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Kyoto, Japan (1995 – present)

Kaori Asada (浅田香織, born April 16, 1973, in Kyoto, Japan), known by her stage name BONNIE PINK, is a Japanese singer-songwriter. She first appeared on the scene in 1995 with the album Blue Jam. Although it failed to gain her much notice, two years after meeting The Cardigans producer Tore Johansson, BONNIE PINK released Heaven’s Kitchen, which gained her good sales and recognition. To date she has released eleven studio albums, as well as several compilations.

She has sung ending themes for several Japanese anime: “It’s gonna rain!” for Rurouni Kenshin, “Last Kiss” for Gantz, “Cotton Candy” for Guyver: Bioboosted Armor. “Love is Bubble” is used as the theme song for the Japanese movie Memories of Matsuko (嫌われ松子の一生), which also casts her. She also sings the song Kane wo Narashite for the Tales of Vesperia game by Namco Bandai, as well as recording Ring a Bell in English for the US/EU release. Although the tune is the same, they actually share different lyrics if translated.

BONNIE PINK is another of the multi-talented females doing it for themselves; not only a song-writer, she often takes part in the composing process and has proved to have talent in it. Her style is somewhat softer than singers such as Shiina Ringo, but her skill is no less evident. She also has a talent for singing in both English and Japanese with reasonable skill.


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  • Divlyfein

    For her birthday I think there are a few albums that have to be listened too =)

    16 Apr 7:59pm Reply
  • PanSheen

    Outstanding Japanese R&B artist

    9 Mar 11:18am Reply
  • shibuyadepunch

    come back Bonnie! [3]

    9 Mar 11:08am Reply
  • Divlyfein

    come back Bonnie! [2] Yes please!

    7 Mar 6:03pm Reply
  • ropedancer

    come back Bonnie!

    16 Feb 2:58am Reply
  • yapooos

    Bonnie is just perf

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ropedancer

    Would love to see new music from her in 2014!

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • LeOnlovesJapan

    I have more than 2000 plays and I still have so much from her to discover. A great artist.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Likin' her new song with SOIL AND PIMP SESSIONS. Very sexy.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • VenusInTheDark

    Maybe she's making a new album? That would be awesome!

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Divlyfein

    I love this girl.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • sober-

    I have to say I'm kinda surprised we're by the middle of the year and she doesn't have any new single out yet. Guess I got a bit used to having new music from her in the beginning of the year

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • baboona

    She turned 40 and is probably looking as flawless as ever [3]

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • nostalgicwindow

    She turned 40 and is probably looking as flawless as ever [2]

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • adamant_cocoon

    She turned 40 and is probably looking as flawless as ever!

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
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    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • p38lightning7

    Don't forget to give the Daisy EP a try, its really good too!

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • oopstheuniverse

    Well, only had time to get acquainted with two of her albums so far, but I did rather enjoy both of them. At worst, her music just gives me an oddly isolated feel, but it could just be because she's unfamiliar to me. I think Even So has the edge here just a bit, but so far, only because I was busy half the time Golden Tears was playing, so I didn't pay as much attention to it. Still, I'll be looking more into her. Thanks again for the recs!

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lilac_neko

    Love her latest album, tbh <3

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • oopstheuniverse

    Even So, Golden Tears, and Thinking Out Loud to start with? Alright, then. Thanks for the recs, guys! (Though I do like starting with whatever their latest release is at the time, but not always...) Well, I'll get to her in a bit, then.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
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