浜崎あゆみ

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浜崎あゆみ (Hamasaki Ayumi, http://musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=10522) signs music she composes with "CREA".

Annotation last modified on 2015-06-10 09:01 UTC.

Legal name: 濱崎 歩, 濱崎歩

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Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress. Hamasaki has achieved popularity in Japan and Asia by enforcing her position as an artist and not trying to be forced as a "product", which was a common factor within the Japanese music culture and Avex Trax. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music and has sometimes co-composed her music, which is evident in her albums I Am..., Rainbow and My Story.

Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to pursue a career in entertainment. In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO Max Matsuura, Hamasaki released her debut single "Poker Face" and released her million-selling record A Song for XX. The album debuted at the top of the Oricon charts and remained there for four weeks, establishing her popularity in Japan. Her next five albums accomplished over one million shipments in Japan, with her third effort Duty selling near three million units, becoming her best selling studio album. A Best, her first compilation album, is her best selling album, with more than four million copies sold in Japan. In 2008, after her album Next Level was released, album and single sales declined due to ongoing competition with new upcoming artists. Throughout her career, Hamasaki has had all her albums within the top five position in Japan and has five million-selling singles, including "Boys & Girls", "A", "Seasons", "M" and "H".

Also called "Ayu" by her fans, Hamasaki has been dubbed the "Empress of J-Pop" because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Asia. Hamasaki's constantly changing image and tight control over her artistry has helped her popularity extend across Asia; music and fashion trends she has started have spread regionally to China, Singapore and other countries across Southeast Asia. She has appeared in or lent her songs to many advertisements and television commercials. Though she originally supported the exploitation of her popularity for commercial purposes, she later reconsidered and eventually opposed her status as an Avex "product".

Hamasaki has sold over 53 million records in Japan, making her one of the best-selling artists in Japan. As a female vocalist, Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist; the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist, and the most million-sellers. From 1999 to 2010, Hamasaki had at least one single each year topping the charts. Hamasaki is the first female recording artist to have eight studio albums since her debut to top the Oricon and the first artist to have a number-one album for 13 consecutive years since her debut. Hamasaki's second remix album, Super Eurobeat Presents Ayu-ro Mix, is recognized as one of the best selling remix albums of all time and remains her only album to be recognized in a worldwide accreditation.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 A Song for ×× 浜崎あゆみ 4 1
1999 LOVEppears 浜崎あゆみ 4 1
2000 Duty 浜崎あゆみ 4.4 3
2002 I am… 浜崎あゆみ 3.65 3
2002 RAINBOW 浜崎あゆみ 3.65 1
2003 Memorial address 浜崎あゆみ 5 3
2004 MY STORY 浜崎あゆみ 3.5 5
2006 (miss)understood 浜崎あゆみ 3 3
2006 Secret 浜崎あゆみ 3.65 4
2008 GUILTY 浜崎あゆみ 5 2
2009 NEXT LEVEL 浜崎あゆみ 3.35 5
2010 Rock'n'Roll Circus 浜崎あゆみ 5 4
2010 Love songs 浜崎あゆみ 5 4
2011 FIVE 浜崎あゆみ 5 4
2012 Party Queen 浜崎あゆみ 5 6
2013 LOVE again 浜崎あゆみ 5 3
2014 Colours 浜崎あゆみ 8
2015 A ONE 浜崎あゆみ 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 A BEST 浜崎あゆみ 1
2003 A BALLADS 浜崎あゆみ 3.5 2
2007 A BEST 2 -BLACK- 浜崎あゆみ 5 3
2007 A BEST 2 -WHITE- 浜崎あゆみ 5 3
2008 A COMPLETE 〜ALL SINGLES〜 浜崎あゆみ 3
2012 A SUMMER BEST 浜崎あゆみ 2
2013 A Classical 浜崎あゆみ 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 15th Anniversary TOUR 〜A BEST LIVE〜 浜崎あゆみ 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 ayu-mi-x 浜崎あゆみ 5 1
2000 SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 浜崎あゆみ 5 1
2000 ayu-mi-x Ⅱ 浜崎あゆみ 5 4
2001 ayu-mi-x Ⅲ 浜崎あゆみ 3 2
2001 Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance 浜崎あゆみ 1
2001 SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 浜崎あゆみ 2
2002 ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Acoustic Orchestra Version 浜崎あゆみ 5 1
2002 ayu-mi-x 4+selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version 浜崎あゆみ 1
2002 Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance 2 浜崎あゆみ 1
2003 Connected Ayu 1
2003 RMX WORKS from ayu-mi-x 5 Non-Stop Mega Mix 浜崎あゆみ 1
2003 RMX WORKS from Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance 3 浜崎あゆみ 2
2003 RMX WORKS from SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 3 浜崎あゆみ 1
2003 M Ayu 1
2005 MY STORY Classical 浜崎あゆみ 5 1
2008 ayu-mi-x 6 Gold 浜崎あゆみ 3 1
2008 ayu-mi-x 6 Silver 浜崎あゆみ 3 1
2011 ayu-mi-x 7 浜崎あゆみ 5

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 NOTHING FROM NOTHING AYUMI FEATURING DOHZI-T & DJ BASS 1
1998 poker face 浜崎あゆみ 3
1998 YOU 浜崎あゆみ 3
1998 Trust 浜崎あゆみ 3
1998 For My Dear... 浜崎あゆみ 3
1998 Depend on you 浜崎あゆみ 4

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