Thursday, 21 September 2017

Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

Namie Amuro has decided she'll retire after 25 years in the business.

The singer is set to retire from the music industry on September 16th, 2018. Amuro announced this via a public statement, released on September 20th.

"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.

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Amuro's retirement marks the end of a 25 year long career. Her debut was on September 16th, 1992 via the group SUPER MONKEYS, which released the single, "Koi no Cute Beat / Mister U.S.A.".

Although it's only one year left until she retires, the singer will still be continuing to release music. At least one album is planned alongside a retirement concert.

The full letter written by Amuro can be read below:

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