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Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro in MTV Asia Aid 2005
Native name 安室奈美恵
Born Namie Amuro
(1977-09-20) September 20, 1977 (age 39)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Other names Namie Maruyama (personal life; 1997-2002)


Spouse(s) Masaharu “Sam” Maruyama (m. 1997–2002)
Children 1
Musical career


Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present

Toshiba-EMI (1992–1995)
Avex Trax (1995–present)

Associated acts

Super Monkey’s
Suite Chic

I enjoyed the opportunities, but there was no time to think.
I think that ballads are always something where I can really become one with the audiance.
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I guess you could say I'm cautious, or a coward.
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
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My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity.
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After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do.
I'm not completely at ease at rapping, I can't do it well yet.
Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others.
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People around me called me an idol, so that's what I was.
Actually, recording the Suite Chic album was so much fun and while working on this new album, people that I've worked with from Suite Chic has lend their voice.
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If I get to wrapped up in how I have to be, or what I have to do, things gradually get worse and worse.
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When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn't have time to think.
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From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance.
Simply, there are many things I would like to do.
If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
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If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it.
In the beginning, I didn't dance that much and stuff.
I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be.
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
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I stopped caring what people thought.
I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried.
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Aside from my work, in my everyday private life, I'm not a very adventureous person. I don't look for change.
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During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
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For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular.
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I think afterall, a promotion video is a piece of work in it's own right.
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Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people around me said in regarding what I should sing.
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Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles.
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Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
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I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do.
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Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them.
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I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well.
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Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.
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