Pop Star

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"Pop Star"
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Single by Ken Hirai
from the album Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Complete Single Collection '95-'05 Utabaka
B-side "Tameiki Kip"
Released 2005
Format CD single
Genre J-pop
Length 4:43
Label DefStar records
Writer(s) Ken Hirai
Producer(s) Ken Hirai
Ken Hirai singles chronology
Omoi ga Kasanaru Sono Mae ni
"Pop Star"
"Bye My Melody"
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"Pop Star" is a song by Japanese singer Ken Hirai. The single went on to top the 2005 Oricon Charts and is known for its remarkable music video, featuring Ken in seven different personas, including a raccoon and his own manager.[1] The Video also helped Ken break into the US and Canadian Markets where Stations would play the video despite the fact that it was in Japanese.[citation needed] The song was featured in the Nintendo DS game, Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2, as well as on Taiko No Tatsujin 8 and Taiko No Tatsujin Portable 2 for the PSP. It is also a track in the Konami's jubeat ripples series. Its latest appearance is in the Namco game Happy Dance Collection for the Nintendo Wii. The song was also featured in the Japanese drama Kiken na Aneki starring Ito Misaki.


  1. ^ 古屋蔵人 Kurando Furuya 映像作家100人 -- 2007 Page 107 "In 2005 he was the finalist at the Clio Awards for the music video "Umino Nakae" hy Tamio Okuda. The music video he directed for Ken Hirai's song "Pop Star" received Best Pop Video Award at Space Shower TV and Best Pop Video at MTV."