By: Billboard Japan
Namie Amuro announced the track list for her upcoming greatest hits album Finally and it’s going to be massive.
As the title declares, this will be the 40-year-old songstress’s last greatest hits release as she will retire from show business on Sept. 16 next year. The collection spans her entire 25-year career and features 52 songs: 45 from her debut single to her most recent release, the first CD inclusion of “Christmas Wish,” and 6 new tracks.
The monumental album will include her 1992 debut single “Mister U.S.A.,” the Super Monkey’s breakthrough hit “Try Me,” “Can You Celebrate?” which still holds the record for most physical single sales for a female solo artist (2.296 million copies) in Japan, and other early hits such as “Body Feels Exit” and “Sweet 19 Blues” produced by Tetsuya Komuro. Her self-produced songs such as “Love Story” (downloaded over 3 million times), “Baby Don’t Cry,” and “New Look” will also be included, as well as recent hits such as the NHK Summer Olympic theme song “Hero” from last year, “Mint,” and “Just You and I.” New songs will include “Showtime,” “Hope,” “Do It For Love,” and “Finally,” plus two previously unreleased tracks.
The accompanying DVD/Blu-ray will feature music videos for “Red Carpet” and recent releases up to “Just You and I,” as well as many other new visuals for her new songs.
Amuro also announced her third and final domestic dome tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, kicking off February 2018. She has also scheduled several dates in Asia. She’s currently inviting fans to vote online for the songs they want to see included on the set list. They can choose from over 200 songs currently listed on the special website encompassing all of her singles and all tracks included in her studio albums.
Her previous dome trek in 2012 commemorating her 20th anniversary in the business set a yet-unbroken record for most shows and tickets sold by a female solo artist in Japan.
Finally will go on sale Nov. 8.
Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo