Famous Japanese Rhythm & Blues Singers

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Ayumi Hamasaki
(Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer)
Ayumi Hamasaki
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Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fukuoka

Japanese pop icon Ayumi Hamasaki had started a TV career after moving to Tokyo at 14. She later gained fame with her dance hits and ballads. Also known for her dramatic costumes and videos, The Empress of J-pop has been rendered totally deaf in one ear, owing to a ear infection.

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Crystal Kay
(Singer, Actress)
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Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Crystal Kay is a Japanese singer, actress, songwriter, and radio host. Crystal is best known for her album Almost Seventeen which has sold more than 400,000 copies, earning her platinum certificate from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). She is also known for her collaborations with popular recording artists like Chemistry and BoA.
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Masayuki Suzuki
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Birthdate: September 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ota City, Tokyo, Japan

Masayuki Suzuki is a Japanese singer renowned for his association with the popular blackface pop group Rats & Star where he was the lead vocalist. Suzuki is credited with forming the band, which was disbanded in 1996. Nicknamed Japan's King of Love Songs, Masayuki Suzuki is also known for his successful solo career.

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Misia
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Record producer)
Misia
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Birthdate: July 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ōmura

Misia is a Japanese record producer, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her album Mother Father Brother Sister which went on to become the seventh best-selling debut album of all time in Japan. Widely regarded as Japan's first R&B superstar, Misia is also credited with releasing one of the best-selling Japanese singles of all time, Everything.

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Mai Kuraki
(Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer)
Mai Kuraki
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Birthdate: October 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Funabashi

Mai Kuraki is a Japanese R&B and pop singer-songwriter best known for her debut album Delicious Way, which is the ninth best-selling Japanese album of all-time. Kuraki is the only female singer to release singles that have been successively debuting in the Top 10 since 1999. 

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Maiko Nakamura
(R&B singer)
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Birthdate: June 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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May J.
(Pop and R&B singer who made her major label debut under Sony Music Japan)
May J.
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Birthdate: June 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Sowelu
(Pop and R&B singer)
Sowelu
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Birthdate: November 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan