Most of you are familiar with Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル), born in 1983, New York. Fluent in both English and Japanese, she’s that cute face who caught us J-Pop fans by surprise on 1999 with her Debut album First Love, which is an all-time number one seller in Japan (I love this version). Well, guess what, besides being an incredibly kawaii girl, she’s also a Tetris otaku who wears geek glasses and will humilliate you in a Tetris match (yes video).
Utada Hikaru is, with no doubt, Japan’s most succesful pop star. 3 out of 10 top best-selling albums in Japan are from Hikki as her fans call her. Besides First Love, I’m also a big fan of Flavor of Life (live version), the 2007 best-seller in Japan.