Namie Amuro

Japanese Singer
Born Sep 20, 1977

Namie Amuro is a Japanese R&B and pop singer, entertainer, and former actress who at the height of her popularity was referred to as the "Teen Queen" and the title "Queen of Japanese Pop Music". Born in Naha, Okinawa, Amuro debuted at the age of 14 as an idol in the girl group Super Monkey's. Though mostly unsuccessful, the group gained popularity during their final year together with the single "Try Me" (1995).… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on September 20, 1977.


1992 - 1994 2 More Events
…  She signed with Avex Trax in 1995 to released her debut single “"Body Feels Exit", the lead single from her best-selling album Sweet 19 Blues (1996). … Read More
After a brief hiatus, Amuro released two more singles in 1996: "Don't Wanna Cry" and "You're My Sunshine". … Read More
On February 19, 1997, she released her single "Can You Celebrate? … Read More


1998 - 2001 7 More Events
On March 13, 2002, she released her second greatest hits album Love Enhanced Single Collection. … Read More
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
On April 6, 2005, she released the single "Want Me, Want Me". … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Amuro collaborated with Japanese recording artists Zeebra, Ai, and Mummy-D on Zeebra's album, The New Beginning, released on February 15, 2006, in a song called "Do What U Gotta Do". … Read More
Amuro released the third single from her upcoming eight studio album, "Baby Don't Cry" on January 24, 2007; it was used as the theme song for the Japanese television series Himitsu no Hanazono. … Read More


In early 2008, Amuro confirmed that she would promote Japanese hair company Vidal Sassoon through their new marketing campaign Fashion x Music x VS, with a new single. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 20, 2009, Amuro begun working on her ninth studio album, and featured a new track entitled "Dr." through a Vidal Sassoon commercial.
In April 2010, Amuro embarked on her Past
Namie Amuro released her second collaboration album (the first under her own name) on April 27, 2011. … Read More
Her song "Love Story" received many forms of recognition: LISMO, an online music player provided by the cell phone company au, selected "Love Story" as the winner of LISMO Award; the karaoke company Daiichi Kosho announced that the song is the most popular Valentine's Day song for a female artist, along with Exile's "Lovers Again", while Recochoku announced that "Love Story" became the best selling digital song for the year 2012 in 4 different categories. the song also won at the 27th Japan Gold Disc Awards as "Song of the Year by Download".
On 6 March 2013, Amuro released her 38th single, "Big Boys Cry/Beautiful", songs that were previously featured in her KOSE CM. … Read More
On June 4, 2014, Amuro released Ballada, her first greatest hits album to feature only ballad tracks. … Read More
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