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« on: January 24, 2007, 12:05:31 PM »




She was influenced at an early age by Whitney Houston's singing and Michael Jackson's dancing. In her second year of junior high school, she submitted a demo tape to the GIZA recording label and won a contract. She debuted in the United States in 1999 with the song "Baby I Like," recorded under the pseudonym Mai K. Her first Japanese single, "Love, Day After Tomorrow," was released later in the year. It became a big hit in Japan and sold about a million copies. Kuraki now holds the record of having all 27 of her singles in the top-ten since her debut according to the Oricon's female artists ranking record.


 Kuraki's career has been somewhat overshadowed by that of her slightly younger contemporary, Utada Hikaru. Despite this, Kuraki's album Delicious Way sold more than 3 million copies and became the best selling album of 2000 in Japan, cementing her status with singers like Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru. Her second album, Perfect Crime, sold more than 1 million copies in 2001.

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 12:06:43 PM »
Her latest single is Shiroi Yuki



It has sold 38,268 copies after five weeks on charts.

Her new single is titled 'Season of love'
 
01 Season of love  
02 Season of love -Latin lover remix-  
03 白い雪 -オルゴールバージョン- (Shiroi Yuki - Orgel Version-)
04 Season of love -instrumental-

Comes out Feb 14th.


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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 02:38:33 PM »
I always liked Mai Kuraki~ But I lost track of her over the years XD I didn't really think Perfect Crime was all that great, and the last album I bought of hers, Fairy Tale, was just okay XD I haven't heard any of her new stuff though~ It's nice to see she is still making music though! :heart:

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 03:07:39 PM »
her career def went down in recent years o_O

o well

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007, 12:21:23 PM »
Growing of my heart is one of the latest things I liked from her. Let's see if she can come back to the million seller she was :o

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2007, 10:32:12 PM »
kuraki mai has good songs... man stay by my side is a good song.  Its soo good Ive bought her album twice... hehe by losing the second one

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007, 08:35:37 AM »
didn't she stop for a while to focus on her studies or something? glad to hear she's back..

anyway my all time fav is definitely Like a Star in the Night.. kireiii..

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007, 09:10:51 AM »
Quote from: halcali;291903
her career def went down in recent years o_O

o well

yeah i know what you mean she's not so diverse. Her music is too simular. But she will always be my first favorite. I'll give the new single a try.
I'm backkkkkkkk

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007, 04:27:13 PM »
I used to be a big fan but yeah she has gone downhill and all. I thought Fuse of Love wasn't too bad but she mentions "I Love You" like in almost every song on that album and it just got annoying. Her Diamond Wave album was also a step down because all the album tracks sounded alike. As for her last single released late last year, it was just boring. Bleh.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2007, 05:42:57 PM »
her voice's sounds like hikki's , i think :P

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2007, 04:56:09 PM »
i love her songs to ,one of my fav is love ,day after tomorrow
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 03:51:46 PM »
support her and buy his album

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2007, 09:58:32 PM »
Her first album had a nice feeling.
Are there more people her listening to her albums ?
I'm curious about her new album One Life.

also a nice pic (stolen from theppn  :-X)

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Re: (Artist) Mai Kuraki
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2008, 08:19:52 PM »
I bought her Delicious Way album recently, and I will buy her other albums at some point.

Her latest single sounds nice.

Silent love ~ open my heart ~
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1481929KzNMDEEr

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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2009, 01:09:17 PM »
A thirty second (30s) preview of Mai Kuraki's thirty-second (32nd) single "Beautiful":

http://www.sendspace.com/file/3e14b8

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Re: (Artist) Mai Kuraki
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2009, 01:54:32 AM »
PV preview of "わたしの、しらない、わたし。" from her upcoming ALL MY BEST album:

倉木麻衣「わたしの、しらない、わたし。」PV

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Re: (Artist) Mai Kuraki
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2010, 10:19:12 AM »
for me her best song were perfect crime

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2010, 12:04:43 AM »
Bought her new "FUTURE KISS" album this week. Once that arrives, I will own all her CDs, not counting the best-ofs and US release. Also own several singles.

I love Mai-K! :wub:

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2011, 04:15:52 PM »


New single to be released on March 9th. XD

I translated the lyrics. O_O

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Translation


Even if I stare at it it seems so far off somewhere
Even if I touch it it can't seem to register
I've been captured by just your figure
Looking up at this sky

Love is not something you can see with your eyes
Like the theme of a TV drama
Being able to express it clearly
Is something very difficult

The beginning of a story
Though it might not always be a happy ending
Because it can be no one else but you
It is always shining

10 million kisses
Because I love you it is so hard to say
I want to say goodbye to my cowardly self
I can't always just keep crying, isn't it
Nothing can start like this Kiss...

Forever Love
With my best smile I want to say
"Because it's you I love" even more
With plain, unaffected words
10 million kisses

Somewhere out there you are smiling
Somewhere out there you are crying again
Yes, you too have the same feelings as I, don't you?

Disappearing confused into the throng
Our voices are few and small
"This is important" -- this sort of phrase
Might seem outdated today?

But it's this sort of season
That your smile alone is painting
Please take me along with you
To tomorrow again

10 million kisses
Because I love you I am unable to see
I want to say goodbye to my anxious self
Once the tears have stopped, look
I'm smiling again Kiss...

Forever Love
With my best smile I want to say
"Because it's you I love" always
It's getting across right?
In plain, unaffected words
10 million kisses

Deep inside my chest
The flowers I have forgotten
Are being blown by the spring wind, shaking
These flowers are now blooming

10 million kisses
Because I love you it is hard to say
I want to say goodbye to my cowardly self
I can't always just keep crying, isn't it
Nothing can start like this Kiss...

Forever Love
With my best smile I want to say
"Because it's you I love" even more and always
With plain, unaffected words
10 million kisses

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I love this song!

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