Megumi Asaoka

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Megumi Asaoka
Born October 11, 1955
 Japan, Ōita Prefecture

Megumi Asaoka (麻丘めぐみ Asaoka Megumi?) (born October 11, 1955) is a Japanese pop singer, and actress. Her real name is Kayoko Fuji.

She made her entrance in showbusiness in June 1972, with her debut single "Mebae".

Her biggest hit would be "Watashi No Kare Wa Hidarikiki", which peaked at no. 1, on the Oricon charts, in July 1973.

She married Mitsuo Watanabe in September 1979, and divorced him in February 1982. She has one daughter.[1]

In 2011 the Japanese music program Music Station listed her in their Top 50 Idols of All-time based on their sale figures. She was placed no. 47, with sales exceeding 3,000,000.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Title Release Date/Chart Position
1 Mebae (芽ばえ Buddies?)
Debut single
1972-06-05 (#3)
2 Kanashimi Yo Konnichiwa (悲しみよこんにちは Welcome Sadness?) 1972-10-05 (#6)
3 Onnanoko Nandamon (女の子なんだもん Just a Girl?) 1973-01-15 (#7)
4 Mori Wo Kakeru Koibito Tachi (森を駈ける恋人たち Lovers in the Forest?) 1973-04-30 (#7)
5 Watashi No Kare Wa Hidarikiki (わたしの彼は左きき My Boyfriend is a Lefty?)
Biggest hit
1973-07-05 (#1)
6 Alps No Shoujo (アルプスの少女 Girl of the Alps?) 1973-10-15 (#8)
7 Tokimeki (ときめき A Crush?) 1974-01-15 (#6)
8 Shiroi Heya (白い部屋 The White Room?)' 1974-04-05 (#13)
9 Kanashimi No Season (悲しみのシーズン Season of Sadness?)
1974-09-10 (#10)
10 Yuki No Naka No Futari (雪の中の二人 Two in the Snow?) 1974-12-15 (#16)
11 Mizuiro No Page (水色のページ Light Blue Page?) 1975-03-05 (#14)
12 Koi No Ayatori (恋のあやとり String Figures of Love?) 1975-06-05 (#24)
13 Utsukushiku Moe Nagara (美しく燃えながら It Burns Beautiful?) 1975-08-15 (#37)
14 Shiroi Bishou (白い微笑 White Smile?) 1975-10-25 (#44)
15 Sotsugyou (卒業 Graduation?) 1976-02-05 (#63)
16 Natsu Hakkei (夏八景 Eighth Summer?)
1976-06-05 (#64)
17 Yogiro No Dekigoto (夜霧の出来事 Misty Night?) 1976-09-05 (#83)
18 Ginsekai (銀世界 Snow Covered World?)
1977-01-25 (#77)
19 Neh (ねえ Hey?) 1977-10-05 (#-)
20 Aitaiyo (あいたいよ I Want To Love?) 1984-05-25 (#-)
21 Kyouto Aishuu (京都哀愁 Kyoto Melancholy?) 1985-05-25 (#-)
22 Rikon Bijin (離婚美人 Parting?) 1986-08-21 (#-)
23 Yasashiku Shinaide (やさしくしないで Don't Be Careful?) 1991-09-26 (#-)

Studio albums[edit]

# Title Release Date/Chart Position
1 Sawayaka (さわやか?)
Debut album
1972-08-05 (#9)
2 Akogare (あこがれ?) 1972-12-20 (#6)
3 Megumino Kyuujitsu (めぐみの休日?) 1973-05-25 (#12)
4 Megumito Wakai Nakama Tachi (めぐみと若い仲間たち?) 1973-08-25 (#13)
5 Shiroi Heya (白い部屋?)
1974-04-25 (#22)
6 Roman Heno Tabidachi (ロマンへの旅立ち?) 1975-04-25 (#39)
7 Seishun (青春?) 1975-07-05 (#28)
8 Haru Shitaku (春支度?)' 1976-07-01 (#-)
9 Fashion Privacy (プライバシー・ファッション?)
1976-07-01 (#92)
10 Shirakabe No Shouzou (白壁の肖像?) 1976-11-15 (#-)

Live albums[edit]

# Title Release Date
1 Yume Hiraku Risaitaru (夢ひらくリサイタル?)
First live album
1974-04-25
2 20 Toshi Asaoka Megumi Risaitaru (20歳 麻丘めぐみリサイタル?) ?
3 Aidoru Densetsu Tatta 1 Do No Risaitaru (アイドル伝説 たった1度のリサイタル?) 1983-05-01

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