わっても
毎日伝えさせて

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah!

 

Ayumi Hamasaki – Mr.Darling (Lyrics)


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Even from this worthless me
When it’s for your sake, somehow
A mysterious power just surges forth

Though I hold no special interests
When I’m with you, everything
Just shines with love

So stay with me more
Stay with me more
See me for myself
Stay with me more
Stay with me more
See me as who I am

Even in a world where I don’t belong
As long as there’s a space beside you
I don’t care how cramped it is

So stay with me forever
Stay with me forever
Show me your real self
Stay with me forever
Stay with me forever
Stay as who you are

You speak of tomorrow and the day after, but
I always want to make today shine the brightest

Stay with me more
Stay with me more
See me for myself
Stay with me more
Stay with me more
See me as who I am

So stay with me forever
Stay with me forever
Show me your real self
Stay with me forever
Stay with me forever
Want us to stay as we are

——

ROOMAJI

Nanno torie mo nai watashi demo
Anata no tame to naru to nazeka
Fushigi na chikara waku no yo

Tokubetsu shumi mo nai watashi dakedo
Anata to iru to nanimo kamo ga
Itoshiku kagayaku no yo

Dakara motto soba ni ite
Motto soba ni ite
Watashi rashii watashi wo mite
Motto soba ni ite
Motto soba ni ite
Ari no mama no watashi wo mite

Itsumo ibasho ga nai sekai demo
Anata no tonari dake wa donna
Kyuukutsu demo kamawanai no

Dakara zutto soba ni ite
Zutto soba ni ite
Anata rashii anata wo misete
Zutto soba ni ite
Zutto soba ni ite
Ari no mama no anata de ite

Ashita toka asatte toka anata wa iu kedo
Watashi itsudemo kyou wo ichiban kirakira ni shiteitai

Motto soba ni ite
Motto soba ni ite
Watashi rashii watashi wo mite
Motto soba ni ite
Motto soba ni ite
Ari no mama no watashi wo mite

Dakara zutto soba ni ite
Zutto soba ni ite
Anata rashii anata wo misete
Zutto soba ni ite
Zutto soba ni ite
Ari no mama no futari de itai

——

KANJI

何の取り柄もない私でも
あなたのためとなると何故か
不思議な力湧くのよ

特別趣味もない私だけど
あなたといると何もかもが
愛おしく輝くのよ

だからもっと側にいて
もっと側にいて
私らしい私を見て
もっと側にいて
もっと側にいて
ありのままの私を見て

いつも居場所がない世界でも
あなたの隣だけはどんな
窮屈でも構わないの

だからずっと側にいて
ずっと側にいて
あなたらしいあなたを見せて
ずっと側にいて
ずっと側にいて
ありのままのあなたでいて

明日とか明後日とかあなたは言うけど
私いつでも今日を1番キラキラにしていたい

もっと側にいて
もっと側にいて
私らしい私を見て
もっと側にいて
もっと側にいて
ありのままの私を見て

だからずっと側にいて
ずっと側にいて
あなたらしいあなたを見せて
ずっと側にいて
ずっと側にいて
ありのままの2人でいたい