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Fukuoka, Japan (1994 – present)

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi, also 浜崎歩) (born October 2, 1978, Fukuoka, Japan) is an award-winning Japanese singer, and one of the most popular and influential artists to come from Asia. Apart from being a singer, Ayumi is also a , a , an , and a . Ayumi started her musical career in 1994 and released her first album “NOTHING FROM NOTHING” in 1995; the album was not successful, and she was subsequently dropped by her record label. In 1998, Hamasaki released her first single, poker face, via the Avex Trax label, after being discovered by label head Masato “Max” Matsuura partying at the avex-owned club, Velfarre. Hamasaki’s debut album, “A Song for ××”, was released in 1999, and won her a Gold Disk Award. She has since sold more than 50 million records in Japan alone with the releases of her 9 full-length studio albums, 1 mini-album, 4 compilation albums, 45 singles, and 17 remix albums, becoming the top selling solo and female artist and the 4th top selling Japanese artist in history. With the release of her 40th single “BLUE BIRD”, Hamasaki’s single sales passed the 20 million mark, making her the first solo and female singer to reach that milestone.

With the release of her 45th single “Rule/Sparkle”, Hamasaki currently has 20 consecutive #1 singles (starting from “Free & Easy”) and 32 #1 singles in the Japanese ORICON charts. In addition, she is the first Japanese artist to have her first original 8 studio albums top the charts.


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  • snowo

    I love her deep voice during the GUILTY~Rock'n'Roll Circus eras.

    33 minutes ago Reply
  • snowo

    no mine is better

    2 hours ago Reply
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  • MarkPrinceGohan

    Wow they are even better! I love this era.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • snowo

    vvv just did it, you can vote them up now.

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  • xTaiki

    lelio is my anthem LELIO LELIO LELI-LELIO DEEJAY <- try singing that song lmfao I go like "lelio lelio rerio rerlio relio"

    yesterday evening Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    Do it yourself lazy.

    Yesterday 10:19am Reply
  • MrHamasakiSRS

    Alvin uploaded the photos in HQ, someone upload them in PNG prease

    Yesterday 10:03am Reply
  • santtudoo

    Lelio is my anthem LELIO LELIO LELI-LELIO DEEJAY [2] along with Terminal KIMI NIIIIIIIIII

    Yesterday 9:57am Reply
  • MikeMatronik

    The new album is really awesome.

    26 Jul 3:50pm Reply
  • yukashino

    lelio is my anthem LELIO LELIO LELI-LELIO DEEJAY

    26 Jul 2:49pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    I like Leilo, I loved it when it first came out but as I started to this to each track properly I would listen to Leilo less and less. Its the verses that don't do anything for me I find them so luckluster. And oh yeah I agree with that about XOXO to. NaNaNa is still a hot mess though its a guilty pleasure I even LIKE Timmy's rap now.

    26 Jul 11:43am Reply
  • xTaiki

    To me the absolute worst song on this album (or career) is Angel. I always skip this hot mess of a song

    26 Jul 5:00am Reply
  • xTaiki

    XOXO has its moments of awesomeness but in general it's such a flop song imo. The chorus is to die for, painfully die not pleasant dying. Lelio and what is forever love are what keeps my attention towards this album. I'm ashamed to say this but I think I'll be enjoying hopeless autotune kyary's new album a lot more than ayeme's

    26 Jul 4:57am Reply
  • MrHamasakiSRS

    I can't get into Herro new mi at all

    26 Jul 2:52am Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    loving XOXO doesn't mean that it isn't the worst though, haha. you can love all of the tracks and still accept that one is absolutely awful by way of comparison. why do you think Lelio's the weakest, though? to me Lelio was the only track that even hinted at being a standout.

    25 Jul 10:31pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    @ sbirkoff Yes I agree get that picture as the fucking main one of the best pictures she's ever done.

    25 Jul 12:16pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    I thought XOXO was the worst but now I love it in a its so good and so bad. I knew from the title that would be the RedOne track but with all its cheesiness and generics I love it.

    25 Jul 12:15pm Reply
  • tyrique12

    XOXO and Hello New Me are the worst

    25 Jul 4:34am Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    Colours is brilliant :)

    23 Jul 5:53pm Reply
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