Japanese R &B singer Misia (Misaki Ito) although born to parents who were both professionals (doctors) was however raised to value and love music. At age 4, Misia was already taking piano lessons and later would take private music lessons to hone her vocals and overall music skills.
Misia continued her music studies well into high school and would later train in the genres of gospel and R&B with two African-American music teachers based in Japan. Lucky for her, the soulful singer audition in 1997 for Sony BMG Japan and made the cut. That same year, she signed with the record label and by 1998 began what would be a legacy of making hits after hits. Some of her famous tracks include “Tsutsumikomu Youni,” “Hi no Ataru Basho,” and “Mother Father Brother Sister.”
Misia in the 1999 Nihon Gold Disc Awards, won Best New Artist of the Year and Best Pop Album of the Year. She continues to soar with her soulful voice and very unique sense of style and presentation.
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