Best Female Singers of Japan

Solo artist or leader vocal of a band, if she has a career in Japan and you think is the better, put her here.

The Top Ten

1 YUI

OH yeah! go go go YUI.. I alwayas play your song Rolling star hehehe... love it.!

YAAY! Yui's the best ever! I love you, we all love you! Your fans will be waiting for you anytime everywhere forever!

Yui is the best... you always in my heart... go.. go.. yui... I will always love you... you forever...

YUI...
Nobody else deserves to be on the no. 1 spot when it comes to this list. Such a beautiful soul and wonderful artist. Forever no. in Japan.

2 Utada Hikaru

I love her I think she should be number one :)
I relay loved her songs with Kingdome heart, witch is a awesome game by the way

When she sings in english, she sounds better than some famous singers who are fluent in english! She's really gifted

Utada Hikaru Is The Best In The World!
I Think No One Japanese Singer Can be Compared
You Rock!

I love Utada she is very talented and musically gifted... She can speak English and Japanese fluently and sounds good singing both! I hope she comes back to the United States!

3 Nana Mizuki

Unlike SOME (not all! ) of the people listed in the Top 10, Nana can actually SING her butt off, and I don't mean lip-syncing concerts, I mean 3-4 hours long live and even through fatigue she can still sing in pitch! She can sing MULTIPLE genres, unlike some people who can sing 1, or maybe 2(Gasp! ) She's known as a seiyuu singer, which is kind of like Disney singers in the USA, people look down them as never being as good as mainstream, but she has what it takes to break that barrier! And so far she is on her way!

Nana Mizuki, a seiyuu (voice actress) and as well as singer; I'm glad to say that she's a great example for people who aim to be a singing artist. Throughout her entire career, she has never lip-sync, again I repeat, NEVER. This can be proven because you can hear her breathing in her live performances and even in her CD recordings. She shows true talent, despite her growing age and and experiences as a child. The dance choreography along with her vocal singing range and multiple genres, shows her fans, that again, she's got true talent. She deserves more and therefore should be in the top 10! (If you haven't seen her live performances, heck, go to youtube this instance! )

Shes amazing unlike some people listed (not all), she can actually sing, and pretty damn well, and her voice has tonality as well as versatility, she doesn't sound the same in every song, her voice acting ability really pays tribute to it, and she can sing multiple genres, not just generic jpop

Nana is the best! She is beautiful, charming and very cute! She's also very talented! She can sing many genres. Her voice is super energetic, powerful and very pleasant to hear! It can be sweet yet deep and strong! I love her so much!

4 Lia

Why is Lia ranked so low?! She has a goddess-like, incredible range, and conveys so much emotion in her songs. Most of all, she sings BEAUTIFULLY live! Please support this amazing singer, and raise her rank!

Lia is a like legend in J-pop. Even though I don't understand her lyrics at all, she just makes the song sound amazingly impressive. Her voice is strong and graceful, I don't understand why her rank is is so low. I LOVE LIA.

I love Lia..Her lyrics had a deep meaning of life...

I am not a hard fan, but the voice is just a angel... in live performance, she can you make cry or thrill at to levels of absolute star... no more words

5 Origa
6 Atsuko Maeda

Will always support maeda, although graduated of akb48

Kawaii achan! She is nature and have a aura of idol in herself

No mather what happen with atsuko maeda I will always give my support to her. I'm your big fans from Indonesia.

Love you Maeda

7 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Pamyu Pamyu is great! She's not only incredibly popular (along with Nishino Kana and AKB48 as the top females in Japan) but worldwide she is a sensation! Kyary is different, cute and you just can't help but fall in love with her!

Her music is very sweet

He style is great and I believe that it reflects on her work so much!

Unlike other artists, if you love one of her songs, you'll love all of her songs, hard to believe but it is a fact!

8 Ayumi Hamasaki

Listen to her song, her voice is more than amazing...

Ayumi sounds amazing. Her voice can carry such high notes and her voice has a special ring to it. Another thing is that her songs always has amazing music videos to go with them and she always looks beautiful in those as well. Ayumi is the best singer ever. Her songs send the best messages, especially the song Dearest.

