Namie Amuro (Jap. 安室 奈 美 恵 Namie Amuro?) - Japanese pop singer. She was born September 20, 1977 in Naha, Okinawa. Owned by the production company VISION FACTORY manufactures wheels and under the label Avex Trax.
In 1995-1997, he was the cause of so-called "Amur-boom" when Amuro became an idol for Japanese girls and introduced the fashion for short skirts and high boots, said it was "firm" style. To this day, it remains one of the most popular singers in Japan: its albums and singles continue to make their debut in the first places.
In 2003, in spite of the marriage and the break in his career, it was included in the compiled by HMV the top 100 Japanese musicians under the number 53.
蔡依林 Jolin Tsai - I'm Not Yours Feat.安室奈美惠 NAMIE AMURO (華納 official 高 畫質 HD 官方 完整 版 MV)
Amuro was born the middle of three daughters. Her mother, Emiko Taira (Jap. 平 良 恵 美 子 Taira Emiko?), Divorced father of Namie, when she was 4 years old, and brought the girls working day in kindergarten and hostess for the evening.
Subsequently Emiko wrote in his book "Persuasion - my daughter, Namie Amuro" that first husband beat her. In addition, in the same book was Emiko wrote that a half-breed of the father (presumably Italian, which makes a quarter of Namie Italian), but according to Namie or grandmother or mother until her death did not talk to her about it. < br />
Under the influence of Janet Jackson Amuro he decided to learn to dance and sing in the Okinawa school of acting. Paying family study was not under force, but the director and founder of the school Masayuki Makino (Jap. マ キ ノ 正 幸 Masayuki Makino?) Noticed the girl and made an exception for her, offered a scholarship. The next few years Amuro spent, spending on the way to school 1, 5 hours each way three times a week.
In 1992 Amuro one went to Tokyo to pursue a career in earnest. His mother was against her decision, and they had agreed that if in three years Namie not become a star, she returns home. The magic number "3" worked - in 1995, 17-year-old girl became a star.
From the outset, Namie refused to follow the strict rules of Japanese stars: in 1996, she shocked the public, not only to get a tattoo - barcode number 19770920 - but demonstrating it on the cover of his first album with the same title. Since tattoos became four, but bold steps and in addition they had enough.
Awards, first place in the ratings, participation in prestigious TV show in the center channel NHK «Kohaku Uta gassen" - and suddenly, in October 1997, in the midst of amuromanii, news that Namie pregnant by dancer group TRF Sam (nast.imya Masaharu Maruyama ( Jap. 丸山 正 温 Masaharu Maruyama?)) and marries him.
May 19, 1998 at the Amur born son Kharuto, and by the end of the year she was released the next single, «I Have Never Seen», which again becomes the leader of the charts.
However, as opposed to professional success, 1998-1999 were full of death. First, June 16, 1998 died of a heart attack the father of Sam, Masayoshi Maruyama. Then, just a month after his July 10, at the age of 74 years dies grandmother Namie, Kiyoko Urasaki who raised her with her mother. Finally, on the day the new single on 17 March 1999, at the hands of brother-killed mother, Emiko Taira.
The next few years, Amuro has devoted his career and change of image, starting in 2002, a new successful project Suite Chic. In July of the same year, after 5 years of marriage, she divorced her husband, to "share" his son to live the boy was with his father and brought up by his mother.
From 2002 to 2005, the singer has stabilized his career, won several awards, has become the first Japanese musician who spent concerts in Korea and Taiwan, and again shocked the Japanese public refusal to participate in the "Kohaku Uta-gassen" in 2004. In July 2005, it is also fully regained the rights to his son.
Since his return to the stage Amuro tries to focus solely on creative work and personal life to keep a secret. January 9, 2010 Amuro has announced her engagement to actor Atsushi Tamura.
1992-1995: Super Monkey's
A group of five girls were collected in early 1992. It included Namie Amuro, Hisako Arakaki (Jap. 新 垣 寿 子 Arakaki Hisako?) (B. August 8, 1977), Nanako Takusi (Jap. 澤 岻 奈 々 子 Takusi Nanako?) (B. March 25, 1976), Minako Ameku (Jap. 天 久美奈子 Ameku Minako?) (b. December 29, 1977), Anna Makino (Jap. 牧野 ア ン ナ Makino Anna?) (b. December 4, 1971, the daughter of director Masayuki Makino).
