March 6th, Namie Amuro will be releasing her 39th single, “Big Boys Cry / Beautiful.”
The double A-side single will showcase 2 songs used in a series of KOSE ESPRIQUE commercials. “Beautiful” is currently being used in the company’s commercials, while “Big Boys Cry” will be in commercials starting at the end of February.
Amuro is a model and spokesperson for KOSE ESPRIQUE, a Japanese cosmetic brand.
The upcoming release will only be available as a 4-track CD.
1. Big Boys Cry
3. Big Boys Cry (Instrumental Version)
4. Beautiful (Instrumental Version)
Details of Namie Amuro’s collaboration compilation "Checkmate!" were officially confirmed on Thursday. Scheduled for release on March 23, the album includes four new songs: "Wonder Woman" with AI and Anna Tsuchiya, "make it happen" with Korean group After School, "#1" with Kaname Kawabata of CHEMISTRY, and "UNUSUAL" with NEWS member Tomohisa Yamashita.
"Wonder Woman" is already being used in a new commercial for Coca-Cola Zero. "UNUSUAL" marks the first time that Amuro has ever collaborated with an artist associated with Johnny’s Jimusho.
The album’s full tracklist has 13 songs. The CD+DVD edition has music videos for 7 of the songs, including the 4 new ones.
Amuro also recently announced an arena tour this year that runs from May 21 to October 8, with a total of 36 shows in 15 venues.
The recipients of the 2010 Space Shower Music Video Awards were announced on Monday. This year, the biggest winner was Namie Amuro(pictured above), whose song “FAST CAR” (from the album “PAST < FUTURE") picked up two awards: Best Video of the Year and Best Art Direction Video. Ringo Shiina also won a pair of awards: Best Artist and Best Female Video.
Best Video of the Year: “FAST CAR,” Namie Amuro
Best Artist: Ringo Shiina
Best Your Choice: “Oshakashama,” RADWIMPS
Best Director: Yuichi Kodama
Best Male Video: “Shunkan Speechless,” KREVA
Best Female Video: “Tsugou no Ii Shintai,” Ringo Shiina
Best Rock Video: “Last Love Letter,” Chatmonchy
Best Alternative Video: “Oyasumi Paradox,” Etsuko Yakushimaru
Best Pop Video: “Butterfly,” Kaela Kimura
Best Groove Video: “SOUND BOY THRILLER feeeeeeeeeeat. LISA,” m-flo
Best Conceptual Video: “Native Dancer,” Sakanaction
Best Choreography Video: “Gara Gara Go!!,” BIG BANG
Best Art Direction Video: “FAST CAR,” Namie Amuro
Best Shooting Video: “Futatsu no Kuchibiru,” EXILE
Best International Video: “Paparazzi,” Lady Gaga
Best New Artist Video: “Emotion Potion,” THE BAWDIES