Ayumi is my star!
I love you so much
You are so cute

From her first debut until now, she has given me so much things to learn.. I have read about her past and follow her from 2007.. She always try something new and make it better than ever.. Her honesty make me totally in love with her song and herself to as a fan.. XDD

9 Elisa

She has natural singing voice like no other.

Singer of Realism and Soba ni Iru yo from Kakumeiki Valvrave... I also love The Invisible Message in Hayate no Gotoku Heaven is a place on Earth... I also Love Hikari^^...

10 Kana Nishino

For me she's the best japanese singer . Her voice is so nice, beautiful and the melodiest and the way she sings is so cool. And l wish she would me more famous and be the best the first song I heard from her voice was - "HAVE A NICE DAY" . l love her voice!

Love her so much. Her english pronunciation in songs is so good and has a wide range of emotions in her songs. Angelic voice/

Best Friend, Dear, Motto, Sayonara Her voice is one of the best I have heard. crystal clear high ringing resonance and sincere soulful R and B. Love her sky high falsetto. Weepingly beautiful at times. Very bittersweet but can also be really happy like in Moshimo. Deep emotional resonance with such a high pitched natural delivery and great vocal range smooth transitions up into the high registers.

Her voice is so nice! And I really love the song best friend if you listen to it you'll fall in love with kana she's just amazingly talented

The Contenders

11 Kashiwagi Yuki

She's the best! I always play her song before going to sleep and after I wake up! Her voice is like an angel

She have beautiful voice :) I always fallin' love when she start to sing. She's really beautifull

Yuki is a Queen! Beautiful and Talented

Her voice is very beautiful and she is pretty girl.

12 Haruna Ono

Just check-out for yourself how amazing this vocalist/guitarist is plus she definitely got the looks and could dance well too.

With her unique vocal and with a strong hint of rock in it.. Rare indeed.. And on top of that she's a good guitarist too.. Being a lead vocal with guitar isn't easy and plus at Pop Rock genre..

Haruna is perfect! and we must remember that she had a problem with her voice, and now she sings like nothing was happen, I love her

Haruna should be the one because she can synchronized with her most powerful band SCANDAL

13 Aimer

Haunting, soul and heart piercing voice. So unique powerful, yet tender and husky at the same time. I love many japanese vocalists, but Aimer just blows me away.

Nothing came close to aimer if you talk about uniqueness. Maybe except Yuki Isoya. She sang through her heart and her live performance is so beautiful in every aspect.

She is very humble and shy person. In beginning of her career, she doesn't show her face because she want people to pay attention about her voice not her face.

Due to her parents' influence, she was surrounded by music from a very young age. She began composing songs with the piano and guitar and began writing lyrics in English. At the age of 15, she lost her voice from an unfortunate accident; however, as she recovered, she acquired her distinctive husky voice.

Her voice is very unique and her songs are the only ones that touches deep into my soul

One of those singers whose live performance is often better than the recorded version.

14 Ayumi Hamazaki
15 Aoi Teshima

Why she is not in 1#? Have any singer greater than this legend?!

Must be in 1#

16 Tsukiko Amano

She has solid voice. And it sounds so good!

Tsuki-sama is not just a singer, but an artist.
Her lyrics are able to touch a heart deeply and softly.
Her melodies can make you float and find yourself in the clouds.

I love all her songs! Is a very complete artist

This voice is very good~

17 Lisa

Lisa is too good to be this low she 100% should be top 10 and I could even argue for top 5 like do you really even listen to her come on now

She manages to bring a smile to my face no matter which song I am listening to! The emotions that you can feel from her resonate with you, just listen to any of her songs! The fact that a good number of her songs are used as anime openings and closing themes should speak for itself. LiSA is an amazing live performer! She is a great inspiration and she captures the hearts of those listening to her!

LiSA's songs are truly inspirational and filled with emotions. As you listen to her song, you can feel her emotions flowing. Not only that but in her concerts, she can be so emotional that she can break down in tears along with some of the audiences. I personally experienced it and she should at least be in the top 10.

How can she be all the way down here!? She is one of the best japanese female artists out there!

18 Minami Takahashi

Do the best for me!

Brilliant! Not only having work as AKB48 member and having a solo debut, but also as the 48group manager!

I love her so much... Especially in Anime (Conan in Detective Conan)

Takamina... You great singer and leader!

