History Music / AyumiHamasaki

6th May '16 12:32:05 AM GoldenSeals
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** A COMPLETE ~ALL SINGLES~ could count as well.
23rd Apr '16 11:40:13 PM Quietomega
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Everything she does is scrutinized and criticized heavily, mostly by her online fanbase. This isn't entirely unsurprising; she was heralded as one of Japan's absolute icons for an era, and while she's still active in the music scene, fans who were around for that era can't help but compare everything she does now to then. Nothing will satisfy them unless it has "2001" slapped on it somewhere.
23rd Apr '16 11:38:25 PM Quietomega
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* ''A ONE'' (2015)
* ''SIXXXXXX'' (2015; mini-album)
11th Jun '14 6:23:56 PM Risetteer
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* ''COLOURS'' (2014)
22nd May '14 9:18:49 PM PhysicalStamina
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* CashCowFranchise: Many would argue that this is what Hamasaki's 15 year-long career has become. It's rather difficult to argue it too, seeing as this is the music industry we're talking about.



* HitlessHitAlbum: The five singles from ''A Song for XX'' were average/mediocre sellers... and then the album itself sold almost 1.5 million.
27th Sep '13 3:53:10 AM LunaSaisho
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* CoverVersion: Has covered a number of old songs: TRF's ''Happening Here'', TM NETWORK's ''SEVEN DAYS WAR'', Matsutoya Yumi's ''sotsugyou shashin'' - not including the times she's performed live covers as well.



* HandicappedBadass: She's completely deaf in one ear.

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** Then comes 2013 and ''"untitled for her... story 2"''
* HandicappedBadass: She's completely deaf in one ear. She was warned not to continue singing and touring. ''She's now been touring for 15 years straight;'' I think she's got the badass part down.


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* HymnToMusic: "Microphone", which is apparently written ''to'' music itself.
--> Meeting you was fate\\
Because you're always\\
The one who teaches me what it means to be me\\
Who gives meaning to my existence
8th Jul '13 4:37:05 PM LunaSaisho
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Everything she does is scrutinized and criticized heavily, mostly by her online fanbase. This isn't entirely unsurprising; she was heralded as one of Japan's absolute icons for an era, and while she's still active in the music scene, fans who were around for that era can't help but compare everything she does now to then. Nothing will satisfy them unless it has "2001" slapped on it somewhere.
14th Jun '13 6:19:53 PM DragonQuestZ
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** Her 2012 album "Party Queen" featured two songs heavily inspired by Broadway musicals, with hints of cabaret and old-fashioned jazz.

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** Her 2012 album "Party Queen" featured two songs heavily inspired by Broadway musicals, with hints of cabaret and old-fashioned jazz. jazz.
* PrettyInMink: Has worn furs in some videos and some stage performances.
10th May '13 12:32:51 AM boo1348
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** An amusing sort-of example is Ayumi's song GREEN, released in 2008, was followed by a song called 'Ayumi' released by the japanese band 'GReeeeN' a few months later.
* AstralCheckerboardDecor: Found in the music video for "Song 4 u"

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** An amusing sort-of example is Ayumi's song GREEN, released in 2008, was followed by a song called 'Ayumi' released by the japanese band 'GReeeeN' '[=GReeeeN=]' a few months later.
* AstralCheckerboardDecor: Found in the music video for "Song 4 u"u".



* DressRehearsalVideo: “decision”

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* DressRehearsalVideo: “decision”“decision”.



* EmphaticEnvironment: From the sudden rain in "Together When..." to the breezy hills in "Dearest", weather features a lot in her music videos.

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* EmphaticEnvironment: EmpathicEnvironment: From the sudden rain in "Together When..." to the breezy hills in "Dearest", weather features a lot in her music videos.



** If one interprets the "BALLAD" performance from Arena Tour 2010 - a Romeo & Juliet-esque theatrical performance - in a certain way, it could easily be implied that Midori's place in the Love Dodecahedron is the one in love with Hamasaki.

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** If one interprets the "BALLAD" performance from Arena Tour 2010 - a 2010--a Romeo & Juliet-esque theatrical performance - in performance--in a certain way, it could easily be implied that Midori's place in the Love Dodecahedron is the one in love with Hamasaki.



