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AI and Namie Amuro back in hot R&B combo

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The best combination in Japanese female R&B is back for the first time in seven years, with singers AI, 28, and Namie Amuro, 32, set to release their single "FAKE feat. Namie Amuro."

The sexy pair performed together as part of SUITE CHIC in 2003 and ZEEBRA in 2006, but this is the first time for a song to be released under AI' s name. 2010 also marks AI's 10th anniversary on the music scene, and word is that she sounded Amuro out for her participation both publicly and privately.

"FAKE" is about a girl who has just been dumped by her man, and her talking about it with one of her girl friends. AI said: "This kind of thing would never happen to a girl like Namie, right? For that reason I thought it'd be interesting to have her on it."

Amuro flashed a wry smile and said "I got more nervous than during my own recordings."

"FAKE feat. Namie Amuro" goes on sale March 31.

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This is gonna be awesome!

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"The best combination in R&B" Surely the article is in jest. maufactured pap taken seriously! Hahahaha.

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I agree with MrUSA.

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I liked Suite Chic. Looking forward to this.

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This is going to absolutely launch Japan into a new age!!

On a more, "I'm getting serious here now" note, AI started on a good note, but has been putting out just few too many songs that bore and don't quite have the hooks.

Amuro seems to be holding steady after a few years of dipping in the early 2000s. Her recent stuff seems to be getting better and catchier, in my opinion.

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Amuro seems to be holding steady after a few years of dipping in the early 2000s. Her recent stuff seems to be getting better and catchier, in my opinion.

This. Her stuff in the last few years is great. I'm looking forward to this!

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Fake is quite an apt name for rubbish like this. Bring on real musicians who care about music not fame, though that is in short supply these days.

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AI and NA together again as AINA 愛名

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I don't know about Namie Amuro, but AI is as real as they come in this country.

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Fake is quite an apt name for rubbish like this. Bring on real musicians who care about music not fame, though that is in short supply these days.

They are real musicians. Yet again, you are using this opportunity to criticize anything Japanese. Typical Steve.

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MrUSA, factory produced dross who act, dress, say and behave exactly as they are ordrerd to by their agencies. Nothing musical about them at all.

Not criticising Japan. For real Japaneze musicians try YMO, their collaboration with The Human League is particulary good.

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Fake is quite an apt name for rubbish like this. Bring on real musicians who care about music not fame, though that is in short supply these days.

No, it's quite good, just happens to be popular. Catchy tunes are never wrong!!

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I can't believe given the way the music industry works here there are many "real" acts getting air time...

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Amuro can sing well, and looks great in short skirts. Do not know the other girl.

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@ Livvie: Amen to that! AI's got spunk, personality, and pipes!

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maufactured pap

Wow, you must be so knowledgeable about this subject!

AI and Namie are as real as they come in the fickle music industry of Japan. Don't let their fame and your own ignorance about them fool you. Namie's a hard working mom. Everyone should respect her.

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Two really hot looking women who are great singers too. Can't wait to listen to their music!!!!

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