Namie Amuro- The Japanese Queen of Pop

So I was listening to Kawaii Radio during work, I thought I would test the waters  to see if my fellow employees would approve, my one co-worker Anthony actually dug the tunes and called most of the tunes melodic. If you have yet to visit the site you should, it has the best of your favorite anime and video game tunes. Anywhoo, this one song came on with a nice whistle melody and catchy background, it’s name was “Wowa” and the artist was Namie Amuro.

It truly was love at first eardrum, it was so catchy that I and Daniel were wondering if maybe they slipped in some K-POP in the mix. Upon further research I found out that Namie, was the Queen of Pop in Japan and for good reason, as I kept searching for her videos I found another called “Do me more”, I know, I know makes you want to watch it even more, it is an innocent video though very Alice in Wonderland a la’ Tim Burton.

Namie a75% Japanese and $25% Italian girl, was born September 20, 1977 and  is what they refer to as a triple threat. At the height of her popularity, she was  coined “Teen Queen” and now is referred to as the “Queen of Japanese Pop”.  Namie debuted at the age of 14 as an idol in the girl group Super Monkeys, the group failed tremendously but only when she branched out solo did she really make it.

She is the only Japanese female artist to have achieved a Top 10 single each year for 14 consecutive years, quite a feat along with being a divorced single mom, which is not seen so kindly in Japanese culture. So please let’s give her our support. I hope you enjoy my two favorite videos of her below.

“People know my name even in places I never dreamed they would! Sometimes I wonder why they want to look like me. I’d rather they appreciated me as a singer.”
– Namie Amuro, on her fan following.

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babylinda

Hello World, My name is Jennifer Safanova ! I am what you call a casual gamer but I have been playing video games since I was 4. My first console was Atari and I moved up to Snes and so on and so on. My 3 favorite games of all time have to be Super Mario World , Condemned and Halo 3! I am here to give a female perspective of the gaming, gadget and anime world. That being said I am a huge lover of Japanese culture and am a huge collector of anime, manga, figures, Japanese paintings, etc etc. I am also a gamer model and a huge comic book nerd! If you go to my link on myspace you can even see me cosplaying as Spiderwoman. I am happy go lucky, silly and have the heart of child. I am very friendly , have a great sense of humor and am very outgoing! So that is a little on me, I will try to keep you guys entertained as much as I possibly can and maybe open your eyes to some things you did not know of but happy you now do!

Readers Comments (2)

  1. Namie is the best, even in her super monkey days! She’s come a long way. She even looks great on the latest gisele mag cover
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/namie-amuro-in-gisele-japanese-fashion-magazine/

  2. Check out her song “Come.” It’s my favorite I’ve heard of hers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpR7wuy9BZk&feature=related

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