Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada has scored her latest number one with her new album ‘Single Collection Vol.2′ which was released on November 24 and today, November 30, debuted at the top of the charts.
This is her seventh consecutive number one, an unprecedented record for any artist in Japan. The video for the lead track from the album, ‘Goodbye Happiness’, was directed by Utada herself and has now been viewed nearly two million times on YouTube:
In addition, it has just been confirmed that ‘Can’t Wait ‘Til Christmas’, also from the new album, will feature in new Pepsi Nex TV promotion in Japan. Utada herself will also star in the ads.
Utada is currently rehearsing for her concerts on December 8 and 9 and Tweeting daily to her more than 300,000 followers from @utadahikaru.
While Hikaru Utada has announced that she will be taking a temporary hiatus from her artistic activities at the end of 2010 EMI recently reached agreement with her and her management office for a new global recording contract for her music when she returns.