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Mai Kuraki

 
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Mai Kuraki
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.

Her all-African-American tour band, Experience, is also somewhat prolific. They were featured in the music video for "Stand Up", and released one single featuring Kuraki Mai's vocals and a Michael Jackson tribute album.

Her English-language ventures, the single Baby I Like and the album Secret of My Heart were both major flops, even though they were the flagship releases of the GIZA USA label.

Year 2002 was a year of success for Kuraki Mai. January that year, "Winter Bells," the 10th opening theme for the popular anime Detective Conan, reached the top position of the Oricon charts. FT Shiseido chose "Feel fine!" as the theme song for its 100 year celebration campaign. The single release of the song briefly held the daily top spot against Ayumi Hamasaki's "Free & Easy", but lost out the weekly top spot.

Mai Kuraki's second album Perfect CrimeIn October 2003, she released a rock cover of a Momoe Yamaguchi, a 1970's idol, song, "IMITATION GOLD" as part of Tak Matsumoto's HIT PARADE project, which claimed the top position on the Oricon charts, despite selling less than 50,000 copies on the first week. On New Year's Day of year 2004, Kuraki released her compilation/best album Wish You The Best and became the best selling album in the month of January plus the 7th best selling album for the year 2004 in Japan. Since the release of "Love, needing," she have been featuring more retro-sounding songs. In March 2005 she graduated from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. Recently, her 6th studio album "DIAMOND WAVE" was released on 2 August 2006. This is the first time she is using her single title to be the same as the album and also the first time there are only three instead of four hit singles to be included in her album.

To date, Kuraki has recorded 7 studio albums (5 of which went to #1), 26 singles (3 of which went to #1), a compilation album, and 8 DVD/Videos. To this day, she continues to be one of Japan's biggest pop acts.
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Price: $96.06
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7030
8/16/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Live Project 2017 "SAWAGE LIVE" (Japan Import)


Price: $111.80
Format: BLU-RAY
JPN-VNXM-7030
8/16/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Live Project 2017 "SAWAGE LIVE" (Japan Import)


Price: $20.98
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6041
4/12/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Togetsukyo - Kimi Omou - [Case Closed Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $22.35
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6040
4/12/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Togetsukyo - Kimi Omou - [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $25.10
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6039
4/12/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Togetsukyo - Kimi Omou - [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $50.99
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9032
2/15/2017
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Mai Kuraki

Smile [Limited Release] (Japan Import)


Price: $46.17
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9033
2/15/2017
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Smile [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $26.15
Format: BLU-RAY
JPN-VNXM-3010
1/11/2017
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

YESTERDAY LOVE [Regular Edition] BLU-RAY (Japan Import)


Price: $25.16
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-3010
1/11/2017
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Mai Kuraki

YESTERDAY LOVE [Regular Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $96.06
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7028
1/27/2016
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live -Opus 3- (Japan Import)


Price: $111.80
Format: BLU-RAY
JPN-VNXM-7028
1/27/2016
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live -Opus 3- (Japan Import)


Price: $255.01
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7022
5/27/2015
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST "Ichigo Ichie" - Premium - [Limited Release, Box Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $81.92
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7025
5/27/2015
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Mai Kuraki

15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST "Ichigo Ichie" - Premium - [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $90.51
Format: BLU-RAY
JPN-VNXM-7025
5/27/2015
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Mai Kuraki

15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST "Ichigo Ichie" - Premium - [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $39.12
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9028
11/12/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Best 151A -Love & Hope- [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $50.86
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9024
11/12/2014
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Best 151A -Love & Hope- [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A] (Japan Import)


Price: $50.86
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9026
11/12/2014
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Best 151A -Love & Hope- [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B] (Japan Import)


Price: $21.20
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6038
8/27/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Muteki na Heart / Stand By You [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $23.59
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6036
8/27/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Muteki na Heart / Stand By You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A] (Japan Import)


Price: $19.01
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6037
8/27/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Muteki na Heart / Stand By You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B] (Japan Import)


Price: $76.38
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7020
3/26/2014
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Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live - Opus 2 - DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $21.88
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-3006
2/26/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Wake Me Up [DVD+CD / Regular Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $22.88
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-3005
2/26/2014
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Wake Me Up [w/ CD, Limited Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $74.30
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7018
12/4/2013
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Live Project 2013 "Re: " DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $78.46
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7016
7/3/2013
Front Cover: - Lrg. / Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live -Opus 1- DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $22.19
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6031
2/6/2013
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Try Again [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $18.59
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6029
2/6/2013
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Try Again [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A] (Japan Import)


Price: $169.92
Format: DVD
JPN-VNZM-1001
12/19/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Collection in Moscow [Limited Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $40.82
Format: DVD
JPN-VNZM-1002
12/19/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Symphonic Collection in Moscow [Regular Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $22.01
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6028
8/15/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Koi ni koishite / Special morning day to you [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $23.18
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6027
8/15/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Koi ni koishite / Special morning day to you [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $76.38
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7014
8/15/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Live Tour 2012 -Over The Rainbow- DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $73.33
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7012
3/14/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Mai Kuraki Premium Live One for all, All for one DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $36.28
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9017
1/11/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Over The Rainbow [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $42.80
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-9016
1/11/2012
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Over The Rainbow [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $21.59
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-3002
11/23/2011
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

DVD Single "Strong Heart" [DVD+CD] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $23.02
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-3001
11/23/2011
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

DVD Single "Strong Heart" [w/ 2CD, Limited Edition] DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $69.17
Format: DVD
JPN-VNBM-7010
10/19/2011
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Happy Happy Halloween Live 2010 DVD (Japan Import)


Price: $21.60
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6024
10/19/2011
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Your Best Friend [Regular Edition] (Japan Import)


Price: $19.07
Format: CD Album or Maxi Single
JPN-VNCM-6023
10/19/2011
Front Cover: - Med.
Mai Kuraki

Your Best Friend [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] (Japan Import)
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