Shinichi Mori

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Shinichi Mori
Birth name Kazuhiro Moriuchi
Born (1947-11-18) November 18, 1947 (age 67)
Origin Japan
Genres Enka, Kayōkyoku, Folk, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer
Years active 1966 –
Labels Victor Entertainment
Website www.jvcmusic.co.jp/mori

Shinichi Mori (森 進一 Mori Shin'ichi?, born November 18, 1947 in Kofu, Yamanashi) is a Japanese male enka singer and composer, who also sings folk and pop music. He has sold more than 90 million records, making him one of the best selling Japanese musicians.[1][2]

Shinichi's real name is Kazuhiro Moriuchi (森内 一寛?). He has been married and divorced twice, first to Reiko Ohara and then to Masako Mori. His sons, Takahiro Morita and Hiroki Moriuchi are one of the founders of the rock bands One Ok Rock and MY FIRST STORY.

Career[edit]

In the beginning, Mori won a competition at Fuji Television Network in 1965. He debuted with the successful song "Onna no Tameiki" of the famous composer Inomata Kōshō in 1966.

His debut at Kōhaku Uta Gassen was in 1968, singing "Hana To Chō". His 1974 Japan Record Award-winning song "Erimo Misaki" was composed by Takuro Yoshida. His 1982 song "Fuyu no Riviera" was composed by Eiichi Otaki, former member of Happy End. His song "Ofukuro san" was covered by Sharam Q in their 1997 album Sharam Q no Enka no Hanamichi. His 2003 song "Ōkami Tachi no Tōboe" was written and composed by Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi. His 2004 song "Saraba Seishun no Kageyo" was written by Izumi Sakai.

In 2007, his musical godfather Kōhan Kawauchi became his enemy, because Mori added other lyrics into the original lyrics of "Ofukuro San" at the 57th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen. Sinichi's long career as an enka singer is well-known and he has many appearances in Kōhaku Uta Gassen. He has taken part in the Kōhaku Uta Gassen since his debut at 19th Kōhaku Uta Gassen.

In October 2008, his single "Hatoba" debuted at number 27 on Japan's Oricon charts. The song was composed by himself. By the song "Hatoba", he became the first artist to have one hundred of Top 100 singles in Japan's Oricon charts history.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • "Onna no Tameiki" (女のためいき Woman's Sigh?) : 1966
  • "Hana to Chō" (花と蝶 Flower and Butterfly?) : 1968
  • "Minatomachi Blues" (港町ブルース Port Town Blues?) : 1969
  • "Hana to Namida" (花と涙 Flower and Tear?) : 1969
  • "Ginza no Onna" (銀座の女 Woman in Ginza?) : 1970
  • "Ofukuro san" (おふくろさん My dear Mother?) : 1971
  • "Fuyu no Tabi" (冬の旅 Winter Trip?) : 1973
  • "Erimo Misaki" (襟裳岬 Cape Erimo?) : 1974
  • "Wakare no Seppun" (別れの接吻 Farewell Kiss?) : 1975
  • "Sazanka" (さざんか Sasanqua?) : 1976
  • "Tokyo Monogatari" (東京物語 Tokyo Story?) : 1977
  • "Shinjuku Minatomachi" (新宿・みなと町 Shinjuku, Port Town?) : 1979
  • "Sakaba Bune" (酒場舟 Boozerie Ship?) : 1980
  • "Fuyu no Riviera" (冬のリヴィエラ Winter Riviera?) : 1982
  • "Kita no Hotaru" (北の螢 North Firefly?) : 1984
  • "Yūsuge no Koi" (ゆうすげの恋 Love of Daily Lily?) : 1986
  • "Kanashii Keredo" (悲しいけれど Although I am sad?) : 1987
  • "Usagi" (うさぎ Rabbit?) : 1989
  • "Kaze no Elegy" (風のエレジー Wind Elegy?) : 1990
  • "Nakase Ame" (泣かせ雨 Rain Making Me Cry?) : 1991
  • "Warui Hito" (わるいひと Bad Person?) : 1993
  • "Usotsuki" (うそつき Liar?) : 1994
  • "Kanashimi no Utsuwa" (悲しみの器 Receptacle of Sadness?) : 1996
  • "Onna Gokoro" (女心 Woman's Heart?) : 1998
  • "Uragiri" (裏切り Betrayal?) : 1999
  • "Shūressha" (終列車 Final Train?) : 2000
  • "Ame no Kūkō" (雨の空港 Rainy Airport?) : 2001
  • "Sepia no Ame" (セピアの雨 Sepia Rain?) : 2002
  • "Unga" (運河 Canal?) : 2002
  • "Ōkami Tachi no Tōboe" (狼たちの遠吠え Wolves' Howl?) : 2003
  • "Saraba Seishun no Kageyo" (さらば青春の影よ Good-bye, Shadow of Adolescence?) : 2004
  • "Hana" (はな Flower?) : 2005
  • "Tazunete Otaru" (たずねて小樽 Visiting Otaru?) : 2006
  • "Jinsei Hitasura" (人生ひたすら Single-minded Life?) : 2007
  • "Onna no Koi" (女の恋 Woman's Love?) : 2008
  • "Hatoba" (波止場 Dockside?) : 2008
  • "Yuragi" (ゆらぎ Flicker?) : 2009

Kohaku Uta Gassen[edit]

