Junko Akimoto

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Junko Akimoto
秋元 順子
Born (1947-06-21) June 21, 1947 (age 69)
Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Kayōkyoku, chanson, canzone, jazz, min'yō
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels King Records
Website akimoto-junko.sakura.ne.jp

Junko Akimoto (秋元 順子?, Akimoto Junko, born June 21, 1947 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese kayōkyoku singer. She also sings jazz, chanson, canzone, and min'yō. She made her debut in 2005. She attended the 59th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen.[1] Her song "Ai no Mama de" (愛のままで?, Still in Love) reached number-one on the Japan's Oricon charts in January 2009. By this, she became the eldest singer to reach the number-one position on single charts in Oricon history.[2] The single was on the charts for 64 weeks and sold 568,334 copies during that time.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Madison-gun no Koi (マディソン郡の恋?, Madison County Love) (2006)
  • Second Story (2008)
  • Aisuru Hito no Tame ni (愛する人のために?, For the People I Love) (2009)
  • Encore: Jazz Standard (2010)
  • Live Best ~kawaranu-ai~ (ライブベスト~変わらぬ愛~?)
  • Hana roman ~ serenāde (華浪漫~セレナーデ?)
  • Dear Songs ~yume o tsunaide~ (Dear Songs~夢をつないで~?)
  • Junko Akimoto BEST (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "Madison-gun no Koi" (マディソン郡の恋?, Madison County Love) (2005)
  • "Ame no Tabibito" (雨の旅人?, Rain Traveller) (2007)
  • "Ai no Mama de" (愛のままで?, Still in Love) (2008)
  • "Tasogare Love Again" (黄昏Love again?, Evening Love Again) (2009)
  • "Ichimai no Shashin" (一枚の写真?, One Photograph) (2010)
  • "Sono hana wa...~kawaranu-ai~" (その花は…~変わらぬ愛~?)
  • "Karenai hana" (枯れない花?)
  • "24-ji no kodoku" (24時の孤独?)
  • "Merīgōrando ~namida no okurimono~" (メリーゴーランド~涙の贈りもの~?)
  • "Aikagi" (愛鍵?) (2015)
  • "Rose" (2015)
  • "Ti amo ~kaze ga fuite~" (ティ・アモ~風が吹いて~?) (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 還暦過ぎで紅白初出場の秋元順子、息子のエールは「最初で最後のつもりで」. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. December 29, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ 「アラ還の星」 秋元順子、61歳で最年長シングル首位 ["Star of Around 60" Junko Akimoto became the eldest musician to top the Single Charts at the age of 61] (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-20. [dead link]

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