|November 03 2003
- Official Newsletter from HayleyWestenra.com
Here's a special update sent direct from Japan! Hayley's
promo trip is going really well. She is going down a
storm, the journalists love her and there is a real
buzz around her.
track "Amazing Grace" from Hayley's album
"Pure" features really heavily throughout
one of the most popular Japanese sitcoms called "Mezamashi"
and it has become an incredibly popular song in Japan
already. Hayley met the actors and actresses yesterday
which was filmed for a morning entertainment tv show.
"Mezamashi" is on the same scale as "Eastenders"
in the UK or "Neighbours" in Australia, and
people are starting to link the song with Hayley more
and more. For example, yesterday Hayley did a photoshoot
and the photographer didn't know who she was until he
was told that she was the voice singing "Amazing
Grace" on the sitcom. He was so overwhelmed that
he nearly started to cry and told her he watched the
show every week and he absolutely loved the song and
her voice. He kept on bowing on the ground which was
hugely touching for Hayley.
single of "Amazing Grace" was released yesterday
and its sales are really taking off after all her radio
performances. Radio support has also been massive for
the single, especially considering it is a classical
song (and there are no classical radio stations in Japan).
Hayley is No.30 in the airplay charts but that was based
on last week so it should go up the charts this week.
it seems that Universal Music Japan and more importantly,
the people of Japan, are very excited about Hayley and
are really behind the album! Way to go Hayley!
PS Hayley fans in Japan mark your calendars because
"Pure" will be released on November 19th!
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