Hikaru Utada to Appear in LA, NYC, Miami This Week
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website of singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada announced that she will make appearances in Hollywood, New York, and Miami this week to promote the March 24 digital release of her new English album, This Is The One. She will appear at the Sephora Hollywood & Highland beauty care store in Hollywood on March 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. She will then visit Sephora 5th Avenue in New York City on March 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. She will conclude her appearances at Sephora South Beach in Miami on March 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Utada is an internationally known, bestselling pop artist born in New York City and raised in Japan and the United States. Her debut album, 1999's First Love, is still Japan's bestselling album ever with about 8 million copies sold. Bandai Visual used Utada's "Kiss & Cry" and "This is Love" songs for the Freedom anime project. Utada also sang the theme songs for the Casshern live-action movie remake and the Hana Yori Dango 2 live-action television adaptation.
More recently, she provided a 2007 remix of her 2000 cover of Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" for the trailer to Evangelion:1.0 You are (Not) Alone, as well as her "Beautiful World" song for the anime film itself. In addition to her singing career, she played the heroine Pinoko in the 2001-2002 Black Jack net anime series.