Thursday, July 12, 2007

Featured Artist: Kou Shibasaki

Alternative Names: Shibasaki Kou, 柴咲コウ
Real Name: Yamamura Yukie, 山村幸恵
Birthdate: Aug. 5, 81
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Kou Shibasaki is a Japanese actress and singer. She started her career at 14 when an agent found out about her talent. She became working on many TV shows and commercials including excellent performance in the movie Battle Royale as Souma Mitsuko.

In 2002, she embarked on a singing career with her first single, "Trust my feelings". Her second single, "Tsuki no Shizuku" was a major hit of 2003. In 2004 she had a minor role in the movie Crying out, in the Center of the World. When the movie was made into a drama, her song, "katachi aru mono" was featured as the beginning theme.

♥= My Favourites
[2002.07.24] Trust my feelings
[2003.01.15] Tsuki no Shizuku
[2003.06.04] Nemurenai Yoru wa Nemuranai Yume wo
[2003.09.03] Omoide Dake Dewa Tsura Sugiru
[2004.01.14] Ikutsuka no Sora
[2004.02.11] Mitsu (album)
[2004.08.11] Katachi Aru Mono
[2005.02.16] Glitter
[2005.10.05] Sweet Mom
[2005.12.14] Hitori Asobi (album)
[2006.02.15] Kage
[2006.08.09] invitation
[2006.12.06] actuality
[2007.02.21] at home
[2007.03.28] Hito Koi Meguri
[2007.05.30] Prism
[2007.04.25] Kiki (album)

Why Shibasaki is AOTW:
Shibasaki was chosen because she was one of the first J-Pop artists I listened to and I thought that her new album had most of her best songs in it.


Now that you know about Shibasaki, listen to her new album, Kiki.

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