| J-popAlternative pop|
Yosuke Eguchi (m. 1999)
| April 11, 1969 (age 46) (1969-04-11) |
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Chisato Moritaka Wikipedia
Chisato Moritaka (森高千里, Moritaka Chisato) (born April 11, 1969) is the stage name of Chisato Eguchi (江口 千里), a Japanese pop-music performer who also is notable as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan she was raised in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. Her big break into show business was as the winner of the "Pocari Sweat Image Girl Contest" in 1986.
Her singing career as the unrivaled "Dance Queen" began in May 1987 with the release of her first album, New Season. She differed from many other female Idol singers in Japan in that she wrote her own lyrics and some music for her albums. She also played drums on most of the tracks, as well as piano, guitar, clarinet, and other instruments. Her advertising jingles were hits into the mid 1990s in television commercials for such goods as chocolate and gin. She has also made numerous appearances on Japanese game and talent shows and is still a household name. In twelve years after her debut she released seventeen albums and created a strong following of devoted fans. She collaborates with Haruomi Hosono on some Hosono's works.
After an eight-year hiatus from public life, Moritaka sang a song produced for a Nissan automobile commercial in early 2007. She also returned to public performance in late 2012, even releasing a 25th anniversary concert on DVD and premiering her own channel on YouTube, which featured both promotional videos of her hits as well as re-recorded versions of those hits. In 2013, Moritaka and producer tofubeats collaborated on a single titled "Don't Stop the Music," featuring vocals by Moritaka.
She is married to actor Yōsuke Eguchi, with whom she has a son and a daughter.
In 2003, Chisato Moritaka's song "Ame" (Rain) was released as her first single by Yui Ichikawa.
In 2004, Chisato Moritaka's song "Watarasebashi" was covered by Hello! Project solo artist Aya Matsuura. It was released as her 15th single.
In 2006, singer Abe Natsumi did a remake of her 1988 hit "Za Sutoresu (The Stress)."
In 2010, the song "Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo" was covered by singer misono on her Cover Album 2.
In 2013, the girl group Cute covered the songs "Kono Machi", "Ame", and "Hae Otoko". The 3 songs were released on Cute's single "Kono Machi" on February 6, 2013.
Ging Nang Boyz covered 17Sai on their Boys on the Run single in 2013.