One of Asia's premier female artists, Ayu shot to stardom shortly after her debut
in 1999 when sales of her first album suddenly achieved platinum status.
Including her 51 singles, 15 albums and other releases, she became the very
first solo artist in Japanese music history to sell over 50 million albums
and singles combined. In terms of singles alone, Ayu boasts career sales of
over 20 million units. Her innumerable achievements also include 25
consecutive number-one singles on the Japanese National Singles Chart. With
two successful Asian tours under her belt, Ayu is undoubtedly a queen of
pop in Asia.
Since her debut, Ayu has also released as many as 22 remix albums produced
with contributions from big-name artists from around the world (see below).
“Feel the love,” Ayu’s single released in December 2013, contains a remix
produced by Blasterjaxx. Additionally, her new album “Colours” (out July
2nd, 2014) features productions by Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand,
RedOne, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hello Kitty, m-flo and DAISHI DANCE. With this
producer lineup, it’s little wonder why this album is making such big waves
among electronic dance music aficionados.
<Remixers featured on Ayu’s albums to date>
Above & Beyond, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Aly & Fila, Armand Van Helden, Armin Van
Buuren, Black Strobe, Carl Craig, Coldcut, Eric Kupper, Ferry Corsten, Flip
& Fill, Hex Hector, High Contrast, John O'Callaghan, Jonathan Peters,
Junior Vasquez, Junkie XL, Lange, Mad Professor, MSTRKRFT, Para One,
Playgroup, Push, Rank1, Razor N' Guido, Shinichi Osawa, Stonebridge, The
Orb, The Young Punx!, Thunderpuss, Victor Calderone, Vincent De Moor, YOJI,
and many more..