Ayumi Hamasaki has released a surprise album exclusively through the music streaming service AWA. Only launched 1 year ago, AWA hopes to introduce music streaming to a much more broader audience in Japan. The service was developed by Avex Trax and CyberAgent inc.
A couple days ago AWA teased some exciting news regarding Ayu, leading many fans to speculate a new single or album announcement.
“MADE IN JAPAN” is Ayu’s 17th studio album, it contains 10 tracks and will be made available for purchase physically and at other online retailers on June 29th. Ayu will support the album by embarking on the “ARENA TOUR 2016 A ～MADE IN JAPAN～” starting in May, the tour concludes on July 18th. Naturally, AWA is not available for listeners living outside of Japan so most of us have to wait a bit before hearing the album in full!
Check out MADE IN JAPAN’s tracklist below
- Mad World
- You are the only one
- Mr. Darling
- Summer Love
- Many Classic Moments (globe cover)