In addition to announcing two Yokohama Arena concerts in December, Utada is coming out with an all English album!
Several news sources are reporting that Hikaru Utada will release a best album of her English songs, titled “Utada The Best.” Although her official website has not yet announced the album, Nikkan Sports says that the information was sent to record stores across the country.
“Utada The Best” is scheduled for release on November 24, the same day her “Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2? goes on sale. The tracklist has already been revealed, including songs such as “Come Back To Me,” “Exodus ‘04,” “Devil Inside,” “Sanctuary,” and “Kremlin Dusk.”
yeah! So excited!!
UPDATE: Utada took to Twitter today to inform fans that the upcoming Universal Japan release, “Utada The Best,” was conceived entirely against her will. She says, “I understand that if it doesn’t sell I’m the one who will take the hit, but to be honest, I don’t want my fans putting down money for something that my heart isn’t in.” She goes so far as to call out Universal for deciding to release the compilation album on the same day as EMI’s legitimate release, “Single Collection Vol. 2.” Utada mentions a more formal announcement will be coming in the next few days. Stay tuned.