After nearly two decades of working with EMI Music Japan, J-pop superstar Hikaru Utada will be moving to Sony Music Japan on March 1.
In a new blog post on her official website, the singer explained that having recently come back after a long hiatus, she felt that she had reached a turning point in her career and that she decided it was time for a new start as her contract with Universal Music Japan was expiring.
Hikaru Utada will be part of Sony Music Japan's sub-label Epic Records Japan and will join a number of other big-name J-pop artists such as SCANDAL, Yuya Matsushita, and Angela Aki.
As for when we can expect new music from the singer, it is reported that Hikaru Utada is working on new material to be released later this year, as well as new music for the upcoming video game Kingdom Hearts 3.
We wish Hikaru Utada nothing but the best in her move to Sony Music Japan!