Ann Lewis (musician)

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Ann Lewis
Birth name Ann Linda Lewis
Born (1956-06-05) 5 June 1956 (age 60)
Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan
Genres Pop, rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, creative director, designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1970–1999, 2003–2007
Labels Victor
Website Ann Lewis Online Jewelery Shop

Ann Lewis (アン・ルイス?, An Ruisu, born 5 June 1956 in Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan) is a Japanese singer, popular in Japan in the 1970s and 80s. She was born to an American father and a Japanese mother. She has one brother and a son, Myuji, who is also a singer in Japan. She was married to Masahiro Kuwana, another Japanese singer, from 1980 to 1984.[1] Her many hits include the popular song "Roppongi Shinju", "Good Bye My Love" and many others which have been covered by other Asian artists. She semi-retired from show-business in the 1990s, suffering from chronic panic attacks, and settled down in Los Angeles.[2] She released a few self-covers albums in the 2000s. She has been active as a Creative Director, Consultant and Designer. Works include Interior designs, (private homes to business offices, restaurants and shops), releasing a line of original jewelry, Creating original Animation, Logos and other projects. She has also been involved as the President, COO and marketing consultant for several software companies in the USA.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Shiroi Shuumatsu" (白い週末) (1971.2.25)
  • "Wakarimasen" (わかりません) (1973.4.25)
  • "Goodbye My Love" (グッド・バイ・マイ・ラブ) (1974.4.5)
  • "Honeymoon in Hawaii" (ハネムーン・イン・ハワイ) (1974.8.25)
  • "Four Season" (フォー・シーズン) (1974.11.25)
  • "Amai Yokan" (甘い予感) (1977.8)
  • "Onna wa Sore o Gamandekinai" (女はそれを我慢できない) (1978.5.5)
  • "女にスジは通らない" (1978.9.5)
  • "I'm a Lonely Lady" (アイム・ア・ロンリー・レディ) (1979.6.25)
  • "Koi no Boogie Woogie Love Train" (恋のブギ・ウギ・トレイン) (1979.12.25)
  • "Boogie Woogie Love Train" (1980.6.5)
  • "Linda" (1980.8.5)
  • "ラ・セゾン" (1982.6.5)
  • "Luv-Ya" (1983.2.21)
  • "Bara no Kiseki" (薔薇の奇蹟) (1983.5.1)
  • "I Love You Yori Aishteru" (I Love You より愛してる) (1983.10.21)
  • "Roppongi Shinju" (六本木心中) (1984.10.5)
  • "Pink Diamond" (ピンクダイヤモンド) (1985.3.5)
  • "Ah, Mujyou" (あゝ無情) (1986.4.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 71[3]
  • "Tenshi yo Kokyou o miyo" (天使よ故郷を見よ) (1987.5.1)
  • "Katana" (1988.4.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 39[3]
  • "Bijinhakumei" (美人薄命) (1989.3.21)
  • "Woman" (1989.9.6) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 31[3]
  • "Yokubou" (欲望) (1990.6.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 38[3]
  • "Finish!!" (1990.10.3) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 55[3]
  • "Yoru ni Kizutsuite" (夜に傷ついて) (1992.5.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 52[3]
  • "Lovin’ You" (1992.11.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 97[3]
  • "Ya! Ya!" (1993.7.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 57[3]
  • "Midnight Sun" (1994.5.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 88[3]
  • "I’m in Love" (1994.9.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 97[3]
  • "Womanism Rhythm" (1995.9.21) Oricon Weekly Singles Chart Position: 74[3]
  • "恋を眠らせて" (1996.8.21)
  • "Vendetta" (1997.11.21)
  • "Hyougara Pink" (豹柄とPink) (1998.2.21)
  • "Sennen Ai" (千年愛) (1999.2.3)

Albums[edit]

  • Goodbye My Love (1974)
  • La Saison d'Amour (1982)
  • Heavy Moon (1983)
  • I Love You Yori Ashiteru (I Love You より愛してる) (1983)
  • Dri Yume X-T-C (Dri夢・X-T-C) (1984)
  • Romantic Violence (1984)
  • Yujo (遊女) (1986)
  • Joshin (1987)
  • Meiki (女息) (1988)
  • My Name Is Woman (1989)
  • Rude (1990)
  • K・Rock (1992)
  • Rockadelic (1993)
  • Piercer (1994)[4]
  • La Adelita (1996) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Position: 91[4]
  • Fetish (1998)

Best of albums[edit]

  • 全曲集 (1985)
  • Womanism I (1991)
  • Womanism II (1991) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Position: 3[4]
  • Womanism III (1991)
  • Womanism IV (1995) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Position: 25[4]
  • Womanism Outtakes (1995) (packaged with Womanism I-IV set)
  • Womanism Best (2000)
  • Ann Lewis Best Selection (2005)
  • Womanism Complete Best (2006)
  • Cheek I (2007)
  • Cheek II (2007)
  • Cheek III (2007)

Cover albums[edit]

  • Girls Night Out (2003)
  • Me-Myself-Ann-I "Refreshed" (2004)
  • Rebirth Self-cover Best (2005)
  • Pink Christmas – Pukkalicious – Cheek IV (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock singer Masahiro Kuwana dead at 59". Japan Today. GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Article from Japan times Online
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k www.oricon.co.jp Ann Lewis Single Rankings Retrieved 3 November 2010
  4. ^ a b c d [1] Ann Lewis Album Rankings Retrieved 3 November 2010

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