|Born||April 11, 1969|
|Genres||J-pop, alternative pop|
|Labels||zetima, Warner Music Japan|
|Website||Up-Front Agency Profile|
Chisato Moritaka (森高千里 Moritaka Chisato ) (born April 11, 1969) is the stage name of Chisato Eguchi (江口 千里), a Japanese pop-music performer who also is notable as an actress and song writer.
Her singing career as the unrivaled "Dance Queen" began in May 1987 with the release of her first album, New Season. She differed from many other female Idol Singers in Japan in that she wrote her own lyrics and some music for her albums. She also played drums on most of the tracks, as well as piano, guitar, clarinet, and other instruments. Her advertising jingles were hits into the mid 1990s in television commercials for such goods as chocolate and gin. She has also made numerous appearances on Japanese game and talent shows and is still a household name. In twelve years after her debut she released seventeen albums and created a strong following of devoted fans. She collaborates with Haruomi Hosono on some Hosono's works.
After an eight-year hiatus from public life, Moritaka sang a song produced for a Nissan automobile commercial in early 2007. She also returned to public performance in late 2012, even releasing a 25th anniversary concert on DVD and premiering her own channel on Youtube, which featured both promotional videos of her hits as well as re-recorded versions of those hits.
She is married to actor Yōsuke Eguchi, with whom she has a son and a daughter.
|Album||Release date||Oricon rank achieved|
|New Season||July 25, 1987|
|March 25, 1988||12|
|July 10, 1988||14|
|November 17, 1988||5|
|July 25, 1989||2|
|December 10, 1989||2|
(古今東西) (All Times and Places)
|October 17, 1990||1|
|July 10, 1991||2|
|Rock Alive||March 25, 1992||3|
|November 18, 1992||5|
|Lucky 7||May 10, 1993||3|
|Step by Step||July 25, 1994||3|
|Do the Best
|March 25, 1995||2|
|Taiyo||July 15, 1996||3|
|Peachberry||July 16, 1997||4|
|Kotoshi no Natsu wa More Better
(今年の夏はモアベター) (This Summer will be Even Better)
|May 21, 1998||10|
|Sava Sava||September 9, 1998||7|
|The Best Selection of First Moritaka (1987–1993)
|February 15, 1999||6|
|November 3, 1999||30|
|Harvest Time||November 27, 1999||82|
|November 26, 2004||63|
Covers by other artists
In 2006, singer Abe Natsumi did a remake of her 1988 hit "Za Sutoresu (The Stress)."
- Kyoto Sangyo University guide to famous Japanese personages
- "℃-uteニューシングル「この街」は全曲森高千里カバー". Natalie (in Japanese). 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
- Chisato Moritaka's channel on YouTube
- Oricon web page for Chisato Moritaka.
- Encyclopedia Idollica Moritaka Chisato
- J!ENT English Translations of Chisato Moritaka Lyrics