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So good

One of the best female artists from Japan in a long time. She has a fantastic voice and is also a refreshing change from the squeakier vocals of some J-pop artists. My favourite track is Okaeri which is how I got hooked onto her great music. I hope she decides to make a return to the music industry one day as it would be a shame not to hear any more of her songs!

A lovely debut

This is the best album I have bought this year. It's catchy, cleverly written, and unique to other J-Pop. Ayaka's voice is powerful and distinct, a perfect complement to the lyrics and upbeat music. Even if you do not understand Japanese, this makes for a great buy and you will find yourself able to sing along after a few listens.
My favourite tracks are Start to 0(Love),Stay With Me, Melody and Lailalai.

Beautiful voice

Ayaka has such a pure angelic voice but also strong and memorable. She's one of my favourite Japanese artists! I would totally recommend all of her songs!!


Born: 18 December 1987 in Moriguchi, Japan

Genre: J-Pop

Years Active: '00s

Ayaka is a J-pop artist specializing in acoustic music with bluesy elements -- both Sheryl Crow and Japanese pop stars Hirai Ken and Dream Come True are often named as influences. Born Ayaka Iida in Moriguchi, Osaka Prefecture, in 1987, she began her career by playing cover songs at school concerts, but soon decided to go professional, began to write her own material, and enrolled in the music school in Fukuoka, another graduate of which was the popular J-pop singer/songwriter Yui. Ayaka debuted...
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: J-Pop, Music, World
  • Released: 01 November 2006

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