"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.more »
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