Keiko Masuda

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Keiko Masuda
増田 恵子
Born (1957-09-02) September 2, 1957 (age 61)
Shizuoka, Japan
Origin Shizuoka, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 1976–2018
Associated acts

Keiko Masuda (増田 恵子 Masuda Keiko, born September 2, 1957 in Shizuoka, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress. She is better known by her nickname Kei, and was one half of Pink Lady, the top idol group in Japan in the 1970s. In the United States, they are known for their self-titled TV program.

After Pink Lady broke up in 1981, she continued to perform in various entertainment activities. Her best selling solo single was "Suzume" (すずめ, lit. Sparrow), which sold 267,000 copies according to Oricon, and placed itself in the Top Ten.[1] The single was written by Miyuki Nakajima. Occasionally, Pink Lady reunite and Kei sings with her partner Mitsuyo "Mie" Nemoto.


  • Hitori ga Suki (1982.02.18)
  • Koi Suru Otomodachi (1982.11.10)
  • Tawamureru Sakanatachi (1985.00.00)
  • Voice Cologne (1989.11.25)
  • 'Kyuukoku no Best! (2005.07.27) Greatest Hits Compilation
  • Now And Then (2008.09.01)
# Title Release Date/Chart Position
1 Suzume (すずめ, Sparrow)
1981-11-28 (#9)
2 Tamerai (ためらい, Hesitation) 1982-06-12 (#37)
3 Rasen Kaidan (らせん階段, Spiral Staircase) 1982-10-09 (#70)
4 Joyuu (女優, Actress) 1984-05-21 (#58)
5 FU・RI・NE (It Is To Shake) 1985-08-21 (#63)
6 Avec Le Feu 1989-10-25 (#-)
7 Simples Confidence 1989 (#-)
8 Unmei Ga Kawaru Asa (運命が変わる朝, Destiny Changes Morning) 1990-08-25 (#-)
9 Kiseki No Hana (奇蹟の花, Flower Of Wonders) 2005-12-07 (#-)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Yamachan Japanese Chart History" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-07-17.

was also a judge on the original Iron Chef Japan,in episode Anglerfish