Naomi Chiaki

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Naomi Chiaki
Birth name Mieko Segawa (瀬川 三恵子 Segawa Mieko?)
Born (1947-09-17) September 17, 1947 (age 67)
Origin Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Kayōkyoku, pop, enka, contemporary folk, rock, jazz fusion
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 1969–1992
Labels Nippon Columbia
CBS Sony
Victor/Invitation
Teichiku

Naomi Chiaki (ちあき なおみ Chiaki Naomi?, born September 17, 1947), is a Japanese singer and actress who worked from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.

Chiaki made her debut as a singer in 1969, and released her breakthrough single "Yottsu no Onegai" in the following year. "Kassai", a song which has been commonly considered her signature song was released in 1972 and gained success, and finally won the 14th Japan Record Award.[1] "Kassai" sold over one million copies by February 1973, and was awarded a gold disc.[2]

After marrying a former actor Eiji Go in 1978, Chiaki continued her career intermittently until circa 1992. However, she has disappeared from the Japanese entertainment scene for over 16 years, after her spouse died of lung cancer.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Yottsu no Onegai; Anata ni Yobikakeru Chiaki Naomi (四つのお願い あなたに呼びかけるちあきなおみ?) (1970)
  • Ai no Tabiji wo; Naomi Chiaki Sings Enka and Blues (愛の旅路を ちあきなおみ 演歌ブルースを歌う Ai no Tabiji wo Chiaki Naomi Enka Brūsu wo Utau?) (1970)
  • Ai wa Kizutsuki Yasuku; Naomi Chiaki Sings Hit Pops (愛は傷つきやすく ちあきなおみ ヒット・ポップスを歌う Ai wa Kizutsukiyasuku Chiaki Naomi Hitto Poppusu wo Utau?) (1970)
  • Koi to Namida to Blues (恋と涙とブルース Koi to Namida to Brūsu?) (1972)
  • Mou Hitori no Watashi (もう一人の私?) (1972)
  • Waltz (円舞曲 Warutsu?) (1974)
  • Kanashimi Moyou (かなしみ模様?) (1974)
  • Enka Jouwa (演歌情話?) (1975)
  • Sengo no Hikari to Kage; Chiaki Naomi, Gareki no Naka kara (戦後の光と影~ちあきなおみ、瓦礫の中から?) (1975)
  • Haru wa Yuku (春は逝く?) (1976)
  • Sotto Oyasumi (そっとおやすみ?) (1976)
  • Rouge (ルージュ Rūju?) (1977)
  • Amagumo (あまぐも?) (1978)
  • Sorezore no Table (それぞれのテーブル Sorezore no Tēburu?) (1981)
  • Three Hundreds Club (1982)
  • Time (待夢 Taimu?) (1983)
  • Minato ga Mieru Oka (港が見える丘?) (aka Hoshikage no Komichi (星影の小径?)) (1985)
  • Tsutawarimasuka (伝わりますか?) (1988)
  • Otoko no Kyoushū (男の郷愁?) (1989)
  • On'na no Shinjou (女の心情?) (1989)
  • Kassai/Akatombo; Yoshida Oh Sanpun Dorama (喝采・紅とんぼ 吉田旺参分劇?) (1989)
  • Kagerou; Iro wa Nioedo (かげろふ ~色は匂へど~?) (1990)
  • Standard Numbers (すたんだーど・なんばー Standādo Nanbā?) (1991)
  • Hyakka Ryouran (百花繚乱?) (1991)

Hit singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
JP
[4]
1969 "Ame ni Nureta Bojou (雨に濡れた慕情?)" 23
"Asa ga Kuru Mae ni (朝がくるまえに?)" 18
1970 "Yottsu no Onegai (四つのお願い?)" 4
"X+Y=LOVE" 5
"Wakareta Ato de (別れたあとで?)" 13
1971 "Muda na Teikou wa Yamemashou (無駄な抵抗はやめましょう?)" 30
"Watashi to Iu Onna (私という女?)" 24
"Shinobiau Koi (しのび逢う恋?)" 48
"Kyou de Owatte (今日で終って?)" 76
1972 "Koishita Onna (恋した女?)" 95
"Kinjirareta Koi no Shima (禁じられた恋の島?)" 66
"Kassai (喝采?)" 2
1973 "Gekijou (劇場?)" 36
"Yakan Hikou (夜間飛行?)" 15
1974 "Waltz (円舞曲 Warutsu?)" 29
"Kanashimi Moyou (かなしみ模様?)" 69
1975 "Hanafubuki (花吹雪?)" 82
"Renbo Yakyoku (恋慕夜曲?)" 88
"Sadamegawa (さだめ川?)" 33
1976 "Sakabagawa (酒場川?)" 81
1982 "Yagiri no Watashi (矢切の渡し?)" 57
1988 "Yakusha (役者?)" 56
"Akatombo (紅とんぼ?)" 46
2000 "Kamome no Machi (かもめの街?)"/
"Tasogare no Begin (黄昏のビギン Tasogare no Bigin?)"
86
2001 "Saigetsugawa (歳月川?)" 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of the 14th Japan Record Award Winners" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 309. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ "Legendary singer Naomi Chiaki's LPs reissue". zakzak.co.jp (in Japanese). Sankei Shimbun Company, Limited. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  4. ^ Yamachan Land (Japan's charts archives) - Singles Chart Daijiten - "Naomi Chiaki Oricon Singles Hot 100 Chart Listings". Retrieved 2008-12-13.