The Namie Amuro Asia Tour is effectively cancelled.
Fans of Namie Amuro must be imploding with excitement to know that the long-standing queen of J-Pop will be taking over the Singapore Indoor Stadium for her first concert here on 26 April.
It will be her first public stop here after giving supporters a taste of her feisty presence during an invite-only meet and greet last year for her tenth album, ‘Uncontrolled’. Over 300 hysterical fans staked out Changi Airport Terminal 1 to greet her back then – a phenomenon that’s sure to repeat itself this time round.
The doll-faced pop star’s been a staple in Japan’s music pool for over 20 years now, from starting in a teenybopper girl band to becoming the powerhouse R&B star of today, and she isn’t showing any signs of losing steam.
‘Uncontrolled’, her first record to have several English songs, made its debut at the top of Japan’s Oricon album chart and held the throne for six weeks. Verging on sunny electro-pop, most of the songs lay Amuro’s girlish voice against strong, stomping beats and sparkling melodies.
Going by her recent music videos for ‘Break It’ and ‘Go Round’, it’s clear that she’s still got slick hip hop moves down pat. Jump on the chance to finally see her bound across the stage, still svelte in flirty, short skirted costumes, as she belts out hits from the long stretch of her career and nails dynamic routines with her back-up dancers.