Ayumi Hamasaki

About Vogue

"Vogue" (uncapitalized as "vogue") is a song recorded by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki for her third studio album, Duty (2000). It was written by Hamasaki, while production was handled by Max Matsuura. It premiered on April 26, 2000 as the lead single from the album. Her third consecutive lead single to be produced by Matsuura, the song is part of a trilogy from Duty; the other two singles being "Far Away" and "Seasons". Musically, "Vogue" was described as a Japanese pop song with musical elements of Latin pop. The lyrics discusses her presence in the music industry. Upon its release, the track garnered positive reviews from music critics, who praised the composition and Hamasaki's song writing. It also achieved success in Japan, peaking at number three on the Oricon Singles Chart and four on the TBS Count Down TV chart. "Vogue" has sold over 767,000 units in Japan. The accompanying music video for "Vogue" was directed by Wataru Takeishi; it features two children in a post-apocalyptic city, reading a book that contains video imagery of Hamasaki in a cherry blossom field. Both the music video and the song has appeared on several compilations by Hamasaki, including A Best (2001) and A Complete: All Singles (2008). For additional promotion, the song was featured on several concert tours by Hamasaki including her 2000 self-titled and the Power of Music tour. 

Kimi wo saki hokorou
Utsukushiku hana hirai ta
Sono ato wa tada shizuka ni
Chitte iku kara...

Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi?, also 濱崎歩; born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress. Also called "Ayu" by her fans, Hamasaki has been dubbed the "Empress of Pop" because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Asia. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to pursue a career in entertainment. In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO Max Matsuura, she released a string of modestly selling singles that concluded with her 1999 debut album A Song for ××. The album debuted atop the Oricon charts and stayed there for four weeks, establishing her popularity in Japan.[fn 1] more »

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"Vogue" is sung by Ayumi Hamasaki, a renowned Japanese pop artist, often hailed as the "Empress of J-pop" because of her influence and popularity in the Japanese music scene.
Release Date
Vogue was released on April 26, 2000, and served as the first single from Hamasaki's third studio album, "Duty".
Chart Performance
Despite its late release in the album cycle, "Vogue" reached number 3 on the weekly Oricon Charts in Japan, maintaining Hamasaki's streak of consecutively charting singles.
Song Theme
The song depicts the story of a person who tries to look happy on the outside but is actually lonely inside, a common theme in Hamasaki's music.
Music Video
The music video for "Vogue" was directed by Wataru Takeishi, who has worked with Hamasaki on different video projects numerous times.
Album Success
Although "Vogue" was a modest hit, the album "Duty" from which it came became Hamasaki's best-selling studio album to date and remained at number one on the charts for a significant period.
Song Meaning
The lyrics to "Vogue" are often interpreted as a commentary on the superficiality of fame and beauty, bringing attention to the complexities of the human condition.
Acclaimed Performance
Ayumi's live performance of "Vogue" at the Japan Pop Culture Concert 2000 was highly acclaimed for its combination of energetic choreography, vocal prowess, and the artist’s charismatic stage presence.
Sales Figure
"Vogue" sold over 500,000 copies in Japan, making it one of Hamasaki's most commercially successful singles.
Cultural Impact
As with many of Hamasaki's songs, "Vogue" has been credited with helping shape the J-pop music landscape in the 2000s.

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