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I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house.

I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house.

I bought an espresso maker and coffee maker and make them myself every day. ---->>>

I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice. ---->>>

Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own. ---->>>

Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing. ---->>>

And it was then that I realized wow, I'm able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that. ---->>>

I'm not like a gorgeous bombshell or anything like that. ---->>>

For me, it's an experiment to see what people are gonna think of it. ---->>>

I can never really enjoy being famous. ---->>>

I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I'm not stupid, and I can make fun of myself. ---->>>

It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself. ---->>>

The world is in motion, as it seems.

The world is in motion, as it seems.

I do feel really determined, and that I have to pull myself together, but I don't really think like, my market has changed and my company has changed, and I'm going to make it BIG in America! ---->>>

I figure no matter how old you are, it's always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry. ---->>>

In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning. ---->>>

It's just that, when I'm in Japan I could foretell to a certain degree what would be accepted, so I certainly don't come up with any crazy arrangements. ---->>>

The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it. ---->>>

Americans are somehow obsessed with her, and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan. ---->>>

And also, I think Japan places great value on the lyrics. ---->>>

But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words. ---->>>

For cubic U I didn't know how it all got started at all. ---->>>

I don't like going to the gym because I don't like being with people I don't know in that intense environment. ---->>>

I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late. ---->>>

In Japan, people don't really sing about sexual content.

In Japan, people don't really sing about sexual content.

No one told me I had to make something that would sell, but I personally want everyone to like my music. ---->>>

People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States. ---->>>

Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep. ---->>>

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. ---->>>

There really aren't any completely Asian people singing right now. ---->>>

When people ask me exactly how much time I spend in each country, I always tell them I have no idea. ---->>>

For the version of this CD released in Japan, a translation of the English lyrics is included, but there are lots of places where meanings are lost in the process of translation. ---->>>

The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that's different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they're interested. ---->>>


Nationality: Japanese
Born: 01-19, 1983
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Musician

Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル, born January 19, 1983), who also goes by the mononym Utada (English: ), is a Japanese-born American singer and songwriter. After releasing the commercially unsuccessful English-language album Precious under the stage name "Cubic U" in 1998, she rose to prominence in 1999 with the release of her second album (and first Japanese-language release), First Love, which sold over eight million copies in Japan and became the best selling Japanese-language album of all time (wikipedia)