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Birth name Paku Pushin
朴 冨心
Born (1975-11-26) November 26, 1975 (age 41)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Reggae, dancehall, soul, R&B, jazz, pop, hip hop
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Sony Music Japan
Associated acts YOUNGSHIM, DJ Premier, Fugees, Wyclef Jean
Website PUSHIM Official Homepage

PUSHIM (プシン?), born Paku Pushin (朴 冨心?) on November 26, 1975 is a Zainichi Korean reggae artist. She is signed to Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records division.

She began performing in the Kansai reggae scene in 1995. In 1998, she contributed back-up vocals for the Refugee Camp's "It's Too Late", a Carroll King cover. After being signed to Sony Music Japan, she recorded and released her first single, "Brand New Day" on June 19, 1999 to much critical acclaim. In September 1999, she released her second single "Strong Woman", which also a commercial success. The following spring, her debut album Say Greetings was released, having been recorded in Jamaica the previous year.[1] She performed at Reggae Sumfest in 2003.[1] Her 2006 album Sing A Song... Lighter! featured Luciano on one track.[1] She has regularly visited Jamaica to record, and in 2007 she recorded in Jamaica with musicians including Sly & Robbie.[1]

In 2010 she was nominated for the 'Best Reggae Video' award at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Japan.[2]

Her younger sister, YOUNGSHIM, is also a reggae musician in the Osaka area.


Extended plays[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions JP sales Certification
June 19, 1999 Brand New Day Sony Music Japan 4 16,000
April 10, 2002 Pak's Groove Sony Music Japan 29 15,000

Studio Albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions JP sales Certification
March 8, 2000 Say Greetings! Sony Music Japan 4 36,000
July 4, 2001 COLORS Sony Music Japan 13 73,000
May 3, 2003 Pieces Sony Music Japan 10 127,000 Gold
August 4, 2004 QUEENDOM Sony Music Japan 6 88,000
July 26, 2006 Sing A Song... Lighter! Sony Music Japan 9 57,000


  1. ^ a b c d Campbell, Howard (2007) "Japanese Pushim records her sixth album in Jamaica", Jamaica Gleaner, 15 June 2007, retrieved 2011-04-03
  2. ^ Jackson, Steven (2010) "Sean Paul, Kingston empty-handed as Japanese wins reggae award again", Jamaica Observer, 5 June 2010, retrieved 2011-04-03

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