Top 10 Greatest Japanese Music Divas

Many people would probably contradict me on my opinions of this particular topic. As we all know, in Japan, idols are often revered as deities that are methodically worshiped in the entertainment business. This is rightly so, seeing as they have a massive impact on the general public, not to mention supreme influence 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 harm rival fans just to prove the superiority of their own favorite. To determine who truly is the best of the best, I have created this poll for everyone to decide on whom they want and whom they don't like.

Now start voting!
The Top Ten
1 Ayumi Hamasaki

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

She has a great voice, beautiful, poignant lyrics, and delivers some of the greatest concerts known to mankind. I've also never seen a more emotional singer. She's one of the only artists (yes, artist) that can make me cry.

As someone said at Koda Kumi's spot, "Ayu is more of the Madonna of Asia." Well, could it get better than that?!

I've loved Ayu since I was six years old, and that's nine years ago now!

2 Yui

I hope YUI will be the winner! Because YUI has a beautiful vocal and possesses wonderful power. She's so simple, and I love her mindset about how to make a song. She makes songs with her heart. She fills her songs with power, emotion, and beauty. Her songs make me understand her meanings. She makes me knowledgeable about many things, like how to use a song, how to feel a song, and how to listen to a song. I love YUI! I hope she will become famous worldwide with her beautifully meaningful songs. God bless you, YUI! - Senja Ishudin Yulianto, @Your Fans

Because YUI is so simple, I really love her so much! The first time I saw her singing Rolling Star for the anime Bleach, I immediately fell in love with her. I hope YUI will always be the one for everyone.

YUI is my inspiration. She introduced me to J-pop, and I really like all her songs. I think she is so cool. Her songs are wonderful, such as Goodbye Days, Rolling Star, Summer Song, I Can't Say, Find Me, and so on. I'm a big fan of YUI in Indonesia. I hope YUI can visit Indonesia and meet YUI lovers here.

3 Hikaru Utada Utada Hikaru, who has also gone by Hikaru Utada and the mononym Utada, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter and producer.

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

It's so hard to choose between Hikki and Ayu, but it goes to Hikki due to her strong vocals and powerful songs. Plus, she's so sweet.

4 Namie Amuro

I love her music! She has a very beautiful voice, but I can't tell who's better - Yui or her. But I love both of them a lot! I've never heard of Ayumi, though.

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

5 Nana Mizuki

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

6 Kumi Koda

She did a song with Fergie. How much more diva can you get?

7 Mika Nakashima
8 Angela Aki
9 Yuna Ito
10 Matsumoto Takanori

Come on, guys, it's Ruki. Need I say more?

The Contenders
11 Ai Otsuka

Everything about her is simply amazing. She's 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 find someone who enjoys singing as much as she does.

12 Keiko Yamada
13 Hitomi Takahashi
14 Ringo 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 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!

15 Ueto Aya
16 Aya Hirano
17 Rie Fu
18 Hitomi Shimatani
19 Nana Kitade
20 Mai Kuraki
21 Lisa Oribe

LiSA deserves to be one of the Japanese divas.

22 Mariya Takeuchi
23 Chihiro Onitsuka
24 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kiriko Takemura, better known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is a Japanese fashion model and singer. She is best known for her songs: PONPONPON, Ninja Re Bang Bang, and Kira Kira Killer.
25 Izumi Sakai
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