She may be one of Japan's most influential musicians, but Hikaru Utada has regrets about making her debut at the age of 15.
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21 Jun 2016 - 10:56 AM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2016 - 10:56 AM

Hikaru Utada announced earlier this year that she was coming back to the music scene following a five-year hiatus, and as part of her return, the singer recently held a Twitter Q&A with her fans.

A range of questions were asked by fans that ranged from the lighthearted to the serious, and surprisingly, Hikaru was quite candid with her responses, including her regrets about debuting at such a young age.

When asked by a fan how she felt when she debuted 18 years ago with her massively-successful first album "First Love", Hikaru revealed that she regretted debuting at 15:

“Sure I was happy that the product I worked so hard on was being accepted, but all of a sudden the freedom I had so taken for granted until that point was gone. That frustrating feeling of ‘I can’t go back now’ was huge.

“I regretted making my debut at the time, but now I feel grateful for all the valuable experiences I got from that.”

With eight million copies sold in Japan alone, "First Love" is Japan's best-selling album ever, and needless to say, the success of her first album changed the then-15-year-old Hikaru's life forever.

Source: Utada Hikaru

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