From April to September, the group regularly participated in the television show TV Basters Kato and Ken (Jap. KATO & KEN テ レ ビ バ ス タ ー ズ Kato then Ken terebi basta-zu?), And September 16, 1992 released his first single, "Koi NO cute beat / Mister USA» ( Jap. 恋 の キ ュ ー ト · ビ ー ト / ミ ス タ ー USA Koi no kyu: the bi: the / Misuta: USA?). The single was a success, "Koi no" were used as the closing song of the summer season the program "World issues - Show Sёbaya" (Jap. ク イ ズ 世界 は SHOW by シ ョ ー バ イ !!! Kuizu Sekai wa SHOW by Sёbay?) And «Mister USA» - advertising company Lotte, which starred the entire group.
Just three months after the release of the single group left the official leader of Mackinac, and its place was taken by Rino Nakasone (Jap. 仲 宗 根 梨 乃 Nakasone Reno?) (B. July 25, 1977). Her first performance with the band was going to happen in February 1993, at the Sapporo Snow Festival, but due to an attack of appendicitis Reno was hospitalized and left the group, did not appear with her anywhere, except for reports of the parish.
The group changed its name to Super Monkey's in the Super Monkey's 4 and released a second single, «Dancing Junk / Rainbow Moon" (Jap. Dancing Junk / レ イ ン ボ ー · ム ー ン Reynbo: th: N?) (May 26, 1993), and then a third "Loved the Muscat / Forgive my whims" (Jap. 愛 し て マ ス カ ッ ト / わ が ま ま を 許 し て Aisite masukatto / Vagamama of yurusite?) (5 November 1993). At the same time members of the group were Mascot program "Pop Jam" on NHK.
This year, Namie started to participate in the children's program "Kids Ponca" (Jap. ポ ン キ ッ キ ー ズ Ponkikki: zu?) With Ranran Suzuki (Jap. 鈴木 蘭 々 Suzuki Ranran?), She sang in a suit rabbit. Released from the program group "Sisters hares" (Jap. シ ス タ ー ラ ビ ッ ツ Systems: rabitstsu?) Existed until 2006, but Amuro left him back in 1997.
Also in December 1993, Amuro first starred in the drama "White List of life" (Jap. い ち ご 白 書 Ichigo hakusё?) And appeared on the "Kohaku Uta-gassen": a part of Super Monkey's 4 she danced behind Hiroko Moriguchi (Jap. 森 口 博 子 Moriguchi Hiroko?) when she dressed as Sailor Moon performed the opening song from the first season of the anime.
Gradually, the vocal leader of the Amur increasingly highlights, and soon the band was renamed as Namie Amuro and Super Monkeys (Jap. 安室 奈 美 恵 with SUPER MONKEYS Amuro Namie ...?). The fourth single, "Paradise train / Sad Broken Boy" (jap. PARADISE TRAIN / 悲 し き ブ ロ ー ク ン · ボ ー イ Paradise Train / Kanasiki brown: kung bo: d?) Came out July 20, 1994, and two months later, in September, the group left another participant, Hisako.
Together with the two new member states, Rainey Miyauti (Jap. 宮内 玲奈 Miyauti Reina?) (B. January 6, 1978) and Ritsuko Matsuda (Jap. 松田 律 子 Matsuda Ritsuko?) (B. 26 February 1977), the band released their first real hit, "Try to Believe in me ~ ~ / Memories" (Jap. TRY ME ~ 私 を 信 じ て ~ / MEMORIES of Toray: ~ ~ sindzite Vatasi about?) (January 25 1995), but it was their last single. In 1995 came another 4 singles Amuro, but Super Monkeys participated in them only as dancers.
Released April 26, 1995 single "Sunny Season / Light a fire in the heart" (Jap. 太陽 の SEASON / ハ ー ト に 火 を つ け て Taio: but B: Zones / Ha: neither hee of tsukete?) Considered the solo debut of Namie, although his as well as the following, «Stop the music / GOOD-NIGHT» (24 July 1995), it produced more formally as a group leader.
1995-2000: produced by Tetsuya Komuro
In 1993 he published ads butternut gum Lotte starring Amuro. This ad saw already known producer Tetsuya Komuro (Jap. 小 室 哲 哉 Tetsuya Komuro?). Komuro became interested in the Amur and invited her to become its producer. Then the cooperation did not happen, but in 1995 it was already in another way: first in August for a concert «avex dance Matrix '95 TK DANCE CAMP» Amuro performed a preliminary version of «Body feels EXIT», and then in October of the same year, after discussions with his then-producer Max Matsuura (Jap. MAX 松浦?), moved from Toshiba EMI to avex trax company, is the publisher of the Japanese pop stars as Ayumi Hamasaki, BoA, Do As Infinity, Every Little Thing.
