Back in 2010, Utada Hikaru announced her indefinite hiatus from the music industry so that she could live a regular life out of the spotlight. Today, it was announced that she plans to return to the industry this spring. Her return is prompted by the death of her mother, her marriage, and the recent birth of the couple’s first child. Utada’s return to the industry will be done in a spectacular fashion, featuring numerous tie-ins.

As previously reported several times, she is currently working on new music. The birth of her son caused her to temporarily halt making new music, but she has since returned to work, readying an album for a release this coming spring. In April, one song from this album will serve as the theme song for a new large-scale drama, while another will serve as the theme song for a news program.

Utada announced her hiatus…

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