Aya Ueto is a Jpop singer that was born in Tokyo, Japan and was discovered in 1997 she was awarded a special prize as part of a Japanese National Beauty contest. Her music career didn't get started until '99, when she formed Z-1. After having only 5 singles the group split, and two years later Aya signed with Pony Canyon and released her first single Pureness. She has had 3 albums and 11 singles so far. Aside from music she also acted in numerous dramas and is especially known for her work in Azumi 1 and 2.