松任谷由実

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松任谷由実 released music under her maiden name, 荒井由実, until 1976-11-29.

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-20 13:02 UTC.

Legal name: 荒井由実 (birth name of 松任谷由実)

Also performs as: 呉田軽穂

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Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷 由実, Matsutōya Yumi, born January 19, 1954), nicknamed Yuming (ユーミン, Yūmin), is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist. She is renowned for her idiosyncratic voice, and live performances, and is an important figure in Japanese popular music.

Her recording career has been commercially successful with more than 42 million records sold. In 1990, her album The Gates of Heaven became the first album to be certified "2x million" by the RIAJ, and she has had twenty-one #1 albums listed on the Oricon charts. She is the only artist to have at least one number-one album every year on the Oricon charts for 18 consecutive years.

After gaining several years of experience as a session musician, she debuted as a singer-songwriter in 1972. During her early career, she worked under her birth name Yumi Arai (荒井 由実, Arai Yumi). In 1975, Arai became known as a composer for "Ichigo Hakusho wo Mou Ichido", a commercially successful song recorded by the folk duo BanBan. She also gained popularity as a vocalist in the same year, through the success of "Ano Hi ni Kaeritai" that became her first number-one spot on the Japan's Oricon Charts.

After marrying her musical collaborator Masataka Matsutoya in 1976, Arai began recording under her married name and has continued to do so. Throughout the 1980s, Matsutoya's music was prominently featured in advertisements for Mitsubishi Motors in her native Japan and her image was used to promote their vehicles. In addition to multiple hit singles, she has obtained enormous commercial success on the Japanese Albums Chart, particularly during the late 1980s and the first half of the 1990s.

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Discography

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 紅雀 松任谷由実 2
1978 流線形'80 松任谷由実 3
1980 時のないホテル 松任谷由実 1
1980 Surf & Snow 松任谷由実 1
1981 昨晩お会いしましょう 松任谷由実 1
1982 PEARL PIERCE 松任谷由実 1
1983 REINCARNATION 松任谷由実 3 2
1984 NO SIDE 松任谷由実 5
1985 DA・DI・DA 松任谷由実 2
1987 ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに 松任谷由実 5
1988 Delight Slight Light KISS 松任谷由実 3
1989 LOVE WARS 松任谷由実 3
1990 天国のドア 松任谷由実 2 1
1991 DAWN PURPLE 松任谷由実 1
1992 TEARS AND REASONS 松任谷由実 1
1994 THE DANCING SUN 松任谷由実 1
1997 スユアの波 松任谷由実 1
1999 ALARM a la mode 松任谷由実 2
1999 OLIVE 松任谷由実 2
1999 VOYAGER 松任谷由実 2
1999 悲しいほどお天気 松任谷由実 2
1999 FROZEN ROSES 松任谷由実 1
2001 acacia 松任谷由実 2
2002 WINGS OF WINTER, SHADES OF SUMMER 松任谷由実 1
2004 VIVA! 6×7 松任谷由実 2 3
2006 A GIRL IN SUMMER 松任谷由実 1
2009 そしてもう一度夢を見るだろう -AND I WILL DREAM AGAIN- 松任谷由実 1
2013 Cowgirl Dreamin' 松任谷由実 1
2013 KATHMANDU 松任谷由実 1
2013 POP CLASSICO 松任谷由実 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 ALBUM 荒井由実 & 松任谷由実 1
1979 YUMING BRAND PART 2 荒井由実 1
1981 YUMING BRAND PART 3 荒井由実 1
1992 YUMING COLLECTION 荒井由実 1
1998 Neue Musik 松任谷由実 3
1999 YUMI MATSUTOYA 1978〜1989 松任谷由実 1
2000 sweet, bitter sweet YUMING BALLAD BEST 松任谷由実 1
2003 Yuming Compositions: Faces 松任谷由実 1
2007 SEASONS COLOURS -春夏撰曲集- 松任谷由実 1
2012 日本の恋と、ユーミンと。 松任谷由実 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 返事はいらない 荒井由実 1
1973 きっと言える 荒井由実 1
1974 やさしさに包まれたなら 荒井由実 1
1974 12月の雨 荒井由実 3
1975 ルージュの伝言 荒井由実 1
1975 あの日にかえりたい 荒井由実 3
1976 翳りゆく部屋 荒井由実 1
1977 潮風にちぎれて 松任谷由実 1
1977 遠い旅路 松任谷由実 1
1978 ハルジョオン・ヒメジョオン 松任谷由実 1

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