Hikaru Utada (宇多田 ヒカル Utada Hikaru?, born January 19, 1983) is a Japanese American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. She is known by her stage name Utada English /uːˈtɑːdə/ in the United States and Europe. Since the release of her Japanese debut album First Love, which went on to become the best-selling album in Oricon history, Utada has had three of her Japanese studio albums in the list of Top 10 best-selling albums ever in Japan (number 1, 4, 8) and six of her albums (including one English-language and one compilation) charting within the 275 Best-Selling Japanese albums list. Hikaru has had twelve number-one singles on the Oricon Singles chart, with two notable record achievements for a female solo or group artist: five million-sellers and four in the Top 100 All-Time Best-selling Singles. Utada has sold an estimated more than 52 million records worldwide.
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