19 Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) Suzuka Nakamoto, known by her stage names Suzuka and Su-Metal, is a Japanese idol, singer and model. She is represented by the talent agency Amuse, Inc. and has been a member of three musical groups formed by the company: Karen Girl's, Sakura Gakuin, and Babymetal.

Her rise to become one of the greatest vocalist from Japan is inevitable. At 22, she already has 12 years of experience. I, as a fan, look forward to her growth for the next numerous decades as she fulfill her destiny and reach new heights. Please look over her warmly. Please look upon her warmly.

The girl is 18 and kicking ass left, right and centre. She was good at 15 as it is but her growth as vocalist since then has been phenomenal and a pleasure to watch. Can't imagine how she'll turn out when her voice matures even more. Might as well just hand her the title of Queen of Japan. She's already regarded as Metal Queen by 'the One'

Her voice actually distinctive because she can sing any gender type of song which her voice is 100% fit, Its unique no japanese singer like her

With 10 years of professional singing experience when she just turned 20, Suzuka Nakamoto has a tremendous career ahead of her. She can easily outsing 90 percent of people named in this entire list. With a incredible amount of body of work already under her belt at 20, she will keep growing bettering herself, honing her craft.. soon turning all detractors into believers as she is without a doubt one of the great emerging names in Japan's music industry. Already a huge star, she will only get bigger and brighter.

20 Watanabe Mayu

She's is cute and lovely. She's the best actress and dancer. They call her Mayuyu Queen. She's have a cute voice and she's is the best Japanese idol in my opinion. She must had to be 1St top cause she is Cute Japanese idol of all.

Shes the best and cute

My number 1 idol

˜� I love her voice

21 Kokia

I was working my way through this list liking some whilst others were not really my taste.I then reached no 32 and even though her style isn't what I am into her voice enchanted me and trapped me under its spell.Its so beautiful with so many levels and the emotion just oozes out of it.I would love her to sing an old Scottish folk song.Her music is not something I would listen to every day but whenever I do (its already on my music player) it will lift my day to a higher level and spread beauty into the darkest corners of my life.

I'm not critiquing her songs or popularity, but vocal abilities. She's one of the best female singers ever. Find songs with her singing with no music and you'll be convinced.

For me, she's the world's best singer. Yes, I'm obsessed with her. When I see live music video, it feels like she's singing only to me, I sense her amazing presence. She's the Goddess of music! :D

Personally I think that she should be somewhere in the top 15, I love her voice!

22 Namie Amuro

Queen of Jpop what is she doing at number 22 she deserves number 1 PERIOD

Namie is the Queen of J-Pop! She has awesome dance moves and her vocals are amazing. She is one of favorite singers!

She's amazing and her voice is sexy

She is the best in the world! I know what I'm talking of. Just lovee her! She should be #1 here! She is my favourite star for ever. Her performances are so energetic and you just can't believe that she can do this all alone.

23 Mika Nakashima

Her beautiful, deep and strong sort of voice is extremely pleasant to hear. Just by hearing her songs, you could easily know that she sings with her heart. Her vocal should be considered as fresh and rare since cute and sweet vocal is being too mainstream in this industry. In other words, her vocal could resembles the rarity of voice in this industry. Apart from that, she is very gorgeous, stylish and cool in appearance. She has a very good sense of fashion. Her English is also good which gave her the potential of being a Japanese artist that shines in the west. For me, she's being a perfect Japanese female artist. She should, would, could and will be on the top.

Mika should definitely be #1. Her beautiful voice is the very definition of silky smooth. Her ballads are unmatched by any other singer.

Mika Nakashima has the Rare and Raw Voice hardly found in Jpop industry, and she's able to sing different genre of songs fr. Jazz, Rock to Ballads...

She is the first Japanese vocalist which I completely fell in love with. Her voice is so vulnerable and even though I can't understand her word for word, her voice really has no language barriers. Definitely the best out of all the rest!

24 Bonnie Pink

Bonnie pink I LOVE YOU!

So beautiful in her soft, folk-like rhythms. She is like the Japanese version of Suzanne Vega or Frente!

25 Misia

Personally I think she is definitely one of the top 10 Japanese female vocalists.

She's definitely one of the best Japanese singers.

She's great. With a high- powered voice.

Her belts are out of this world

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