Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese female singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2, 1978. Ayu, as she is also known, earned the nickname as the 'queen of Japanese pop' with top hits Love-Destiny (1999).
His debut album in 1998 with her single Poker Face carrying has sold over 50 million albums and singles for sale in Japan, not counting the many other countries. He has released eight studio albums, 40 singles, one mini album, and 4 compilation album in the shade of a record company Avex Trax.
Single his 40th, called Blue Bird, has also exceeded the record-breaking sales figures targer reached 20 million copies.
In the course of his career Ayumi won numerous awards. Among the Japan Record Taishou Grand Prix Award and Grammmy Japan 3 times in a row. In 2004, he also refused to receive the award by her single Inspire, due to the conflict in Avex.
In 2007, Ayu released a compilation album A Best 2 in the two versions of Black and White. sales of both albums in the first week exceeded 945,000 copies.