Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi HamasakiOctober 2, 1978 -
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 Duty, I Am... and Rainbow. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to...