Hikaru Utada

宇多田ヒカル, 宇多田光
Date of Birth: January 19 1983 Birthplace: New York United States Websitehttps://www.utadahikaru.jp/en/ YouTubehttps://www..com/channel/UChcgcbX3zMBwd0wTJyy2JlA Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/E5AE87E5A49AE794B0E38392E382ABE383AB Wiki enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UtadaHikaru Hikaru Utada is a JapaneseAmerican singersongwriter composer and producer. Born in the United States to Japanese parents record producer Utada Teruzane and enka singer Keiko Fuji Utada began to write music and lyrics at an early age and often traveled to Tokyo as a result of her fathers job. Eventually a recording contract with ToshibaEMI was signed and under the stage name Cubic U Utada released her Englishlanguage debut album Precious in early 1998 but it was a commercial failure. In the following year heavily influenced by RB and dancepop her Japaneselanguage debut First Love was released and became an instant success. Backed by the massive success of singles Automatic Time Will Tell and Movin On Without You the album sold two million copies in its first week in Japan topped the Oricon charts for six nonconsecutive weeks and went on to sell six million more throughout the rest of 1999. First Love eventually became the countrys bestselling album of all time. By the end of the 00s Utada was deemed the most influential artist of the decade in the Japanese music landscape by The Japan Times. Utadas commercial success has made her one of Japans topselling recording artists of all time with over 37 million records sold since launching her career in the late 90s. Twelve of her singles have reached numberone on the Oricon Singles Chart while ten of her albums have become charttoppers. Six of her fulllength releases are among the countrys highestselling albums of all time including First Love Distance and Deep River which are among the top ten bestselling records of Japans music history. Utada has performed theme songs for all of the four Evangelionhttps://anilist.co/anime/2759/ reboot movies as well as for Freedomhttps://anilist.co/anime/1747/ and To Your Eternityhttps://anilist.co/anime/114535/. Additionally she is also known by international audiences for writing and producing four themesongs to the video game series Kingdom Hearts. Source: Wikipedia