Famous Japanese Singers

Find out more about the greatest Japanese Singers, including Yoko Ono, Hikaru Utada, Ayumi Hamasaki, Origa and Crystal Kay.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 2 Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese
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 3 Hirai Momo

Hirai Momo
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Famous As: Singer, Dancer
Birthdate: November 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

Hirai Momo is a Japanese dancer and singer based in South Korea. She is best known for being one of three Japanese members of the popular South Korean girl group, Twice. One of the most famous K-pop stars from outside Korea, Momo's popularity has been credited with boosting international relations between Japan and South Korea.

 4 Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano
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Famous As: Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Film director, Model
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 5 Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer
Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 6 Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro was not seen in any major projects after his successful stint in the romantic comedy This Is Not What I Expected, till he announced he was part of the much-delayed Sons of the Neon Night. He is also popular as Samanosuke from the Onimusha video games.

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 7 Takuya Kimura

Takuya Kimura
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

Takuya Kimura is a Japanese actor, radio personality, and singer. He is best known for his association with SMAP, one of East Asia's best-selling boy bands. After starting his career as a singer, Kimura found considerable success as an actor, which catapulted him to stardom and turned him into a Japanese icon. His acting skills have earned him several awards.

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 8 Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 9 Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utda
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese, American

Hikaru Utada is a Japanese-American singer, producer, and songwriter. She achieved popularity after releasing her first Japanese-language studio album First Love, which became Japan's best-selling album of all time. Utada was regarded as the most influential artist of the 2000s in Japan. She is also one of the most decorated Japanese artists of her generation.

 10 Chiaki Kuriyama

Chiaki Kuriyama
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Seiyū, Fashion model
Birthdate: October 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 11 Sakura Miyawaki

Sakura Miyawaki
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 12 Takehito Koyasu

Takehito Koyasu
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Famous As: Seiyū, Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 13 Kyu Sakamoto

Kyu Sakamoto
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: August 12, 1985

 14 Hide

Hide
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Famous As: Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Birthdate: December 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 15 Takeru Satoh

Takeru Satoh
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 16 Maaya Sakamoto

Maaya Sakamoto
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 17 Tomohisa Yamashita

Tomohisa Yamashita
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

Tomohisa Yamashita is a Japanese singer, TV host, and actor. After joining talent agency Johnny & Associates at the age of 11, Yamashita has been active on TV ever since. He is best known for his portrayal of Kusano Akira in the 2005 TV drama Nobuta Wo Produce. Over the years, he has won several Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix awards.

 18 Kazunari Ninomiya

Kazunari Ninomiya
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese

Kazunari Ninomiya is a Japanese singer, radio host, songwriter, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Arashi. Over the course of his successful career, Kazunari Ninomiya has won several prestigious awards, such as Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix, Japan Broadcast Film Arts Award, Hochi Film Award, Hashida Award, and Galaxy Award.

 19 Kyoko Fukada

Kyoko Fukada
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Singer, Seiyū, Musician
Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 20 Ken Takakura

Ken Takakura
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: November 10, 2014

 21 Miyoshi Umeki

Miyoshi Umeki
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: May 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese, American
Died: August 28, 2007

 22 Toma Ikuta

Toma Ikuta
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Child actor, Tarento
Birthdate: October 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 23 Kōji Wada

Kōji Wada
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: January 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: April 3, 2016

 24 Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai
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Famous As: Actor, Seiyū, Singer
Birthdate: December 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 25 Akira Fuse

Akira Fuse
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 26 Crystal Kay

Crystal Kay
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Seiyū
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese, American

 27 Meiko Kaji

Meiko Kaji
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician
Birthdate: March 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 28 Akiyuki Nosaka

Akiyuki Nosaka
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Famous As: Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist, Tarento, Broadcast writer
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese
Died: December 9, 2015

 29 Killer Khan

Killer Khan
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Famous As: Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 30 Yukie Nakama

Yukie Nakama
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Seiyū
Birthdate: October 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 31 Shintaro Katsu

Shintaro Katsu
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: June 21, 1997

 32 Yuko Oshima

Yuko Oshima
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Seiyū, Child actor, Model
Birthdate: October 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 33 Kumi Koda

Kumi Koda
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Famous As: Japanese singer
Birthdate: November 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 34 Minami Takahashi

Minami Takahashi
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Seiyū
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 35 Rino Sashihara

Rino Sashihara
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Actor, Tarento, Model
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 36 Yōsuke Kubozuka

Yōsuke Kubozuka
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 37 Momoe Yamaguchi

Momoe Yamaguchi
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Lyricist
Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 38 Misia

Misia
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Record producer
Birthdate: July 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 39 Masayuki Suzuki

Masayuki Suzuki
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 40 Sumire Morohoshi

Sumire Morohoshi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 41 Haruna Kojima

Haruna Kojima
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Famous As: Japanese idol, Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: April 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 42 Akihiro Miwa

Akihiro Miwa
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Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter, Seiyū, Impresario
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 43 Haruka Shimazaki

Haruka Shimazaki
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 44 Rie Miyazawa

Rie Miyazawa
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Fashion model
Birthdate: April 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 45 Sōichirō Hoshi

Sōichirō Hoshi
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū
Birthdate: May 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese

 46 Hiroshi Tamaki

Hiroshi Tamaki
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Famous As: Actor, Seiyū, Singer, Model
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 47 Aki Maeda

Aki Maeda
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Child actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 48 Tomoya Nagase

Tomoya Nagase
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Tarento, Film actor
Birthdate: November 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 49 Verbal

Verbal
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Famous As: record producer, composer
Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

 50 Rena Matsui

Rena Matsui
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Actor, Tarento, Model
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese