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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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  • MrHamasakiSRS

    sooo when is kota kami releasing an ero-kakkoii version of ayu's fake crying

    6 hours ago Reply
  • tyrique12

    missunderstood [2]

    6 hours ago Reply
  • hayu_hayu

    seems like instead of rearrenged songs it'll be a mash-up of ayu songs and classical pieces [2] AWW YISS AYU VERSION OF SWEETBOX/ETERNITY

    Yesterday 11:10pm Reply
  • GustavoPC

    my bad, it'll come out in January, missunderstood it cause they were saying it's a kind of Valentine's Dat gift

    Yesterday 11:00pm Reply
  • GustavoPC

    ayu will release a new classical album on February. But I didn't understand it clearly, seems like instead of rearrenged songs it'll be a mash-up of ayu songs and classical pieces

    Yesterday 7:10pm Reply
  • cuteney

    vv why would they be surprised? no one buys her new shit either

    Yesterday 5:01pm Reply
  • santtudoo

    ayu's like, "fuck y'all, for not buying Terminal I ain't performing shit" [2]

    Yesterday 4:51pm Reply
  • OJS48kenkyuusei

    do you guys think ayu/avex are actually surprised or mad about Terminal's sales? it's a recut single with no new songs, only released in one edition, it didn't have a PV, no tie in, plus it's not the kind of song that sells well in Japan. did they really think people would want to buy it?

    Yesterday 2:56pm Reply
  • xTaiki

    >Top Listeners >Ayumi_is_shit // LMAO. [2] legendary

    26 Nov 12:39am Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    Singles? Pfft gotta wait til the next mini album to get those remixes.

    26 Nov 12:02am Reply
  • OJS48kenkyuusei

    i got excited that the tracklist for Terminal might indicate a return to the single format from Boys & Girls to Daybreak, with all the remixes. but nope, guess not.

    25 Nov 3:08pm Reply
  • nueyl perfection

    25 Nov 2:43pm Reply
  • the_squid_man

    >Top Listeners >Ayumi_is_shit // LMAO.

    24 Nov 9:39pm Reply
  • Ustareth

    Leak a sex tape [2]

    24 Nov 2:37pm Reply
  • nueyl

    or release her version of Blackout. a really personal album about how she's used by avex, her past lovers, etc but with groundbreaking electronic music not ballads

    24 Nov 7:22am Reply
  • matheusfb

    This bitch should release an Engrish album. Do a World Tour. Leak a sex tape. Be arrested for public nudity on a California beach. Release a single called "I Don't Care, I'm Rich (feat. Miley Cyrus)". Top the charts. Slay other basic bitches.

    24 Nov 3:52am Reply
  • MrHamasakiSRS

    ayu's like, "fuck y'all, for not buying Terminal I ain't performing shit"

    23 Nov 9:02pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    There really isn't much reason for ayu to perform on TV ever again. [2] Agreed, she can focus on CDL then without having to rush from Kohaku to Yoyogi. Plus like some what she's said it sounds like she's been doing it the past couple of years because she "has to". She seems much happier touring, she's said lots of times she doesn't care about chart positions anymore. I'd much rather have her continuing to tour and do things like a-nation in Singapore.

    23 Nov 8:10pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    Ayu tweeted: 1)About Kohaku. Yes, we are saying goodbye to each other with good spirits. I'm sure that this is the best timing for both of us. 2)I hope you guys will understand that this decision is what I needed to do so that I can focus on what I really want to do 3)Instead of what I am expected to do. I'm confident that our decision is the best timing to move to the next level

    23 Nov 6:44pm Reply
  • Ustareth

    There really isn't much reason for ayu to perform on TV ever again.

    23 Nov 6:19pm Reply
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