180g VINYL REISSUES TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 12
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — The first six albums from the catalog of Japan’s top singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada will be released on LP format in the U.S. via UMe on August 12. Albums include First Love (1999), Distance (2001), DEEP RIVER (2002), ULTRA BLUE (2006), HEART STATION (2008) and Fantôme (2016) and can be pre-ordered, HERE.
Following the sensational debut with the single “Automatic/time will tell,” Hikaru Utada‘s first album First Love (released in 1999) established the new record as the top selling album in Japan’s history, and the record has not been broken since.
Of the eight studio albums that Hikaru Utada has released to date and were released on LP recently in Japan, the first six will be released in the U.S. on August 12. It marks the first vinyl release ever for three of the albums, ULTRA BLUE, HEART STATION, and Fantôme.
Each of the six albums will be a 180g double-LP set, and the first five albums come with a bonus track.
ABOUT Hikaru Utada
Hikaru Utada‘s debut single “Automatic/time will tell” released on December 9, 1998 and sold over two million copies, catapulting them to top-artist-status at age 15. Their first album, First Love, released a few months later and marked the highest number of CDs sold in Japan, a record that remains unbroken to this day. All of their albums that followed have topped the charts. The 2007 single “Flavor Of Life” set a world record for the most digital downloads. They announced a hiatus from their music career in 2010 to focus on their “人間活動/ningen katsudo/career as a person,” or personal growth, returning to their career of music in April 2016 with singles “Hanataba Wo Kimini” and “Manatsu No Tooriame.” Their sixth studio album Fantôme followed in September 2016 to great success in both Japan and abroad with a #1 on the Oricon charts stretching four consecutive weeks for the first time, a #3 on the US iTunes chart, and over a million units total in sales of CD and digital downloads. Since March 2017, they have been with Epic Records Japan, a division of Sony Music Labels Inc. The year 2018 saw the release of their 7th album Hatsukoi on June 27, marked their twenty-year anniversary from debut, and their first Japan-wide tour since recommencing their music career. Footage from the tour is available as a video release under the title “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018.” The theme song for video game “KINGDOM HEARTS Ⅲ,” “Face My Fears” was released as a single in 2019. The track was co-created with Skrillex and marked Utada’s first Billboard Top 100 in the US. An EP of the A.G. Cook co-produced single “One Last Kiss” and their first self-cover “Beautiful World (Da Capo Version)” released March 10, 2021, and the former counted the artist’s first time reaching 100 million streams. The two tracks are both themes appearing in the feature film “EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (SHIN EVANGELION).” Later in the year, digital single “Kimini Muchuu,” main theme for TBS Friday night drama “Saiai,” released November 26, ranking in various streaming and digital charts around the globe. Their highly anticipated 8th studio album BAD MODE released digitally on January 19, 2022, as well as their first online concert “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios.” The latest album was released on CD February 23 and on vinyl April 27.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises
Country Singer-Songwriter Dianña Releases “You Don’t Know Me”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — In “You Don’t Know Me” Dianña puts another one of her extraordinary yet all to common life experiences into song. You are not alone if you were ever on either side of this awkward exchange. It has already been picked up by over twenty radio stations in its first week or release. It will be released to Spotify, Apple Music and all other major streaming services on October 16th reported Billeegee Productions.
When asked what inspired this song Dianña replied, “I wrote this song because when I was married, I received a message from a woman telling me my man was now her boyfriend. I let her know we were married and that she was just the side piece.”
Dianña recently completed a radio and performance tour for her most recent song “Girl with No Last Name,” with over a dozen stops in half a dozen Midwest and Southern states. It is still climbing the charts having moved from #99 to #79 on the Country Music Row chart in the last week.
Dianña will also be re-releasing her holiday song “Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe,” which rose to #14 on the Adult Contemporary Holiday Chart in its maiden release last year. It followed her song “Hands” which spent seven weeks on the Adult Contemporary charts inside the top 20, where she was also the #1 independent artist for five of those weeks.
“You Don’t Know Me” was written by Dianña and recorded in Nashville by Grammy nominated producer/mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaak).
Connect with Dianña on all her social media and streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube via her Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/diannacountry
SOURCE Billeegee Productions
Grace Family Hosts Free Christmas Concert For Tampa Bay
Celebrate the festive season with a 60-minute concert featuring top holiday anthems, professional performances, and a refreshing take on the classic Christmas carols
TAMPA, Fla. (Newswire.com) – Grace Family is hosting dozens of Christmas Concerts throughout Tampa Bay the weekend of December 8-10. The annual event, known for its mesmerizing performances, holds a well-deserved place in the hearts of the local community during this time of year.
Families are invited to celebrate the season during the 60-minute Christmas special. Sing and dance along at this fun, family-friendly event. Enjoy the greatest holiday hits and traditional Christmas carols with a modern twist. This event is free for the whole family. All ages are welcome at these seven convenient locations around Tampa Bay: Carrollwood, Clearwater, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, South Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Ybor.
During the event, locations will accept toy and gift donations that will be given to children within the Tampa Bay area.
To find a concert to attend and to see the list of items needed for the donations, please visit christmasatgrace.com.
About Grace Family Church
Grace Family Church is a non-denominational, Bible-based, multi-site church located in seven neighborhoods in Tampa, Florida. Visitors will find a welcoming community of people, an engaging worship style, and relevant messages to help them grow in their faith. For more information, visit gfcflorida.com.
Source: Grace Family Church
Newcomer Rises to #4 on HOT Adult Contemporary Holiday Recurrents Chart, Dianña’s “Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe”
In ‘Mistletoe’s’ 2nd year Dianña has vaulted to the rarely seen rank of #2 for a new artist among Independent Adult Contemporary Recurrent Holiday Artists
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — “Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe” by Dianña made a big splash in its first week of release this year to Adult Contemporary and Country radio. It is also available on all major streaming platforms per her label Billeegee Productions. It combines a timeless melody with a familiar theme of how much we miss our distant loved ones at Christmas but with a special twist. The song is accompanied by an award-winning official music video on YouTube.
Dianña’s vocals are reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. “Several years ago, I did a tribute show as Karen Carpenter in Las Vegas. I studied Karen’s unique vocal stylings so especially when I sing holiday songs it naturally comes out.”, said Dianña.
“Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe” was produced by Grammy nominated producer/mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaak), and recorded in the studios of Kent Wells Productions in Nashville under the direction of Grammy nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton), who also makes a cameo vocal appearance in the song.
‘Dianña also has a second song rocking the charts right now. “You Don’t Know Me”, released in mid-October, has been steadily rising and just cracked the Top 100 on the Music Row Country charts.
‘Mistletoe’ Official Music Video on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3ViCA9I
SOURCE Billeegee Productions
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