Koda Kumi

Koda Kumi

 

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Kumiko Kōda (神田 來未子, Kōda Kumiko, born November 13, 1982), known professionally as Koda Kumi (倖田 來未, Kōda Kumi), is a Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and R&B songs. Having debuted in 2000 with the single "Take Back", Koda gained fame for her seventh single, "Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba", the songs of which were used as themes for the video game Final Fantasy X-2.[1][2] Her popularity grew with the release of her fourth studio album Secret (2005), her sixteenth single "Butterfly" (2005), and her first greatest hits album Best: First Things (2005), reaching the number-three, number-two and number-one spot respectively.[3][4][5]

Though her early releases presented a conservative, quiet image, since as early as 2003 Koda has adopted a sexier and more provocative style.[6] Because of this image, she has become a fashion leader among young women, setting trends such as the ero-kakkoii style.[7] She has also won many fashion awards such as, the "Best Jeanist Award" and the title of "Nail Queen" yearly since 2006. Since the rise in her popularity, Koda has lent her face and songs to many advertisements. In 2006 and 2007, Oricon named Koda as the top selling artist of the year.[fn 1] Jonathan Ross has called her the Christina Aguilera of Japan, while many also compare her career to that of Britney Spears. Koda has sold more than 15 million physical records in Japan alone, making her the 18th best selling solo Japanese female artist of all time.

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Highlights17

KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2017 - W FACE - SET LIST
Album
KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2017 - W FACE - SET LIST is an album by musical artist Kumi Koda, released on December 6, 2017.
NEVER ENOUGH
Song
NEVER ENOUGH is a song by musical artist Kumi Koda, released on December 6, 2017.
Hush
 
Hush (stylized as HUSH) is the 61st single by Japanese artist Kumi Koda.
Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 7
 
Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 7 is the ninth remix album by Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda.

Photos - Koda Kumi72

Popular Albums95

Album Appearances & References18

Popular Songs79

Song Appearances & References9

Popular Live Albums21

Musical Group References1

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows3

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers9

Other Music-Related Relationships3

Awards & Nominations4

Events1

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Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles110

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliated Locations3

 
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