But in 2007, Play, her eight studio album, was a period of her resurgence with sales.
Bo A is a Korean artist that eventually opened the floodgate to other K-pop artists debuting in Japan, but the release of her 2009 English-language self-titled album in America didn’t have the same effect.
In 2012, Korean artists PSY had his huge hit Gangnam Style” that went viral worldwide, and despite the 2 billion hits it amassed on You Tube, he failed to ever match a significant fraction of that attention in his following attempts, bringing into question whether America is even ready to take an Asian musical artist seriously.
Born in Naha, Okinawa, Amuro debuted in music as an idol with the band Super Monkey's at age 14.
Although majority of their releases were unsuccessful in Japan, Amuro's venturing in modelling fashion and acting helped the group gain attention on their single "Try Me ~私を信じて~".
Transitioning into westernised R&B music, she released her third album Genius 2000 (2000).
As she was beginning to mold her well-known signature R&B sound, sales started to decline by the release of her fifth album Style (2003).
To compare past attempts, American-born Hikaru Utada released two English-language albums (2009).
While she was a huge hit in Japan and a native speaker of English, she didn’t live up to expectations despite her two chances in America.
Namie Amuro So Crazy Tour Featuring Best Singles 2003–2004 is Namie Amuro's fifth concert tour to be released to DVD.
Filmed in January 2004 in Tokyo International Forum A, this DVD captures Amuro's most high impact tour to date spanning seven months, three countries and 120,000 fans.
She achieved large success with her single "Can You Celebrate?