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  Namie Amuro To Retire In 2018

1yr ago   ·   Wednesday 20 Sep, 2017 - 11:47am UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   10 upvotes   ·   7 comments   ·   19,371 views
Namie Amuro To Retire In 2018

Namie Amuro has announced that she will be retiring from the music industry on September 16, 2018.

The singer made the announcement on September 20 through a letter to her fans posted on social media.

"I, Namie Amuro, would like to take this opportunity to inform all of my fans of my decision to retire as of September 16, 2018," Amuro said.

Amuro's retirement date will mark the end of the singer' 25th anniversary. She made her debut on Septmeber 16, 1992 through the group SUPER MONKEYS with the release of the single "Koi no Cute Beat / Mister U.S.A.".

During her last year of activities, Amuro plans on releasing a new album and continuing to perform concerts.

Read Namie Amuro's full letter below:

Dear all fans:
 
Thank you very much for your continuous support.
 
September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut.
I could not have gone 25 years without your support, for which I am
eternally grateful.
 
Thank you!
 
Today, I would like to write about something that I have carried on my
mind and have decided on the 25th anniversary of my debut.
 
I, Namie Amuro, would like to take this opportunity to inform all of my
fans of my decision to retire as of September 16, 2018.
 
I plan to make the last year of my music career meaningful by focusing
my full attention on creating a final album and performing at concerts.
 
Then, I will welcome the date of September 16, 2018 in the best way I can.
 
I hope this year will be filled with wonderful memories for me and the
fans together.
 
Together, let’s make this coming year the best one possible!
 
Namie Amuro

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    lucynya 1yr ago

    I can't believe this... first Ayumi's hearing loss aggravated and now Namie wanting to retire... J-Pop will definitely not be the same without them both, and they are still SO young!   

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    Kougeru 1yr ago
    I agree. I'm not their biggest fan at all, but their influence was definitely massive. They along with a few others were the definition of J-Pop, IMO.
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    Awh I think it's great she wants to do that. She started out young so I don't blame her wanting to leave ~ 

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    Koda Kumi & Namie introduced me to jpop   I don't want any of my original favs to retire!

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    PChi2 1yr ago

    No...      

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    Bells 1yr ago

    One of my favorite artists. I'm very sad to hear of her retiring. Hopefully she changes her mind and gives it another 25 years :P

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    DreamFighter 12mo ago

    Woah, it never crossed my mind Namie Amuro retiring. She was one of the first artists that really got me into Jpop (back in the Inuyasha days) I figured she'd be one those artists that would continue making music well into her golden years. 25 years is a long time, and as much as it saddens me to hear this, she definitely does deserve the break and to just chill and be with loved ones.

    Let's make the rest of this year and 2018 a memorable one. <3

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