Do you have any idea if Namie Amuro is still "relevant"? Way back I used to see lots of people talking about her, but now I can't even remember the last time I saw someone mentioning her. I'm not a fan or anything, but I always thought her songs were beautiful, so I was wondering whether she is as popular as she used to be or not.
I’ve been a huge JPop fan all of my life but I’m not into it as much as I used to; to be honest I barely follow it anymore.
JPop music quality has decreased like crazy in the latest years and the new releases aren’t that good so I stopped following.
One of the few Jpop artists I still follow is Namie Amuro.
She is one of the big three in the Jpop industry (also known as the ~holy trinity~) being the others Koda Kumi and Ayumi Hamasaki.
Koda Kumi was the first to fall, the quality of her releases have been decreasing and she just can’t put out good music, same for Ayumi. Sadly for my former mom, Ayumi has lost her touch and she’s just not the Jpop Empress anymore. She doesn’t really know what direction to follow with her career, she’s just attempting at different styles or sounds and failing and when she tries to replicate her old majestic style, the outcome is just a lukewarm outdated song that is not near good as her old good releases.
It’s sad to say that I barely follow them anymore because I used to be a huge fan (but when a mom doesn’t deliver you just have to move on).
I still follow Namie tho because she’s the only one left of the ~holy trinity~ that can still pull a good jpop bop
off and is still relevant.
SLAY remaining JPOP mother.
Another Jpop artist that I still follow is the iconic FEMM.
Two japanese girls known for their signature robot dancing (and persona) and for their #feminist bop: Fxxk Boyz, Get Money.
SLAY new mothers.
BTW their new music video has just been released and I’m slain 🌟.