Mika Nakashima

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About Mika Nakashima

Singer and actress Mika Nakashima is a J-pop superstar who has launched five albums to the top of the Japanese charts. ∙ Nakashima landed the lead role in the 2001 TV drama Kizudarake no Love Song, for which she also recorded the theme, “Stars.” ∙ Three of her albums have sold more than one million copies: 2002’s True, 2003’s Love, and 2005’s Best. ∙ She won New Artist of the Year at the 2002 Gold Disc Awards in Japan. ∙ One of Japan’s most popular karaoke songs of 2004, her romantic single “Yuki No Hana” also spawned hit covers in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and South Korea. ∙ In 2015, she starred in the film adaptation of the manga Nana, earning two nominations from the Japanese Film Academy: Best Actress and Newcomer of the Year. ∙ The clip for her first No 1. single, “Glamorous Sky,” won Best Video From a Film honors at 2006’s MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

Hioki, Kagoshima, Japan
February 19, 1983

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