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Fantastic Debut

As an American who regularly listens to western music, I find it a delightful break when hearing such fresh talent from another country. ayaka (Yes, the "a" in her name is lower-cased) is one of the stronger new-comers to not only arise from Japan, but any country. Her powerful vocals are matched with beautiful melodies and descriptive lyrics. Unlike most female J-pop musicians, ayaka has a strong sense of self and doesn't rely completely on image to get her music's message across. ayaka is an artist of the purest talent, as this is well showcased in her debut single, "I believe" (Which was also a major hit in Japan). ayaka's strong vocals lift the spirit while not overpowering the listener, also a talent not found in many young female singers of today. The fun "Real voice" delights and inspires, while "三日月" has a peaceful serenity guided mainly by ayaka's spirited voice. This is a great addition to the iTunes Store, and I look forward to more diverse selections like this. For the casual American listener looking to venture into the world of J-pop, this is a fine start. ayaka is a shining talent and authentic musician, this young lady will go very far.

Wow!

I'd never heard of ayaka before I saw her vid Jewlery Day. Even though i can't understand Japanese, I love her voice. I especially like I Believe and #14 (I have no idea what the English name is.) I hope ayaka makes more songs, a few even in English maybe. From now on I'm an ayaka fan!

AYAKA!

i'm so glad itunes hold these songs!!!

Biography

Born: December 18, 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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First Message, Ayaka
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: J-Pop, Music, World
  • Released: Nov 01, 2006

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