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Biography

  • Born

    20 September 1977 (age 41)

  • Born In

    Naha, Okinawa, Japan

After the departure of Hisako Aragaki, the group changed its name to "安室奈美恵 with SUPER MONKEY'S" in 1994. New members, Reina Miyauchi and Ritsuko Matsuda, joined the group.

In January 1995, after a series of non-hit singles, the group's big break would come with the single, "TRY ME 〜私を信じて〜", produced by Max Matsuura of avex. The single broke into the top 10 and would eventually go on to sell nearly 750,000 copies. The collaboration with Matsuura would continue for two more singles, with the SUPER MONKEY'S remaining as Amuro's back-up dancers. All releases following "TRY ME 〜私を信じて〜" would be released under Amuro's name, as a solo act.

The group moved over onto the avex label later in 1995, where Amuro would begin a successful long-time collaboration with famed producer, Tetsuya Komuro. In the meantime, the other members of the SUPER MONKEY'S would begin releasing singles as the group "MAX". The group would release two unsuccessful singles. Their third single, "TORA TORA TORA", broke the top 20.

On September 1st 1996, at the outdoor event, "SUMMER PRESENTS '96 AMURO NAMIE with SUPER MONKEY'S", at Chiba Marine Stadium, the SUPER MONKEY'S performed with Amuro for the last time and the group officially disbanded.

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