Newest Matsuura produced for Amur disc was the album compilation of songs Super Monkey's «Dance Tracks Vol.1», released October 16, 1995. This is the first album of Amuro-one million (total sales - 1,865,450 copies) and its only album under the label Toshiba EMI. Then Matsuura took up the former Super Monkey's'ami now group MAX, in the same Avekse and producer Komuro became Amuro.
Just a few days after the release, October 25, 1995, avex released the first single produced by Komuro, «Body Feels Exit». The single reached Oricon chart for the week 3 place in the charts for the month - 1, and only a bit has not held up to a million of sales (880,000 copies). It was the beginning of the triumphant march of Amuro Namie.
The next single, «Chase the Chance», was released just two months, December 4, 1995, has won first place in the charts,  and was the first single-millionaire out of three in a row. On the title track of this single Amuro first performed on "Kohaku Uta-gassen." On the day of performance at "Kohaku" single «Try me» was awarded The Japan Record Award as outstanding.
During 1996, came three more single-millionth: «Do not Wanna Cry» (13 March 1996), «You're My Sunshine» (5 May 1996) and «A Walk in the Park» (27 November 1996). Another single, «Sweet 19 Blues» (21 August 1996), was unable to collect the half million sales, but this is more than offset by self-titled album, released a month earlier (22 July 1996) - it has sold more than three million copies .
In August, Amuro became the youngest singer to perform at the stadium: at the time of the concert «SUMMER PRESENTS '96 AMURO NAMIE with SUPER MONKEYS» she was 18 years old. That summer it happened the first round «mistio presents AMURO NAMIE with SUPER MONKEYS TOUR '96», the first album "# 19770920" and the feature film debut in the film «That's cunning! The greatest success stories? "(Jap. That's カ ン ニ ン グ! 史上 最大 の 作 戦? That's Canning! Shijo: Saydali but sakusen ??), where she starred in a pair with Tatsuya Yamaguchi from" Tokyo ».
At the end of the year she became the youngest (19 years old) singer, award-winning best performer of the year by the Japan Association of Composers  for the single «Do not Wanna Cry».
The year 1997 was eventful:
February 19 released probably the most famous single Amuro «Can You Celebrate»: during the first week it sold more than 800,000 copies, and sales for the year exceeded 2 million and the record held until 2008 ;
in March, the single won the "Golden Disc of Japan" by Recording Industry Association of Japan, the video «NAMIE AMURO FIRST ANNIVERSARY 1996" was named the best video of the year, and she was named Amuro best singer and received the Grand Prix;
from March to May was held the first round of the Amur «Namie Amuro tour in 1997 a walk in the park»;
In April, she performed at the opening of the baseball season;
in May, went on tour «TK PAN-PACIFIC TOUR '97» in Taiwan;
May 21 came the 10th single «How to Be a Girl», and with it the total sales Namie Amuro since the beginning of his solo career, exceeded 10 million;
July 24 released the third album «Concentration 20" (sales slightly fell short of the 2 million);
in late July, the first concert tour in four huge concert halls (Tokyo house, house Nagoya, Osaka House, Fukuoka house) «mistio presents namie amuro SUMMER STAGE 1997 Concentration 20" has collected more than three hundred thousand people;
October 22, it was announced her pregnancy and marriage;
November 27 was released the next single «Dreaming I was Dreaming»
In December Amuro he won a second consecutive award of the Japan Association of Composers for the single «Can You Celebrate»  and second consecutive year, appeared on the "Kohaku Uta-gassen».
In 1997, she also "appeared" in the video game Digital Dance Mix: Vol 1 - Namie Amuro for the console Sega Saturn.
1998 Namie is almost entirely devoted to a child, releasing only two drives: January 28 released a compilation of hits "181920" included both solo her songs and works since the collapse of Super Monkey's, and on December 23 - the single «I Have Never Seen». The single reached number one in the weekly Oricon ranking, but 49 "Kohaku Uta-gassen" she sang «Can You Celebrate».
