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Namie Amuro retiring in 2018 on 26th anniversary

Zoe

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Announced today on her 40th birthday, just days after her 25th anniversary ;_;

http://namieamuro.jp/news/2017/20170920_msg/
Dear all fans:
 
Thank you very much for your continuous support.
 
September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut.
I could not have gone 25 years without your support, for which I am
eternally grateful.
 
Thank you!
 
Today, I would like to write about something that I have carried on my
mind and have decided on the 25th anniversary of my debut.
 
I, Namie Amuro, would like to take this opportunity to inform all of my
fans of my decision to retire as of September 16, 2018.
 
I plan to make the last year of my music career meaningful by focusing
my full attention on creating a final album and performing at concerts.
 
Then, I will welcome the date of September 16, 2018 in the best way I can.
 
I hope this year will be filled with wonderful memories for me and the
fans together.
 
Together, let’s make this coming year the best one possible!
 
Namie Amuro
 
ファンの皆様へ
 
ファンの皆様、
いつも応援していただきありがとうございます。
 
先日9月16日に無事、デビュー25周年を迎えることができました。
皆さんの応援、支えがあって25周年目をスタート
できた事に
心から感謝しております。
 
ありがとうございます。
 
 
今日は、私が長年心に思い、
この25周年という節目の年に決意した事を書きたいと思います。
  
 
「わたくし安室奈美恵は、
 2018年9月16日をもって引退することを
 決意致しましたので、
 この場を借りてファンの皆様にご報告させて
 いただきます。」
  
 
    
引退までのこの1年
アルバムやコンサート、
最後にできる限りの事を精一杯し、
有意義な1年にしていきたいと思ってます。
 
 
そして、私らしく
2018年9月16日を迎えたいと思います。
 
 
 
  
皆様、
安室奈美恵の最後の1年を、
どうぞよろしくお願い致します。
 
 
安室奈美恵

25th Anniversary Site

There will be a best album released on November 8th, and next year she will tour in Japan and Asia.
 

neshcom

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Glad she can end her career on her own terms. Wish she had expanded to song writing or some sort of producer role, but I doubt she needs to.

Just realized that, if this final album does well enough, she would extend her record for selling a million records in each decade of life (10s, 20s, 30s) and probably hold it indefinitely.
 

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She's one of those rare artists who gave it her all in everything she done. She was always 100% on stage, a true perfectionist. She's literally gone 25 years without a break and it's incredible to see what she's achieved.

I remember she hinted at retiring at her 20th anniversary but I didn't think it would happen for some reason, not sure what I'll do with my favourite artist retired now.


:(
 

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She got another one piece opening coming out on 1st of October.

Her fight together opening for one piece is one my favourite amine openings.
 

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I remember watching Virgin Road and hearing "Can you celebrate" and thinking " Who is this? Thats some soul"
 

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Finally has been officially announced.

3 disc CD set with 45 songs starting from her debut single (some of which may be new recordings) as well as 7 new and unreleased songs. The sets including a DVD or BD are reported to only have 13 videos starting from Red Carpet.

If you order through her fanclub, there will be an extra sleeve jacket on the inside with your name printed on the front and a message from Namie on the back.

I'm trying to find out if you can order from the fanclub with a foreign address.
 

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Oh man, I only listened to one of her CD's but was a fan and didn't really listen to anything else of hers. I remember the name too because I thought it was a cool play on words.

Queen of Hip-Pop

I could listen to that whole CD, now I gotta find it
 

ladyluthien

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Finally has been officially announced.

3 disc CD set with 45 songs starting from her debut single (some of which may be new recordings) as well as 7 new and unreleased songs. The sets including a DVD or BD are reported to only have 13 videos starting from Red Carpet.

If you order through her fanclub, there will be an extra sleeve jacket on the inside with your name printed on the front and a message from Namie on the back.

I'm trying to find out if you can order from the fanclub with a foreign address.

I wouldn't mind getting this
 

neshcom

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Finally has been officially announced.

