|Keiko Komuro |
|Birth name||山田 桂子 (Yamada Keiko)|
|Also known as||KCO|
August 18, 1972|
Usuki, Ōita, Japan
|Years active||1995–2011 (on hiatus)|
Keiko Komuro (小室 桂子 Komuro Keiko, née Yamada (山田) born August 18, 1972) is the lead vocalist of the pop group Globe. Since 2001 she has had a solo career, starting with the single "A Song Is Born" in collaboration with Ayumi Hamasaki. In late 2003, she released her first solo EP called KCO. Keiko, under the name KCO, released her first solo album O-Crazy Luv on Universal in 2008. The album contains a total of 11 tracks, including her first single under the new name, "Haru no Yuki" (Spring Snow).
On 24 October 2011, Keiko was hospitalised and diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage. She subsequently underwent a five-hour surgery to repair the condition. As of December 2017, she is currently in rehabilitation therapy, but the prognosis seems to be good.
- "On the Way to YOU"(2000) (#5 in Japan)
- "A Song Is Born" (with Ayumi Hamasaki, 2001) (#1 in Japan)
- "Be True" (with Cyber X) (2003) (#18 in Japan)
- KCO (2003) (#8 in Japan)
- "Haru no Yuki" (春の雪, March 12, 2008)
- O-Crazy Luv (April 30, 2008)
- "Mystic Fawn"
- Komuro, Tetsuya; avex management (24 October 2011). "globe・KEIKO 一部報道につきまして". News - globe Official Website. avex marketing Inc. Archived from the original on 1 December 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- KCO's official website
- Universal Music profile
- Official blog
- Official Twitter
- globe's official website
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