Year/Number # Song #/total Opponent Others
1968/19th Kohaku Uta Gassen 1 Hana To Chō 22/23 Jun Mayuzumi Penultimate(1)
1969/20th Kohaku Uta Gassen 2 Minato Machi Blues 23/23 Hibari Misora Finalista(1)
1970/21st Kohaku Uta Gassen 3 Ginza no Onna 24/24 Hibari Misora(2) Finalista(2)
1971/22nd Kohaku Uta Gassen 4 Ofukuro San 25/25 Hibari Misora(3) Finalista(3)
1972/23rd Kohaku Uta Gassen 5 Sasurai Bune 01/23 Mari Amachi First singer(1)
1973/24th Kohaku Uta Gassen 6 Fuyu no Tabi 18/22 Mina Aoe
1974/25th Kohaku Uta Gassen 7 Erimo Misaki 25/25 Chiyoko Shimakura Finalista (of all singers)(4)
1975/26th Kohaku Uta Gassen 8 Ah Hito Koishi 18/24 Rumiko Koyanagi
1976/27th Kohaku Uta Gassen 9 Sazanka 19/24 Aki Yashiro(1)
1977/28th Kohaku Uta Gassen 10 Tokyo Monogatari 23/24 Harumi Miyako(1) Penultimate(2)
1978/29th Kohaku Uta Gassen 11 Kimiyo Koyae 23/24 Harumi Miyako(2) Penultimate(3)
1979/30th Kohaku Uta Gassen 12 Shinjuku Minatomachi 20/23 Masako Mori(1)
1980/31st Kohaku Uta Gassen 13 Koidukiyo 22/23 Sachiko Kobayashi(1) Penultimate(4)
1981/32nd Kohaku Uta Gassen 14 Inochi Ataete 20/22 Harumi Miyako(3)
1982/33rd Kohaku Uta Gassen 15 Kagewo Shitaite 22/22 Harumi Miyako(4) Finalista (of all singers)(5)
1983/34th Kohaku Uta Gassen 16 Fuyu no Riviera 20/21 Sachiko Kobayashi(2) Penultimate(5)
1984/35th Kohaku Uta Gassen 17 Kita no Hotaru 20/20 Harumi Miyako(5) Finalista(6)
1985/36th Kohaku Uta Gassen 18 Onna Moyou 20/20 Masako Mori(3) Finalista (of all singers)(7)
1986/37th Kohaku Uta Gassen 19 Yuusuge no Koi 20/20 Sayuri Ishikawa(1) Finalista (of all singers)(8)
1987/38th Kohaku Uta Gassen 20 Kanashii Keredo... 01/20 Aki Yashiro(2) First singer(2)
1988/39th Kohaku Uta Gassen 21 Kyoto Satigatashi 18/21 Naomi Chiaki
1989/40th Kohaku Uta Gassen 22 Yubiwa 18/20 Sachiko Kobayashi(3)
1990/41st Kohaku Uta Gassen 23 Ofukuro San (2) 29/29 Harumi Miyako(6) Finalista (of all singers)(9) 
1991/42nd Kohaku Uta Gassen 24 Nakase Ame 25/28 Kye Eun Sook
1992/43rd Kohaku Uta Gassen 25 Gekijo no Mae 23/28 Miyako Otsuki
1993/44th Kohaku Uta Gassen 26 Saraba Tomo yo 25/26 Harumi Miyako(7) Penultimate(6)
1994/45th Kohaku Uta Gassen 27 Ofukuro San (3) 21/25 Saori Yuki and Shoko Yasuda(1)
1995/46th Kohaku Uta Gassen 28 Kanashimi no Utsuwa 24/25 Harumi Miyako(8) Penultimate(7)
1996/47th Kohaku Uta Gassen 29 Yoru no Shijima 10/25 Harumi Miyako(9) Finalista in the first half(1)
1997/48th Kohaku Uta Gassen 30 Erimo Misaki (2) 23/25 Sayuri Ishikawa(2)
1998/49th Kohaku Uta Gassen 31 Fuyu no Tabi (2) 22/25 Ayako Fuji
1999/50th Kohaku Uta Gassen 32 Ofukuro San (4) 24/27 Saori Yuki and Shoko Yasuda(2)
2000/51st Kohaku Uta Gassen 33 Shū Ressha 22/28 Miyuki Kawanaka
2001/52nd Kohaku Uta Gassen 34 Sore wa Koi 20/27 Fuyumi Sakamoto
2002/53rd Kohaku Uta Gassen 35 Unga 13/27 Mitsuko Nakamura Finalista in the first half(2)
2003/54th Kohaku Uta Gassen 36 Ōkami tachi no Tōboe 15/30 Namie Amuro Finalist in the first half(3)
2004/55th Kohaku Uta Gassen 37 Saraba Seishun no Kage yo 24/28 Mai Kuraki
2005/56th Kohaku Uta Gassen 38 Ofukuro San (5) 23/29 Ai
2006/57th Kohaku Uta Gassen 39 Ofukuro San (6) 13/27 Sayuri Ishikawa(3) Finalist in the first half(4)
2007/58th Kohaku Uta Gassen 40 Kita no Hotaru (2) 26/27 Akiko Wada Penultimate(8)
2008/59th Kohaku Uta Gassen 41 Ofukuro San (7) 25/26 Yoshimi Tendo Penultimate(9) 
2009/60th Kohaku Uta Gassen 42 Hana To Chō(2) 11/25 Miyuki Kawanaka(2) Finalist in the first half(5)
2010/61st Kohaku Uta Gassen 43 Erimo Misaki (3) 12/22 Yoshimi Tendo(2) Finalist in the first half(6)
2011/62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen 44 Minato Machi Blues (2) 10/25 Ringo Shiina(3) Finalist in the first half(7)
2012/63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen 45 Fuyu no Riviera (2) 11/25 Ayaka Iida Finalist in the first half(8)

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