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Namie Amuro is a Japanese pop singer of Ryukyuan ancestry. In the Japanese press she was referred to as the “Queen of J-pop” before Ayumi Hamasaki eclipsed her popularity in the mainstream pop scene. She was noted in her early years for her Westernized dance music and popularized fashion whose followers came to be nicknamed Amurā (Amurer in English).
Debuting in 1992 as part of the quintet, Super Monkey’s, she later debuted solo in 1995 to phenomenal success with producer Tetsuya Komuro. Severing her ties with Komuro in 2001, Amuro has reestablished herself as a R&B artist. Her last album, Queen of Hip-Pop (2005) debuted at #2 and has been certified double platinum since its release.She has nine #1 singles, five of which have sold over 1,000,000 copies.
Name: Amuro Namie (安室奈美恵)
Profession: Singer and actress
Birthday: September 20, 1977
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
Blood Type: O
Family: Parents divorced, mother deceased, 2 sisters and 1 brother
Ethnicity: 75% Japanese, 25% Italian
Namie is 1/4 Italian and 3/4 Okinawan. Father is full Japanese, and mother is 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Italian. Married pop/techno group Trf’s member, SAM , at age 20 and had a son with him (Haruto). Divorced 2002.
TV Shows Station (NTV, 1995) Watashi, mikata desu (TBS, 1995) Toki o kakeru shojo (Fuji TV, 1994)
Movies A Class To Remember 2 (1996) as Guest Appearing That’s Cunning! Shijo Saidan no Sakusen (1996)