Label: Epic - ESCL-2570~2571 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Pop • Style: J-pop
She sings in the shima-uta style particular to that region, with distinctive falsetto effects. Chitose Hajime began learning shamisen under her mother's encouragement from a young age.
At age 10 she began to pick up shima-utaa style of singing passed down through generations. She won many folk and other song competitions during her teens, traveling to events across Japan. Stating in a later interview that she was "suspicious of them",  she decided not to join the labels オーロラの空から見つめている - 元ちとせ* - 冬のハイヌミカゼ pursue music, and instead chose to study to become a beautician, following in the footsteps of her older sister.
She moved to Osaka in However, she suffered from asthma and had severe allergic reactions to many of the chemicals used by beauticians. In Marchshe released a self-titled mini-album through Augusta Records.
The album of cover versions included four English-language songs performed originally by Carole KingThe SugarcubesJimi Hendrix and Velvet Undergroundbut was so well received that Hajime was pushed to release another mini-album less than five months later. It was the third highest selling single of the year behind only Hikaru Utada 's " traveling ", and Ayumi Hamasaki 1 Allegro Moderato - Bartók* - Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók " H ", selling an estimatedcopies.
While also very popular, it was not nearly the success that her first single was, although it did help to cement her as a permanent artist. It soldcopies, charted for 57 weeks, and was the 16th highest selling album of the year.
Shortly after a concert tour, オーロラの空から見つめている - 元ちとせ* - 冬のハイヌミカゼ the release of a live album and DVD inHajime announced that she would be getting married, and was to have her first child Various - Heimweh Nach Berlin The single was a hit, reaching No.
The single sold 6, copies in its first week, and remained on the charts for seven weeks total. In オーロラの空から見つめている - 元ちとせ* - 冬のハイヌミカゼ she released two albums simultaneously, the Japanese language "Orient" and the English language "Occident". The songs in the two albums above are folk music songs of Amami Islands sung in Amami language. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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