One of the best j pop artists of all time after Ayumi hamasaki.She has had 12 #1 hits to date on the Oricon Singles chart, with two notable record achievements for a female solo or group artist: 5 of them being million-sellers and 4 placing in the Top 100 All-Time Best-selling singles.Utada has won the Nihon Golden Disk "Song of the Year" award for 14 of her singles since 2000 and has won the Golden Disc "Pop/Rock Album of the Year" award for all 5 of her Japanese studio albums. She is also known for her two theme song contributions to Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts video game series: "Simple and Clean and "Sanctuary". In 2007, her single "Flavor of Life" reached #2 in worldwide digital download yearly single chart with over 7.2 million downloads, and contributes to 12 million digital sales for her over the same year.
Her voice is phenomonal at least better than Ayumi Hamasaki's. Many people just like her for the kingdom hearts themes but never listened to her japanese songs. Her album "Distance" was competing with Ayumi Hamasaki's album "A best" and she has sold more copies than her. Her song "Can you keep a Secret" reached number 1 on the oricon charts of the year. Even though shes not considered an idol like other j pop stars due to her humble looks, her songs are catchy and beautiful and has meaningful lyrics.
Many people judge her because of her english songs not even hearing her japanese songs saying she cannot write sh*t.
"Thats the girl who sang the KH themes utada hikaru!"
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