Tag Archives: Ayumi Hamasaki

[Updated]Performances from Music Station Ultra Fes 2015

24 Sep

Update: Most 48 videos gone but i’ve found alternative sources. Check them out quickly if you haven’t..

This is a special episode to celebrate Music Station’s 30th anniversary. Show was 10hours long and featured many major acts including X Japan, Ayumi Hamasaki, EXILE, 48Group, Johnny’s Family etc.

48/46 Group

Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
Ikuta Erika wows with her piano solo and opera voice. What a talent wasted as an idol!

HKT48 – Melon Juice
SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald
NMB48 – Nagiichi

AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu/ Everyday, Kachuusha / Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Kimutaku center)
The biggest winner from this performance is SMAP’s Kimutaku, who was forced into the KFC performance by Sashihara. Despite the annoyance on his face, he performed the full choreography perfectly, impressing netizens with his professionalism.In the end Kimutaku said “Music Station does things like this?”

Other members who attracted most attention tonight…

Many comments from GirlsChannel on Mayuyu’s growing beauty and how she’s shaken off the idol look.

Within 48 fandom, many gushed over cute Paruru’s healthy return to senbatsu. I have to say Paruru’s signature twintails are really cute! Many are calling Payuyu the strongest combi in AKB48.

Johnny’s Family

Johnny’s performances are quite fun this time around as we have live video footage of Arashi from their Miyagi concert, and medleys where the idols are grouped according to their generation. It is quite interesting to see for example, Nishikido Ryo standing next to NEWS, and KAT-TUN performing Real Face with just 4 members. *Heart pinch*

Which Johnny’s generation do you belong to? Mine is Ikemen Generation.

Masahiko Kondo – Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku

Arashi – Hadashi no Mirai/Carnival Night part2/GUTS!

SMAP – Yozora no Mukou /Dear WOMAN / Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana

Boys Generation
Johnny’s WEST – Eejyanaika
A.B.C-Z – Za ABC~5stars~
Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
Hey!Say!JUMP – Come on a my house

Ikemen Generation
KAT-TUN – Real Face
Kanjank8 –  Zukkoke Otokomichi
NEWS – Chankapana
Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus

Ojisan Generation
Kinki Kids –  Glass no Shounen
V6 – WA ni Natte Odorou
TOKIO – Love you only

LDH Inc.

GENERATIONS – Brave it out
E-girls – Follow me

EXILE – Choo Choo Train/Rising Sun

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I.

Other acts

Fukuyama Masaharu – HELLO / Sakurazaka

Nishino Kana – Darling

Morning Musume ’15 – Love Machine

X Japan – Kurenai / Forever Love
Beautiful performance though i’m not a fan..

L’Arc~en~Ciel – HONEY

Ayumi Hamasaki – A song is born

Ayumi Hamasaki officially married

5 Mar

Singer Ayumi Hamasaki announced today on her Club Ayu fanclub site that the 35-year-old singer married her fiance, a 25-year-old male medical student at the University of California. In the blog post titled, “Just married☆,” Hamasaki wrote “Today is the beginning of our life as a couple.”

According to Hamasaki’s agency, the two wed in Los Angeles at the end of February, but Hamasaki’s mother submitted their marriage registration in Japan today.

The couple had gotten engaged in December. According to a source linked to Hamasaki, she was not pregnant. The two had met during the 2012 New Year’s holidays through a friend, and began dating last spring.

Hamasaki has already returned to Los Angeles and plans to continue working and creating music from L.A.


Ayumi Hamasaki rumored to be pregnant

11 Jan

Newly engaged Ayumi Hamasaki has left Japan with her beau after a series of appearances in NHK’s annual Kouhaku Uta Gassen and TV Asahi’s Music Station Super Live. However, an increasing number of fans are now discussing whether she is already pregnant.

The rumors stem from the fact that she was often seen wearing low heels, and wrapped up in clothes. Indeed, during Kohaku she did appear to have a curvier body. She was also wearing flat shoes when she departed Japan later.

However, a related personnel refuted the claims and said “I know about these rumours, but she is not pregnant. Even though we have not announced it, her schedule continues to be lined up with work.”




Ayumi returns to Japan with fiance

17 Dec

Ayumi Hamasaki returned to Japan earlier today hand-in-hand with fiance, a UCLA medical student from California. Sporting sunglasses and matching black coats, the two said thanked reporters in Japanese when congratulated on their engagement. From time to time, the two would converse in English and kept holding hands all the way.

A related spokesperson said Ayumi is feels comfortable with him as he is very intelligent.

The date for their wedding is unset.


More background info here.

More pics of her fiance:

Is Ayumi Hamasaki really getting married?

16 Dec

Singer Ayumi Hamasaki (35) recently announced news of her engagement to a 25 year-old American on her fansite. The fiance in question is a student of ULCA medical school in California. According to sources, the marriage application has already been completed in Los Angeles, but the singer herself claims she is “engaged”. In her previous marriage to Austrian actor Manuel Schwarz, it was revealed that she had not officially registered the marriage and so was therefore “single” throughout. People in the industry are speculating if she’s really getting married this time, or whether it’s simply a ploy to create fanfare.

According to people related to Ayumi, she was introduced to her fiance in January this year, and they started dating in spring. Ayumi is currently residing in Los Angeles for work. As she has gotten engaged, she’s also received the “Fiancee Visa”(a permit which allows the fiance/fiancee to reside long term in the U.S) . As she wanted her fans to know as soon as possible, she revealed the news on her fansite.

Another spokesperson revealed that pictures of her fiance was actually exposed in a female magazine in June this year.Sporting a bald cut, he seems to be the macho type. The article also talked of them spending 5 nights in a suite room costing 700,000Yen a night in Bali, Indonesia. After travelling to Bali and Korea together in June, the guy also returned to Japan with Ayumi for her concerts, where he stayed in Ayumi’s residence.

-Skip part about unregistered marriage to Manuel Schwarz-
-Skip part about failed relationship to backup dancer-

As Ayumi is releasing her new single “Feel the Love” on 25th December, the timing of this announcement is interesting enough for people to think she’s creating a buzz for her comeback.