Midori (ã¿ã©ã‚Š) is a Japanese pop artist and songwriter. Her real name is Fujita Midori (è—¤ç”°ç¾Žç™»é‡Œ), and she was born on 15th October 1967 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Midori is one of the most popular female singers in Japan and one of the few musical ensembles to achieve success outside of her home country.
Midori started her career back in 1996, when she first signed to a Japanese record label and released her debut single, â€œYastabutteâ€. This was the start of a successful career for Midori as her single quickly reached the top of the Oricon chart. As a result of her single's success, Midori released her self-titled debut album that same year and continued to release a number of successful singles and albums throughout the 1990's. She has more than 11 albums during her career and has sold more than 4 million copies of her albums combined.
Midori released her first internationally released single, â€œFurusato,â€ in 2001. It was a big success, scoring at #1 on the Oricon charts. This was the first in a series of several â€œFurusatoâ€ singles and albums. She has since sold more than 20 million copies of her albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful Japanese pop stars ever.
Midori has performed in a number of venues across Japan, including the band Aikawa Nanase (ç›¸å·ä¸ƒç€¬ which included Ayaka Hamasaki (æ¿±å´Žæ©/éˆ´æœ¨ã‚ã‚†ã¿/æ¤Žåæž—æªŽ). Outside of Japan, Midori has performed at venues in North America and Europe, such as the historic Carnegie hall in New York.
In addition to her music, Midori has become an inspiration for many Japanese youth who look up to her for her individuality and perseverance. She is well known for her activism in the campaign to stop piracy and copyrights from being infringed. Midori has also received numerous awards and honors. These include the prestigious Akishima Memorial Music Award in 2006 and the Japanese Eastern Cultural Entertainment Award in 2009.
Outside of music, Midori is also a successful actor who has appeared in anything from dramas to movies. One of her most notable movie appearances was in the 2006 romantic comedy film â€œ Toki wo Kakeru Shoujoâ€. She has also appeared in a number of TV shows, including many of Japanâ€™s most popular variety shows.
Overall, Midori has achieved a great deal in her 25-year career. In addition to topping the charts, she also inspired a generation of young Japanese people to pursue their dreams and has fought hard for copyright laws in her country. Midori is truly an inspiring figure in Japanese music and culture today.