The first single in 1999, «Respect the Power of Love», which coincided with the death of the mother of the Amur, became the first single in two years, is not released in the first place in the charts. Released with little or no promotion (after the news of his mother's death were canceled all week visiting media, he could be the last: Shocked Namie seriously going to leave career. Support of fans forced her to abandon this decision, but the memory of her mother, she made another tattoo.
Then Cupid with his head rushed into operation: July 7, comes the next single, «Toi et Moi», followed by the annual tour begins at the end of which, on September 1, comes another, «Something 'bout the Kiss». However, the 50th "Kohaku Uta-gassen" Amuro sang gospel music in the style of the title song, the first single, «Respect the Power of Love».
In the creation of «Something 'bout the Kiss» participated American producer Dallas Austin and musician. He, together with Tetsuya Komuro created the first after a "holiday" album «Genius 2000", released January 26, 2000. Immediately after the release of this album Amuro toured «NAMIE AMURO TOUR GENIUS 2000", during which performed in Hawaii.
In July 22, at the opening of the Group of Eight summit in Okinawa, Amuro sang the title song of the new single «Never End», which was released ten days earlier. The song was written by Tetsuya Komuro at the personal request of the former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, Minister  and received a special prize The Japan Record Award .
2000 ended the release of the album «Break the Rules» and performance at 51 "Kohaku Uta-gassen" with the same «Never End».
Specific style Amuro - dark skin, bleached hair, short skirts and high platform boots - and her musical successes spawned a thousand imitators, which became known as Amuraa (Jap. ア ム ラ ー Cupid :?) (Amurer Amuler or in English). This movement was born in 1995 and even reached its peak in 1996.
The fans tried to imitate exotic appearance Amuro any means: shaved eyebrows and plastered natural to draw the same thin and high brow, like Namie, spent hours in solariums, seeking dark chocolate skin tone (see. Also Gangur).
The word was derived from the names of the Amur with the help of the English suffix -er, which is used in Japan to refer to fans something (Wed "syaneraa" - a fan of the brand "Chanel", "maёraa" - a lover of mayonnaise, "kitiraa" - fan of Hello Kitty). The word "amuraa" received a prize as the most recognizable expression of 1996, and continue to learn even after the end of the boom years.
That's cunning! The greatest success stories? (Jap. That's カ ン ニ ン グ! 史上 最大 の 作 戦? That's Canning! Shijo: Saydali but sakusen ??) (1996, Toei) - Morishita Yumi (Jap. 森 下 由 美 Yumi Morishita?)
High School 2 (Jap. 学校 II Gakko: zu?) (1996, Shochiku)
White sheet of life (Jap. い ち ご 白 書 hakusё Ichigo?) (1993, TV Asahi) - Reiko Endo (Jap. 遠藤 玲子 Endo: Reiko?)
Girl pereprygnuvshaya time (Jap. 時 を か け る 少女 currents of Kakeru sho: jo?) (1994, Fuji TV) - younger sister Kazuko
Liverpool Academy Shonan (Jap. 湘南 リ バ プ ー ル 学院 Sho: nan Ribapu to Mr. Gakuin?) (1995, Fuji TV)
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「CAN YOU CELEBRATE? feat.葉 加 瀬 太郎 」(from BEST AL「 Ballada 」)
【FULL】 So Crazy / 安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro)
安室 奈 美 恵 / In The Spotlight (TOKYO) MV-Bonus Edition- (short ver.)
】 【FULL WANT ME, WANT ME / 安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro)
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「Anything」 (from New Album 「_genic」)
安室 奈 美 恵 / Ballad Best Album 「Ballada」 Mash Up Movie
安室 奈 美 恵 / 20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
【FULL】 WHAT A FEELING / 安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro)
【FULL】 ROCK STEADY / 安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro)
】 【FULL CAN NOT SLEEP, CAN NOT EAT, I'M SICK / 安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro)
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「SWEET 19 BLUES」 (from BEST AL 「Ballada」)
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「Four Seasons」 (from BEST AL 「Ballada」)
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「HimAWArI」 (from BEST AL 「Ballada」)
安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro) / 「Let Me Let You Go」 (from ALBUM 「FEEL」) MUSIC VIDEO-short ver.-
【Cameo appearance by TLC】 Namie Amuro / 「Hands On Me」 MUSIC VIDEO-short ver.-
安室 奈 美 恵 / 「TSUKI」
安室 奈 美 恵 (Namie Amuro) / 「Heaven」 (from ALBUM 「FEEL」) MUSIC VIDEO-short ver.-