Kiyoshi Hikawa

Kiyoshi Hikawa

Born Sep 6, 1977

Kiyoshi Hikawa is a Japanese enka singer who was born on September 6, 1977 in Minami-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. His real name is Kiyoshi Yamada and he is known as "The Prince of Enka" due to his young age and popularity. When he is marketing non-enka music, he goes by KIYOSHI, using capitalized letters of the roman alphabet, instead of kanji and hiragana. His record company is Columbia Music Entertainment, and his agency is Nagara Productions.… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on September 6, 1977.


1995 17 Years Old After graduation from high school in 1995, Hikawa travelled to Tokyo, where he became an apprentice under the supervision of Hideo Mizumori. … Read More


2000 22 Years Old In 2000, Hikawa made his professional debut with his single "Hakone Hachiri no Hanjirō."
2005 27 Years Old Hikawa released the single "Hatsukoi Ressha" on February 9, 2005. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old In 2006, he won the grand prix award by his song "Ikken" at the 48th Japan Record Awards.


On February 4, 2009, he released single "Rōkyōku Ichidai", which became his second number-one single on the Oricon weekly charts.
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