Top Ten Japanese Singing Legends In History

Most of you are familiar with many of these artists, particularly because many of these choices have appeared in other Japanese music related polls in this site.

None however have ever bothered to make an over all listing of the most well known and beloved artists of all time in that particular country.

So here you go, saving those who were planning to do so a whole lot of trouble.


The Top TenXW

1L'Arc~en~CielL'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

equivalent with linking park?
come on people...

they much more better than them

I like to think of them as the Japanese equivalent to Linkin Park

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2Ayumi Hamasaki

Her voice so amazing! Inuyasha OST!
And her make up always become trends!

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4Utada Hikaru

This Cute Creature is As Legendary Jap Singers Go But With Singing in 2 Languages and Having Best Voice in Music Made Her Best Singer That ever lived I Mean Who Doesn't Love The Utada Babe

5Ruki (the GazettE)V2 Comments
6Namie Amuro

She is the Queen of J-pop! She sings and dances incredible! She is my favorite singer and my role model!

8Do As Infinity (D.A.I.)

Epic voices... The strength and the feelings passed on their songs are simply awesome


In spite of the fact that they are not as popular among others, this band remains one of the most beloved in the industry.

10Kumi Koda

Amazing voice. Amazing performances. Amazing woman.

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11Kyo (Dir en grey)Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.V1 Comment
12Judy And Mary
13Toshi (X Japan)
14Takahiro MoriuchiV1 Comment
15Every Little Thing (ELT)

The 4th single reached 1st on oricon chart.
The 8th single reached over a million shortly after a week.
Vocalist Kaori Mochida had a huge influncein her unique fashion.
The 1st album reached over 200,000 in a week, and was the 1st on oricon, and in 1-50th for over 50weeks
The 2nd album was even over 450,000...was originally ranking 6th on the best albums in Japan Music History, moved to 10th currently !

The band could not be replaced by anyone else, because it aims to arouse people's truest feeling by using "EVERY LTTLE THING" around them to create their songs! - J_A_T

16Sono (Matenrou Opera)
17Mariko Takahashi
19Yo Hitoto
20Yamashita Tatsuro
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