* HiddenTrack: "kanariya" comes after "Who…", "Memorial address" after "part of Me", and "flower garden" after "Endless Sorrow ~gone with the wind version~"

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* HiddenTrack: "kanariya" comes after "Who…", "Who...", "Memorial address" after "part of Me", and "flower garden" after "Endless Sorrow ~gone with the wind version~"



* HitlessHitAlbum: The five singles from ''A Song for XX'' were average/mediocre sellers… and then the album itself sold almost 1.5 million.
* HumansAreFlawed: A key theme in many of her songs - especially important to her is the acknowledgment and reminder that she herself is flawed, something she readily accepts and that her fans sometimes don't.

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* HitlessHitAlbum: The five singles from ''A Song for XX'' were average/mediocre sellers… sellers... and then the album itself sold almost 1.5 million.
* HumansAreFlawed: A key theme in many of her songs - especially songs--especially important to her is the acknowledgment and reminder that she herself is flawed, something she readily accepts and that her fans sometimes don't.



* LaughingMad: Played with. In her cute, upbeat, party-anthem track "Party Queen" - which upon further analysis (and thanks to Hamasaki confirming it herself), is actually a deconstruction of the party girl image and emphasizes the loneliness and sadness inherent to being a 'Party Queen'. At the end of the song, even after the music stops playing, laughter can be heard that a few fans have claimed sounds oddly deranged - which really drives the whole point of the song home.

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* LaughingMad: Played with. In her cute, upbeat, party-anthem track "Party Queen" - which Queen"--which upon further analysis (and thanks to Hamasaki confirming it herself), is actually a deconstruction of the party girl image and emphasizes the loneliness and sadness inherent to being a 'Party Queen'. At the end of the song, even after the music stops playing, laughter can be heard that a few fans have claimed sounds oddly deranged - which deranged--which really drives the whole point of the song home.



* MusicAtSportingEvents: "Born to be…" was the official song of the Japanese teams in the 2006 winter Olympics.

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* MusicAtSportingEvents: "Born to be…" be..." was the official song of the Japanese teams in the 2006 winter Winter Olympics.



* NostalgicMusicBox: "HANABI", "You were…(Music Box Mix)".

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* NostalgicMusicBox: "HANABI", "You were…(Music were...(Music Box Mix)".



** Her 2012 album "Party queen" featured two songs heavily inspired by Broadway musicals, with hints of cabaret and old-fashioned jazz.

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** Her 2012 album "Party queen" Queen" featured two songs heavily inspired by Broadway musicals, with hints of cabaret and old-fashioned jazz.



** "A Song for XX “030213 Session #II”", "Ladies Night ~another night~", the ballad intro to "evolution", "Endless Sorrow –gone with the wind ver.-" and her ''multitude'' of acoustic and orchestral rearrangements.
** The 10th Anniversary Versions of "Depend on you", "LOVE~Destiny~", "Who…", "TO BE", and "YOU".

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** "A Song for XX “030213 Session #II”", "Ladies Night ~another night~", the ballad intro to "evolution", "Endless Sorrow –gone sorrow ~gone with the wind ver.-" ~" and her ''multitude'' of acoustic and orchestral rearrangements.
** The 10th Anniversary Versions of "Depend on you", "LOVE~Destiny~", "Who…", "LOVE ~Destiny~", "Who...", "TO BE", and "YOU".



* TalkingToTheDead: A few of her songs could be interpreted as this, as they're usually written - not just about - but to a deceased person important to Hamasaki.

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* TalkingToTheDead: A few of her songs could be interpreted as this, as they're usually written - not written--not just about - but about--but to a deceased person important to Hamasaki.
17th Apr '13 12:26:52 PM PRH
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Ayumi Hamasaki (often stylized as 'ayumi hamasaki', Japanese: 浜崎あゆみ), often known as Ayu, is a Japanese singer-songwriter who has been dubbed the Empress of Pop because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Eastern Asia. She is known for her tight control over her artistry and ever-evolving appearance in addition to the numerous domestic records she holds. She is the best selling female and solo act in the history of Japanese music, and has earned the most #1 singles both consecutively and overall.

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Ayumi Hamasaki (often stylized as 'ayumi hamasaki', '[[AllLowercaseLetters ayumi hamasaki]]', Japanese: 浜崎あゆみ), often known as Ayu, is a Japanese singer-songwriter who has been dubbed the Empress of Pop because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Eastern Asia. She is known for her tight control over her artistry and ever-evolving appearance in addition to the numerous domestic records she holds. She is the best selling female and solo act in the history of Japanese music, and has earned the most #1 singles both consecutively and overall.
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