Blogged By: De De Tillman
Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017 @ 3:30 a.m PST
Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music, and has sometimes co-composed her music.
Born and raised in Fukuoka, Hamasaki moved to Tokyo at fourteen in 1993 to pursue a career in singing and acting.
Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records, making her the best-selling Japanese solo artist of all time. Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist (38); the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist (twenty-five), and the most million-sellers
In January 2008, Hamasaki announced on her blog that an inoperable condition, possibly tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, had caused complete deafness in her left ear. She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2006 and that the problem dated to 2000, when she developed an ear infection but continued to perform against the advice of doctors.
Despite the setback, Hamasaki stated that she wished to continue singing, and that “as a professional”, she wanted to “deliver the best performance for everyone”. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. She vowed to continue performing, writing: “The stage is where I belong. It’s the only place I really, truly exist. I don’t know anything else.
On September 11, 2016, Hamasaki announced that she and her husband had separated.On September 30, 2016, she announced that her divorce had been finalized; however, a motion for dissolution of the marriage was not filed until April, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As of September, 2017 their marital status remains legally unresolved. According to, Wikipedia