Hamasaki Ayumi (浜崎あゆみ) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter under the avex trax label. She made her major debut in 1998 with the single "poker face". Her debut album, "A Song for XX", reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold over one million copies. Since then Ayumi has released countless number one singles and albums. Ayumi is also the all-time 4th best-selling artist [1] in Japan and the highest selling solo female artist [2] in Japan. She is the only solo artist to have sold 20 million singles in Japan. Ayumi has sold over 50,062,182 copies in Japan [3] alone. She currently has 32 #1 singles (33 including "a song is born" with KEIKO), 20 of which are consecutive and 12 consecutive #1 albums. She was the 39th biggest taxpayer in Japan for 2002 and 37th for 2003. She once accounted for 42.6% of her label's income. She's currently number one at the highest earnings list for female celebreties in Japan for 2007 and 2008. [4]


  • Stage Name: Hamasaki Ayumi (浜崎あゆみ), Hamazaki Kurumi (浜崎クルミ) the name that she used for her model-actress career
  • Birth Name: Hamasaki Ayumi (濱崎歩)
  • Nicknames: Ayu (あゆ, also see CREA)
  • Birth Date: October 2, 1978
  • Birth Place: Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 157cm (61.8 in ; 5'1")
  • Weight: 40kg (88.18 lbs)
  • Measurements: 80cm-53cm-82cm (31.5 in-20.9 in-32.3 in)
  • Favorite Artists: KEIKO (globe), Miyazawa Rie, Matsuda Seiko, Babyface, and En Vogue.
  • Favorite City: New York
  • Favorite Actors: Nicolas Cage, Miyazawa Rie
  • Favorite Movies: The Bodyguard, Betty Blue, Leaving Las Vegas
  • People I Respect: People who have things I don't have.
  • People I Dislike: Liars, people who don't say hello.
  • Current Interest: Collecting white things for my room
  • Favorite Food: Biscuits, cakes, chocolates, kimchi (Korean marinated cabbage)
  • Favorite Things to Read: Most of the fashion magazines. Modern-language translations of the Manyo tanka poems are especially interesting. Poems of Giniro Natsuo, Aida Mitsuo, etc.
  • Lessons: Piano, Japanese calligraphy (5th rank), abacus calculation, Japanese flower arrangement, Kumon-shiki study system


Studio Albums

BEST Albums



Other Singles

German Singles

Remix Albums


Japanese Vinyls
North American Vinyls
German Vinyls
International Vinyls
  • [2002.06.12] Connected (Belgian Vinyl)
  • [2004.05.05] M (Spanish Vinyl)

Compilations / Other



Video Games

External Links



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