|Origin Kumamoto, Japan|
Website Official site
Name Sayuri Ishikawa
Years active 1973–present
Spouse Kenji Baba (m. 1981–1989)
|Born January 30, 1958 (age 57) (1958-01-30) |
Labels Nippon Columbia(1973–1993)Pony Canyon(1993–1999)Teichiku Records(2000年 – present)
Movies Torakku Yaro: Furusato Tokkyubin
Albums X -Cross-, 石川さゆり特選集 大阪のおんな・酒尽尽, 大全集
Parents Satoshi Ishikawa, Yoko Ishikawa
Awards Japan Record Award for Excellent Album, Japan Composer's Association Award
Similar People Fuyumi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Itsuki, Ayako Fuji, Kaori Kozai, Natsuko Godai
Sayuri Ishikawa Enka Japanese singer.
Sayuri Ishikawa (石川さゆり, Ishikawa Sayuri), (born January 30, 1958) is a Japanese enka singer. She is a popular contestant on the annual NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen broadcast, having appeared 36 times since 1977. Ishikawa made her name performing the classic "Tsugaru Kaikyo-Fuyugeshiki". She has released over 100 albums (including compilation albums) and 115 singles, the latest single being "Anya no Shinju Date (暗夜の心中立て)" released on April 2, 2014. Her first single was "Kakurenbo" (かくれんぼ) released in 1973.
- Sayuri Ishikawa Enka Japanese singer
- Ishikawa sayuri tsugaru kaikyou fuyu geshiki
- NHK Khaku Uta Gassen appearances
Ishikawa sayuri tsugaru kaikyou fuyu geshiki
Ishikawa grew up during enka's heyday and used to go with her mother and grandmother to see Hibari Misora perform. “I loved singing,” she recalls. When she was 14, Ishikawa entered a singing contest, which she won. She finished her schooling but didn’t go to university, entering show business instead. Her biggest hit, "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki", was released in 1977.
Major league baseball player Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners chose Sayuri Ishikawa's "Amagi-goe" as an AT-BAT MUSIC of 2008 with "Ishin Denshin" and "Royal Chocolate Flush" of Misia. She re-recorded this song with Marty Friedman for Ichiro.
In 2015, Ishikawa recorded "Chanto Iwanakya Aisanai", the ending theme for the new Lupin III anime.
NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen appearances
Ishikawa's first Kōhaku Uta Gassen appearance was in 1977, five years after her debut and following the hit of her signature song "Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyu-geshiki".