Kawashima Ai was born in Sawara-ku, Fukuoka. She is a singer and pianist, who has completed 1000 street performances and released several albums since her debut in 2003. She is also a strong supporter of charity projects, having helped build schools in Combodia and Burkina Faso. A third school she supports is being build Liberia. More projects are planned. Some of her songs have been used as theme songs for anime and video games.