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YouTube special program“HIKARU UTADA Live TOP FAN PICKS” World premiere from 9pm JST, Monday, August 31

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Featuring a collection of live footage of fan-selected favorite tunes!
Also unveiling footage for home karaoke using original live audio of “Anata” and “Forevermore”!

Hikaru Utada continues to keep us posted in 2020 with releases of new singles in May and June, namely “Time” and “Darenimo Iwanai”, and most recently the music video of “Time”, which had been world-premiered on YouTube and marked the top 5 of its Trending chart.

As home entertainment takes over the mainstream in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-premiere of a YouTube summer special featuring a collection of live footage of fan-selected favorite tunes from Hikaru’s live archive has been confirmed.
Entitled “HIKARU UTADA Live TOP FAN PICKS”, the special features live footage of 11 songs selected by fans from Hikaru’s staff’s Instagram Stories poll, as well as the music video of her latest single “Time”. The special collection of footage spans all the way from her very first live performance “LUV LIVE” back in 1999 to “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018”, her latest tour to date.
As to which song comes from which show footage, just wait until you see the program – it will be world-premiered on YouTube from 21:00 JST on Monday, August 31. Don’t miss it!


“HIKARU UTADA Live TOP FAN PICKS”
World premiere on YouTube
from 21:00 JST, Monday, August 31


Coincidentally, the home-karaoke videos of “Anata” and “Forevermore”, using the actual live audio, will also be unveiled on YouTube!  The live audio of the videos comes from her “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” performances and allows you to enjoy home karaoke with a realistic on-stage sensation! 

Take this opportunity to sing the songs in the comfort of your home!

“Anata” video for home karaoke

“Forevermore” video for home karaoke


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