January 1, 2011


Thirty years ago, when the shy but enormously talented 17-year-old Anri released her debut single “Olivia wo Kikinagara”(Listening to Olivia) and first album Apricot Jam, the singer could scarcely have imagined that she would one day become not only one of Japan’s most popular and influential songwriters, performers and musical icons, but a vibrant cultural ambassador for her homeland as well. Infusing elements of American R&B, rock and jazz into her energetic... Read More