Utada to Release English Language Greatest Hits Compilation, 'Utada The Best'

OH...K? Utada will be releasing a "Greatest Hits" collection of her English work on November 24 called Utada The Best according to Tower Records and CDJapan, the same day as her Japanese compilation, Single Collection Vol. 2. The tracklisting is as follows: 1. Come Back To Me 2. Easy Breezy 3.…


Utada Hikaru Begins Tweeting, Dancing with Pepsi Bottles

STOP THE CHATTER. One of my favorite artists of all time, Utada Hikaru, is now tweeting. Yes, Muusers: Just a few minutes ago, Hikki Hikki Hikaru began her journey into the Twitterverse. What's she tweeting about? Oh, just some bullshit about how cute her Twitter background is. What's on her…


MuuCast Episode Six: Rhythm & Muuse

It's recently come to my attention that far too little attention is paid to my R&B songstresses as of late--it's time to change that. "Rhythm & Muuse" is a 15-track collection of just a taste of the finest R&B-laced cuts I've come to love over the past few years, from Cassie to Amerie…


Wait and See: Utada Hikaru Plans Musical Hiatus, Release of Single Collection Vol. 2

It's no small secret that Utada Hikaru's always dreamt of dwelling with the common people. During her concert in Boston for instance, she lamented to the crowd that she's always wanted to go off and study in school again or try a whole new career path. Simply put: Fame has simply never been her…


MuuCast Episode Four: Your Disco Needs You

I think a MuuCast is long overdue. Don't you? Over the past few weeks, I've been going out to assorted bars and clubs in NYC for a variety of reasons (including Kylie Minogue's surprise performance at Splash!) For the most part however, the music selection being played hasn't really inspired much…


February 5: Utada Hikaru Live at the Paradise Rock Lounge in Boston, MA

Photo courtesy of AzyxA. HIKKIIIIIIIIIIIII! On Utada Hikaru's last tour, the Utada United 2006 tour in Japan, the average audience size per venue varied from 20,000 to 50,000 attendees nightly. Tonight, the singer responsible for the highest selling album in Japanese history was about to play to a…


Now for Download: Massive Attack's "Paradise Circus" featuring Hope Sandoval (Gui Borrato Remix)

I'm about to run out the door to see Utada perform tonight in Boston (shaking and crying, etc.), but before I do...a free remix from Massive Attack that just came into my inbox! This is the Gui Borrato remix of "Paradise Circus (feat. Hope Sandoval)," one of the saucier tracks and upcoming single…


Happy 27th Birthday, Utada!

MuuMuse wants to wish Utada Hikaru a very, very happy birthday today! You and your music are an inspiration and a creative driving force for both myself and countless other fans. Thank you for continuing to be one of my favorite music idols of all time. So happy to have Hikki in my life! PS: See…


The Ryan Tedder Complex: Alexandra Burke and Utada Share Christmas Sounds with Stargate.

Remember that whole debacle with Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" and Beyonce's "Halo" sounding the same, courtesy of producer Ryan Tedder? Behold--it's the B-side to Alexandra Burke's "Broken Heels," "Fear of Flying." Sound familiar, Utada fans? That's because the song, which was also produced by…


Utada to Release "Dirty Desire" Remix Single on December 21.

Photo courtesy of U-Blog. According to Utada's official website, "Dirty Desire" will be released as a remix single on December 21, including mixes from Mike Rizzo, Digital Dogs, and Razor N' Guido. And let me just say, these are some hot mixes. Have you got tickets to see Utada on tour in America…


Utada Prepares Dates for 2010 'In the Flesh' Tour.

Photo courtesy of Listen the World. As MuuMuse previously broke the news a few weeks ago, Utada is in the process of planning her first ever North American/UK tour. Thanks to U.Blog, these are the current confirmed dates and locations of the tour: * Honolulu, HI @ Pipeline Cafe / 01.15.2010 @……


MuuMuse Excluusive: Utada to Tour North America and UK Next Year!

Photo courtesy of Flickr. Yes, you read that correctly: Japanese superstar Utada will be touring under Live Nation stateside (AND at least one date in the UK) beginning in January of next year. According to an e-mail directly from Mike Rizzo (who will be DJ'ing her sets), Utada will begin the…