GUEST: Amel Larrieux
The guest this time is "Amel Larrieux." Hikaru Utada has listened extensively to the music of "Groove Theory," an R&B unit Amel used to belong to, and says, "Amel has been in a way my soul mentor." Amel visited Japan on the occasion of her solo debut. A lot of talk about music, food, children and more!
The guest this time is Zerii. When Hikaru Utada and this group attended the same record company convention, both became aware of the other's existence. Finally she meets them face to face when they join her as guests on her radio program.
GUEST: Bon Jovi
It's well-known that Hikaru Utada has loved rock even before she became addicted to R&B. Bon Jovi, one of her very favorite rock artist bands, found time in between their Japan tour to promote the latest album, "Crush" to appear as guests. You'll know instantly how much Utada loves rock if you hear her talk with vocalist Jon and other members of Bon Jovi. What sort of talks were there?
GUEST: Boo Takagi
When we were trying to decide a theme for "This Week's Top 2," a corner in "Tres Bien Bohemian" to be aired on March 24 through 26, we found two CDs, "Takagi Boo" and "T'Boo" in the studio. We were livened up by them and instantly decided that the theme would be "Boo Top 2." As soon as "Boo Top 2" was aired, it received one of the biggest ever responses from our listeners. So, here we welcomed Boo Takagi as our special guest.
Hikaru Utada has often said, "It was when I heard Aaliyah's "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" that I got hooked on R&B." It's not an overstatement to say Aaliyah is the root of Utada's R&B. So, Aaliyah will be the guest, following Brian May, both of whom are artists that Utada has always wanted to meet. Aaliyah will appear in the program during her visit to Japan in between her promotional activities for "Romeo Must Die," a movie she stars in together with Jet Lee. The first talk between Aaliyah, active as artist and sometimes actress, and Hikaru Utada is a must-hear!
GUEST: Something ELse
Something ELse, by the way, were the first artists Hikaru Utada met after her debut. Since both work for the same record company, they happened to meet in the company one day. Since then, they have kept in touch as mail friends but had no chance to meet. So, their guest appearance will be their first meeting in some time. Something ELse are scheduled to perform live in the studio. And Hikaru Utada may just join them!
Speech's latest album, "Spiritual People" has become her great favorite. Utada said she and her friends had danced so much during Speech's concert tour in Japan, they almost had a headache! Speech appeared as a guest in between his tour dates. Speech was so very friendly. Talks covered everything from art to tabasco... A very friendly atmosphere is conveyed throughout the broadcast.