Miho Nakayama

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Miho Nakayama
Born (1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 44)
Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Singer, Actress, model

Miho Nakayama (中山 美穂 Nakayama Miho?, born 1 March 1970) is a Japanese singer, actress, and model.

Nakayama was born in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut on 21 June 1985. She also starred in a Famicom Disk System dating sim titled Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School, in which she played a high school student trying to mask her true identity. Her younger sister is Shinobu Nakayama, another pop singer.

In 1995, director Shunji Iwai cast Miho in the starring dual roles of Hiroko Watanabe and Itsuki Fujii in the film Love Letter. The film was a huge box-office success, and Miho won Best Actress awards for her role in the film at the 38th Blue Ribbon Awards,[1] the 17th Yokohama Film Festival[2] and the 18th Hochi Film Awards.[3]

She was nominated for a Best Actress Japanese Academy Award in 1998 for her role in Tokyo biyori[4] and has appeared in a number of TV series including Love Story (2001).[5]

She got married to Hitonari Tsuji in 2002 and divorced in 2014. She resides in Paris.

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

  1. "'C'" (「C」?) (1985)
  2. "After School" (1985)
  3. "Summer Breeze" (1986)
  4. "Exotique" (1986)
  5. "One and Only" (1987)
  6. "Catch the Nite" (1988) (Oricon charts #1 album)
  7. "Mind Game" (1988)
  8. "Angel Hearts" (1988)
  9. "Hide 'n' Seek" (1989) (Oricon charts #1 album)
  10. "Merry Merry" (1989)
  11. "All for You" (1990)
  12. "Jeweluna" (1990)
  13. "Dé Eaya" (1991)
  14. "Mellow" (1992)
  15. "Wagamama na Actress" (わがままな あくとれす Selfish Actress?) (1993)
  16. "Pure White" (1994)
  17. "Mid Blue" (1995)
  18. "Deep Lip French" (1996)
  19. "Groovin' Blue" (1997)
  20. "Olive" (1998)
  21. "Manifesto" (1999)

Compilation albums[edit]

  1. "Collection" (1987) (Oricon charts #1 album)
  2. "Ballads" (1989)
  3. "Collection II" (1990)
  4. "Miho's Select" (1991) (Oricon charts #1 album)
  5. "Dramatic Songs" (1993)
  6. "Blanket Privacy" (1993)
  7. "Collection III" (1990)
  8. "Ballads II" (1996)
  9. "Treasury" (1997)
  10. "Your Selection 1" (2001)
  11. "Your Selection 2" (2001)
  12. "Your Selection 3" (2001)
  13. "Your Selection 4" (2001)
  14. "Collection IV" (2006)
  15. "Complete Singles Box" (2006)
  16. "Perfect Best" (2010)

Other albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. "'C'" (「C」?) (1985)
  2. "Namaiki" (生意気 Cheeky?) (1985)
  3. "Be-Bop-Highschool" (1985)
  4. "Iro White Blend" (色・ホワイトブレンド Color White Blend?) (1986)
  5. "Close Up" (クローズ・アップ Kurōzu Appu?) (1986)
  6. "Jingi Aishite Moraimasu" (JINGI・愛してもらいます Jingi Gives Me love?) (1986)
  7. "Tsuiteru ne Notteru ne" (ツイてるねノッてるね Arriving Riding?) (1986)
  8. "Waku Waku Sasete" (WAKU WAKUさせて Made Nervous?) (1986)
  9. "'Hade!!!'" (「派手!!!」 'Showy!!!'?) (1987)
  10. "50/50" (1987)
  11. "Catch Me" (1987) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  12. "You're My Only Shinin' Star" (1988) (Oricon charts #1 single) (written by Toshiki Kadomatsu)
  13. "Ningyo-hime" (人魚姫 Mermaid Princess?) (1988) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  14. "Witches" (1988) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  15. "Rosécolor" (1989) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  16. "Virgin Eyes" (1989)
  17. "Midnight Taxi" (1990) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  18. "Semi-Sweet no Mahō" (セミスウィートの魔法 Semi-Sweet Magic?) (1990)
  19. "Megamitachi no Bōken" (女神たちの冒険 The Goddess' Adventure?) (1990)
  20. "Aishiteru tte Iwanai!" (愛してるっていわない! Don't Say You Love Me!?) (1990)
  21. "Kore Kara no I Love You" (これからのI Love You I Love Yous from Now On?) (1991)
  22. "Rosa" (1991)
  23. "Tōi Machi no Dokoka de..." (遠い街のどこかで... Somewhere in a Far-off Town?) (1991)
  24. "Mellow" (1992)
  25. "Sekaijū no Dare yori Kitto" (世界中の誰よりきっと Surely from Someone in the World?) (1992) (with Wands, Oricon charts #1 single)
  26. "Shiawase ni naru Tame ni" (幸せになるために So I Can Be Happy?) (1993)
  27. "Anata ni Nara..." (あなたになら... If I Were You?) (1993)
  28. "Tada Nakitaku Naru no" (ただ泣きたくなるの I Still Want to Cry?) (1994) (Oricon charts #1 single)
  29. "Sea Paradise (OL no Hanran)" (Sea Paradise -OLの反乱- Office Lady Rebellion?) (1993)
  30. "Hero" (1994)
  31. "Cheers for You" (1995)
  32. "Hurt to Heart (Itami no Yukue)" (Hurt to Heart~痛みの行方~ The Whereabouts of Pain?) (1995)
  33. "Thinking About You (Anata no Yoru o Tsutsumitai)" (Thinking about you~あなたの夜を包みたい~ I Want to Be Wrapped Up in Your Nights?) (1996)
  34. "True Romance" (1995)
  35. "Mirai e no Present" (未来へのプレゼント Present for the Future?) (1996) (with Mayo)
  36. "March Color" (マーチカラー Māchi Karā?) (1997)
  37. "Love Clover" (1998)
  38. "A Place Under the Sun" (1999)
  39. "Adore" (1999)

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Preceded by
Yukiko Okada
Japan Record Award for Best New Artist
1985
Succeeded by
Shonentai