Kumi Koda in early times debuted a new best album, Best: Third Universe, and her eighth studio album, Universe, which are packaged together under the name of Best: Third Universe/Universe. On July 7, 2010, she released her 47th single, “Gossip Candy,” which peaked at number 4 on the Oricon chart. On September 22, 2010, she released her 48th single “Suki de, Suki de, Suki de./Anata Dake ga,” two ballads and a rerecorded version of “Walk”. The DVD release of her tour “Koda Kumi Live Tour Universe” was released on October 6, 2010. A week later Koda released her first cover-album Eternity: Love & Songs, on which she covers songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Koda didn’t release a number-one single in 2010, her first time since 2004 not to do so.
This year (February 2, 2011), her 49th single “Pop Diva” was released and on February 23, 2011, Koda released “Eternity -Love & Songs- at Billboard Live” an audio DVD of her performance at Billboard Live Tokyo in October 2010, where she performed many songs from her Eternity: Love & Songs cover album. She released her ninth studio album named Dejavu on March 2, 2011. Koda is planning to release Koda Kumi Driving Hit’s 3 in March.