3 disc CD set with 45 songs starting from her debut single (some of which may be new recordings) as well as 7 new and unreleased songs. The sets including a DVD or BD are reported to only have 13 videos starting from Red Carpet.

If you order through her fanclub, there will be an extra sleeve jacket on the inside with your name printed on the front and a message from Namie on the back.

I'm trying to find out if you can order from the fanclub with a foreign address.

The 7 new songs means it has to be her final release, right? She's not going to spend a year touring and then release a studio album right before retiring. Really wish we could get a better final studio album than genic...
 

ladyluthien

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The 7 new songs means it has to be her final release, right? She's not going to spend a year touring and then release a studio album right before retiring. Really wish we could get a better final studio album than genic...

Yeah, I was hoping for the same.

"I plan to make the last year of my music career meaningful by focusing
my full attention on creating a final album and performing at concerts."
This is from the blog post on her official facebook account.
I don't know if something got lost in translation, but it does seem to imply a final original album. But it could be a mistake too.
 

Zoe

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The 7 new songs means it has to be her final release, right? She's not going to spend a year touring and then release a studio album right before retiring. Really wish we could get a better final studio album than genic...

Yeah, I'm a little disappointed to be honest, especially when you compare it to other artist's bests that still manage to have everything (like MAX's last).

I'm gonna join the FC tonight with my Tenso address and attempt to order the album.
 

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She got another one piece opening coming out on 1st of October.

Her fight together opening for one piece is one my favourite amine openings.

YES!! LOL Its my favorite opening of maybe any anime. Love that song and love Namie wow didnt realize how long shes been doing her thing.
I wish we woulda got a Hikaru X Namie song before she retired. -_-

Truly a legendary women that has been through alot of ups and downs during her career. she an inspiration and will be missed.

Since she has free time now she should become a gaffer
 

neshcom

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5 Dome tour will start in February. Fans can vote on the set list which will also be used for the Asia tour: http://namieamuro.jp/25thanniversary/sp/vote/

Covers and disappointing tracklist have been released:
http://namieamuro.jp/news/2017/20170921_finallyinfo/

At least the first 39 songs will all have new recordings...
That’s a lot of very recent songs to re-record. Redoing the older songs makes sense, but is Namie really going to sound different on Contrail and Funkytown?
 

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I didn't know she was still making music but also I've been out of the loop on that stuff. Really dug her music.
 

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5 Dome tour will start in February. Fans can vote on the set list which will also be used for the Asia tour: http://namieamuro.jp/25thanniversary/sp/vote/

Covers and disappointing tracklist have been released:
http://namieamuro.jp/news/2017/20170921_finallyinfo/

At least the first 39 songs will all have new recordings...

So only six new songs instead of seven also?
Well...bummer...or maybe there is hope she is saving the seventh for a future album?
I am still hanging on desperately
I am glad to see Christmas Wish on there, will be nice for me to rip my own flac version. The covers are..... well probably just the box slipcover. Hopefully.
 
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Ayumi Hamasaki and Namie Amuro retiring in the same year?

I miss my 90s jpop.

Ayumi is not retiring yet.

The track list looks ok. I also wish she would do a proper final studio album with new songs. 10 to 12 tracks will be good enough...

I wonder if she would try to come to Singapore for a concert again after the last one was cancelled.
 

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So only six new songs instead of seven also?
Well...bummer...or maybe there is hope she is saving the seventh for a future album?
I am still hanging on desperately

Yeah, only 6, and the PV count went down by one as well.

Hopefully the 7th song was pulled because it was a collab, and they're going to release another collab collection....
 

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I didn't know about her until she did that One Piece opening. I then never hear another thing she did til she did another One Piece opening. I missed out.
 

neshcom

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I’m just now putting together that Dr. made the tracklist over Wild. And we’ve got two unannounced original songs?
Dr. is better than Wild, but please feed my conspiracy to finish the trilogy anyway.
🤔🤔🤔