Артист: Ayu Название: Terminal Жанр: Trance Год выхода: 2014 Label: Armind (Armada)/ARMD1196 О музыке: Supported by Armin van Buuren, 'Terminal' was chosen to be 'Tune of the Week' on A State
of Trance 664. With a melody like this, is there any doubt why? Deceptively simple, 'Terminal' unwinds and unfolds the way only brilliant
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Born in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture in 1978, Ayumi, or simply “Ayu” as she is affectionately
called by her legions of fans, made her professional singing debut on April 8, 1998 with the release of her single “poker face.”
Her ascension towards divadom would commence soon after with the platinum-selling release of her first album, “A Song for XX,” on January 1, 1999.
Between 2001 and 2003, as the winner of the Japan Record Award for an unprecedented three years in a row, Ayu dominated the J-POP music scene with the
sales records to match. In addition to 50 singles and 14 original albums, her credits up until now include the release of numerous albums that have
left an indelible mark on J-POP history. What’s more, with the release of “A SUMMER BEST” in August 2012, Ayu became the third artist in
Japanese music history to sell over 50 million albums and singles combined, and the very first solo artist in Japan to do so. In fact, she is also the
first Japanese solo artist to sell a career total of over 20 million singles.
Ayu’s penchant for breaking records extended to the Oricon Singles Chart. With “L,” her 50th single that was released on September 29, 2010, she
achieved the distinction of having a whopping 25 Oricon-topping singles as a female artist. With this feat, Ayu took the top crown in six major
categories for single releases (most singles sold overall, 37 number-one singles, 25 consecutive number-one singles, 48 Top 10-charting singles, 12
consecutive years with number-one single releases and 5 million-selling singles, all of which bested the records set by all Japanese female artists
who preceded her), thereby cementing her place among the top female artists in Japanese music history.
Ayu’s consistently self-penned lyrics and the world they depict combine with her unmistakable singing voice to resonate in the hearts of music fans.
No other Japanese female artist has approached her insurmountable cross-generational appeal among countless female listeners. Moreover, this appeal
goes beyond her music to include her penchant for fashion and cosmetics, which, on top of being the target of a series of recognitions that include
the Nail Queen and Best Jeanist awards, have influenced women all over. Her very way of life, in fact, continues to be supported by her female fans
irrespective of their age.
Having held a series of wildly-successful tours in Asia, once in 2007 and again in 2008, that took her to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, Ayu has
elevated her status as a leading artist in the entertainment world of all of Asia, not just Japan. Even now, 15 years after her professional debut,
she shows no signs of slowing down.
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