中島みゆき (Nakajima Miyuki), born February 23, 1952, is a popular Japanese singer, composer, and lyricist. Since her debut in 1975, she has sold over 21 million records and has 4 million-selling singles. As a musical artist, she is known for her intense vocal expression and decadent lyrics. She is regarded as one of the most successful female singer-songwriters in Japan. In recent news, she has composed songs for TOKIO
, such as Sorafune and 本日、未熟者. She has also sung her own versions of the songs. Her newest album, 常夜灯, was released on October 24, 2012.