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- Masatoshi Kikuchi, who is in charge of managing Nogizaka 46, was in a live performance where a new legend was born in Heisei music 23 years ago. At that time, Kikuchi was the manager of Tetsuya Komuro, and he carefully held the legendary live script. In that script, only the song sung by Namie Amuro was blank. Amuro was singing the song that Komuro had just picked up two days before the show. Amuro sang majestically.
- Amuro's album “SWEET 19 BLUES” has been updated the most records at that time (according to Oricon). Amuro was a 19-year-old younger and reached the top star. Amuro talked about his feelings at the time.
- Tetsuya Komuro, who swept the Heisei music scene by tagging Amuro, was in London in 1989. According to Pete Hammond, who belonged to a music group called PWL at the time, Komuro asked PWL suddenly. Dance music born in PWL was a big hit in the world. Komuro asked PWL to find out the secret of his success. Komuro created Amuro's hit songs based on the techniques learned there.
- The first decade of the Heisei period when the air of the bubble era remains. The music world grew rapidly on the wave of technological innovation. The CD, which appeared at the end of the Showa era, surpassed records and tapes in just four years to sell good sound quality and ease of handling, and increased the sales of music explosively (Exhibition: Japan Record Association). Many people were not aware of the bursting of the bubble at this time, and the songs that everyone could sing at the top of the hit chart.
- The songs of Komuro and Amuro matched the atmosphere of this era and became popular with dramas and established an era. Music producer “Daisuke Hinata”, who is intimate with Komuro, expressed his opinion on why Komuro and Amuro's songs were a big hit.
- In 1997, Amuro was at the height of his career as a singer, but declared that he would take a maternity leave for childbirth for one year, and this choice resonated with women.
- From 1997 to 1998, the Heisei recession became serious. The environment for working women has become increasingly severe as employment has deteriorated and employment of regular employees has declined. Around this time, young singer-songwriters appeared one after another to overlap with the changes of the times. One of them was Hikaru Utada, who sang the delicate inner side with his song composition. In the beginning of the Heisei, Amuro and Komuro, who sang, danced, and smashed the music, but in mid-Heisei's mid-long recession, people captured the hearts of people in their own words. was. Amuro talked about his feelings at the time.
- The music scene changed drastically following the Heisei recession. Amuro returned to work after taking maternity leave, worried about whether he was there. I teamed up with Komuro again, but I couldn't get hit songs like before, and decided to go away with the tag and walk alone. Amuro said, “I was full of anxiety because I did n’t know what songs would be liked by everyone.” Amuro continued exploring, but the public interest did not go to Amuro. Amuro lost his mother during this struggle. Three years later, Amuro also experienced divorce and became a single mother. In 2003, a turning point came to Amuro. When he made an album with singer from the US, he was inspired by the way individual members created songs with unconventional ideas.
- In the mid-Heisei period, a wave of new technological innovation rushed to the music industry. PCs spread rapidly, and free video and music distribution services started one after another. Music has entered an era in which data can be imported and enjoyed on mobile devices without buying a CD. Furthermore, with the advent of smartphones, the Internet has become the main stage of music activities.
- In the last decade of Heisei, Amuro was active in concerts, turning away from music activities on the Internet, the mainstream of the era. Amuro said about this reason, "I was most enjoying the concert." Amuro revealed that it was Tetsuya Komuro who pushed his back. In the era of easy access to music and video, the number of people seeking live music experiences that can only be enjoyed on-site increased rapidly, and sales of concerts continued to rise as CD sales declined (Exhibition: Concert Promoters) Association / Japan Record Association).
- Amuro was active in the concert and became a top star again, but decided to retire in 2018. As for the reason for retirement, Amuro said, “I wanted the fans to remember Namie Amuro in good condition as a memory.
- Amuro took a year-long tour of the singer's life. Amuro said at the end of the tour was a new song "How do you feel now?" At the end of the tour, Amuro sent a message to the fans, saying, “I sincerely hope that there will always be great music in your wonderful everyday life”.
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