Greatest Japanese Music Divas

sapphirewhirlwind
Many people would probably contradict me in my opinions of this particular topic. As we all know in Japan, idols are often revered as deities that are methodically worshipped in the entertainment business, and rightly so seeing as to how they have a massive impact on the general public, not to mention supreme influenece over the youth.

Now in the case of divas, there is a great amount of tenacity involved. Their fans are more or less likely to kill rival fans just to prove the superiority of theirs. But in order to determine as to who truly is the best of the best, I have created this poll for everyone to decide on who they wantand who they don't like.

NOW START VOTING!!!

The Top TenXW

1Ayumi Hamasaki

I'll just sum it up from a disco-graphical perspective:

3rd Highest Selling Japanese Artist Of All Time.
Highest Selling Female Artist Of All Time.
Highest Selling Solo Artist Of All Time.
Only J-Pop artist in existence to receive the Grand Prix Award for 4 straight years from 2000-2003.
Highest DVD sales by a female artist, 2,313,000 units sold in total.
First female artist to have a photobook top the Oricon Book Chart.
Forbes magazine: Richest singer of all time (#7th in the World) with income of U.S. $400 million.
And so much more...

Now give me twice as many reasons why you would vote for someone else other than her

She has sold more records than any other female artist. Plus, she has more number one hit records (singles, albums and DVD's) than any other artist including B'z and Mr. Children. In additon, her style in music and fashion pretty musch determnes every kind of J-Pop trend in existence. Also her lyrics are mostly what people crave for, seeing as to how she is very honest with herself about many aspects of life.

ALL HAIL THE EMPRESS OF J-POP! - sapphirewhirlwind

I personally think her voice is not really great, she has a lovely, beautiful voice, but not great. But she has charisma, she has talent. She has everything to be a diva. Not to mention that her songs (mostly ballad) are really really strong and they made me cry. She's a queen, a diva, goddess, the superior.

Wow... she's amazing... unique, wonderfull... I don't have words for descrive Ayu... only my favorite japanese singer!... Alwayz n' 4 ever "A"...

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2Yui

What can I say, she sings great, I love her voice, I love ALL of her songs, she could play many instruments, she creates her own songs, she rocks! And to top it off, she's cute XD..

Yui makes the better oppening what I never hear. The opening of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (in Japanese FMA: Shintetsu).

I hope YUI will be the winner! Because YUI has a beautiful vocal, and has a wonderful power! She's so simple! And I love his mind 'bout how to make a song! She makes song with her heart! She filling a song with a power, with a feeling, with a beauty... Her song makes me been felt whet her meaning! She makes me know bout anything! She makes me know bout, how to use a song! How to feel the song! How to listening a song! I LOVE YUI! I Hope YUI will be famous, in the world! I hope she'll be famous with her beautiful mean song! I Hope it! God Bless You YUI! ::Senja Ishudin Yulianto:: @Your Fans

YUI IS THE GREATEST%! SHE's A TRU MUSIC GENIUS! TRUE J-POP SINGER!

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3Hikaru Utada

passion, first love, distance, automatic, simple and clean, heart station, flavor of life, can you keep a secret, drama, sakura drops, stay gold, wings, blue... etc...

ahhh... who could ever forget such hits? - sapphirewhirlwind

it's Utada Hikaru! of course she would be, amazing vocals and sakura sae is still my favourite song of all time since I was like 8.

She just has an extremely beautiful voice, in both Japanese and in English.

my favorite may be Ayu, but I still think Hikki is just as great!

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4Namie Amuro

I LOVE HER MUSIC! She has a very beautiful voice but I can't tell whose better Yui or her. But I Love both of them a lot! I've never herd of Ayumi though.

She's the Queen of Jpop! She overcame her personal obstacles and became who she is today! She's a role model for me!

5Kumi Koda

the real Britney Spears of Japan. Ayu is more of the Madonna of Asia. - sapphirewhirlwind

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6Nana Mizuki

Her voice is just SOO awesome, and her work as a seiyuu is just the BEST! She's now voicing Quinnn Fabray in the Japanese version of Glee, and Carly in the Japanese version of iCarly, proving I'm not the only one who thinks she can sing.

7Mika Nakashima

wonderful vocals and excellent songs, if it weren't for these tohers she might be my favorite - sapphirewhirlwind

8Angela Aki

I just love the easy listening tunes of this artist, they make me feel so much more relaxed and happy

to me thi person is the Vanessa Carlton of Japan - sapphirewhirlwind

9Yuna Ito

fantasic girl, okay sure she may not me wholely original or much of a diva but I love her nonetheless - sapphirewhirlwind

10Matsumoto Takanori

Come on guys, it's Ruki... need I say more? - vulgarismx

The Contenders

11Keiko Yamada

she's not much w/out globe but on the bright side, this woman's got some power packed vocals. - sapphirewhirlwind

12Ueto Aya
13Ai Otsuka

Everything about her is simply amazing. A truly unique singer that deserves a spot not only as one of Japan's best singers, but as one of the world's best singers. It's hard to see someone that enjoys singing as much as she does. - Victormil

people will kill me if I did not add her in this list - sapphirewhirlwind

14Hitomi Takahashi
15Nana Kitade
16Rie FuV2 Comments
17Aya Hirano
18Hitomi Shimatani

lovely!, absolutely lovely

not only does she posesses amazing vocals but she has a string supermodel allure about her - sapphirewhirlwind

19Ringo Shiina

She writes her own music and does her own thing! She has a voice like no other and is probably one of the most unique known artists from Japan. She has also written songs for Rie Tomosaka and Puffy Ami Yumi and provided the soundtrack for "Sakuran" starring Anna Tsuchiya.

Shiina Ringo is truly amazing! - Pandapple300

20Chihiro Onitsuka
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