The undefeatable Namie Amuro is set to drop her twelfth studio album, _genic, on June 10th.

The album’s concept is all about how photogenic the backwards-ageing beauty is, which makes a lot of sense; Namie seems to cover about fifty magazines a week and the cheques she gets for all her endorsement deals probably makes her richer than Bill Gates.

Namie says _genic is inspired by ’80s dance music and ’90s R&B, but a teaser for one of the album’s songs sounds exactly like the kind of radio-friendly europop that filled Feel. I hope Queen Namie can stay true to her words and give us some contrived trend-chasing throwbacks instead.

I wouldn’t mind another “What a Feeling,” though.

Anyway, whatever Namie does it’s going to crush Oricon like We Got Married crushed Yewon’s career. Every Namie album since 2007 has hit No. 1 on the charts and been certified platinum or multi-platinum. Last year she had the fourth-highest selling album of the year with Ballada, and the first among female soloists.

Only the Queen.

CD Only

namie genic 01

CD+DVD

namie genic 02

CD+Blu-ray

namie genic 03

CD (not in order)
01.Anything
02.Birthday
03.Every Woman
04.Fashionista
05.Fly
06.Golden Touch
07.It
08.Photogenic
09.Scream
10.Space Invader
11.Stranger
12.Time Has Come
13.-untitled- -Total 13 tracks-

DVD/Blu-ray (not in order)

01.Anything
02.Birthday
03.Fashionista
04.Golden Touch
05.Stranger


[Via Namie News Network]