Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New album "Rock 'n' Roll Circus" from Hamasaki Ayumi

Japanese pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi will be releasing her latest album "Rock 'n' Roll Circus" in Korea tomorrow, agency SM Entertainment said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Circus", the eleventh studio release by the 31-year-old singer, will be available in two different formats; a CD-only version and CD+DVD version.

The record, which came out in Japan last Wednesday, ranked at No. 1 on Oricon's daily and weekly album chart on the day of its release.

The CD carries a total of fifteen tracks including four hit singles "Sunset: Love is All", "Sunrise: Love is All", "You Were..." and "Ballad".

The DVD features music video clips for new songs such as "Sexy Little Things", "Microphone", "Don't Look Back" and "Lady Dynamite" as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the set and highlight performances from last year's "Ayumi Hamasaki Arena Tour 2009 A: Next Level".

Born in Fukuoka, Hamasaki moved to Tokyo to pursue a singing career at the age of fourteen and trained under Max Matsuura, renowned music producer and CEO of major record label Avex Group.

Since releasing her debut album "A Song for XX" in 1999, she has sold over 50 million records to date and earned the nickname "Empress of Pop" with her popularity and cultural influence throughout Asia.

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