So lots of BIG news today in the Hikki-verse!
New Song "Hymne ? l'amour" for Pepsi Nex CM:
So one of the new songs that Hikki is releasing is called "Hymne ? l'amour - Ai no Anthem" (Hymn of Love - Love Anthem). "Hymne ? l'amour" is a jazzy sounding track and the lyrics are in FRENCH!!! (along with some Japnaese). The song is a cover of Edith Piaf, with some newly written Japanese lyrics. It will be the featured song for Pepsi Nex commercials in Japan. To view versions of the commercial, which includes amazing 15 and 30 second clips of Hikki singing French lyrics of "Hymne ? l'amour", 'Special' and 'Interview' clips, as well as wallpapers, goto the Gallery and Digital Premium sections of the Pepsi Japan site.
Ring back tones for the new track will be available September 28th and full PC and mobile downloads available October 9th.
Announcement of Upcoming Concerts:
What is to be the last concerts before her hiatus, it was announced today that there will be two-day concert at Yokohama Arena on December 8th and 9th. Further details on the concerts will come later on Hikki's Website. This is sure to be huge, as Hikki will be doing her best to thank her fans before her 'break'.
Official Twitter Accounts:
As mentioned before on Hikki's blog, Hikaru has now joined the Twitterverse.
@UtadaHikaru - The one, the only HIKKI
@U3music - U3music account, mostly her dad, Teruzane, posting.
@Hikki_staff - EMI staff that work for Hikki
Remember: ALL OTHER TWITTER ACCOUNTS CLAIMING TO BE HIKKI ARE FAKE
[2010/09/28] Two-day concert at Yokohama Arena
Hikki's first concert in Japan in four years, since UTADA UNITED 2006 tour, has been set for Dec. 8 (Wed.) and 9 (Thu.) at the Yokohama Arena. Presenting hits from 2006 to 2010 and marking the release of her Single Collection Vol.2, Hikki wants to say thanks to all her fans with a thrilling performance.
Keep an eye out for ticket sale details on the special concert page scheduled to appear in October.
[2010/09/28] Utada Hikaru?s official Twitter begins!
Tweeting by U3Music (her agent) and by the Utada Hikaru staff at EMI Music Japan (her label) also begins!
[2010/09/28] Tie-in with Pepsi Nex commercial!
Hymne a l'amour - Ai no Anthem - (Pepsi Nex commercial song) available in 着うた(R) (Chaku-Uta) and RBT versions from 9/28 (Tue.)!
Purchase from Recochoku and other major 着うた(R) (Chaku-Uta) sites. 着うたフル(R) (Chaku-Uta Full) and PC versions available from 10/9 (Sat.).