Mariko Takahashi (singer)

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Mariko Takahashi
Birth name Mariko Morioka
Born (1949-03-06) March 6, 1949 (age 68)
Origin Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Genres Jazz, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1973–present
Labels Victor Entertainment

Mariko Takahashi (高橋 真梨子, Takahashi Mariko, born March 6, 1949 in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese female singer. She is known for her ballad pop songs.[1] She began her singing career in 1973 singing covers, but soon progressed to writing her own songs. She is also able to play piano and saxophone.

On May 20, 2009, Takahashi released the cover album of Japanese male singers, No Reason: Otoko Gokoro, in which she covered Kyu Sakamoto's "Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi o" and Yūzō Kayama's "Kimi to Itsumademo." The album debuted at #7 on the Japanese Oricon album charts.[2]


  1. ^ Pareles, Jon (1993-07-08). "Pop and Jazz in Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ 高橋真梨子、"オトコ歌"カヴァーがオリコン初登場7位 (in Japanese). 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 

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